Before going to krakow it seemed to have a reputation of being cheap and the food definitely seemed to fit this reputation - at least evening meals did but not so much breakfast (well not english breakfasts) which were probably about the same as UK prices.
So where did we eat?
Sorry to disappoint the serious travellers but our first meal was mcdonalds - safe option, fast food to give us more time to explore and also, being honest, i just love the taste! For those who also like mcdonalds, the food here seemed cheaper than UK prices.
On day two we had hoped to go to a popular milk bar for a full english breakfast - a breakfast would have filled us up before our excursion and also we really wanted to experience a milk bar as they are part of polish history and culture but sadly it was closed. So we headed across the street to a vegan cafe. We basically had bacon sandwiches , polish coke and english tea, which were all nice. The cafe itself was great, it was modern with nice , friendly staff. 'Cakester cafe' can be found on facebook. The food was nice but not a great portion size.
Our breakfast on Day 3 was in another modern cafe that was hidden down an alleyway off the main square - the urban garden cafe. It seemed small but was actually huge with a nice outdoor area too. Here we had croissants and scrambled egg (scrambled egg with various 'toppings' seemed to be a very popular breakfast choice). https://urban-garden.pl The scrambled egg Breakfast here was approximately £6 which is not too bad but the popular scrambled egg was not that filling.
Of an evening there was so much choice! We predominantly stuck to areas surrounding the main square. on night one we went to a restaurant that several people from home had recommended - Sioux restaurant - a cowboy/indian themed restaurant that seemed focused on meat meals. We were taken by friendly staff downstairs in to a converted wine cellar (a theme of polish restaurants) and sat in an interestingly decorated room. A Garlic Bread pizza and 2 burgers with chips plus a drink each was approximately £16 which was great value and it tasted great too. The restaurant can be found on facebook and the menu is also here - https://www.zomato.com/kraków/sioux-stare-miasto/menu?_gl=1%2A1v1fz8k%2A_ga%2AYW1wLVJBV3plVWtEcmdjWHNZWC1LalFnOW1abjhxZ2R5NEQwQ3l1Z2cwdkJCWldhdVhhYkZhLWU2Q2NKaTBJRHJLYTI.
For night two we decided to go for italian! We went to a lovely restaurant and were greeted by the friendliest, most enthusiastic waiter who recommended meals and drinks based on our likes and dislikes. i tried an apple juice and vodka which was nice (apparently a popular polish 'cocktail' or mix). We both had two huge, tasty pizzas! Again for two pizzas and two drinks we paid approximately £16 so great value for a city centre meal. The restaurant - Pizza Pazzi Pezzi, can be found on facebook.
For our final meal we decided to go greek! We like kebabs and also we went to Greece in the summer so it was a nice meal to reminisce. We went to Real Greek who can be found on facebook. We enjoyed a nice chicken kebab each and a drink for approximately £5 each.
Overall there was a lot of choice in krakow so people are bound to find something they like. One restaurant we wish we had chance to go to as it was recommended by several people, was moomoo burger.
We also managed to enjoy some traditional polish food whilst we were in krakow. We tried a zapianka which seemed to be a long pizza type snack (similar to the baguette pizzas that greggs used to sell). It was nice but a little bit too messy as it was completely covered in sauce, onions and gerkins. Our preferred option was pierogi - which came boiled or fried. it was very tasty- it was like mini cornish pasties- definitely worth a try.