There is no city in the world but Prague where you can have your coffee while sitting under a dead horse and rider dangling from the ceiling. The rider is King Wenceslas and the artist is David Cerny who is also responsible for a Trabant car on legs and philologist and philosopher Nietzsche hanging on a pole in one of the winding streets in Prague's Stare Mesto.
Coffeehouses or kavarna in Prague are not just cafés, they are and always have been meeting places for personalities in politics, business, art and culture. It is quite common to see student or journalist tapping away on their laptops, WiFi is always free, or overhear a Czech or English language lesson. Teacher and student meet in a kaverna rather than at home.
You will find many cafés in Prague's Nove Mesto district. Sip your coffee in Art Nouveau elegance of Kavarna Obecni Dum, the café of the Municipal House. Kavarna Slavia is world famous because it was the meeting place of dissidents during the communist regime. Today it mainly theater goers who come here before or after a performance in the National theatre just across the road.
Here are ten cafés that will make your Prague trip one to remember.
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