Karma Organic Coffee

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 14 reviews )

Ul Krupnicza 12, Krakow, Poland, 31-123

Stylish and modern coffee cafe, bakery, and coffee roaster. Serves breakfast and lunch food. Uses fresh ingredients, no microwave. The day's soups are often vegan (marked "W"). Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm.

Category: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Take-out, Bakery

Reviews (14)

First Review by Veggie Mama

Vegan options - Edit

The blue dot marks vegan, yellow gluten-free. They have vegan soups, sandwiches and pie. Nice atmosphere.

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Alright - Edit

The place is beautiful, the food is okay I'd say. We had two sandwiches, one of them was just plain bread with onions, salad, avocado and tofu, no dressing or whatsoever, it tasted really plain. The other dish with avocado and corn tortilla was a little better, but nothing exciting. The ingredients seemed very fresh and high quality though. The male waiter with red hair was very friendly!

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5+ - Edit

best place in cracow. they roast their own coffee and stuff know a lot about it. i had the best dripper here! also lot of vegan otpions, my favourite place for breakfast (try their hummus - it's so awesome!) and cakes. tofu cheesecake is unbelievable! so good and tasty! if you're into coffee you have to check this place.

Pros: great stuff, coffee, vegan cakes

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We left after 2mins.. - Edit

My mum and I set off on a Saturday morning to find Karma after reading great reviews and I was hoping to have a lovely soya latte and vegan cake to start the weekend. Unfortunately as soon as we walked in we felt uncomfortable, no one acknowledged us and it seemed a bit pretentious. I popped up to the counter to get a breakfast menu and to ask which cakes were vegan. Two out of the six were, one was banana and one was sultana - both looked stale and both had a wasp flying around them so I didn't plan on trying them. Back at our table we looked at the menu which mostly seemed to be yogurt and muesli or fruit, nothing was labelled as vegan and I didn't feel like asking the staff who seemed busy and not particularly friendly. Maybe we hit it at a bad time but for us it wasn't worth searching for and we found a much better place to eat down the road.

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Very cute place! - Edit

They offer a few vegan cakes (I tried the almond - seasonal fruits) and some food options (like hummus, soups, salads etc). Great coffee!

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Modern Vision - Edit

This is a fine example of the new modern style of coffee shop now opening in beautiful Krakow. Even better, it's vegetarian! From Teatr Bagatela just walk down Ul. Krupnicza (a favourite vegetarian establishment street in Kraków). We noticed a sign saying tofu on an outdoor menu. Being the ever inquisitive vegetarian traveller, I confirmed with a member of staff inside that Karma is 100% vegetarian. It wasn't obvious from the outside. The two soups of the day were vegan with other vegan items on the menu clearly marked with a blue 'w' (the Polish 'w' is pronounced as an English 'v'). The coffee was seriously amazing. I am not exaggerating, the coffee was simply divine and available with soya milk of course. They bake their own cakes, quiches and tarts on site and serve other snacks such as wraps, sandwiches and light mezze type meals. The interior is modern, service is friendly and there is a great atmosphere inside. I wish we'd discovered it at the start of the holiday rather than the end. We will be back. We have been back. We will go back again.

Pros: amazing coffee, soups, modern

Cons: closes at 8pm

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(Usually) the best veggie food in town - Edit

"Karma" is the most contemporary and advanced in Krakow's veggie food scene - which all in all is rather conservative, so don't expect any avantgarde experiments here. It is considered a "hipster" venue (with a macbook on every other table this might actually have been a self-fulfilling marketing ruse), features a fairly minimalistic, stylish, bright environment and is quite well visited throughout their opening hours.

Basically, they work with the common "bar" concept, but except for having to order your food at the counter, every other aspect is handled flexibly or entirely with a proper restaurant attitude, e.g. if you wish to, you can pay when leaving instead of up-front, you don't have to fetch your food or cutlery (or return it). The staff is friendly, attentive and eager to explain the dishes on offer.

