5 arty and literary cafes in Prague

1) Mlýnská kavárna

You enter from the park on Kampa Island, over a little bridge that spans across Čertovka canal, right next to the wooden mill wheel. This is where the liberal elite, politicians and artists gather. You are very likely to bump into the sculptor David Černý or a former minister here.

Mlýnská kavárna bar interior

Všehrdova 14, Lesser Town

+420 257 313 222

2) Kavárna Liberál

An extremely laidback cafe belonging to a seasoned traveller and dandy called Jakub Štorek. Its authentic old-fashioned atmosphere attracts intellectuals who exchange views over a freshly tapped pint of Únětické. They serve decent wine by the glass and one or two tasty meals every day (pray that they’re serving their goulash).

two glasses of white wine

Heřmanova 6, Holešovice

+420 732 355 445

4) Literární kavárna Řetězová

An incredibly peaceful place in a quiet street just off the main tourist route, with excellent Sardinian wine by the glass and savoury snacks. In the cellar they regularly host book launches, blues concerts, debates on current issues or literary festivals. Bliss.

Literární kavárna Řetězová

5) Kavárna Potrvá

It all started with a bunch of amateur theatre actors who needed a space to stage their plays. Over time, it developed into a project in a cosy basement with a cafe and a theatre. The cafe welcomes cool new bands, theatre performances, movie screenings and talks ten times a month.

Kavárna Potrvá


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