The name 'Café Rozrusznik' likely originates for one of two reasons. Translated to 'starter' it could either be a reference to the delicious coffee, or it could describe the manner in which the café originated. Located in the district of Nadodze, it was created with the “Do It Yourself” mindset in the hope of contributing to the economic and social development of the neighborhood.
Café Rozrusznik is also one of the few locations in the city that not only roasts its own coffee, but sells fair trade coffee, too. Their very reasonably priced menu contains teas, soft drinks, fruit cocktails, cakes, and vegetarian Panini’s, all priced at less than 9zł.
Though it’s designed on a low budget, Café Rozrusznik hardly lacks appeal. One of the main highlights of the simple and modest interior is the vinyl record player on the bar, from which the music never stops . Clothespins suspend poignant prints to the exposed brick walls, which are washed over in a lemon-like glaze. Burlap coffee sacks from across the world flatter the front of the bar, while vintage upholstery covers the pillows and retro winged-chairs. A miniature orange tree blossoming in the corner window contrasts flawlessly to the teal blue accents on the doors and windows. Only five main seating areas make this hideaway extra cozy, but because of its small size, the rich fragrance of coffee permeates throughout.
The owner is very friendly, has impressive knowledge about both coffee and music, and even made change out of pocket. You’ll find the café is only a ten minute walk from Rynek, located beneath the mural of the giant sleeping man at Cybulskiego 15. With its second hand feel, focus on quality coffee, and DIY climate, Café Rozrusznik is a real alternative to the mainstream coffee house scene.
Café Rozrusznik, uil. Wojciecha Cybulskiego 15
Tel: +48 12 345 67 89, Facebook Page