prague guide.

COFFEE.

Karvarna Misto Cafe

Place, Bubenečská 12

9am-10pm Monday-Saturday & 10am-6pm Sunday

A great option for coffee and a decent brunch style menu as well. 

 Image: http://www.mistoprovas.cz/en/?setLg=en

Image: http://www.mistoprovas.cz/en/?setLg=en

Ema Expresso Bar

Na Florenci 1420/3, 110 00 Nové Město

8am-8pm Monday-Friday & 10am-6pm Saturday-Sunday

Espresso bar with delicious baked goods.

 Image: http://www.emaespressobar.cz/en

Image: http://www.emaespressobar.cz/en

Supertramp Cafe

Opatovicka 160/18, 110 00 Nove mesto

Monday-Friday 8am-8pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

EATS.

Sisters

Diophantus 727/39, 110 00 Stare Mesto

8am-7pm Monday-Friday & 9am-6pm Saturday

A little eatery specialising entirely in chlebicek (a classic Czech open-faced sandwich).  Absolutely delicious. We went there for breakfast almost everyday.

 Image: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BistroSisters/photos/?ref=page_internal

Image: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BistroSisters/photos/?ref=page_internal

Kolkorva Olympia

Vítězná 619/7, Malá Strana, 150 00 Praha 5-Smíchov

11am-12am Daily

A very popular restaurant serving good local food (and very large portions).

Cafe Savoy   

Vítězná 124/5, Malá Strana, 150 00 Praha-Smíchov

8am-10.30pm Monday-Friday

Very touristy but a bit of an institution in Prague and worth a visit.  Delicious for breakfast - Would definitely recommend to book. 

Kantyna Restaurant

Politických vězňů 1511/5, 110 00 Nové Město

10am-11pm Monday-Friday & 11.30am-11pm Saturday-Sunday

Quite a casual restaurant in a really modern space.  If you're a fan of meat (particularly red meat) you will love this place - I would highly recommend the beef carpaccio (the best I've ever had and great value).

 Image: @restaurace_kantyna - Just FYI this is NOT the carpaccio mentioned above but it gives you an idea of the other types of dishes on the menu. 

Image: @restaurace_kantyna - Just FYI this is NOT the carpaccio mentioned above but it gives you an idea of the other types of dishes on the menu. 

Restaurace Mincovna

Staroměstské nám. 1/7, 110 00 Staré Město

11am-12am Daily

This was recommended to me by a very close friend and it did not disappoint. Great food, wine and ambience.  Would suggest making a booking as it seemed to be really popular. 

Dish Fine Burger Bistro

Římská 1196/29, 120 00 Praha 2

11am-10pm Monday-Saturday & 12pm-10pm Sunday

My partner and I are a huge fan of a good burger and Prague is a great place for this. Dish is essentially just your classic burger bar done well - nothing fancy but quite a cool/casual restaurant and great food. 

Another place that was recommended to us for a great burger (that we didn't manage to try as the line was always crazy) is Nase Maso. It's opposite Sisters (above) and is literally just a butcher shop (so little to no seating) but judging by the crowds and the look of the burgers we were sad not to try it.

DRINK.

Hemingway Bar

Karoliny Svetle 279/26, 110 00 Praha Stare Mesto

5pm-1am Monday-Thursday, 5pm-2am Friday, 7pm-2am Saturday & 7pm-1am Sunday

Hemingway Bar Website

A very funky cocktail bar and extremely popular so make sure that you get there early. 

Cash Only Bar

Liliová 218/3, 110 00 Staré Město

Monday & Wednesday-Saturday 6pm-2am Tuesday & Sunday 6pm-1am

Describe by Taste of Prague as the more casual little sister of Hemingway Bar with (in our opinion) an equally good cocktail menu.  A very good option if you can't get in to Hemingway Bar. Fantastic bartenders and (random but notable) popcorn on tap. 

 Image: https://www.cashonlybar.cz/bar-prague/#gallery

Image: https://www.cashonlybar.cz/bar-prague/#gallery

STAY.

We stayed in an AirBnB about 5minutes away from Wenceslas Square and it was a great location - very close to everything.  Mum and Dad stayed in an AirBnB on the other side of the river (very close to Charles Bridge) and they would also recommend that area. There seem to be great food options everywhere and Prague is very walkable so location wise it seems hard to go wrong. 

DO.

Naplavka Farmers Market

By the river underneath the Vysehrad fortress

8am-2pm Saturday Only

While markets can always be dependant on season and weather, we went on a fine, cold day in April and this market was hugely busy (both with stalls and customers).  A great way to spend a Saturday morning with lots of local produce and meal options.  Also right by the river so a nice location to walk. 

Prague Castle

119 08 Prague 1, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Velkopřevorské náměstí, 100 00 Praha 1

a couple of notes:

  • If you are a sweet tooth Trdelník (rolled dough, wrapped around a stick and then coated in sugar) filled with ice-cream are a must - You can find them everywhere too so it's not a hard one to try. I was obsessed.
  • I didn't realise before I went but Prague is filled with amazing restaurants and eateries - The above are the ones we tried and enjoyed but there are so many others.  The website Taste of Prague has a huge amount of recommendations for anything and everything (and we utilised this site our whole trip).  They also offer food tours - we didn't do one as we were too late to book but if you're into your food they look great.
  • Try and get to the outer city suburbs - they are not difficult to walk to (Prague itself is a very walkable city) and are great to have a wander around. 
  • Probably not necessary to mention but beer is SO CHEAP in Prague so make the most of it. 
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