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sign on the art nouveau fanta kavarna at prague main train station

Fantova Kavarna

Fantova Kavarna at Prague Main Train Station Prague very much has a cafe and artistic culture to go along with an impressive history so what better place to combine all three than at the Fantova Kavarna (Fanta’s Cafe) in the historic part of the main train station. A Potted History The original Prague main train … Read More

the restored interior of pragues grand cafe orient. cubist style with green and gold decor and mahogany bar

Prague Cafes – Grand Cafe Orient

Prague Cafes – Grand Cafe Orient There are not many “original” things left in the world, but some places are rebuilt with such care and attention to detail that you can’t tell the difference. Grand Cafe Orient in Prague is one of those places. The building where the cafe is located is on the route … Read More

white restaurant barge moored on the river next to shooters island in prague

Shooters Island

Shooters Island in Prague – Strelecky Ostrov I’m going to split this post into two parts. Obviously you’ll want to know why it’s called Shooters Island but you’ll also want to understand why you might like to come here. Where Does the Name Come From? The Island is mentioned as far back as the 12th … Read More

prague lucerna passage long view extending away. tiled floor ending at 5 tall roman windows

Lucerna Passage

Prague Lucerna Passage – Cultural Gem The first time I came through the covered Lucerna Passage (it sounds like “lootserna”) was the summer of 1996 about a week after arriving in the country. I think we were trying to find an American pub but we had no map, no smartphones, we didn’t speak Czech and … Read More

Prague Children Friendly Restaurants and Cafes

Prague Children Friendly Restaurants and Cafes Eating out in Prague with kids again can be challenging. I wish I could say that places will be greeting families with welcome arms but, I live in the real world. It’s much better than it used to be but still, it could be even better. I find it … Read More