Out of all the restaurants that we can recommend in Krakow, Koko is by far the one we actually visit the most. Anytime someone comes to visit, we take them here. Anytime we have to be in the Main Square for an event, we stop by for a beer and some pierogi. It is full of locals and students, and in-the-know tourists.
It has a simple menu, with Polish staples such as, Pierogis, Pork or Chicken Cutlets, fresh Polish salads (similar to coleslaws), and traditional soups. Beer here starts at 7zl (a steal for any tourist, especially so close to the Main Square). And there are several dining rooms to choose from, including a dungeon-like basement, an upper-level dining room that is reminiscent of your grandmother’s kitchen, and in summer an outdoor courtyard. Nothing here is fancy, but to get a full 2-course dinner with a beer for under 12 Euro, who cares! Pierogi platters start at under 7 Euro (30 zl).
So what do we always order? Pierogi Ruski to share with someone, Chicken Cutlet with salad mix, and always a large beer! (In the summertime, we highly recommend the fruit pierogis for dessert as well!)