Attention! If you require some insider information on the best places to explore in Wrocław, this blog is for you.
To say that the more I talk about places of interest in Wrocław, the more I long to talk about the city won’t be wrong. This list of Wrocław attractions has something for everyone. Of course, the blog isn’t about top nature places or tourist attractions in Wrocław. It’s about top cafes and other interesting places to work in the city.
This one is more directed towards students, keeping in mind the fresh academic session has already begun, and the students are out exploring more hidden tourist attractions in Wrocław.
Moreover, the blog is also relevant for those tourists who keep hunting quiet and quaint cafes in the city to hang out with friends or experience interesting delicacies while absorbing the great vibes.
Hence, I present before you the top libraries and cafes in Wrocław that are a must-try for everyone. These are some of the most recommended places to visit in Wrocław and are known for tasteful interiors and some exquisite menus.
Top cafes in Wrocław to work and chill
1. Bułka z Masłem
WIth an all-green and lively ensemble, Bułka z Masłem is a top pick for me and those looking to explore the best cafes in Wrocław. Bułka z Masłem has two cafes in Wrocław city center under their name, and both of them distinguish themselves for the quality breakfast and selection of drinks offered.
Located in the vicinity of the National Forum of Music, Bułka z Masłem translates to Bread and Butter, and hence their distinction in the great breakfast menu in the offering. If you are looking for a nice breakfast menu in Wrocław you can count on Bułka z Masłem.
Their breakfast cut off time is 1 pm, but even if you miss out on it, there are some delicious pies awaiting you there. In beverages, there are nice tea options, and alcohol is always an option. Head to terrace space if you want to soak in the perfect nature amidst deafening quietude. Certainly a top in Wrocław to work or chill with friends.
Address: Pawła Włodkowica 8A, 50-072 Wrocław
Hours: 09:00 am to 12:00 am (Sunday – Thursday), 09:00 am to 01:00 am (Friday – Saturday)
2. Herbaciarnia Targowa
Herbaciarnia Targowa is one of the secret Wrocław treasures concealed in the vastness of the Hala Targowa (the market hall). The tea house (Herbaciarnia), with its look and feel, transfers the essence of a charming English townhouse from the late 19th century. Located on the left side some 50-60 feet inside the market hall, selling almost every grocery essentials – mostly from local farmers, Herbaciarnia’s hushed interiors of Herbaciarnia will have your attention from the moment you step inside the cafe.
The interiors have been crafted intricately with tastefully designed walls and cosy couches. Since it is a tea house, there’s a wide range of delicious tea, coffee, and pie on the menu. You can’t have one favourite from the menu! The ambience of this place makes it perfect to sit back, and work/study in quietude or hang out with friends. Oh, if the lights are too dull and dark for you inside, they have a nice sitting space outside as well. Go for it!
Address: Herbaciarnia Targowa 50-158 Wrocław
Hours: 8 am to 10 pm (Monday – Saturday), 12 pm to 10 pm (Sunday)
3. Vinyl Cafe
If you are looking for an interesting place in Wrocław to work, Vinyl Cafe is worth considering. A top cafe in Wrocław, Vinyl Cafe has not-so-fancy exteriors but unquestionably gorgeous interiors. Its ambience, delicious hot drinks, classic retro interiors, and great music stand out for everyone looking to spend some productive time in the heart of the city.
For music, they use the vintage gramophone and cassettes, which perfectly goes with the aesthetics of the place. Another recommended cafe in Wrocław for everyone visiting or living in the city.
They oblige you when you ask them to play a certain Vinyl. Did I mention that they have some great English speaking staff too.? What more could you ask! It’s a great option if you plan to spend some quality productive time in the heart of Wrocław city.
Address: Kotlarska 35-36, 50-120 Wrocław
Hours: 10 am to 12 am (Monday – Friday)
4. Kalambur Cafe
Art Cafe Kalambur is so on point, and everything is so chic there! Starting from an eye-catchy entrance to the nicely done interiors, they have done everything right to be listed as one of the best bistro-bar and cafes in Wrocław.
Art Cafe Kalambur has separate seating arrangements for smokers and non-smokers. Moreover, they have great appealing interiors and terraces on either side. If you plan on working in peaceful and cosy environs, head to the non-smoking zone.
Though, I have to admit that the smoking zone is more tempting. The prices are reasonable, and the staff is so warm and welcoming. Music sets the tone for any plans that you might have for this place.
Located on Kuźnicza street at a stone’s throw distance from the University, Kalambur is one of the top cafes in Wrocław that you must not miss.
Address: Kuźnicza 29A, 50-145, Wrocław
Hours: 12:00 pm to 02:00 am (Sunday – Wednesday), 12:00 pm to 04:00 am (Thursday – Saturday)
5. Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia
Stepping inside Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia is more like travelling back in time! Located in the vicinity of the National Forum of Music, Mleczarnia Cafe has plenty of rustic and vintage features. The first noticeable thing on the main entrance is the facade camouflaged under colourful creepers.
All of it is duly complemented by the vintage-looking ensembles comprising wooden furniture, tables covered with hand-woven lace, with a white candle smoulder on the top. Some soothing music and the occasional sound of a coffee grinder in the background sets up the tone for a perfect work environment. Given its setting, I would highly recommend this place for a date. Just grab a corner table and soak up the classic vibe of this hidden treasure of Wrocław.
As you look through the cafe windows, some of the most beautiful streets in Wrocław – Włodkowica and the view of the historic White Stork Synagogue await you. The excellent beverages with exquisite toppings in the form of walnuts, whipped cream, cinnamon, cardamom, red pepper, mint leaves and sour cherry jam await you.
