If you find yourself in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and have a craving for delectable pastries served in a trendy and bustling atmosphere, then head straight to Pastry Club Woda. Nestled in the historic Rother’s Mill complex on Mill Island, this place is either a pastry shop inside a club or a club inside a pastry shop – either way it’s designed by Znamy sie for foodies and partygoers alike.
Mill Island, surrounded by water, is a vibrant hub for cultural events organized by the city of Bydgoszcz. The island’s history is rooted in inland water transport of grain and flour production, and Pastry Club Woda cleverly incorporates these aspects into its design. As soon as you arrive, you’re greeted by a bold cobalt colored floor and tiled bar, all symbolizing the flow of water.
The historic Rother’s Mill complex once housed a grain and flour granary storehouse and mill. The pastry club beautifully intertwines modern machinery and design elements to pay homage to its rich history. The open kitchen allows customers to witness the baking, resembling the flour production process that once took place on the grounds.
Pastry Club Woda is a chameleon, shifting its identity as the day progresses from cobalt to orange. By day, it’s a bright, technical space, displaying an array of mouthwatering pastries against the cool cobalt backdrop. As the sun sets and night falls, the club transforms into a hotspot. Warm orange lights take over, creating an inviting ambiance reminiscent of a setting sun.
One of the highlights of the Pastry Club Woda experience is its focus on the internal production process. The space is thoughtfully divided between the customer area and the technological section, ensuring visitors can witness the magic of baking and pastry creation up close and personal.
Whether you’re a food enthusiast or looking for a fun night out, Pastry Club Woda is set up to entice all. With its blend of water-themed design, flour production references, and the seamless transition from pastry shop to a nightclub, this place aims to captivate your senses.
Photography by ONI Studio.