Klezmer-Hois – an unique place in the heart of the Jewish district Kazimierz.
Klezmer-Hois (The House of the Klezmer) is an exceptional restaurant situated in the 14th century building, once a ritual bathhouse, 100 meters from the Remuh Synagogue. Its culinary offer as well as the décor and artistic atmosphere evoke the ambience of the pre-war Jewish Kazimierz.
Klezmer-Hois is not only a restaurant but also a cozy bookshop with a wide range of books, notebooks, maps, posters and stationary products designed and published by Austeria Publishing.
One can not only taste here the traditional Galician Jewish dishes but also listen to klezmer music.
Concerts are held every day at 8 p.m.
Late Leopold Kozłowski-Kleinmann, the last klezmer of Galicia, was a co-founder of Klezmer-Hois. It was him who coordinated and inspired our artistic and culinary ventures. It was him who together with Jacek Cygan, a Polish lyricist and poet, created a world famous musical performance „Raisins with Almonds”.
His famous armchair in the corner of the café is empty now but his spirit overwhelms the place and his music, his history, his jokes and warm personality are still with us.
Klezmer-Hois is also a meeting place of the literary Krakow where one, on Monday afternoon, can meet writers, poets, translators discussing not only literature but also world problems or politics.
Our guests among others where: Steven Spielberg, Ben Kinsley, Ralph Finnes, Allan Parker, Michael Angelo Antonioni, Roman Polański, Adrian Brody, Andrzej Wajda, Wisława Szymborska, Czesław Miłosz.