Coffee is a delicious beverage, and every nation has its own way of making it. A century ago, visiting a café was a part of good manners. Writers, journalists, architects, artists and businessmen had their popular spots. Politics, arts and relationships used to be discussed at the tables. Today, cafés are places where you go to have a rest, or a business meeting. In the last decade, the Czech Republic has been experiencing a coffee fever. It originally started with a few enthusiasts about coffee that comes from a small farm, is carefully roasted and perfectly prepared in the hands of a skilful barista. Today, you will find such cafés in every town. And we are introducing several great cafés across the Czech Republic at the occasion of the International Day of Coffee that falls on 1 October.
Prague Cafés You Cannot MissThe concentration of cafés is probably the highest in Prague. Although, Brno is treading on its toes, but more about that later. Prague can boast of its historical cafés where famous people, such as Albert Einstein or Franz Kafka, used to go. One such café is Café Louvre at Národní třída near the National Theatre. It opened in 1902 and has been in the same place ever since. Forget baristas in plaid trousers; here you will only find waiters and waitresses in pressed shirts and black bow ties. This place breathers a beautiful, old-world atmosphere! Another old café is the Grand Café Orient near the Municipal House. It is the only original Cubist café in the world!
However, if you prefer the coffee itself and seek gourmet coffee from small roasting shops or directly from specific plantations, there are many options in Prague. You can try the Místo café in Dejvice. They serve coffee from Doubleshot, a small coffee-roasting shop in Prague. Or do you just want to take the coffee with you? Kafemat, once again in Dejvice, makes – allegedly – the best cappuccino near and far! You can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and top-quality coffee in the showroom and main café of the well-known roasting shop La Bohème Café at Vinohrady. And what about the atmosphere? If you are looking for authenticity and cosiness, you must not miss the Nový svět café in the Nový svět district at Hradčany. A small space, a family-owned business and excellent coffee with a little something, home-made, to eat. Cukrárna Alchymista is a place with the most beautiful green garden in whole of Prague, exceptional tranquillity, gourmet coffee and home-made treats. If you go there, stop by at the neighbouring Coffee Museum dedicated to the history of coffee not only in the Czech context.