Prague Cafés

Prague is full of cafés, coffee shops, and sweet shops. Aside from chain coffee shops like Starbucks or Costa Coffee, which are seemingly at every corner, you can enjoy homemade desserts at historic sweet shops or a special roast at hip cafés and roasters. Below are some popular places where locals go for their coffee break. Please check the websites for opening times and other information.

Café Louvre

An elegant, spacious and airy Art Nouveau café on Národní, established in 1902 and visited by such customers as Kafka, Čapek, or Einstein. The café was closed during communism for its "bourgeois" character and was reopened in 1992. This is a great place to meet with friends for coffee or tea, or to have breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Address: Národní třída 20, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B or tram 6, 9, 17, 18, 22 to Národní třída

Café Slavia

The famous Grand Café Slavia across from the National Theatre opened in 1881 (the same year as the theatre) and became a meeting place of artists and intellectuals, including Václav Havel who was a frequent customer during his dissident years. The café was closed in 1991 due to ownership issues and reopened six years later, having been restored to its 1930s Art Deco look that gives it a lot of personality. Café Slavia is a very pleasant place to have coffee and dessert or to warm up with grog or hot chocolate. If you find space, get a table by the riverside windows to enjoy beautiful views of the Prague Castle.

Address: Smetanovo nábřeží 2, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B to Národní třída or tram 6, 9, 17, 18, 22 to Národní divadlo


This is a cozy neighborhood café on Náměstí Míru in Vinohrady. It is hard to resist the wonderful homemade desserts baked by the café owner and experienced chef Jakub Reimitz. His pleasant demeanor adds to the café's warm and welcoming atmosphere. You can stop by for a relaxing break over coffee and dessert, or have breakfast or a light lunch.

Address: Náměstí Míru 16, Prague 2
Getting there: Metro A or tram 4, 10, 16 or 22 to Náměstí Míru

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Kavárna Obecní dům

One of the most beautiful cafés in Prague, designed in the Art Nouveau style with high ceilings, large windows, mirrors and gorgeous crystal chandeliers. A large selection of coffees, teas, drinks, salads, light meals, sandwiches, and desserts including home-made cakes. Breakfast served from 8 a.m.

Address: Náměstí Republiky 5 (Municipal House), Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B or tram 5, 8, 14 to Náměstí Republiky


Cukrárna MyšákThis is a historic Czech sweet shop dating back to 1911 when it was founded by František Myšák. Customers have been enjoying the ice cream sunday here for decades, and the first Czechoslovak president T. G. Masaryk received a cake made for him by Myšák and son. A large part of the original building unfortunately perished during restorations in 2007 but has been beautifully rebuilt. It is now run by the Ambiente group. Come for a cup of coffee and one of the wonderful seasonal desserts.

Address: Vodičkova 31, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A to Můstek (exit towards Václavské náměstí/Vodičkova) or tram 3, 9, 14, 24 to Vodičkova

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A hip Italian café and restaurant run by the Ambiente chain. Serving breakfast, appetizers, salads, panini, piadine, pasta, and desserts.

Address: Vězeňská 1, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A to Staroměstská


Pražírna (meaning "Coffee Roasters") is a quality coffee shop near the I. P. Pavlova metro station. They roast their own coffee. You can choose from several types of roast and either have a cup at the café or buy a package to take home. Pražírna serves breakfast daily and offers soup, toast or sandwiches all day long, as well as a few types of desserts.

Address: Lublaňská 50, Prague 2
Getting there: Metro C or tram 4, 6, 10, 13, 16, 22, 23 to I. P. Pavlova