“Before the beginning of the January offensive I was in trenches on the Bug river” – Marshal Konev related – “when Stalin called me on the field phone. ‘- Listen, Konev, have you ever been to Kraków?’ ‘- Obviously not, Comrade Stalin, I have never been anywhere outside the Soviet Union…’ ‘- Aha’ – murmured Stalin. ‘- Then you will be. Kraków is such a city on the way of your offensive. A beautiful city, one of the most beautiful in Europe. There is a Kremlin there and such a large Main Market Square, and in it is the Hawełka restaurant. You will go there and have a drink of vodka on me. But on one condition: you must preserve this city from destruction during military operations”. Stalin knew Kraków, he met Lenin there in 1912.
Jan Garlicki “Memories from the City Hall”
Lunch of the day
Everday we prepare for you a special lunch offer! The lunch menu includes soup of the day, main course with a drink or a dessert. All of it in a special price!
Barszcz czerwony z jajkiem, Gulasz z indyka, ziemniaki, surówka, sorbet owocowy
Have a seat in a garden or join us inside!
The Hawełka Restaurant is open:
- from 10:00 am till the last guest leaves in the summer season (15th March – 15th November)
- from 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm in winter season (16th November – 14th March)
- from 7:30 am – 8:00 pm – Hawełka Patisserie
- from 10:00 am till the last guest leaves – Hawełka Alfresco Area
The Tetmajer Lounge is available upon prior reservation.
In our largest dining hall in the Main Market Square we organize events in three different styles: seated banquets, standing parties – English style; mixed – American style.
We can serve even 250 people at a time.
Main hall – up to 180 people.
Tetmajer Lounge – up to 90 people.
We adapt the table arrangements to the needs and character of every meeting.
Table arrangement examples:
Music and folklore
At the request of our guests we offer additional attractions. Music bands perform at parties, banquets, meetings and celebration dinners. We recommend folklore evenings presenting Polish folk customs and dances.
Hawełka is the quintessence of the best Polish cuisine, Cracovian customs and Old Polish hospitality. No visitor to Kraków should miss it. We look forward to providing our services to all travel agencies and tour operators organizing visits of foreign tourists to Krakow.
- varied menu based on the best traditions of Polish cuisine
- wide price range – lunch from 25.90 PLN (gross) per person
- free meals for drivers and tour leaders
- folklore dinners
- we accept payments by bank transfer
Understanding all weaknesses and habits, the Hawełka Restaurant has a special room for smokers. You can have a smoke in an air-conditioned room, without having to go outside.