Cafes in Prague

Imperial

Elegant, ballroom-like atmosphere set to black-tie jazz theme. Live jazz Wed.-Sat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are also served. Na Porici 15, Prague 1. Open daily 9-1 a.m. website

 

Cafe Louvre

A spacious, cheerful cafe where Franz Kafka, Max Brod and their circle used to talk about a philosophy. Complete menu. Narodni 20, Prague 1. Open daily 8 a.m.-11 p.m. website

 

Kavarna Obecni Dum

Cafeteria is situated in the most beautiful Art Noveau building in Prague – Municipal House. Location: Namesti Republiky 5, Prague 1, website 

 

Bohemia Bagel

Three branches in Prague selling excellent-value filled bagels, muffins, salads and coffee, including various cheap ‘meal deals’. This bakery is very popular amongst travellers. Open: 7.30am-6.30pm 

 

Café Kaab

Friendly, downscale vibe, upscale coffee — a great place to waste an afternoon. Mánesova 20, Prague 2–Vinohrady. Open Mon.–Sat. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.-11p.m. website

 

Cafe Montmartre

A legend from the First Republic returns. Once a watering hole for legendary Prague figures, Montik is a jewel of cafes. Retezova 7, Prague 1-Old Town. Open daily 8 a.m.-11 p.m 

 

Cafe Savoy

With a high, ornamental ceiling, unusual chandeliers and a tinkling fountain, the Savoy offers atmosphere and plenty of space for absorbing it. Full dinner menu as well. Vitezna 5, Prague 5. Open daily 9 a.m.-midnight. website 

 

Culinaria

Known as the source for takeout, plus favorite American and British groceries. But there’s also a pretty good little coffee shop inside.Address: Skořepka 9, Prague 1 –Old Town , Tel.: 224 231 237, Open Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-7 p.m. website

 

Ebel Coffee House

So many places pour sad misrepresentations of coffee in Old Town that it’s shocking to find really good stuff in the alleys off the square. A miracle: fashionable coffee house serving coffee of the highest quality in the heart of Old Town. Pure arabicas and custom coffee blends created just for Praguers. Breakfast, muffins, cakes, sandwiches and salads are also served. Location: Retezova 9 or Tynsky dvur Open: 8am-8pmTyn 2, Prague 1-Old Town. Open daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m. website

 

French Institute Cafe

Frequented by Praguers and French people alike, including many students, for cheap coffee and croissants, French papers and magazines. Stepanska 35, Prague 1. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Grand Hotel Evropa

Faded glory, to be sure, but still crammed to the balcony rails with turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau excesses. The most stylish old nook on Wenceslas Square, but sadly this coffee house is highly overpriced. Vaclavske nam. 25, Prague 1. Open daily 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Cover may be charged for live music.

 

Grand Café Orient

Whenever people mention Grand Café Orient, they quickly point out all the Cubist elements. But the café serves nice small plates and a decent-enough cup of coffee, too. Ovocný trh 19, Prague 1–Old Town, Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. website

 

Hotel Pariz – Cafe de Paris

The ritzy downtown cafe address with occasional jazz combos, highballs and a colorful history, thanks to Bohumil H rabal’s I Served the King of England. U Obecniho domu 1, Prague 1. Open daily 10 a.m.-midnight. website 

 

John & George

Part kavárna, part restaurant, part take-away stop, this unique spot next to the Lennon Wall (John & George, get it?) relies on a small menu of relatively simple items.Free Wifi. Velkopřevorské nám. 4, Prague 1–Malá Strana, Tel.: 257 217 736, Open daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

 

Kava, Kava, Kava

Maybe not the best coffee in town, but the two caffeine outposts top most of them. This quiet courtyard oasis is also port-of-call to shipments of coffee beans and loose teas from everywhere they grow them, whopping carrot cake wedges and peanut butter cookies. Narodni 37 (in the courtyard), Prague 1. . Open Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. website

 

Kavarna Slavia

Legendary. The views across the river unbeatable at Prague’s most celebrated literary and theatrical cafe. Narodni trida at Smetanovo nabrezi, across from the National Theater, Prague 1.  Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-midnight, Sat. and Sun. 9 a.m.-midnight. website

 

St. Nicholas Cafe

The customers are cool, the mood hip and cynical, and the prices lower than you might think. Location: Trziste 10, Prague 1 (near the U.S. Embassy). Open Mon.-Fri. noon-1 a.m., Sat. and Sun. 4 p.m.-1 a.m.

 

Resto Cafe Patio

A sumptuous setting and an abundance of coffees, small plates and very serious sweets. Narodni 22, Prague 1. . Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. website 

 

U sv. Vojtecha

Neighborhood gathering place, light, airy and comfortable, with newspapers-on-a-stick and pleasant service. Vojtesska 14, Prague 1 (behind the National Theater). Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. website

 

U Zeleneho caje

The “Green Tea” proffers teas and light meals on busy Nerudova street just below the castle. Nerudova 19, Prague 1. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. AmEx, Euro/MC, Visa. website

 

Free Wifi

 There is free wifi access in many cafés in the centre of town, though they do expect you to buy at least something to eat and drink while you’re surfing the net.

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