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Starbucks in Poland?


pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Jan 2013 #121
Why does Krakow have only one? A puzzle, indeed. :):):)

Opened in September 2010..

The world's largest coffee chain Starbucks began operations in Krakow. The famous coffee in a white cup with a distinctive green-and-black logo will be available from today in the Krakow Gallery.

The decor of the Krakow premises is decorated in warm colors, with a predominance of dark brown. It has more than 120 square meters, in the middle - 33 seats. There are double and triple tables, comfortable armchairs and wooden chairs. Just like throughout the world, guests have free access to the Internet (Wi-Fi). The cafe is also adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.

krakow.naszemiasto.pl/artykul/592562,krakow-wielkie-otwarcie-starbucksa,id,t.html

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What? Starbucks in Krakow? I thought Krakow is more classy than that.....
pip 10 | 1,661
18 Jan 2013 #122
don't worry, they will saturate the market and Poles will enjoy it. then Walmart will come.
MoOli 9 | 484
19 Jan 2013 #123
It seems you like drinking crap and paying through the nose for it! To each his own. :):):)

Is that your come back or an answer?its on stock exchange,pawian wake up your posts dont change there excellent work of selling hot dilluted water and making world ***********) now baby calm down hold dat camera and show us some pics:))
pawian 161 | 9,971
19 Jan 2013 #124
As for showing you some pics, I don`t have photos which you like watching. Go to your favourite prn sites to get them.
MoOli 9 | 484
19 Jan 2013 #125
did I hit the spot? dont worry batty boi dont take it personally just how you take rejection by simple topic of coffee.Its ok keep up buying them t-shirts for your kids that you mentioned in some post and púrn sites will linger in your brains.Any way if you think starbucks coffee is expensive BTW its only 6.90 pln for a tall cup and 2 pln for refill in a new papercup(which I like for my coffee).

Go to your favourite prn sites to get them.

OH I forgot to mention how did you figure that?Polish moment...jeeeeez!
pawian 161 | 9,971
19 Jan 2013 #126
ny way if you think starbucks coffee is expensive BTW its only 6.90 pln for a tall cup and 2 pln for refill

Yes, of course, it is cheap, but still too expensive for the crap they sell, that`s the common opinion about Starbucks. They blend the cheapest stuff and sell it as quality stuff.

2 pln for refill in a new papercup

You never cease mentioning that refill! Refill, refill for 2 zlotys!!! :):):)

Why? Are you obsessed or what?:):):):)

I love there 2 pln refills

:):):):)
rdywenur 1 | 155
19 Jan 2013 #127
Warsaw has a Starbucks. I stop for a Latte every now and then but as a coffee drinker and drinking it the way I do....it is highly overpriced for me to visit often. (it's only coffee folks) Starbucks is more of an expresso coffee so stronger than the average cup you would be making at home
MoOli 9 | 484
20 Jan 2013 #128
it is highly overpriced for me to visit often.

Its not overpriced as any other place has almost more then 6.90 pln for a regular cup?

You never cease mentioning that refill! Refill, refill for 2 zlotys!!! :):):)Why? Are you obsessed or what? :):):):)

YES !I am and why will I not be? 2 pln for a refill,we pay 57c incl tax in states.And again one person living in boon docks ranting on a forum about cheap coffee while millions standing in line to buy.Now who is a fool millions others or one english teacher with camera posting pics?Not to mention person who is approving obscene t shirts for his kids?Above all a creer english teacher from Poland....man o man:)))))
pawian 161 | 9,971
20 Jan 2013 #129
pawian:You never cease mentioning that refill! Refill, refill for 2 zlotys!!! :):):)Why? Are you obsessed or what? :):):):)
YES !I am and why will I not be?

To each his own! :):):):)

while millions standing in line to buy.

