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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

homemade apple strudel cut open on baking paper

Czech Desserts Apple Strudel

Czech Desserts Apple Strudel Many will associate this with the Cafes in Vienna but Apple Strudel has been a staple dessert in Slavic lands for centuries and like many desserts it was largely designed to use up leftover ingredients. In this post I’ll show you what to expect from a cafe/restaurant and how we make … Read More

czech folded pancake called palacinky with visible grapes, peach, cream and chocolate sauce

Czech Desserts – Palacinky

Czech Pancakes – Palacinky I wrote about the original Czech pancakes on the Livanec post which is served with sour cream and fruit puree. This is about the more recognisable flat pancake or crepe. If you want savoury pancakes then look out for something called a “creperie”. The one I’m going to talk about is … Read More

man with prague ice cream gelato in a cone standing outside an historic building with period decoration

Prague Ice Cream Gelato

Prague Ice Cream Gelato Places to Try It’s getting hot in the city and you’re looking to cool down. Prague Ice Cream Gelato may be on your mind so here are 4 places that I’ve been to and enjoyed. Two are Old Town and two are Lesser Town. So we are talking about Ice Cream … Read More

4 pieces of czech livanec pancakes on raspberry sauce and sour cream on top with a sprig of mint

Czech Desserts – Livanec

Czech Desserts – Livanec As you browse restaurant menus you’ll find different sorts of pancakes. In a tourist environment they would be what Czechs call Palačinky (sounds like palla-chin-key) but the authentic Czech pancake is Livanec. If you’ve ever tried the dutch mini-pancakes called Poffertjes, it’s cooked the same way, just bigger. Like many desserts, … Read More