Hala Targowa Wroclaw shopping center

Hala Targowa is a traditional a place of trade and meetings of residents.

A traditional place for shopping Hala Targowa (Wroclaw) – designed by Richard Plüddemann and Heinrich Küster.

Hala Targowa was built in 1908 and it is a valuable engineering monument. The design was very modern, the construction was supported on reinforced concrete arches, what gave the building a high durability. The external elevation is partly made of bricks, whereas from the south it is plastered. The window frames were made of steel. The building has two towers and a clock. The building has 4 floors, the most important is the main hall and the gallery surrounding it. In the cellars there are freezers and butchers’ rooms where there is quartered the meat. The hall towers are unfortunately not available for tourists. Many architectural elements of the Hala Targowa have been written in the list of the monuments. Starting from the main portals made of sandstone in the art nouveau style, through bas-reliefs, urban coat of arms, clocks. Ending with balustrades, stairs and even crates of meat stands also made in the art nouveau style.

Now Hala Targowa is a traditional a place of trade and meetings of residents.

After entering the main hall on the left side, you can find a few very large stands with fruits and vegetables, on the right there are meat, bakeries and dairy products. There are several stands with traditional products from Spain and Portugal. You can buy not only regional products but also high quality Spanish hams or feta cheese. You can buy here bread baked on natural sourdough, spelt buns, soy mingers, cold pressed oils, herbs and spices, birch juice. In the further part there are many stands with flowers and floristic accessories. There is a cash machine at the entrance, but for the majority of stands there is a possibility you to pay by a card. Apart from shopping, there are a few cheap bars and cafes in the hall, and a restaurant with  a craft beer in front of the entrance. In the hall gallery there are stands with chemical and household articles. In front of the building there is a tram stop (lines 8,7,17,9,23) next to it there are a few parking places, however, it is the best to walk on this part of the city.

 

Links to pages about similar topic:

News about Wroclaw:  http://wroclaw.naszemiasto.pl/artykul/hala-targowa-we-wroclawiu-dojazd-adres-godziny-otwarcia,3189197,art,t,id,tm.html

Wikipedia: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hala_Targowa_przy_ul._Piaskowej_we_Wroc%C5%82awiu

Trade Stand : http://halatargowa.pl/stoiska-handlowe/

3 pubs for gamers in Wroclaw

3 pubs for gamers in Wrocław

There are 3 pubs for gamers in Wroclaw, that I know of. If you are a gamer and want to spend quality time in a geeky place with your friends, Wroclaw has some very interesting options for you. Whether you want to organize a big meeting or just spontaneously go to a nerdy place, these are the places you can check out:

Padbar – the first pub for gamers in Poland

Padbar was founded in 2011. In time, it branched to three other cities. You can play here on an Xbox in beat’em ups and play FIFA with your friends, try the wide range of drinks and play board games for free. There’s also a Padbar Club. For 30 zlotys you can buy a membership card and gain points. For every 5 zł that you spend you gain points, that you can exchange for free drinks. I’ts good to make a reservation ahead of time, because of the sheer popularity of this place.

Location: Kazimierza Wielkiego Street 1 in  Time’s building

Site: http://wroclaw.padbar.pl/kontakt/

Cybermachina – franchise nerd pub

Cybermachina was opened in back in 2015. It’s the largest chain of pubs for geeks in Poland, it has a total of 8 locations in the country. There’s a wide variety of drinks, that reference pop culture. They have Czech and regional beer, you can also eat some snacks and toasts. There are many consoles, arcade games and board games free of charge.

Cybermachina has game tournaments, as well as regular sporting events (such as football matches on TV). Sometimes they also organize small meetings for people working in the gaming industry in Wroclaw. They are called Pog(R)adajmy and you have to check their Facebook page for more details. You have keep in mind that they close fairly early. Usually opening hours span from 2 pm to 1 am.

Location: Szczytnicka Street 52

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CybermachinaWroclaw/

Hex – cafe mixed with pub for the board games enthusiasts

Hex’s origins are a cafe with board games in Cracow. Their second coffeehouse mixed with a bar was openend in Wroclaw in 2014. Since then they have presented about 400 different board games to their guests. Hex host board game competitions, they also have card games. On the occasions they organize Hearthstone tournaments – but you have to bring your own Smartphone or laptop to play. Sometimes they have special workshops for people interested in learning how to play board games. Also you can check out prototypes, that upcoming creators bring to the cafe. They even have their own game, called “Tawerna Hex”. You can also drink some niche beer and eat different meals. Hex is usually open to guests from 3 pm to midnight, but you have check whether they have spare seats before, because of the various events.

