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Cafe Imperial

Prague Cafes – Cafe Imperial Architectural Gem When I first visited the Cafe Imperial in 1996 it was because I worked about 200 metres away. In those days despite the stunning interior it was just a “regular cafe” called the Imperial Kavarna and the hotel certainly wasn’t five star back then. People with long memories … Read More

czech food smazenka egg mixed with breadcrumbs topped with pickles and onions

Czech Food – Smazenka

Czech Food – Smaženka You won’t find Smaženka in restaurants as it is very much a lunchtime snack food which you are most likely to find in a bakery or small cafe catering to local Czechs. Literally the name means “something little which is fried” so let’s find out what to expect. Is Smaženka an … Read More

The Spot Cafe Lounge neon sign at Dlouha 13

The Spot Cafe Lounge

Prague Cafes – The Spot Cafe Lounge I visited the Spot Cafe Lounge on the recommendation of a friend who said it was smart, friendly and had a great menu. Of course I had to check this out along with my wife so we walked literally 200 metres from the Old Town Square to Dlouha … Read More

The Art Nouveau interior of the Municipal House Cafe in Prague

Municipal House Cafe

Municipal House Cafe You’ll find lots of tips for eating and drinking on this site. If you’re like me then you appreciate a nice cup of coffee and believe me there are many places that you can try. But if you’re only here for a couple of days there really are 5 or 6 cafes … Read More

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Prague Cafes – Cafe Louvre

Prague Cafes – Cafe Louvre I often tell the story that in the early days with my wife when we stopped at Cafe Louvre she would say “that’s the former foreign minister” or “that was the chief of police”. By the time I looked around I would just see the back of somebody’s head. But … Read More

the interior of bakeshop praha cafe in prague old town

Prague Cafes – Bakeshop Praha

Prague Cafes – Bakeshop Praha It’s about time that I got around to writing about Bakeshop Praha as I seem to visit their Old Town location almost on a weekly basis. It was probably one of the first places that broke into the established Czech Cafe scene and it has a great location. Let me … Read More

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

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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

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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