Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by brcek, Jan 18, 2008.
Yes, Coffee Heaven.
Starbucks at Mala Strana opens tomorrow, so you still have to wait couple hours.
Hmmm... I seem to remember a Dunkin' Donuts in Budapest.
Dunkin Donuts *used* to be in Prague, at least in two locations in Vaclavske Namesti, one of them quite huge, upstairs in palace Koruna. They weren't cheap but they weren't out of there expensive either and they were usually full (but of people that usually occupied tables for hours). One reason or another, the whole thing folded up three years ago or more.
Oh yeah, you're right. I vaguely remember seeing the sign when I was much younger. I think it can even be like ten years since they went out of business here.
I think 10 years ago it's a bit too much, I'm sure they were open in 2001 and possibly I ate my last dunkin donuts in 2004 (not later anyway)
I thought it opened on the 18th. I guess it was only for the press, not for the public yet?
According to today's Metropolitni Express it's opening tomorrow.
After couple of years in the US you will get fed up with Starbucks and will go back to the good italian cappuchino :lol: :lol: :lol: .
Btw: so far I did not taste a good coffee here :cry: . Sorry.
I would also vote for Dunkin' Donuts over Starbucks. I prefer coffee that is a bit more mellow and their blueberry donuts are GREAT. There are at least a couple of DD's in Berlin, but don't know if there are any at all in the Czech Republic.
I've tried Coffee Heaven once or twice but they have very strange hours for a coffee place -- the one on Na Prikopje didn't open until around 9 in the morning! How is someone supposed to make it until 9 without coffee?
I think every store at Na Prikope and Wenc. Square doesn't open until 9 or 9.30, except for McDonalds which runs 24/7 (only those two at Na Prikope and Wenc.Sqr)
That's assuming that you frequent Starbucks often enough to get fed up. Go there every other month and you'll be fine.
My husband calls it dirty water of which one must drink 5 cups to get the same effect as one shot of CR coffee. I personally love our coffee. I don't touch those mud shots in the CR they call coffee. :twisted:
Your husband is my soulmate :wink:
I call it "špinavá voda" since i was a kid. I do not understand why people here drink that dirty stuff. Sorry, no offence.
Dirty water is not my cup of Earl Grey
I have to comment on it. Spinava voda, dirty water, hehe
To tell you the truth the only coffee I've ever had was in Starbucs. 8) :shock: :lol: :cry:
I'm not a coffee person and I don't drink coffee, never, ever, I also prefer tea. So why I had that coffee in Starbucks? I just had to try Sturbucks, you know, it's one of those companies you keep hearing about all the time, so you just go and what the deal is.
No, that is not the point. I get Starbucks only once in awhile but even if I order cappuccino (for instance) in Starbucks, it is NOT the good cappuccino I can get in Italy, Paris or even Prague. No cinnamon, no tasty skimming, no chocolate; just something tasting somewhat OK.
For example those coffee shops we used to have - not sure now but I think that "U Mysaka" in Vodickova (I used to visit in 80'/90') - with a wide offer, Segafredo coffe shops etc. - those you cannot beat by Starbucks by any chance.
This is not that I am against Starbucks; I can drink it, sure.
Maybe Starbucks in Prague is different from Starbucks we have in the US. It is like KFC - you get different menu in KFC in Prague and different in Michigan. And I seem to remember even the chicken tasted differently - but I cannot tell the difference in taste now since I have not been home (CR) for a few years.
just an aside - I wonder if Starbucks gets pronounced as "star-boots-kiss" (English transliteration) by anyone not familiar with English? After all, I used to call the river in Prague "vlit-TAH-vah" :wink:
I am not sure how would Sb. with no English background pronounce "Starbucks". But one thing about Czech environment is that we (in many cases) pronounce foreign words as they are pronounced originally. Not always, but often. Americans tend to "pronounce foreign transcript with English spelling" and as a result they are hard to understand. For instance when they were speaking about Dominik Hasek on the radio a few days ago, it took me a couple of minutes to realize who are they talking about (shame on me ).
Also Czech is the language where you pronounce words as you write them (with a few exceptions; once you learn the right spelling, e.g. how it sounds, you are all set) - so I assume the sound might be like "Starbu:ck" - "star" would be the same and "bucks" with "u" (in doubt). Well, our "u" is different, so ... any ideas here, guys? Need help! :wink:
But there are many people who live in CR now! How do you call this place? "Starbuck" or "Sta:rbak" ?
I call this place with English pronunciation, just as McDonald's, Tesco, Wallmart...
yes, of course - I try to do the same with Czech names
saying starbucks for a Czech could be problematic - the sound of the u is quite unlike anything I have heard in Czech. it is a bit like the gutteral sound you make right before you vomit (uuuhhhhh....) :wink:
I bet you say Valmart. :wink: I know all my Czech friends/family do unless they are really concentrating.
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