Location: Dubois Street 33/35b

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Hex.wroclaw/

 

 

 

 

 

Italian food in Wrocław

Italian food in Wrocław

Despite what you might think, the city of Wrocław has seen an exponential growth just in the last decade. Nowadays it’s very easy to start your own activity, thanks to low taxation economical facilitations. People from all over Europe have decided to move here and give it a shot: some of them are Italians, who’ve gradually built what we can call a “Little Italy” (Mała Italia) in Wrocław, promoting Italian traditions, culture and – of course – good food. Here are the best Restaurants and Pizzerias offering Italian food in Wrocław.

Galeria Italiana

Situated to the North of Rynek – the main place – in ul. Więzienna 21, the Galeria Italiana is a quite peculiar place: from the outside, the building looks like nothing special, but the inside… well it’s quite a surprise. You’ll be driven through a long hallway, at which sides you’ll see all kinds of Italian restaurants  and pizzerias. At the end of it there’s Tralalala bar, in case you need a good coffee. If you feel like it, they also  have icecream in a huge amount of flavors.
And if you need a place to stay, you can also rent an apartment here, even though it’s not so cheap.

Sidenote:  just outside the building, there’s a quite interesting Gnome statue. With Chianti flask in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, it’s riding an iconic Vespa 125. Oh, and don’t forget about the coffe machine, on the back of the bike. Italy in a nutshell, you would say.

(“The Gnomes of Wrocław”:  https://www.timetravelturtle.com/gnomes-dwarves-wroclaw/)

Aroma restaurant

Don’t let the location deceive you. Aroma is definetly one of the best  Italian restaurants in the area. It’s located in Ślęza, ul. Szyszkowa 6, just outside the city. It offers a variegated menu and a nice atmosphere. The pricing is not so low, but neither high; totally worth the money. Oh, and if you’re vegetarian or vegan, there’s a specific section of the menu all for you.

Ragu Pastabar (Ragu Pracownia Makaronu)

If your looking for the nice old taste of traditional Italian pasta, this is the place for you. You can choose from a wide range of home made pasta, whose preparation can be seen through the open kitchen. The staff is kind and professional. Ragu Pastabar is not exactly next to the usual turistic area, but totally worth the effort. It’s near the Botanic Garden, to the North-East of Rynek, in Sienkiewicza 34A.

Vivere Italiano

Small, cozy, confortable… and of course Italian. Vivere Italiano is a nice place, the staff is welcoming and almost everybody speaks Italian. It feels like a family. They have an impressive selection of wines, and a refined menu. It’s just below the Rynek, in Ofiar Oświęcimskich 21.
A booking is required most of the time, if not always. But it’s a different experience from the usual crowded restaurant. Give it a try, you will not regret it.

Pizzeria Margherita

Talking about pizza a quite delicate matter. Each recipe is different, and so are  the traditions related to it. The one that best summarize this idea is undoubtly Margherita (Krupnicza 10). It looks exactly like one of the small pizzerias you could find in Italy. And the quality is the Italian one: it’s the more authentic you can get in the city. Luciano Passeri (owner and chef) imports all ingredients from Italy, to prepare the best pizza possible, following his phylosophy.

Other pizzerias

But of course, there are many other pizzerias in town. Pizzeria Bube, with two different restaurants and – again – fresh ingredients, it’s the second on the list.
Also Casa della Pizza is a good alternative, in case you’re living far from the city centre. And if you’ll get hungry after a walk in the park, you could stop at Pizza nel Parco, which will let you eat outside. The pizza is not the most Italian one, but still a good one. And it’s huge, for it’s price!

Coffee Manufacture in Wroclaw

coffee manufacture in Wroclaw

Czarny Deszcz: The #1 coffee manufacture in Wroclaw.

Some days, the only thing you need to get you out of bed is a good coffee. However, we often swap excellent products for something more convenient. In this article, I will talk about the coffee Czarny Deszcz, a local brand which provides quality beverages, for low prices.

What is Czarny Deszcz?

Czarny Deszcz (en. Black Rain) is a Wroclaw coffee project that sells espresso coffee and alternatives. They also offer barista training and specialty accessory distribution. Founded in 2014, this company has its main headquarters on Stanislawa Pilata street. Czarny Deszcz distributes their products in more than 10 locations in town. This brand’s esteemed values are quality, freshness and responsibility.

What products do they offer?

This manufacture provides a wide variety of products. Their single specialty beans, designed for espresso coffees, are roasted and smoked with different unique flavors. The beans are imported from Brazil, as well as Nicaragua and Ethiopia. All the blends can be ordered from the brand’s website or picked up from the following distributors in Wroclaw: Concept Stu Mostów, Cocofli, Natural Bazaar, Cerubinowy Wedrowiec, Piekarnia Kumin.

But what places serve this coffee?