See the comment above. :):):)

ranting on a forum about cheap coffee

You`d beter visit a true cafe in one of big cities, not a fast drink bar like Starbucks. :):):):) Getting thrilled on refill, refill for 2 zlotys!!! :):):)

Can`t you see how ridiculous and cheap you sound with that refill in a plastic mug???

inyourpocket.com/poland/krakow/restaurants-cafes/cafes
Paulina 9 | 1,448
20 Jan 2013 #130
inyourpocket.com/poland/krakow/restaurants-cafes/cafes

"Kraków is infamous for its cafe culture"

Oh dear... ;D Coffee is bad for you, I guess lol

Btw, I remember when we met with our friend (Polish) who lives in London at our favourite café in our city when she came to visit her family in Poland and she said there are no cafés over there like the ones there are, for example, in Poland. I've never been to London so I was completely surprised by what she said. I told her that I couldn't believe it - such a big city and no cafés? She answered that there are pubs, restaurants and places like Sturbucks but no cafés o_O Is it possible that she simply haven't stumbled into any? She's been living there quite awhile...
bullfrog 6 | 603
20 Jan 2013 #131
No, that's the truth..Café culture is slowly getting a hold in the UK, especially in London and bigger cities, but it never was part of the traditional "british" culture.. It's a continental thing..IN Britain, there were pubs instead..
pawian 161 | 9,971
20 Jan 2013 #132
And tea. With milk.
bullfrog 6 | 603
20 Jan 2013 #133
yes, that's an interesting one. I was raised to drink tea with milk, but since discovering the polish way (ie with lemon and no milk), I only drink that way.
Paulina 9 | 1,448
20 Jan 2013 #134
No, that's the truth..Café culture is slowly getting a hold in the UK, especially in London and bigger cities, but it never was part of the traditional "british" culture..

Huh, interesting... And what about tea-houses (tea shops)? After all, the British are famous for their tea :)

I was raised to drink tea with milk, but since discovering the polish way (ie with lemon and no milk), I only drink that way.

Good man ;D I can't imagine myself drinking tea with milk, grose...

Btw, do you know who opened the first coffee house in Vienna and popularised the custom of adding milk to coffee? And what does it have to do with a Polish king? :)

the first coffee house in Vienna

Oops, one of the first, apparently, sorry ;)
bullfrog 6 | 603
20 Jan 2013 #135
Huh, interesting... And what about tea-houses (tea shops)? After all, the British are famous for their tea :)

Right, but there are far, far fewers tea houses in London that cafés in Paris, Rome or Vienna.. And let's face it, many tea houses are fairly functional places (plastic chairs..), you do not want to linger in them like you do in a café or in a pub..
Vincent 9 | 803 Moderator
20 Jan 2013 #136
she said there are no cafés over there like the ones there are, for example, in Poland.

Not sure what you mean by no cafes like Poland. Do you mean a couple of people buy a coffee and then spend the next couple of hours chatting and staring at an empty cup? There are thousands of cafes in the UK but people generally just go to have something to eat and leave shortly after. Of course people do meet there also for a coffee and move on without spending hours there.

Most pubs will sell you a coffee nowadays and you can hang around for hours, without the fear of being thrown out for not buying anything else:)
Paulina 9 | 1,448
20 Jan 2013 #137
Not sure what you mean by no cafes like Poland.

Well, you'd have to ask my friend :)

A café in Poland is called "kawiarnia" and it's not the same as pub or restaurant or sweet-shop (or how you call it in English)... You can usually drink coffee there, tea, wine and eat some cakes, ice-cream.