Address: Pawła Włodkowica 5, 50-072, Wrocław
Hours: 10 am to 1 am (Monday – Friday), 9 am to 3 am (Saturday – Sunday)
6. Kot Cafe
How about working and chilling in the ideal company of some of the cutest furry friends? Look no further and head to the Kot Cafe on Stanisława Dubois 25 in Wrocław. A mere 5-10 min walk from the University of Wrocław main building, this cafe is a paradise for cat lovers and those looking for interesting things to do in Wrocław city.
There are two Kot Cafes in the centre region, with the other one being close to Rynek. But we’d recommend the one on Dubois over the other. With a lovely atmosphere and chic interiors, all tailor-made and designed in a cat theme, this cafe is nice and comforting in its ways.
What’s more? You can order from a range of coffee, pies, and smoothies! Sip on your favourite beverage, chill with friends or work quietly in a corner, and get all the attention from a bunch of super fluffy cats; this is one of the best cafes in Wrocław.
Address: Stanisława Dubois 25, 52-007 Wrocław
Hours: 11 am to 8 pm (all days)
7. FC Cafe
Kuźnicza Street, located leading straight to the Wrocław Main square, has some of the best pubs, bars, and restaurants in Wrocław. FC Cafe on Kuźnicza street is located incredibly close to the University Main building and Rynek. Apart from being students’ favourite, FC Cafe Wrocław is popular among locals too.
The cafe has rather chic interiors and a nice outdoor seating space attracting the attention of every passerby, at the same time offering a lovely street view of the city centre.
FC Cafe has its own charm when the nearby tenement houses are covered with snow in winter, comprising a lovely white mosaic of the area.
Coffee served in extra-large cups is worth a mention. Grab your coffee, and head upstairs towards a corner sofa to relax or work while savouring the warm atmosphere of another popular cafe in Wrocław.
Address: Kuźnicza 30, 50-138, Wrocław
Hours: 08:30 am to 09 pm (Monday – Friday), 09:00 am to 09:00 pm (Saturday – Sunday)
Best libraries in Wrocław to work at
1. Institute of Geography & Regional Development Library
Of all the things that the University of Wrocław main building is famed for, the Geography Department Library is the least talked about. Though libraries are mostly for work and studies, the geography dept. This library located on the second floor of the main building is a masterpiece.
It is rustic, it is artistic, it is vintage, and absolutely a geography enthusiast’s delight. The library interiors make for a perfect setting to shoot some shows or city promo video from time to time for all the charming look and feel of this space.
The library timings are tricky because it changes every month (and season) and isn’t open on all days. You can’t enter this space unless you have a student’s ID card from the University of Wrocław. This means that the geography dept. The library is exclusively for university students. It is suggested to check the geography dept. website or get in touch with them via email or phone before making any plans.
Address: pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław
Hours: Subject to seasons and months. Please check the website for more details
Note: You must have a student ID of the University of Wrocław to enter the library
2. University Main Library
The University of Wrocław Main Library (Biblioteka Uniwersytecka we Wrocławiu) located on Fryderyka Joliot-Curie street is a great place to work and study. The prolific reading room with all the aesthetics and world of books around make it a perfect place to work or study. Not to mention, the library also has a free wifi connection.
Moreover, the magnificent structure of the building, extraordinary views from the reading room, panoramic views of the river, National Museum, and Most Grunwaldzki Bridge all turn this gorgeous place into a top attraction of Wrocław. All of this makes the Main Library a distinguished part of the Kampus Grunwaldzki.
To access the library reading room, one must have a student ID card from the University of Wrocław. Library timings are subject to any work or renovation going inside the building. It is, therefore, recommended to check with the library authorities over the phone/email well in advance.
Address: ul. Fryderyka Joliot-Curie 12, 50-383, Wroclaw
Hours: 8 am to 7 pm (Monday – Friday), 9 am to 2 pm (Saturday)
Note: You must have a student ID of the University of Wrocław to enter the library
3. Księgarnia Hiszpańska
No way you can miss out on a visit to Księgarnia Hiszpańska! This lovely library cum cafe is located in Wrocław city centre in the backdrop of the former Main library of Wrocław. Księgarnia Hiszpańska or the Spanish Library is a super cosy and colourful place for books and events lovers. Yes, they do organise musical events and jam sessions from time to time.
What more, you can join the free Spanish practice sessions organised by the library. On weekdays, the library is open until 11 pm, while on weekends, they’re open until 1 am. The Spanish Library in Wrocław makes for the perfect option for those looking for a quaint corner to work or join some cool jazz music while grabbing one of the beers or fruity drinks available at their bar. Not many people know about this place so you can consider it as a personal tip. Evening hours are generally cool and nice to hang out there.
Address: Karola Szajnochy 5, 50-076, Wrocław
Hours: 12 pm to 11 pm (Monday – Thursday), 12 pm to 1 am (Friday-Saturday)
4. Ossolineum Institute Library
With one of the finest courtyards in Wrocław city, Ossolineum Institute is worth a visit when you’re in Wrocław. It is located in the backdrop of the University Main building. Ossolineum library, with its deafening silent study hall, is a perfect place to work and study. If you are looking for a nice library or other great places around Wrocław to work or study, this one checks out.
You need a separate card made at the library premises to have uninterrupted access to the library. The price is 10 zloty. Optionally, they also allow you if you have a university of Wroclaw student ID card.
Next to the small gate near the institute entrance, there is a garden, totally worth a visit. Besides the library, this is a place with some nice benches where you can sit and relax or get some work done. Through the garden, you can access a free art gallery, as well as a free toilet.
Address: Szewska 37, 50-139, Wrocław
Hours: 9 am to 6 pm (Monday – Saturday), 9 am to 2 pm (Sunday)
Note: You must have a Library Card from the library to enter the library hall. You can get it after paying at the library. The price for the library card is 10 pln
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