The food changes on a daily basis, but with about eight recurring "favorites" one can get a taste of their basic repertoire within a week. They definitely try to come up with something new every now and then, usually based on the season's fruits and vegetables and weather adapted. The quality is consistently high, but this fact makes the sometimes utterly boring and bland exceptions stand out even more. Many of the dishes show (near or far) eastern influences, Mediterranean food isn't rare either. Nicely spiced salads are a standard here, so are the good (sometimes excellent) cakes. Coffee is supposedly good, too.

Prices are clearly higher than in any of the other businesses, but then, none of them has anything comparable to offer (with maybe some of the Japanese dishes at "Pod norenami" being the only exception). Still worth it.

In any larger Metropolis "Karma" would be underpiced (yet somehat standard fare) - in Krakow it's the only creative veggie cuisine, and thusly, at least for some, without competition.

If you don't mind the ubiquitous Apple logo, go there.

Only main drawback for me: About half of the offer is vegetarian. Many of those dishes can be veganized, but this hardly ever means substituting with vegan ingredients, rather omitting non-vegan ones. With the warm dishes normally being limited to two soups and two main courses per day, on many occasions there is not much of a choice when coming in vegan - but at least you'll never have to leave hungry. Still, a serious, albeit easily improvable minus!

Pros: Most advanced & creative cuisine in town, tasty food (though partially re-hashed), pleasant atmo (except for applephilia)

Cons: Not entirely vegan, , costier than the rest (but worth it), macbooks & iphones not banned, yet

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... - Edit

Delicious coffee, that's unquestionable, also a few alternatives. The cakes looked also very tasty, but I haven't tried any.
You may like it or not, but I have to say that's a typical hipster cafe, so it's casual somehow but also expensive. Nothing for low-budget.

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Maybe the coffee is good... - Edit

I popped into this venue at lunchtime and was instantly attracted by the great selection of cakes (all were vegan). I decided to start off with some soup (two vegan soups available) and finish off with a slice of cake. The soup was really unbelievable: peeled tomatoes straight out of a can, a couple of tiny potato cubes, a little bit of mushroom and no side serving of bread, as is common in Poland. Thank God for some nice Thai flavouring! Next, I got a lovely big chunk of nut/choco/something cake. However, it was dry, had far too many ingredients and was hard to swallow. I left Karma with an almost empty stomach and a slightly lighter wallet. Around me folks were enjoying their Thai curries; perhaps I made the wrong choices that day...

Pros: Vegan cakes (great for vegans), Inexpensive, English-speaking waiters

Cons: Not tasty, Not filling

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Now Roasting - Edit

Karma have a good selection of vegan options, lots of veggie food AND best news of all, they are now roasting their own coffee beans and sell them too. Sweet, yo.

Pros: Coffee, Vegan, Delicious

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Hardly Anything Vegan - Edit

I went here for breakfast but only had very few things I could order. Had some borscht (beet soup). It was good but not totally worth the walk there.

Pros: Good atmosphere

Cons: Very little vegan food

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GREAT vegetarian cafe - Edit

This is a great vegetarian cafe with delicious some vegan food as well! I am never disappointed by the food and coffee here! I highly recommend their salads and soups for lunch. They always have at least 1 Vegan cake and at least 1 Gluten Free cake. Unfortunately, these are not usually the same cake, so Vegans who are also GF will probably not find dessert here. There are usually a few GF and Vegan lunch options available, though. They also almost always have soya milk--which is hard to find in Krakow

Pros: some vegan options, meat-free

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awesome little coffee shop - Edit

I had a soy cappuccino, which was great because not too many cafes in Krakow carry soy milk. I also had a slice of some vegan chocolate banana cake which was yummy, but a bit pricey. Overall, good food.

Pros: tasty, soy milk

Cons: pricey

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Superb in quality & character. HAPPENING! - Edit

I don't drink coffee, but I am told it is amazing. Their homemade deserts are phenomenal. Grilled sandwiches nice, soups lovely. Mostly, I love the atmosphere of a buzzing coffee cafe where you can meet interesting people popping in. Friendly atmosphere, lively & fun. I would add some acoustic music sets by local musicians for the vibe. Great place!

Pros: Excellent quality foods, Great atmosphere, Superb homemade desserts

Cons: We live an hour away!

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