Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cupcake Corner Bakery

My friend Lauren and I arrived to Krakow at night after a ~4.5 hour train from Warsaw.  We hopped into a cab to head to our accommodations and were pleasantly surprised to see that we were very close to the city's main square.  After unpacking, we headed out for a walk and ultimately decided to split a bottle of wine on the square.  Warsaw was a great city, particularly as a starting point for Lauren's EuroTrip, but we both noticed Krakow's vibrant energy almost immediately upon our arrival.

The next morning we walked out onto the streets of Krakow and saw a Cupcake Corner Bakery right next door.  We couldn't resist stopping in (and by we, I mean I couldn't resist) and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the bakery offers a gluten free cupcake!  The chocolate cashew cupcake is offered daily and is a "decadent flourless chocolate brownie."

Obviously I couldn't go without trying it.  It was very good; it wasn't as light as Oberlaa's gluten free pastries in Vienna and instead had a rich chocolate flavor.  The cashews on top were a unique addition which I also enjoyed.  The shop also had a very welcoming, airy interior.  It is a great place to bring a newspaper or a book and spend a few hours with a cup of coffee and a cupcake.  The other flavors also looked delicious -- here's hoping that Cupcake Corner has more gluten free options available soon!

You can see a closer shot of the Chocolate Cashew cupcake here, on the bakery's official site.  The site describes the shop as an "authentic" American experience.  The people working at the shop spoke perfect English and were knowledgeable about my questions regarding the bakery's gluten free option.

Lauren and I loved our time in Krakow.  It is a beautiful city buzzing with energy and the people were all very friendly.  My favorite picture is below and neatly summarizes why I enjoyed Krakow so much.  It's a view of the city's main square.  On the left-hand side (partially obscured by the street lamp) is St. Mary's Basilica.  Lauren and I climbed up a narrow tower in the Basilica to catch some great views over the main square and the entire city.  The long building in the center of the image is Sukiennice, an indoor marketplace filled with goods made especially for tourists.  Regardless of the goods inside, it is a beautiful building which is well deserving of a walk through.  Finally on the right side of the image you see the Town Hall Tower.

If you're in Krakow and in need of a gluten free treat, there is nowhere I'd recommend more than Cupcake Corner, right off the city's main square.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Cupcake Corner
ul. Bracka 4
31-126, Kraków (Map)
Telephone: 12 341 42 72

1 comment:

Cook said...

Yay for yummy gluten free treats in pretty Krakow!