Well, they must have guts to serve pig feet coated in spicy breadcrumbs and mussels in Polish sour rye soup in the Krakow’s bourgeois district of Kazimierz.
We invite you to take a trip to Berlin with us today and discover five places worth visiting this summer! A lot has changed in the German capital since we made our guide to Berlin two and a half years ago in the first issue of USTA Magazine. Now, together with Edward Kanarecki, we pay a visit to a cafe located in an ancient pharmacy and to a concept store in a not-so-elegant district.
Krakow’s Zenit is a real cabinet of curiosities. The walls are a mosaic of graphics, photos, paintings, objects, souvenirs and other treasures collected by the owners. The beautifully designed interior matches the excellent breakfast and the lunch menu offers. There are vegetarian breakfasts or sausages with ash, pour-over coffee or latte, ceviche and tomato soup. There are indeed tons of possibilities at Zenit, which became a site of modernity, not so easy to find in Krakow.
Planning a visit to New York? Then you have to check Café Henrie. We pop in for a lunch at Chloë Sevigny’s favourite restaurant where we discover the personal culinary approach of Camille Becerra. Far from the modern districts, located in an abandoned garage in Lower East Side, this place has a truly intriguing interior designed by the New York artists.
Not only do they run an avant-garde magazine and bags and backpacks manufacture, now they also sell Japanese tea. They also serve cocktails with that tea and make pralines and they do that in a space they personally arranged in Odolańska street Warsaw. Usta paid a visit to Sasha and Zuza from Thisispaper Shop & Tea Room.
Udon, onigiri, tempura, panna cotta with matcha – the atmosphere of the genuine and tasteful Japan has settled in the district of Ochota in Warsaw. And it is thanks to a Japanese, Satoru Yaegashi, who moved to Poland three years ago and opened his own restaurant: Sato Gotuje (Sato Cooks).
The holidays are just about to start, so maybe any of you are going to Paris? If so, we present you the Holiday Cafe, a definition of le chic parisien of the gastronomy. Far from the football emotions, as it is located in a quiet but fashionable district – the 16th arrondissement. This stylish place was described for the USTA Magazine by Edward Kanarecki.