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Involving some of the biggest names in Polish art, an online auction organized by Café Bergson in Oświęcim is underway to raise funds to finance language courses for Ukrainian refugees.
With an interior designed by Bernatek Architects, ‘Food Town’, covers five historic halls and 3,200 square metres of the former Fabryka Norblina (Norblin Factory), making it the largest space of its kind in the city.
Hotels in Poland resumed operations on Saturday but only at 50-percent capacity, restaurants and cafes will open on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside as part of measures easing lockdown restrictions.
From May 4 shopping malls, art galleries, museums and building material and furniture stores will reopen. Hotels will be able to resume operations on May 8 but only at 50-percent capacity, and restaurants, cafes and bars on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside. May 15 will also see lifting of facemasks in public.
Originally opened in 1911, Café Berg was where locals would flock to drink beer, coffee and goat’s milk whilst enjoying concerts and views gazing down on gondoliers in the summer and ice skaters in the winter.
Despite the hardships faced by restaurants and cafes because of lockdown, the altruistic businesses donated 10 percent of their earnings to help feed underprivileged children in Poland and the developing world.
Inspired by an initiative started in Ukraine, so far 40 cafes around the city have answered the eco-friendly call to donate used coffee grounds. If effective the coffee grounds will be used on main paths around the city and could become a mainstay of the city’s strategy for maintaining the accessibility of Kraków’s parks in winter.