Niedzwiedz w Koronie (Bear in a Crown) is a small cafe in the courtyard of a building on the corner of Jagielońska and Śląska streets in Szczecin. You have to ring a bell to get in, which makes you feel cool. 🙂
When the door opens you see a courtyard with long table and flower boxes. On sunny days it’s nice and cool in there. On the left side is a small door and inside there is a small cafe with two small tables inside.
What can you expect? Well first and foremost you can expect good coffee and a piece of cake. Sometimes food. The first time I went there I thought the guy behind the counter gave off a snobby hipster vibe but within minutes a customer in a suit came in looking to buy coffee and a long passionate debate about which coffee was appropriate for the occasion ensued. From then on I started going there more often. I don’t like cold people but I LOVE passionate people and from that moment I knew I would NEVER have a bad cup of coffee at The Bear.
Niedzwiedz w Koronie has a cool history. Starting in 1912, when Szczecin was still Stettin, there was a coffee roaster here called Korona (crown). After the war, when the Germans had to leave, a Polish family took over the coffee roasting business. When it became difficult to obtain coffee beans during the Soviet Era, the coffee roasting machine fell into a deep sleep and was forgotten. In 2014, the little room with the big machine was sold to a young entrepreneur. He got rid of the old machine because it was inefficient to run, but bought a new model from the same brand (Probat) in Berlin. Since the symbol of Berlin is a bear, the new name for the coffee and cafe, Bear in a Crown, was born…. and the rest is history.
Now you can impress your date with this private cafe where you can command each other’s undying attention. Or you can invite a business partner here and discuss business without anyone seeing you. If you are a loner you can come here and not worry about the place getting too crowded and making you nervous. Either way, coming here and buying some coffee or enjoying something sweet is a great idea. Just don’t tell too many people! 😉
ADDRESS: Corner of Jagielońska and Śląska, entrance at Jagielońska
HOURS: Usually 10:30 – 6pm, but it sometimes changes so CHECK THEIR FACEBOOK
Hi. Are you an English speaking foreigner in Szczecin?! Would you like some free food? Great! Then I would like to take you out to eat!
Just write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me the following:
1. your name and where you are from
2. what brings you to Szczecin and how long you will be here
3. either your top 3 places you want to go eat (in Szczecin, of course) -or- You can let me choose! 🙂