Here's the place where we were with my friends and where my friend from London told us that there are no cafés in London (it used be our favourite, we were going there as students, it's very small but it was very popular, packed with young people):

It's called "Wesoła kawka" ("Merry Little Coffee"). "Kawka" in Polish means coffee, but it's also a name of a dark bird (Western Jackdaw):

kawka6

But it's also a surname of a writer Franz Kafka and the toilet at that café was painted all in red with quotes from Kafka written all over the walls in golden paint, with some drawings and with funny and witty texts and other word puns connected with word "coffee" in Polish, written also by the clients :))) Probably my favourite toilet xD

Another typical little café in my city where students come:

More old fashioned ones:

Do you mean a couple of people buy a coffee and then spend the next couple of hours chatting and staring at an empty cup? There are thousands of cafes in the UK but people generally just go to have something to eat and leave shortly after. Of course people do meet there also for a coffee and move on without spending hours there.

Interesting, that's what she partly said, that there are places like Starbucks where you wait for your coffee in a line or sth, you get it in a plastic cup and you go out. She said that people in London are often in a hurry and there's no such thing like sitting and talking for hours in a café. People sit in pubs, I think she said :)

Of course something could change, it was quite some time ago when she told us about it.

That's what café is all about:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffeehouse

As the name suggests, coffeehouses focus on providing coffee and tea as well as light snacks.

From a cultural standpoint, coffeehouses largely serve as centers of social interaction: the coffeehouse provides social members with a place to congregate, talk, write, read, entertain one another, or pass the time, whether individually or in small groups of two or three people.

Most pubs will sell you a coffee nowadays and you can hang around for hours, without the fear of being thrown out for not buying anything else:)

We could hang around for hours in cafés and we've never been thrown out :)
Vincent 9 | 803 Moderator
20 Jan 2013 #138
I must say, they all look lovely. The closest thing we would probably have are wine bars or the tea rooms in some posh towns like Stratford on Avon or small villages which happen to have plenty of tourists.
Sylvio 15 | 111
22 May 2018 #139
Merged:

Hurrey! Well done, Starbucks!



Starbucks announced a new policy over the weekend to let its employees know that anyone may sit in its cafes, or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy a thing.
Lyzko 23 | 6,653
22 May 2018 #140
Pity the one in Philadelphia on this side of the Great Pond didn't learn that lesson before tossing out two African-Americans for simply sitting there!
kaprys 2 | 1,882
22 May 2018 #141
So you no longer need the code from the receipt to use the toilet? Wow ....
Is it an American company?
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,425
22 May 2018 #142
Yeah its an American company from Seattle hence its far left policies

Watch its stock tumble today - no one wants to be in an establishment where smelly homeless people are going to start congregating... especially not a place where food and drink is served. It's going to become like one of those fast food places run by arabs in the hood complete with hookers looking for tricks and people shooting up in the bathroom

They broke the cardinal rule of the restaurant business all in the name of self sacrificing neo marxism

Kind of makes me want to go to Starbucks today after I get out the gym and start airing out my socks and shoes
kaprys 2 | 1,882
22 May 2018 #143
But Rich will be happy. Now you can use their toilets for free!
Unlike public toilets in Poland.
10iwonka10 - | 396
22 May 2018 #144
@Dirk diggler

I must admit you are right. English are quite liberal but in any coffee shops ( especially near train stations) toilets are closed and they give you key if you have receipt. Otherwise...don't know about homeless but all druggies !!!
uwagajestem
22 May 2018 #145
Btwm that brings me to another question. Do you guys think Starbucks in Poland will bent to the new rules? If I go tomorrow morning to a starbucks in Warsaw and loiter all day, as a white polak, will I be treated under the new rules they set up for blacks?
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,425
22 May 2018 #146
I don't think the us policy impacts Starbucks overseas. Neither will people care if a polish Starbucks asks a white polish dude to leave
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,482
23 May 2018 #147
How can Poles afford this expensive fattening garbage at five bucks per cup, twice a day? That's two and half grand a year. Even in the US, that's a lot of wampum.
10iwonka10 - | 396
23 May 2018 #148
How can Poles afford .... Even in the US, that's a lot of wampum.

USA superiority again ?
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,482
23 May 2018 #149
I apologize. Forgot that people in the US and Poland earn the same. My bad.


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