Foods & Drinks

Best Coffee Shops In Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is a hub of culture and history and is often ranked among the most beautiful cities in the world. In terms of its cafe scene, not many people know the variety of coffee shops scattered across the Eastern European city offering excellent espresso, and some delicious Czech beer, along with tasty pancakes and cakes. Here are the best coffee shops in Prague you should know.

Best Coffee Shops In Prague

Friends Coffee House (FCH)

Friends Coffee House Prague

As the name suggests, FCH is an ideal place for gathering with friends over a cup of coffee. Situated in the New Town (Nove Mesto) area, the cafe is airy and bright, with plenty of space inside. It has a homely interior with lots of pictures, candles, pots and plants, along with a library of its own and a little fountain. FCH offers locally roasted coffee with tasty sandwiches and cakes.

Mazelab Coffee

Opened just in December 2019, mazelab.coffee has quickly become one of our favorite places to have coffee. Why? Because Jackie, the owner (and the owner of Cafefin in the Vinohrady district) dares to be different. Mazelab.coffee looks like a child of a Blue Bottle and Copenhagen’s Coffee Collective: you can’t hide the industrial nature of the former tyre-changing garage, but turning it into a spacious, all-white zen garden. The keywords: no sugar, no wifi, no cash. Using the beans by Danish La Cabra roasters for the moment, mazelab does not offer one but three batch brews at a time, with a possible tasting option. A place where every little detail has been given thought and care.

Muj Salek Kavy

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The Muj Salek Kavy cafe is about 10 minutes away from the city centre by tram and is so enjoyed by its loyal customers that on weekends, it is essential to book. Apart from excellent coffee, which you can choose your own beans for, they serve sumptuous breakfasts and brunches. Highlights include a traditional English breakfast or delicious whole-wheat pancakes with a topping of choice. The location is a beautiful, quiet, tree-lined street, with tables outside in the summer.

Café Lounge

Close to the Vltava River, this cafe is a must-visit for all coffee snobs and is often hailed as the home of the best coffee in town. It also has a very healthy food selection and a short but enticing wine list for patrons who fancy a glass. If you prefer sitting outside, the cafe has a quiet terrace garden in its courtyard, which is an ideal place for brunch with family or friends.

Café Savoy

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Decorated in the style of a Parisian cafe with high painted ceilings, Café Savoy is located by the riverside not far from the town centre and very close to Petrin Park. It has a second floor for those who prefer admiring the town from above. Savoy is famous for its breakfasts — choose between French, English and Continental.

EMA Espresso Bar 

If you prefer somewhere bigger with a bustling atmosphere, EMA Espresso Bar has plenty of seating inside, upstairs and outside. This cafe attracts local professional workers, expats and tourists. It’s a good choice for morning tea or a soup and sandwich type lunch. The coffee beans change regularly and you can have the coffee brewed all kinds of ways. EMA is also a great cafe for hot chocolate or freshly squeezed lemonade on warmer days.

Super Tramp Coffee

Hidden away in a difficult-to-find courtyard, Super Tramp is a very hipster cafe with specialty coffee in a cosy space. There’s a small seated area inside and a mix of places outside if the weather is good. They didn’t know what a cortado was when I asked but they happily made one for me. There’s no wifi here but it’s a nice place to get away from the hectic crowds of central Prague.

Republica Coffee

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If you’re staying near the National Theatre or the Dancing House in the old town, Republica Coffee is a great choice for your morning brew. This was my local when I was staying in an Airbnb around the corner. A small cafe that opens earlier than most (7am), along with great coffee they serve sandwiches and cakes. The cafe is hidden away enough to not be overrun by tourists yet is still quite busy and somewhat popular with people working on their laptops.

Kafe Karlin

When you are in Prague there are plenty of stunning neighborhoods to visit, and Karlin is one of them. Kafe Karlin is one of the best coffee shops in Prague. It doesn’t have much seating and is more about the coffee than the ‘cafe’. This is fine by me and is the perfect place to have a great caffeine fix or grab a takeaway coffee. Definitely one of our picks for the best coffee in Prague.