Tip: Start or end your day at art-deco Kavarna Slavia and enjoy the super-delicious cakes and the superb views of the nearby National Theatre and the Vltava river.
– Café Louvre, Narodni Trida 22, Prague 1
– Café Imperial, Na Porici 15, Prague 1
– Grand Café Orient, Ovocny trh 19, Prague 1
– Kavarna Obecni Dum, Namesti Republiky 5, Prague 1
– Café Montmarte, Retezova 7, Prague 1
Czech coffee is often served in Turkish-style (turecká káva), with boiling water poured directly over finely ground beans. This lends it a decidedly rich effect. Stir it well, and let the grounds settle to the bottom—and when you get to the bottom of the cup, be sure not to swallow the last mouthful, or you’ll get a throat full of mud.
Coffee from machines, called překapávaná (Presso), is more usually served these days, and other beverages like cappuccinos are featured in lots of restaurants and cafés also. Decaf coffee, though, is still comparatively rare.