pour l'amour du cafe

Thursday, 29 August 2013

            My sister spotted that little place thanks to the Tekstualna blog, since this is where the meeting of Tri-city bloggers was held this summer. She showed me their facebook page and even at first sight I knew we have to visit when we're in Gdynia. They have a chalkboard menu, we're going, I thought. They were soon leaving on their little vacay so they didn't have everything presented in the menu, nevertheless, that place left us speechless and definitely wanting more! It's become a must see place for me, every time I visit Gdynia. Apart from coffee, smoothies, tartas, delicious tea and wine, they serve also cream soups, variations on French bread with additions, salads and even linguine pasta. We were lucky to visit on their last working day before the aforementioned vacation and at the time when the place was almost empty, which gave me more space to take photographs and I must say, an additional boost of confidence that one needs when photographing in a public, little place like this. The Pavlova dessert that I ordered, which was orange flavoured (they apparently have different flavour each day), was really worth its price, although my wallet might have just hesitated a bit at first. We drank jasmine and lavandin tea, served in a lovely pot, which allowed multiple refills of our cups. I was really worried my pictures would not fully reflect the atmosphere of that place, but in the end I feel like I kind of succeeded.







Even though I have another month of vacation left, I really feel October breathing down my neck already, which is frustrating, because I haven't actually used that summer too much. My Prague sally is coming soon and I'm trying my best to stay positive about it, but I sort of miss going somewhere further, the way I did last September, when after 3 months of hard work I was able to fund myself a trip to Italy where it was still pretty hot when Poland was seriously turning autumn mode on. I'm going to give up on too many pleasures this academic year, saving up, and next summer I'm going to go somewhere real, like Venice or Amsterdam at least.

Why did I even open my mailbox today, huh? I've just got a Rewards Style invite to a rooftop party happening in New York during the Fashion Week. A ROOFTOP PARTY, which is invite only. And has open bar and a photobooth Just kill me. I'll go sit under my blanket and cry now. Bye.



Lavenda Cafe Galeria // Starowiejska 11, 81-356 Gdynia

15 comments:

  1. Jak ja uwielbiam takie klimatyczne miejsca! <3 Szkoda, że w mojej okolicy takich brakuje. Zakochałam się zwłaszcza w ujęciu uścisku rąk.
    http://juliablonnik.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohhh it only seems this way, it's not that lovely ;) Thank you Ellie! :)

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  3. I think you captured the feeling of the cafe well, cause I totally feel like I went there too through the photos :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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    1. Thank you Mili! Thank you for stopping by! I love your blog.

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  4. This cafe looks lovely, seems right up my alley (well at least those cakes do).

    I love how you don't consider Prague to be a proper place to travel! I suppose it's cause it's close by you.

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    1. I don't want to seem ignorant, because I believe it's a beautiful city, it's just I really don't feel like going there is a big deal. It's probably because it's 10 hours by bus, so basically like going across my country only. The cafe was lovely, you'd love it!

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  5. I'm glad you feel a bit awkward taking photos too. I always struggle to get out my camera when in public. This cafe is so beautiful, I absolutely love the design of it! You definitely succeeded in capturing the atmosphere. :)

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  6. The cafe looks lovely..so bright and nice.
    i too need major boost to take photos in public.most days i carry my cam in my bag. And sometimes, i pretend to be a tourist:)

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  7. the party thing must suck
    im so sorry
    but you can go to that pretty cafe and cry while eating nice food

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  8. Pretty cafe and the food looks delicious! I loved Prague when I visited but I suppose going farther always seems more exciting! I usually discover new things when I travel nearby as well so hopefully you will have a good time :)

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    1. So good to hear that someone loved Prague! My sis gave me some mediocre review after she'd visited it. I'm sure I'll eventually find beauty in Prague, but I feel like it's going to be pretty similar to Polish cities, which makes it less exciting for me. Anyway, we'll see :) Thank you Valerie!

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  9. Lovely Café! I would have loved to see also the tea cups, there's something charming about old ones (at least this is how I pictured them in my mind from what you have written).
    I heard great things about Prague! I'm from Italy and I visit Venice at least once a year: in 2013 I'm planning to visit it on winter because so far I've visited it on March and August.
    If you will go on summer, I suggest you to go to "Il Vizietto", which is a little nice bar in front of a little, hidden and picturesque square called Campo San Stin: no big deal, but it's still a nice quiet place to have a beer and rest for a moment :)

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  10. Such a pretty place! Everything seems so charismatic and fairytale-like on your photos! This reminds me so much of a cute little cafe we have a few blocks away from uni; I love that place and this has a similar vibe.

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