Prague Cafés

Below are some popular Prague cafés. The opening times are subject to change. Please check the café website for current 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 (vegetarian meals included). There is a nice size non-smoking room and a separate billiard room.

Address: Národní třída 20, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B or tram 6, 9, 17, 18, 22 to Národní třída
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Website: www.cafelouvre.cz


Café Milena

Named for Franz Kafka's lover Milena Jesenská, the café is located on the first floor of a historical building right on the Old Town Square and offers a direct view of the astronomical clock.

Address: Staroměstské náměstí 22, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A to Staroměstská
Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


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 former president 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 (try the palačinky) or to warm up with grog or hot chocolate, which are made to perfection here. 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
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - midnight, Sat-Sun 9 a.m. - midnight
Website: www.cafeslavia.cz


Deserterie

This cozy neighborhood café is exactly what náměstí Míru in Vinohrady was missing. Once the café opened, it didn't take long for locals to take notice. It is hard to resist the wonderful homemade desserts baked fresh the night before by the café owner and experienced chef Jakub Reimitz whose 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 a light meal of soup, sandwich or salad.

Address: Náměstí Míru 16, Prague 2
Getting there: Metro A or tram 4, 10, 16 or 22 to Náměstí Míru
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Website: deserterie.cz


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 7:30 a.m. Piano music every night. Internet access.

Address: Náměstí Republiky 5 (Municipal House), Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B or tram 5, 8, 14 to Náměstí Republiky
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Website: www.kavarnaod.cz


La Dolce Vita

A pleasant Italian café on two floors, serving good coffee, gelato and desserts.

Address: Široká 15, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A to Staroměstská
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - midnight


PastaCaffé

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

Address: Vězeňská 1 & Vodičkova 8, Prague 1
Getting there: Location Vězeňská - Metro A to Staroměstská, location Vodičkova - metro A to Můstek (exit towards Václavské náměstí/Vodičkova) or tram 3, 9, 14, 24 to Vodičkova
Hours: Mon-Sat 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Website: www.ambi.cz

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