Prague is absolutely chocked to the brim with excellent restaurants and cafés. Prior to our 4-day trip to Prague this January, I researched countless eateries, read about recommended Prague food spots on travel blogs and made my own Google map of places to try during our stay.
Here I’ve compiled a list of my recommended spots that we visited. After the name of each spot, I’ve included the address as well as the neighbourhood of Prague where it is located (ex. Prague 1, Prague 5, etc.). At the end of this post, I share a map I created including these recommended spots as well as some other well-reviewed places that we didn’t get a chance to try. Hopefully this will be a helpful guide for you as you prepare for your trip to Prague!
When S and I were in Paris in November, we were so exhausted from sightseeing everyday that we didn’t make any special dinner plans or reservations, we just ate at whichever restaurant was nearest to us by the day’s end. For our trip to Prague, I wanted to plan our dinners a little better and make reservations in advance. I’d read great reviews about Chilli Point on Trip Advisor and made a reservation for us on our first evening in Prague. This tiny restaurant was a little tricky to find at first but turned out to be a total gem. Chilli Point only has 6 tables in the main seating area and is decorated with cheerful chillies on the walls.
We were warmly greeting by our server when we arrived and were shown immediately to our table. The menu has a variety of dishes all featuring different types of chilli peppers. I love spice while S doesn’t so much; fortunately you can customize your preferred spice level when placing your order. To drink, we ordered house-made mint lemonades and were also served bread and a complimentary amuse-bouche of chicken liver terrine. We ordered duck breast and smoked perch fish as appetizers and a chicken roll with tikka masala sauce and grilled prawns with risotto nero for our main course. The risotto dish was far and away the best thing I ate in Prague. The service was friendly and prompt and the atmosphere was relaxed and sophisticated. Highly recommended!
Tip: Make a reservation in advance online and do try the risotto nero!
I must confess that I didn’t actually eat anything from Banh-mi-ba but S did. I love bánh mì, Vietnamese subs, so so much. I make them at home occasionally but it’s always nice to pick up an authentic one at a Vietnamese restaurant and try different flavours.
I’d read good reviews about Banh-mi-ba prior to arriving in Prague and we planned to go there on our last afternoon in the city for a lunch to go. Unfortunately, I was sick with a really bad cold while in Prague and had absolutely no appetite when we stopped by the restaurant. Did I still order a sub? Yes. (I thought I could rally later on during the car ride home and enjoy my sub then but I just couldn’t do it). S enjoyed not only his large pork bánh mì in the afternoon but also my small pork bánh mì later that evening once we’d arrived back in Germany. I’m still pretty sad about missing out on that bánh mì. In any case, S enjoyed the subs a lot and they were made fresh to order. The prices were very reasonable too.
Tip: Banh-mi-ba would make a great quick lunch stop if you’re near the Old Town or the Jewish Quarter in Prague.
Hemingway Bar got great reviews from my brother-in-law as well as from my friend Rachel who blogs at rachelsanghee.com. This modern, upscale bar has a huge selection of spirits and cocktails and enthusiastic bartenders and servers who are happy to provide recommendations.
We visited Hemingway Bar on our last evening in Prague for a pre-dinner cocktail. Though reservations are recommended, we were able to find a table when we arrived in the early evening. We enjoyed the Jamaican Punch and Miss Bobo cocktails, each served in their own unique vessel – a mug and a china teacup! This bar is a nice spot to enjoy a drink in Prague.
Tip: Make a reservation (in person or by phone only) if you’d like to visit during peak evening hours.
Prague has a renowned coffee culture and café scene. We had many more cafés to try on our list, but here are a few we had a chance to check out.
Grand Café Orient
Grand Café Orient is one of the first and finest examples of cubist architecture. This elegant café has not only cubist furnishings but also pottery, glass, and decor. We stopped by for a quick coffee and dessert on our first evening in Prague.
Tip: The café is located not far from the Municipal House so it would be a convenient place to visit before our after attending a concert. The café does allow smoking inside, so if you prefer, you can request to sit in the non-smoking section.
Café Savoy is another popular café in Prague. Lenka, our Eat with Locals food tour guide, listed this spot in her guide of recommended eateries around the city. We stopped by Café Savoy for a late lunch after spending the morning at Prague Castle. Luckily we were able to find a table in the mid-afternoon. We enjoyed a light lunch of lentil soup, baked ham brioche bread, French Earl Grey tea, and raspberry lemonade.
Tip: If you want to dine at Café Savoy after a morning spent at Prague Castle, hop on the #22 tram outside of the castle and get off at the Újezd tram stop. Café Savoy is just a couple of blocks away.
Kozí 918/1, Prague 1
Bakeshop is a large café and bakery located just off of the Jewish Quarter. It was on my must-visit list while in Prague so I was delighted when our Discover Prague Royal Walk Free Tour happened to chose this spot for our mid-tour coffee break! While everyone was lining up to buy a snack, I was busy taking photos and oogling all the sweets. Galettes, bagels, cookies, meringues, brownies, macarons – you name it, they bake it. We liked it so much we went back for breakfast on our last day in Prague.
Tip: The ham and cheese croissant, tomato soup, poppy seed bagel, cherry galette, apple croissant, coffee, and cinnamon spice tea were all delicious!
Můj šálek kávy
Křižíkova 105, Prague 8
Lenka also recommended Můj šálek kávy to us in her Prague food guide and it was also one of the stops on our Eat with Locals Karlin Foodie Tour. The coffee shop was conveniently located just around the corner from the apartment where we were staying so we went there one morning for breakfast. The lattes and teas were fantastic and their baked goods were yummy, too. The servers were friendly and accommodated us even though we didn’t have a reservation.
Tip: Můj šálek kávy has a super popular breakfast menu (think traditional English Breakfast and Huevos Rancheros) but it’s only served until 11am. Plan to go early and make a reservation!
What are your favourite restaurants and eateries in Prague? Let me know in the comments below!