With only a few days to go until CoLab: Prague kicks off, we asked Coffee Embassy, our local hosts in Prague, to put together a list of the best places for food and drinks in Prague. Because you want to know where to head for good coffee -for sure- but we know you'll need other tasty liquids and foods to deal with the caffeine hangover.
These are the spots we think deserve some of your spare time, and even some extra days in Prague. We'll hand out a handy cute map for all your orientation needs, but you can already start putting your plan together - props to those who can cross all of em off!
If you have more inside tips, or hidden gems, or just plain good joints, don't hesitate to mention them in the comments so we can all enjoy em all. :)
The flagship cafe of famous roastery and Czech specialty coffee pioneers Doubleshot. CoLab: Prague's coffee sponsor, and offering the same range of great coffees at one of the busiest cafes in Prague. They also have a tasty breakfast, lunch and sweets (try the cheesecake!) menu to boast! Make sure to reserve a table during rush hours! Try also their other cafe, Alza Cafe for really good coffee in the Holesovice district, and open until 8pm!
Spacious and very nicely designed cafe near the city centre, and the home to barista Adam Neubauer, WBC 2015 semi-finalist and one of the CoLab: Prague speakers. EMA rotates coffee from roasteries across Europe, and offer a range of brewing methods and other interesting beverages (try the cascara!). They also have delicious cakes, some small snacks and salads.
A great gem in the historical centre of Prague! You can choose from several single origins that they roast themselves, and preparations include espresso as well as filter. They also serve bagels and homemade cakes. The interior is great for work: big windows, small tables and lots of power outlets all around.
Modern cafe in the middle of Vinohrady neighborhood. Really good breakfast served all day and nice filter coffee too!
Great cafe near river, from the same people behind EMA, but with a totally different feel. Set in a historic building, with a great little garden in spring! Amazing meals and really good coffee. They rotate coffee from roasteries across Europe.
Showroom of one of the biggest roasteries in Czech Republic, with a truly amazing interior, located in a former design furniture shop. Choose from the numerous freshly roasted house coffees.
They serve good espresso and filter coffee, and also amazing home-made cakes. You can have a look at the roaster where they roast the coffee in the back of the café.
Kafe Karlin is a tiny standing-room-only espresso bar in the Karlin district opened by the coffee nerds associated in the Kavovy Klub. Taste of Prague's secret tip: "Take their coffee to go, buy some kolachees over at Simply Good, sit in the park nearby and just enjoy the moment."
Lovely little cafe with lush snacks and coffee.
7 cafes with great fair-trade coffee, filter & espresso, snacks, soups etc.
Beer & meals
Good beer and great Czech cuisine.
6 beers from Czech small breweries. Excellent food.
Good Czech cuisine and a lot of different Czech beers.
Old brewery in the middle of Prague 2 called Vinohrady. They brew their own beer. Amazing food.
Cosy bistro with delicious meals.
If you're really thinking of deep-diving into Prague's amazing culinary scene, check out the Taste of Prague blog. We love the lists they put together, especially this one about coffee, and the one about the best bites in town. Oh, and also the one on the best breakfasts, and the one about typical Czech food...
Gosh, we told you'd fall in love with this city, right?! ❤️