In the summertime, when the weather is fine, and you think you will have a meltdown if you don't sit somewhere cool indoors and have a good fresh and cold icecream, when you are in Kraków, then you must drop either by the Main Market Square or by Galeria Krakowska (right down smack in the middle, ground floor, next to the escalators). Your place to go to is the Slodki Wentzl icecream & sweets parlour. We usually go to the one in Galeria Krakowska as the Main Market Square usually gets crowded - likewise when we want some chocolate treat from Pijalnia Czekolady Wedel ;) The parlour in Galeria Krakowska is quite large and we always can find a good spot to enjoy our icecream treat there. The place is not hard to find at all, being in the middle of the Galeria, ground floor, next to the moving stairs and the small fountain. It's done all in white and green and it has see through walls with dark silhouettes of ladies and gentlemen. Hard to miss ;)
The seating options are nice, starting from tabled for 2 to couches for 4-6 people. You can also have the icecream outside the parlour, inside the Galeria Krakowska, on the tables located next to the small fountain, but we always prefer the inside ;) the white couches are comfortable and I have seen many times families with kids having their weekend treat there. The menu has also kids options (not as large portions as the regular ones for the grown ups). I dare say Slodki Wentzl can be categorised as a "family place", the waiters are also nice and helpful and even though I did not see any special children seats the couches are low enough for the younger ones to enjoy their sweet treat.
The huge downside to Slodki Wentzl in Galeria Krakowska is the fact that it does not have its own bathroom/toilet. If you need to use the loo, refresh your makeup or just wash your hands, you need to use the Galeria Krakowska toilet. The closest one is just a few metres away, but you might have to stay in line... so be prepared for that! ;) The menu is in Polish buy the ladies do speak English, so don't worry about that! You can pay both by cash or by card but if you like the service it's customary to leave a 10% tip - in cash.
- szarlotka - apple pie with vanilla icecream = 15 zloty
- pancakes with whipped cream, vanilla icecream and coniac = 19 zloty
- creme brulee = 16 zloty
- tiramisu = 16 zloty
- pannacotta = 11 zloty
- kapitan cook - what I ate and what you can see on the picture (icecream with nuts and figs) = 19 zloty
- banana split = 19 zloty
- tea = between 6 and 9 zloty, depending on the type and what is added to it
- lemonade = 8 zloty
P.S. All pictures were taken with the Samsung Galaxy S4 camera, a present from my awesome hubby :) and they were taken late June. Some of them were modified with the online program from PicMonkey - I always use it for collating pictures ;)
** This post was made out of love for Polish places to eat good icecream. I was not repayed in any way and all the opinions are my very own, straight from the heart! **
The Twisted Red LadyBug that loves to share the knowledge of great treats for your taste buds :)