Three is a lucky number for Bernadetta and Michał, and crows are one of their favourite birds. Soon huge photographs of crows will hang on the Trzy Kruki (Three Crows) walls. They have not cluttered the space as they are both fans of the austere architecture of the 50s. Just like in the case of Drożdż in Muranów, the interior here is not spacious, yet very high with big windows. A unique facet (colourful frieze) discovered during the renovation works adds further spice to the atmosphere of this place. Not to mention a wooden diagonal counter designed by the owners.
In a menu, you can find mainly coffee and sweet pastry. Everything of the best quality from Miss Mellow, Good Coffee, and Rezerwat Jabłek. The owners are real enthusiasts and always set the bar high. And since they value slow life they like meeting with producers, confectioners, talking and building friendly relations with their suppliers. And at the end of the day, it all pays off when it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere at Trzy Kruki.
Despite the difficult beginnings when the neighbours tried to discourage them from opening the cafe saying that if they didn’t come from Praga, they were certainly doomed to fail, nowadays, they have their regulars who drop by with kids and dogs, for a quick morning coffee, a sandwich to take away or just to sit and work.
We keep our fingers crossed because Hallera Square is an exquisite place that has been so far unlucky with revitalization. It has been partially renovated – new benches, public outdoor gym, playground for children. Ugly as they seem, they work quite fine. There are many elderly people who spend time outside, kids who like playing, climbing up the trees and riding bicycles here. And when a graduation tower was erected within the participatory budget, one can indeed feel like in some sort of a health resort.
Hallera Square already has a perfect architectural design concept, granted from the “Centra Lokalne” programme, which awaits execution. Just change the rules of parking in the square, add some greenery, divide commercial space into smaller units so that the tenants could afford to run attractive cafes and shops here. This place is already worth visiting because of pizza at Plac Hallera or dinners at Kuchnia za Ścianą. Let’s hope for more such pleasant incentives.
Trzy Kruki, Hallera Square 8