If you’re a student who spends their entire day on the run, you most likely don’t have the time or means to press and brew your own coffee beans. Luckily, you can find these caffeinated beverages in more than 10 different locations in Wrocław, listed bellow:

Cofee Shops & bakeries
  • Vinyl Cafe
  • Kawiarnia Karamel
  • Kawalerka
  • Cocofli
  • FC Cafe
  • NANAN
  • Piekarnia Kumin
  • Cerubinowy Wedrowiec

Restaurants & breweries
  • Baszta
  • Browar Stu Mostow

Therefore, next time you’re on the lookout for a good cup of coffee in Wrocław, maybe you’ll be more inclined to give this local brand a try and let their amazing coffee make your day better.

Cafe Targowa – trend place

Cafe Targowa

Cafe Targowa 

The best trend place for coffee in the morning. Coffee in the morning is a necessity, moreover the second and the next one during the day also.

From early morning, Cafe Targowa invites its guests.
In Targowa Market Hall, Cafe Targowa draws its attention from the entrance. The extremely original trap placed in front of the hall makes an impression.

Cafe Targowa

It’s easy to get here

Cafe Targowa is stand number 11 to the left of the main entrance behind all the stands. The restaurant is probably too big word to describe this small cafe.Cafe Targowa

A bar, a table top and three chairs around it. Interior is from the wood, in total probably from 12 square meters. The most important thing, however, is that a few meters earlier there is a brilliant aroma of coffee. Which does not allow you to avoid this place. The small size of the café is for making contacts.

The service is very nice, you can get the impression that everyone is treated like a family member.

At Cafe Targowa

Without a moment’s thought, I order an espresso. There would also be a sandwich for coffee.

Even though it was early, only one was left – vegetarian, which I quickly take from the basket on the counter. Such a set is only PLN 11.50.

  • The sandwich is large,
  • very light,
  • with red lentils paste, paprika, cucumber, tomatoes, chives and lettuce.

All the vegetables are fresh, the baguette is crispy and the whole is perfectly smeared. Thanks to which it is not too dry.

Very tasty item in the morning, as well as aromatic and expressive coffee.

Cafe Targowa

If you decide to go inside Cafe Targowa

You will find a cozy interior full of climate trinkets. You can choose a book from the shelf and spend time in an interesting way waiting for your order.
Cafe Targowa is a great place for a quick coffee in the morning.

http://wroclaw.naszemiasto.pl/artykul/hala-targowa-we-wroclawiu-dojazd-adres-godziny-otwarcia,3189197,art,t,id,tm.html

Cafe with kimate, great for a quick sandwich in the morning and for a business meeting.

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Cafe Targowa

Wroclaw it is a place for everyone

Wroclaw it is a place for everyone

Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland.

During World War II he was turned into ruins. Thanks to the efforts of conservators, many monuments have managed to restore the former splendor. No wonder that today the capital of Lower Silesia is visited by a lot of tourists not only from the country, but also from abroad.

Wroclaw is a city that is very friendly to memories. It is here that you can find a museum almost completely covered with ivy, here you can leave the house on a Sunday morning and come across people full of passion. Suffice it to say that something is always happening here. With such a market structure, with so many pubs, clubs, galleries and corners – you will always find something for yourself. Wroclaw in which a variety of attractions awaits tourists. It also has an excellent accommodation base, which includes not only expensive and luxurious hotels, but also comfortably furnished rooms in hostels.

Everyone will find something for themselves in Wroclaw

Wrocław is vibrant and is definitely a city of young people. Reserve yourself with three hours to enter each side street and for coffee in a few places, because it’s really worth it to give a look and maybe even get lost in it. Once you look at the market, you can go for a walk along the moat, which is able to calm down the city noise for you. If you want a bit of peace, Park Południowy or the Japanese Garden are perfect for you, where you can rest and regenerate after a hard party. And if you want to have more fun, then in the evening, look at the Niepolda Passage, where the night will certainly consume you. Wroclaw it is a place for everyone.
Places which you must see:
  • Wroclaw market square,
  • Cathedral Island,
  • Grunwald bridge, 
  • National museum,
  • Ossolineum,
  • Wroclaw puppet theater,
  • Cathedral of St. Vincent and St. James
  • Centennial Hall.

Takeaway soup in Wroclaw for vegan and vegetarian

takeaway soup in Wroclaw

Soupculture – the unusual option for takeaway soup in Wroclaw

Where is the best takeaway soup in Wroclaw and why it is worth trying? A few months ago (October, 2017) a new tiny café appeared in the center of Wroclaw.  It is located at Swidnicka 43, near Arkady Capitol Theatre, just next to public transport stop.  The place is serving takeaway soup in Wroclaw as only few people could stand there at once.

