Vegetarian cafe with a mostly vegan menu. Offers items like bagels with vegan salmon, tofu scramble, kimchi soup and tacos. The cafe is located in the building of Iluzjon, an off-track cinema in the middle of a green square. The building itself is an example of the architecture in the style of socialist realism. Reported closed January 2023.

Venue map for Iluzjon Café Bar
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15 Reviews

First Review by starska


Points +293

06 Jan 2023

Really appreciate this spot

The cafe is lovely, the food is very nice and modern, but for me sometimes lacks some spice. Love to come here anyhow and highly recommend. It’s nice to watch a movie after the meal



Points +764

27 Aug 2022


Bajgle b.dobre. Szczególnie ten z pasta bezjajeczną.
Na bogato. Lepsze (wedlug mnie)
Niż w Nancy.
Tort też pyszny i duży🤌

27.08 Już kawałki tortu nie są duże 😢

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-30

Pros: Wegańskie opcje


Points +21615

17 May 2022

Under no Illusion

The Art Deco setting alone is reason to visit this excellent place. I had a delicious avocado and tofu filled bagel whilst my non vegan colleague tucked into a very satisfying English veggie breakfast which would have been vegan without the eggs. I would suggest sitting outside in the summer at least to appreciate the building and setting whilst enjoying the film inspired music being gently pumped out the speakers.

Pros: Amazing building , Good vegan food


Points +50

16 Feb 2022


tried some breakfast vegan options and they were bomb! also, they’ve got the full range of vegan milks and their coffee was really tasty. defo would recommend to everybody.


Points +134

11 Dec 2021

Jak w domu:)

Mieszkam obok i bardzo często wpadam tam na lunch/śniadania. Genialne miejsce, jedzonko nigdy mnie nie zawiodło - pyszna kawa z przelewu!
Polecam każdemu, jest również miejsce do pracy - duży stół przy którym można usiąść z laptopem i zająć się pracką :).

Pros: Genialne lunche, Najlepsze śniadanka, Pyszna kawka


Points +4103

08 Jul 2021

beautiful place with many veg options

the breakfast/brunch options are especially worth checking out


Points +1538

20 Jun 2021

I love this place

A perfect place to chill out, especially in their outdoor terrace when the weather cooperates. They have plenty of tasty options to eat and drink.


Points +7203

19 Aug 2020

Bagels for breakfast

I loved this place so much I went there twice during my 3 day stay. The faux egg bagel is just perfect! So do the desserts. The atmosphere of the place is very pleasant. It is an old cinema with many seats outside, surrounded with a lot of trees. Definitively I will come back, even despite the fact that the café is located a bit far from the city center.

Cons: not fully vegan, far from center


Points +2136

27 Jul 2020

Tasty food in pretty place

The location is great. The architecture of this old cinema gives an awesome atmosphere to the terrasse and restaurant.Every meals tried there were very tasty and for a good price!
Nothing more to add.


Points +343

29 Mar 2020

Unique place

I have some (at least 5) places offering vegan lunch near my work. But the most often I am choosing Iluzjon. This is an arthouse cinema showing old, classical movies, hosting festivals, reviews and special shows. Please pay attention to the building from 1949-1950 built in the soc-realism style.
At the beginning of 2019 in the cinema the Iluzjon Cafe Bar was opened (it’s a „younger brother” of Jaskółka that I know well and like a lot). I think I ate there about 100 times already😄The menu includes: breakfasts (e.g. scrambled tofu in 2 options: smaller and larger – with oyster mushrooms, tomatoes and sunflower-seed quark), bagels, burgers. They also serve cakes – many of them are vegan. You can also have a delicious Polish craft beer here (e.g. from the Inne Beczki brewery). In the winter you can warm yourself with a spiced tea or a huge ginger infusion. The water is always free.
From the permanent menu, I’d recommend a bagel with the carrot „salmon” - something extraordinary, unique, full of original taste. A perfect companion to a beer.
Since September 2019 they are serving lunches – almost always completely vegan. For 25 PLN (about 5 Euro) you will get a bowl of soup (usually delicious, based on seasonal vegetables, in the winter time – very warming) and the main dish. Every day another one! You can have Polish dishes (e.g. lentil cutlet, potatoes and salad), Mexican, Italian or Indian. The dishes are full of colourful vegetables and perfectly seasoned, of a strong taste, delicious and nutritious. Lunches are being served since noon (sometimes from 12:30) until the last portion – usually until 3 PM, sometimes even 4 PM.
But the delicious food and good drinks aren’t everything. Iluzjon Cafe Bar tempts also with the fantastic atmosphere: regardless of season or day time, there’s a lot of people here (but also enough place for everyone). Elder neighbours, nearby workers, young mothers with their babies, dog owners – literally everyone is welcome. The interesting architecture and young, easy-going staff make you feel well. In the summertime you can choose one of the tables outside in the beautifully green surrounding.

Pros: delicious food, awesome bagel with „salmon” carrot, superb lunches


Points +2081

03 Nov 2019

Super nice

Beautiful location, friendly service and good food.


Points +1194

14 Sep 2019

Nice place good food

Cozy place with nice menu! Few vegan options! We had some burgers there and they were on point! I would love to have some fries on the side but theres non in the menu. Any way this place is lovely, iluzjon building is just stunning!

Pros: Lovely building, Nice burgers

Cons: No fries


Points +74

15 Aug 2019

Not recommended

Pros: The menu looks tasty, prices are OK, plenty of space outside, dogs friendly.
Cons: Unfortunately a VERY poor service. Visited them twice and twice they forgot abt my order despite not having too many clients. The staff are very young people more interested in talking to each other than actually working. Two stars as place has lot of potential, just probably not menaged properly. Definitely Warsaw has many better options.


Points +35

01 Aug 2019

Beautiful spot, nice calm atmosphere

Nice spot and good options of sweet and savory vegan things. Lots of comfy seats and friendly staff.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options, Wide range of options, Cosy


Points +982

31 Jul 2019

beautiful café in the park

beautiful café offering many tasty options for each meal of the day and perfect coffee. great place to grab a beer and eat something tasty. i also strongly recommend the cinema in the same building.

great breakfasts! the tofu scramble is on point.

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