The Nosh, a Kosher Cafe is the first Kosher eatery in Tarnow in some seventy years. Thousands of Jewish tourists visit Tarnow every year as this was, in many ways, a cradle of Jewish life in Poland. Those who maintain a Kosher diet had nowhere to dine while in Tarnow, until now. Groups who did stay in Tarnow had to bring Kosher food from Krakow or Warsaw, a tiresome and expensive effort.
The Nosh – a Kosher Cafe, has been established to address this issue but most certainly not exclusively for Jewish tourists. We have had amazing support from the local city government and residents. We open our arms to all, to taste Jewish cooking, perhaps as grandma used to make but with a modern twist to entice all.
As a “non-meat” Cafe, we are able to use Kosher Dairy products (milk, butter, cheese, etc.) in our baking, bringing out the full rich tastes. We aim to be “the place” to go to in Tarnow when one wants a superior cup of coffee or fine leaf teas, with a slice of coffee cake or cherry pie…a Nosh and more.
All breads, bagels, pitas, buns, etc. will be baked on site, with the aromas to be inhaled & savoured. Our coffee, from far away places as Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Guatemala and more are roasted in small batches, right here in Tarnow, to our specification. Enjoy a cup in the cafe and take some with you from our large selection of freshly roasted whole bean coffee.
Out Private Label Teas are “all natural” and will meet the demands of tea lovers from around the world. These are also available to take home with you.
The first reference to Jewish life in Tarnow dates back to the mid 1400’s. Jewish immigrants were welcomed and protected by various kings and lived side by side with their Christian neighbours.
The building that houses the “Nosh” was, during WW11, the outside wall of the Jewish Ghetto, established by the Nazis. The cellars and attics hid many Jewish families, protected all too often by their Christian neighbours.
Take a short walk around the corner to see the “Menorah Gates”, built by the original Jewish owner. When closed, they create a welcoming site of Jewish life in Tarnow.