Actually, the café is so called mono meal one. The main item in the menu is soup. Moreover, it is vegetable cream-soup. No meat, no fancy ingredients, no chemical substitutes or nutrients. The range of the soups is truly vegetarian: cheese, onion, spinach, Mexican, beet-root, potato, tomato, lentil, mushroom, broccoli, celery, etc. Every day you could choose one takeaway soup out of four available.

takeaway soup in Wroclaw

Unless it is nothing special in offering the vegetable takeaway soup, the main feature of the place is an edible cup where soup is served. The cups are made on a daily basis. The know-how is in unique equipment for baking these cups. The machine stands inside the place and you could even observe the whole process on your own. The dough receipt is simple, without any yeast and eggs, but there were quite a number of experiments behind the solution.  The cups vary by color: yellow, pink, green, brown – depends on natural component added inside, like turmeric, beet-root, spinach, wholegrain flour and others.

Soupculture siuts the best for:

– takeaway soup lovers, of course;

– those who aim to eat healthy and tasty food;

– curious people interested in know-how solutions in food industry;

– busy ones who are in hurry, but would like to keep warm;

– vegans and vegetarians;

– children whose moms are trying to feed them with vegetable soup-puree;

– those who like to feel eco, green and nature-friendly.

5 best places to visit in Wroclaw – Weekly boarder approved

5 best places to visit in Wroclaw

You need atraction? Try this 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw

Are you in Wroclaw for a while and you do you want to use your time properly? Weekly boarder recommend you 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw where you can eat like Polish, drink like Polish and have a great time like Polish!

  • Wroclaw’s dwarfs – Let’s go hunting!

The city of Wroclaw is full of dwarfs (Polish: krasnale, krasnoludki). They appeared in the streets in 2005. Since then, their numbers have been continually growing, today we can find out 165 different gnoms in the city center.  For the hunters are offered special brochures with a map and also you can download a mobile application for your Android or iPhone. As of 2015, there are over 350 dwarfs spread all over the city. That is a huge dwarf colony!

Many of them are just in front of coffee shops, restarants and pubs so you can drink or eat some delicious goodies on your hunting trip.

The Dwarfs Festival takes place in Wroclaw every year in September.

  • Pasibus – Hungry at 3 a.m. or 1 p.m.? No worries, we can handle that!

    You never ate burger like this before! I promise. Fresh, tasty, crunchy home-made and so young fast-food chain that sells tremendous beef burgers in the heart of Wroclaw. Beautiful interiors, nice service and that smell inside. Mmmm. You can approximately choose of the 23 burgers made from beef, chicken or cheese and for the hipsters they offer vegan-burger as well. Surely you should add to the order their home-made Pasifrytki or cheeseballs! For the digital maniacs is offered special mobile application for your Android or iPhone nonetheless you have feel the emotions inside the shop. 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw is also hear because they have 5 restaurants!

P.S. They have special offer called “Burger of the Month”! Check this out!

No words needed. Go, eat, never leave.

Where to find: Świdnicka 11, Wrocław
Opening hours: 11:00 – 03:00

  • Rynek Glówny – Market square you can’t miss out!

Visiting historical city? You always imagine the main square, right? In the hearth of the old town, medieval market square in Wrocław called Rynek Glówny is the right place where to go on one day trip. If you looking for everything, literally everything go for a walk through this. Let’s make short checklist:

– Polish cuisine
– Cheap alcohol
– Clubs
– Churche
– Photo place
– Fast food
– Amazing girls
– Point of interests

You can find out all what you need! Day’n’night!

Summary. If you travel to Poland and you want to see at least meaning what it means “Being Polish” follow my advice and follow the check list.

Where to find: szukaj Rynek!

  • Setka – Eat and drink like Polish!

Love it! If I mentioned Rynek, it is my duty to recommend you Setka. West European lifestyle. Typical local two in one. Bar and restaurant under one roof. Epic! So, I will little bit explain you how it is going inside. Walk through the entrance on the corner of street and order some awesome typical polish meal. Eat it! Excellent. As like always someone from your company says something like: “Hey, get some booze!”. Naprawdę nie jest problem. Truly. This beautiful bar offer long list of Polishness. “Glo glo glo”. And then take something to eat and repeat. And repeat.

So, you have an instructions, go for it. If you wasn’t be in Setka, you wasn’t be in Wroclaw! Remember.

Where to find: Leszczyńskiego 4, 53-110

  • University of Wroclaw – See the rich history of more than three centuries!

From 5 best places to visit in Wroclaw Uniwersytet Wrocławski is the best. That lo-o-o-ong building near the river. In the daily light it’s a majestic block next to the Odra river. In the shine of the moon it’s that most lighting building what you see blurred on your ride with the Uber back home. Kididng. Currently one of the largest university in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship which produced 9 Nobel Prize winners. And that architecture of campus! Amazing. Get a wine a enjoy the view. 

Where to find: plac Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137

Wroclaw is the gorgeous city with the amazing people. No excuses to miss that.

Come and get some!

And don’t forget look for “krasnale”!