Cafe Culture // Prague, Czech Republic
Let’s talk coffee. God bless the Senseo (like a Keurig) that I was handed down and the steaming cup of joe I drink every morning while getting ready. Dan and I have grown to love coffee over the past year. Dan prefers it black and if expresso is an option, he’ll take it. I like mine ‘blonde’, as a vehicle for milk and sugar.
While on the Taste of Prague tour Karolina shared a bit about the cafe culture in Prague. And best on our recent visit to Paris, I’d say this culture extends to almost every city in Europe. What makes the cafe culture better in Prague though? Perhaps a flair to the interior decor, yummy treats, but mainly – the coffee. Drip coffee is a true no-no here. Instead, it’s a special handmade cup – just for you, they exact way that YOU want it. In essence, a little steaming piece of custom art that you can sip on.
Delving into the cafe culture in Prague, Dan and I made numerous visits to local spots. My personal favorites though were: Kafka Cafe (directly below our Airbnb apartment, I loved the decor), Cafe Savoy (oh man, the breakfast there is unbelievably) and I Need Coffee (authentic local spot, fast and reasonable).
A typical coffee shop along the street:
Let’s talk trdelnik’s. Oh boy, these little babies are addictive. Rolled cylindrical pastries, they’re served hot and coated in cinnamon and sugar. I set aside the food guide pyramid for the weekend and treated myself to these whenever I pleased. So yummy.
Within minutes of leaving the coffee shop above we came across another trdelnik stand and got two more. Oye! So addictive.
Kafka Cafe – I loved the bold blue walls and use of mixed metals. We didn’t get to eat there but the menu looked awesome and our coffees to go hit the spot.
Poor Stuart, just dying for his own trdelnik. No sir, Fluff.
While en route to the Prague Farmers Market and the Vyšehrad Fort we followed Taste of Prague’s recommendation and made a stop at ‘I Need Coffee’ cafe.
Cheers to a great cup of joe!