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Francuska street

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By Jurate on Thursday June 23rd, 2016

This weekend we have spent our free time on the right side of the river, walking and relaxing on the Francuska (French) street. It is located just behind the National Stadium, but has a totally different feel than in the city center – it is quieter and more laid back.

Francuska street is the main street of Saska Kępa, in the district of Praga-Południe and one of the most charming places in Warsaw. On weekends it is quite busy and attracts people from different parts of the city. Along the street you have impressive tall trees and the oldest preserved buildings come from the 30’s of the twentieth century that have still “seen” battles during World War II, which gives it a unique character.

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For seven years in a row, until 2015, the annual festival of Saska Kępa took place on Francuska street (in 2016 the festival was organized in Skaryszewski park). The theme of the first edition of the festival was the character of Agnieszka Osiecka – a known poet, who lived most of her life in this area and liked to spend time and write lyrics in cafe Sax on Francuska street. At the corner of Francuska and Obrońców, next to cafe Rue de Paris, we can find her monument.

The atmosphere among old willas and high, century-old trees, positively fosters creativity and gives inspiration to write. I may also come to write my next posts here.

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Today it is a popular street for meeting friends, with countless cafes, pastry shops and restaurants. When you walk along this street, that is reminding of an avenue, and see people sitting relaxed in summer gardens of cafes, sipping their drinks, you are immediately tempted to stop in one yourself for a Saturday lunch.

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Below you can find a selection of the most interesting cafes and restaurants on Francuska street:

Café Baobab, Francuska str. 31 – a small cozy cafe with a very original design, serving Senegal cuisine, with African music in the background.

Facebook: Café Baobab

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Handroll Grab & Go, Francuska str. 32 – sushi as street food – fresh rolls to go. Very cool idea of a healthier street food. You can also eat the rolls in their small cozy summer garden.

Facebook: Handroll

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F30, Francuska str. 30 – a place mainly known for the colorful umbrellas outside the cafe. The perfect place for coffee and cake in a pleasant atmosphere.

Facebook: Francuska Trzydzieści

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Bella Napoli, Francuska str. 18 – another opening of the already known pizzeria and spaghetteria, with a homey feel and as most restaurants on this street, also with a charming garden.

http://www.bellanapoli.com.pl/

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The One, Francuska str. 3 – one of the more elegant places on this street. The cuisine is based on healthy and organic products. Great grilled dishes, an interesting breakfast menu and a very nice and big summer garden.

http://www.theonefrancuska3.pl/

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You will also find places like Dom Polski, Repubblica Italiana, Ice-Cream Grycan, Lukullus, Croque Madame, Rue de Paris, Costa Coffee, Trattoria Rucola and more on the Francuska street.Save

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