MY FAVOURITE FOODIE SPOTS IN PRAGUE (PART I)

Must-Try Foodie Spots in Prague - S Marks The Spots

Prague is a destination I’ve always dreamt of visiting and was lucky enough to cross off my travel bucket list this summer. Needless to say, I was impressed by the gorgeous architecture of the city (a photo diary and detailed travel guide are coming soon!) but was also positively surprised by the great foodie spots I got to discover. They were actually so many that I had to split them in two posts, so watch out for the second one! Now let me take you around some of my favourite spots in the city… 

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 CAFE SAVOY

Cafe Savoy is a lovely cafe – restaurant with a long history and great atmosphere. Dating back to 1983, it was a favorite haunt of local intellectuals, including Franz Kafka. Despite changing several functions – it was transformed into small boutiques during WWI and was even used as a police recruitment centre in the Communist era – the beautiful details of the building were preserved, so when Ambiente Group took over in 2004, it was restored in all its former glory. This is where my partner in crime and I had our first lunch which in retrospect, was the perfect spot to start from. Our dishes looked and tasted amazing, staff were friendly and the wine list was really good too.

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Address: Vítězná 124/5, 150 00 Praguea 5 
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 ONESIP COFFEE

One sip was all we needed to agree that this was one of the best coffee spots we got to try in Prague. The place is tiny, so you will probably have to take your coffee to go but the baristas are knowledgeable, happy to help and they use a beautiful Mirage coffee machine that works wonders. The flat white was superb and the tonic espresso was a great surprise – highly recommended for a hot day!

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Address: Haštalská 755/15, Staré Město, 110 00 Prague 1 
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 MASO A KOBLIHA

Meat and Donut sounds like an odd combination but it turned out to be a match in heaven! Maso a Kobliha is a butcher shop of The Real Meat Society where you can also drop in for lunch. The menu changes according to the seasons but if you get a chance to try their scotch eggs (basically, a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage, breadcrumbed and fried), don’t think twice. But the real stars are the donuts: freshly made, dense sugar-sprinkled pastry filled with a generous helping of vanilla cream. Rich, calorific but the best I’ve ever had hands down. I would go back to Prague just to have one of these babies!

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Address: Petrská 1551/23, 110 00 Prague 1 
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 VELTLIN

After completing my WSET course last year, I’m very interested in wine and spirits, so I was extremely happy to have spotted Veltlin in the Karlin district. Aside from the beautiful interior and sunny terrace, this place is really special as it focuses on natural wines from the territory of the former Austrian Empire. Bogdan Trojak, the owner of Veltlin, has also established the “Autentisté”, a group of winemakers who produce natural wines without using any chemicals or additives and whose wine you can enjoy in the premises. A great spot to try Czech, Moravian or Central European authentic wines! 

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Address: Křižíkova 488/115, 186 00 Prague 8 
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 ESKA

Eska was another great discovery in the Karlin district. This is where we had brunch (my absolute favourite meal but I guess you already know that!) on our last day and boy, was it a great way to conclude our Prague foodie discoveries! This spot was a more modern take on what the Prague foodie scene has to offer. Housed in a former industrial building, Eska is bright, modernly decorated and hosts a restaurant, bakery and a specialty coffee shop under one roof. There was nothing we didn’t like about this place: the V60 drip coffee was on point, the brunch (cup of kefir, scrambled eggs on toast, smoked salmon and dill, cheese plate with tomato chutney and fruit salad) was delicious and the potatoes in ash with smoked fish, dried egg yolk, and kefir was out of this world (a must-try if you spot it on the menu).

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Address: Pernerova 49, 186 00 Prague 8 
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 SUPER TRAMP COFFEE

This lovely cafe is well hidden in an amazing backyard between old buildings. It may be a bit hard to find and there is not a lot of seating area inside but the peaceful garden and good coffee make up for it. And if you still need a reason to go, let me tell you that their baked goods are yummy too.

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Address: Opatovická 160/18, 110 00 Prague 1 
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 BISTRO SISTERS

In between sightseeing and a coffee pit stop my partner in crime and I found ourselves craving a quick snack, so we made our way to Bistro Sisters. Located in the Palac Dlouha, an Art Deco landmark, and right next to Naše Maso butchery, this spot specialises in “chlebíčky” aka classic Czech open-faced sandwiches. I was actually very curious to try the food here as one of the owners, Hana Michopulu, is a food journalist well-known in Prague for founding the first farmers’ market in the city. We had different kinds and they were tasty indeed – a combination of the Scandinavian “smørrebrød” and the finger sandwiches in Trzesniewski which I tried when I visited Vienna in my pre-blogging years.

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Address: Dlouhá 727/39, 110 00 Prague 1  
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Too much deliciousness, right? Watch this space for the second part and drop me a comment in case you know any other great foodie spots in Prague – I’ll be taking notes for my next trip!

Sandy (@smarksthespots)

  • did you try sweet pastry called trdelnik?

  • I have to say that many Czech friends told me the same, so I didn’t have one while in Prague. I did try though buchty at a farmers’ market and really liked it though! 🙂