Sweets and desserts
Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you are in the right place! Bielsko-Biała has countless pastry shops and bakeries, ice-cream parlours, and cafés that often serve home-made treats.
Expect variations of cheesecakes, poppy-seeds logs, eclairs, gingerbread, Polish donuts, honey cakes, buns and pies with fruits, and … the list of traditional Polish pastries seems to be endless. A visit to one of pastry-shops will make your mouth water. Many Polish people buy cakes by kilos, but you can choose smaller pieces, just to try as many as possible sweet old classics.
Usually, pastry shops are also bakeries and sell various breads, from traditional wheat bread to wholegrain or spelt. Polish bread is always worth a try…
Some pastry-shops will have small tables so you can order a coffee or tea with your pastry selection.
Pastry-shops and bakeries in Bielsko-biała
Here is a list of great pastry-shops in Bielsko-Biała, some of them bake their delicious treats for over 25 years now. So forget for a moment your calorie-counting and indulge in a taste of local flavors.
Ice-creams and desserts
An inexpensive local favourite. On a warm day, you will have to wait in line for takeaway ice-cream cones. It’s the oldest ice-cream parlour in the city, famous for its home-made ice-creams and desserts with a pinch of sentiment.
This ice-cream kiosk, situated by 11 Listopada Street, near the City Hall, is selling soft serve ice cream for more than 30 years now. No artificial ingredients or flavours, just plain but tasty ice-cream. Try also their fresh and yummy cream rolls.
Lody włoskie – Cygański Las
If you happen to visit Cygański Las, don’t forget to get a soft serve ice-cream from one of the oldest ice-cream kiosks. You will only get a choice of two flavours, but they are prepared in a traditional way and are simply delicious.
This hole-in-the-wall ice-cream parlour in the Old Town sells soft serve ice cream with various topping, sauces and dips.
Blekota Sweet Factory
If you fancy rose-water, marzipan or cactus ice-cream, then you should head to this cute little ice-cream parlour set just in the Old Town Square. They also serve coffee and various desserts.
This tiny ice-cream shop makes and sells delicious produce for all the ice-cream enthusiasts. They also offer vegan options.
Delicious ice-creams that will make you come back for more. Flavors are often inspired by the traditional Polish sweets and seasonal fruits.
There are so many flavors that it’s difficult to choose from. If you have this problem, then go for pistachio – it’s their signature ice-cream.
Sweets and chocolates
For any serious chocoholic, this locally produced chocolate is a bucket-list must. The choice is vast, from traditional tastes to unique combinations such as cocoa and curry. Karmello also runs a café (in a shopping mall Galeria Sfera I) where they serve their signature hot-chocolate.
Krówki (Little Cows Candies)
The History of Bielsko-Biała’s “little cows candies” dates back to 1949. This popular cream fudge represents one of very much loved Polish specialties. Simple in its form and presentation, but taste is always reliable. You will find it in most of Polish supermarkets and shops.