Famous and Interesting Prague Cafes

Mostecka street in the moring, Mala Strana, Prague, Czech Republic
Mostecka street. Alexander Spatari / Getty Images

Prague's most famous cafes were favorite meeting places for intellectuals, writers, and artists, and they cultivated a culture at the turn of the 20th century that catapulted their reputations into the international sphere. Each one has its own vibe. These are historic establishments that have decadent decor, delicious desserts, and extensive drink menus. Prague's modern cafes may not have been patronized by Albert Einstein or Franz Kafka, but they offer great views, excellent coffee, and grab-and-go convenience, along with a sense of place and past.

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Cafe Slavia

Inside dining room

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Smetanovo nábř. 1012 /2, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Phone +420 224 218 493

Cafe Slavia, or Kavarna Slavia, is Prague's most famous cafe. It opened before the turn of the 20th century in what is now Old Town and has long been a hotspot for artists, writers, and dissidents, the most famous one is Vaclav Havel before he became president of the Czech Republic. But Cafe Slavia isn't relying on its history to keep its reputation alive. With views of the National Theater, Charles Bridge, and beyond that, Castle Hill, as well as a menu with plenty of variety (coffees, beers, sandwiches, pastries), Cafe Slavia is also a great place to relax and enjoy the rhythm of Prague.

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Municipal House Cafe

Inside dining room with grand chandeliers

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5 Obecní dům, Náměstí Republiky 1090, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Phone +420 771 275 738

The Municipal House Cafe, or Kavarna Obecni dum, is an Art Nouveau delight inside the famous Municipal House in New Town. High ceilings dripping with chandeliers, tall windows to let in light that glitters off of every surface, and gold-plated detailing that make interiors from the early 1900s so luxurious transport cafe guests into a more decadent era. Grab a hot drink while you wait for the next tour of the equally stunning Municipal House to begin.

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Cafe Louvre

Exterior signage and entrance

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Národní 22, 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia
Phone +420 224 930 949

Cafe Louvre's was a favorite of such A-listers as Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein. This Art Nouveau-style Prague cafe in Old Town advertises Viennese coffee and offers an extensive menu of hot and cold drinks, snacks, desserts, and meals (breakfast through dinner).

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Cafe Imperial

Interior dining room

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Na Poříčí 1072/15, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Phone +420 246 011 440

Cafe Imperial's luxurious interior is a must-see if you're taking in the best of Prague's cafes. Interior design details from floor to ceiling will have your eyes roving. Cafe Imperial is in New Town Prague.

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Grand Hotel Evropa Cafe

Grand Hotel Europa in Prague
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New Town, 110 00 Prague-Prague 1, Czechia

Even if you aren't staying in Hotel Evropa, one of Prague's grand hotel establishments, you can still check out its cafe. The location right on Wenceslas Square in New Town Prague makes it convenient for a break from sightseeing or shopping.

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Grand Cafe Orient

Inside dining room

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Ovocný trh 19, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
Phone +420 224 224 240

Grand Cafe Orient is located in the House of the Black Madonna in Old Town and retains the Cubist touches that make it so unique—and that made it fall out of fashion in the 1920s. The re-opening of the Grand Cafe Orient maintains the spirit of the original cafe, which makes it very different from the Art Nouveau establishments elsewhere in Prague. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the creatively decorated interior or out on the terrace.

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Ebel Coffee House

Register and coffee stand

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Řetězová 9, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Phone +420 603 823 665

Ebel Coffee House is prized more for its quality coffee than it is its atmosphere, so if you're looking for a really good brew, head to this Old Town Prague cafe. One location is in the Tyn Church courtyard. You'll be able to sit outside and enjoy your cup of joe, sandwich, or dessert on the patio in pleasant weather.

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Bohemia Bagel

External sign for Bohemia Bagels

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Lázeňská 282/19, Malá Strana, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Phone +420 257 218 192

Bohemia Bagel, near Old Town Square, has none of the Old World charm found in many of Prague's 19th- and early 20th-century cafes; this is a new, fast-food-style establishment. You'll encounter rowdy families and a take-out or dine-in service style. But Bohemia Bagel has a generous variety of light bites and acts as a decent compromise for parties whose members consist of both carnivores and vegetarians.

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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita, Prague
La Dolce Vita
Pplk. Sochora 980/15, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia
Phone +420 220 571 194

La Dolce Vita is an Italian Prague cafe that occupies two stories in the Jewish Quarter. If you're craving Italian espresso or gelato, this is the place to go.

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The Globe Bookstore & Cafe

Book cases in Globe Bookstore

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Pštrossova 1925/6, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Phone +420 224 934 203

The Globe in New Town is a well-established cafe in one of Prague's favorite (and English-language) bookstores. Catering to students and intellectuals, the Globe Cafe serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner, as well as coffee and cocktails. And if you have a jones for an all-American burger, salads, pasta, or an American-style weekend brunch, you'll love the Globe's menu.

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Famous and Interesting Prague Cafes