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Very popular with the locals today.
Manekin, a naresiniki (crepe) and pancake shop
I went to
Located one metro stop away from Warsaw’s central Central, this restaurant is a must-visit for those who are always waiting in line.
The company has 11 stores in Poland, with two in Warsaw.
Manekin Marszałkowska (Warsaw)
Look at the menu, what a surprise!
- Meal crepes: about 15-20 zloty (about 450-600 yen)
- Sweets crepes: about 12-18 zloty (about 360-540 yen)
- Sweet pancakes: about 15-16 zloty (about 450-480 yen)
There were also salads, soups, and cakes.
Beer and wine are also available.
You can see the detailed menu (in English) on the official website.
Crepes can be ordered from 350g minimum and pancakes from 250g minimum.
I was not asked anything about the quantity when ordering, so it seems to be a minimal quantity unless I make a special request.
Quite voluptuous for a minimalist!
My husband and I shared one crepe and one pancake, but we couldn’t finish it and had to leave a slice of the pancake.
If you buy a take-out box, you can take home any leftovers.
(2 zloty for a box = approx. 60 yen)
What you think of the restaurant and what you ordered
It took about 10 minutes to wait in line outside the restaurant.
Because of the large number of seats, entry into the restaurant was surprisingly smooth despite the long line.
However, when you order, the waiter tells you a sad fact.
I wish you had told me that before I got in line…
Even so, I had faint hopes that they’d be out in about 15 minutes.
I waited a solid 30 minutes (laughs).
Beet kneaded into the crepe dough
which I was interested in, so I chose that one.
Beets are rich in iron and good for you~!
The filling was made of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, salami, and olives.
(Red Crepe #3 on the menu list)
The sauce ordered was a mild tomato sauce.
This is, delicious.
Mozzarella cheese and tomatoes are a definite combination.
I have a sweet tooth, so crepes and galettes that aren’t sweet aren’t actually my favorite.
This place was totally doable!
This is probably the best meal crepe I’ve ever had.
Pancakes with banana, walnuts, salted caramel, cream sauce
Another exquisite dish!
The dough is fluffy (but not soufflé type) and the cream is not too sweet.
I think it would sell well if it were released in Japan.
I wondered if it was full of young Warsawites, but there were a few grandparent couples and families here and there.
The interior of the restaurant is playful and fun.
It was crowded, but I didn’t feel too cramped because the restaurant was spacious.
The waitress spoke English OK and was a nice person.
Cheap and tasty.
The food is inexpensive and tasty.
It is worth the long wait.
I want to go back…
Also, please note that drinks come immediately after ordering.
We found many customers who had drunk all of their drinks by the time the food was served (laughs).
Manekin Marszałkowska – directions, hours of operation, basic information
|address (e.g. of house)||Marszałkowska 140, 00-061 Warszawa|
|Business Hours||Sunday – Thursday 09:00-22:00
Friday, Saturday 09:00-23:00
|Nearby Tourist Attractions||Palace of Culture and Science (9 min. walk)
Halamirovska market (9 min. walk)
Holy Cross Church (11-minute walk)
|Cleanliness of restrooms||0 (Normal. Quite clean for a foreign country.)|
48 zloty (about 1,440 yen) for two people
- Crepe x1 17zl
- Pancake x1 16zl
- Drinks x2 13zl
- Take-out box x1 2zl
In Poland, crepes are called Naleśniki.
I have yet to see one for eating like the crepes in Harajuku.
It looks like a proper meal, eaten with a knife and fork.
I think I’m running into a higher percentage of people who aren’t as sweet on the inside…