The Best Places to eat in Prague
Prague truly is the city of opportunities…Great people, so many things to do, good fun and absolutely delicious food. Choices are basically endless, so is the demand.
From an experienced local’s perspective, I’ve put together a list of restaurant and cafes to try – not so known by tourists, but well known and frequented by inhabitants, especially due to their friendly service plus the variety and flavour of the food they serve.
My all time local food favourite is Mlsnej Kocour a non-fancy Czech restaurant with excellent cuisine, great beer and one of the friendliest staffs in Prague. Expect big meaty portions, a casual atmosphere, a daily menu selection of Czech, Mediterranean and vegetarian food, fast and great service. The restaurant is non-smoking. You can find them in Namesti Miru, Belgická 116/42, Praha 2.
If you’re looking for a fancier, more luxurious atmosphere, I recommend you try Cafe Savoy, a restaurant and coffee bar set in a Neo-Renaissance decor that evokes old Czechoslovakian times. Their breakfasts are flawless and their hot drinks selection is wide and tastefully rich. Don’t miss their signature pastries and desserts. Useful tip: make a reservation ahead of time, they’re usually full! Address: Vítězná 5, 150 00 Prague 5 – Malá Strana.
Savoy’s fair yet fierce competitor is arguably Cafe Louvre, another traditional and renowned Czech restaurant and patisserie that marked its way into local history. Set in a bit less pretentious atmosphere, perhaps more intellectually rather than luxuriously inclined, this place is great for breakfast and lunch. We recommend their soups, salads, desserts and hot drinks, especially the absolutely delicious hot chocolate! You can find them here: Národní 22, Prague, 110 00.
If you love Asian cuisine, you’ll probably love Lemon Leaf too. In an elegant and intimate ambiance, you can enjoy Thai and continental dishes that use genuine, fresh ingredients of quality. They offer daily and weekly menus and we recommend making a reservation if you’re planning to go there for dinner. You can find them on Myslíkova 14, Nové Město – Praha 2.
Čestr is a true meat lover’s paradise. This amazing Czech steakhouse, set in a traditional and unpretentious atmosphere offers anything beef, local produce and fish. Their chips are especially delicious and the desserts are definitely worth a try. Make sure you reserve a table ahead if you’re planning to go there for dinner. Find them here: Legerova 75/57, Prague 1 110 00.
For those who developed a passion for shopping, we know a great place to eat that’s making its way into almost every shopping mall in Prague. UGO Salaterie is the absolute healthy choice when it comes to a quick lunch or dinner. The menu is delicious, the service is very fast and their wide array of salads, soups and fruit drinks is astonishing. On top of that, everything is guaranteed to be waist-friendly. A great fast-food alternative, totally recommended! Their chain is quite large and getting larger, therefore you can find them in multiple locations these days: http://ugo.cz/kde-koupim-ugo
Latin American cuisine lovers are not to be left behind in Prague. One of the best places out here is Las Adelitas, a genuine Mexican restaurant that serves traditional appetizers, meals, breads and drinks in a …you guessed it: Mexican atmosp
here. The staff is friendly and the meals are filling. Daily menu is available too. This place is non-smoking and they have multiple locations in Prague. Find them here: http://www.lasadelitas.cz/
There are so many Italian restaurants in Prague, but we really love Pizza Nuova, a traditional Naples-style pizzeria that offers antipasti, salads, pastas, meats and desserts. They also offer pizza and pasta tastings for those who want to try various options outside the traditional menu. They can be found at Revoluční 1, 110 00 Prague 1.
I love Cafe Globe for its cozy and totally non-pretentious atmosphere, for its Indian teas, breakfasts and delicious salads. This is a great place for meeting friends over a drink, reading books (they have a small English library inside) and organizing events. It’s quite an artsy place, very expat friendly and sometimes hosts readings, movies and live music. Their cocktails are a gem too! Find them here: Pštrossova 6, Prague 1, 110 00.
A relatively new place, yet extremely friendly and interesting food-wise is Summa Cum Laude, serving high quality food and an interesting choice of breakfasts. Asian, mediterranean and continental cuisine are featured in their daily and regular menu. Must try: their omelettes and salmon burger! They can be found here: Belgická 26, Praha 2.