Wrocław’s legendary Kalambur Cafe has decided to try out a smoking ban 3 days a week.
The iconic 37-year-old venue has allowed smoking for the entirety of its history, so the change will come as a bit of a shock for the regulars who’ve been puffing away there for decades.
When the smoking ban kicked in back in 2010, Kalambur managed to get round the restrictions by declaring neighbouring sister cafe ‘Kalaczakra’ as the smoke-free section of their premises.
Given that most venues chose to be either smoke-free or have a small smoking section, this arguably made smoking in Kalambur even more common than it was before.
Knowing all too well some of their customers will not be receptive to the ban, Kalambur have decided to carry out the a 3-day smoke-free week as a trial.
Smoking is now banned in the bar and cafe on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Kalambur announced the move in a rather poetic Facebook post on Friday, but did not go into detail as to why they are making the change. In the comments section of Kalambur’s Facebook page, some have said the smoke has permeated the venue’s upholstery and wood.
It could also be the case that Kalambur feels it is simply losing clients to other alternative venues where smoking is banned. The sheer amount of smoke in the intimate venue on weekend nights is probably unbearable for a lot of partygoers who’ve become accustomed to smoke-free pubs.