So you’re planning a fantastic day in the mountains near Zakopane. But will you find a good cafe? Let me share with you what I learned after 5 days of chasing specialty coffee in Zakopane.
Zakopane is a small ski resort about 2.30h south of Krakow. Are there any specialty cafes? The answer is YES.
LA MANOLA MANO
La Mano is your best bet in Zakopane! Come here for a great coffee, a nice bite, or to pick a fine bottle of wine.
La Mano is the only specialty cafe in Zakopane, located just a few minutes away from the main street.
Here you’ll find a great assortment of beans from roasters such as Hayb (Warsaw, Poland), Father’s Coffee (Ostrava, Czechia), or BeMyBean (Krakow, Poland) as well as Hario filter papers, coffee tumblers, and a range of hand grinders.
Do you want to try something new?
Try La Mano’s cappuccino or flat-white with sheep milk!
There’s one truly unique drink at La Mano: try their cappuccino, latte, or flat-white with sheep milk. The flavor is intense, and the idea is to connect with the local tradition of Carpathian sheep-herding. You won’t find it anywhere else!
Fantastic views! Miss at your own peril!
While maybe not a specialty coffee shop per see, STHR is a nice bistro and surely a recommended place if you want to sit down for some food and a decent coffee.
Costa CoffeeCosta Coffee
Don’t shout at me! Costa Coffee is your second-best alternative in Zakopane.
Conveniently located in the city center, this place can get you a quick fix, and may come in handy if it’s cold outside!