It’s hard to hide our little soft spot for Prague. But the golden city also makes it almost impossible not to like it. The medieval architecture, the castle, the beer, the food and probably countless other reasons lure us to the Czech capital with great regularity. The culinary arts and restaurant culture, some of which have been handed down for centuries, are alive and well here like in few other cities, and the choice is vast. Here are our best tips for foodies in Prague:
A highlight. The pub has had its own brewery since 2015. Czech Lion is brewed on the premises of a former monastery. The beer, which is available in several versions, is a lager and extremely drinkable. Highly recommended as an appetizer is the toasted brown bread with juicy pulled pork, pickles and horseradish – a poem. For that alone, Pivovar Narodni will see us again. For mains, we treated ourselves to a good goulash with dumplings and a burger that didn’t quite match the quality of the other dishes.
Cafe & Bistro 25
A small but fine breakfast restaurant not far from the center. The service is brisk and very concerned about the guests, always trying to divide the small space ideal. The coffee is okay to good (depending on who you ask) but the food is a hammer. Especially the Belgian waffles with cheese, egg, bacon and ruccola! They’re so good, in fact, that they were immediately ordered a second time. The breakfast variations are numerous, the egg dishes delicious. It’s easy to overlook the fact that the poached eggs are many things, just not poached.
La Petite France
The traditional boulangerie and patisserie is already visually a real feast for the eyes. The charmingly decorated cafe makes visitors feel instantly transported to Paris. The croissants and tartes are a sinful temptation that live up to the reputation of French pastry chefs. The staff is courteous and attentive. The coffee was also very good in the to-go variety, certainly one of the best in all of Prague.
If you’re looking for quaffable beer from the tank (Gambrinus, but the good kind), traditional Czech food and attentive service, and beer kegs as sinks, this is the place for you. The improvisational staff made room at the window so we could watch the hustle and bustle on the street in the booked-out pub. Absolutely recommended: Sausages cooked in black beer. Hearty with a slight spiciness, but quite excellent. The goulash is served with two kinds of dumplings, as is the braised pork, and is well worth ordering.
Located on the Vltava River, the breakfast restaurant offers a lot of homemade food in appealing quality. In Marthy’s Kitchen, bread is baked daily from 3 a.m., and any intolerances are taken into account. Good coffee, exciting avocado-pomegranate combinations and tasty egg dishes convinced us. The service is very attentive, and the décor is reminiscent of French patisseries. Attention, in winter the seats next to the door are quite fresh, as there is a lot of coming and going.
As mentioned at the beginning, it is not always easy to discover the best breakfast or dinner spots in Prague due to the large offer. But what they all have in common is that they are very well booked. So it is always best to book in advance. We hope to have made your search a little easier with our selection and hope you enjoy discovering the city.