Prague’s Historic Cafes for Cake

Food, Things to Do — By Jacy Meyer on February 11, 2011 at 4:49 am

Looking to spend a sweet afternoon with your sweetheart in Prague? Getting a bit mushy here – so let’s just say that we want to recommend some cafes with tasty cakes. Whether you want to lovingly feed each other or get in from the cold for a caffeine fix, we suggest these historic cafes.

Café Louvre: Super hot chocolate and a great chocolate coffee are two reasons to grace the dining room of the Louvre. The fact that the café dates back to 1902 and Czech “celebrities” like the Čapek brothers and Franz Kafka used to enjoy the coffee here as well is a bonus. Their dessert menu is nice and long; try the Classic Sacher or the Cheesecake Louvre. They also serve regular meals, including breakfast and a great lunch special.

Café Slavia: Situated right down the street from the Louvre and on the banks of the Vltava, this is the café with the most interesting view – if you can snag a seat along the window. Check out the cake display when you walk in the door. When you’ve decided which freshly made cake of the day you’ll have, remember its number to order later. The Slavia is chock full of history too – it sits across the street from the National Theater and was a favorite refueling spot of Vaclav Havel. Also serving lunch and dinner.

Café Savoy: A favorite amongst businessmen, the Savoy’s beautifully restored fresco ceiling makes it a popular café for the bold and the beautiful as well. Located across the river from the Slavia, you’ll want to stop and gaze a bit at the daily offer of desserts on display before making your choice. Large wine list and small meals served throughout the day.

Side note: These cafes are all extremely popular with locals and tourists alike due to their history and lovely interiors. They aren’t the cheapest cafes you’ll find, and the service sometimes can be brusque but for atmosphere they can’t be beat.

Photos courtesy of Cafe Louvre and Cafe Savoy

Tags: Cafes, cake, coffee, history

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