Coffee lovers can satisfy their craving in one of the many coffee houses dotted all over Prague. Coffee is immensely popular and the Czechs claim their coffee is the best, even under Communism when beans were shipped from Cuba. Coffee houses have always been meeting places for politicians, artists and dissidents. In Communist days they were under close surveillance of the Secret Police. Today for the price of a small coffee, students and young professionals can sit and work undisturbed with their laptops for as long as they like - WiFi is free – and sit undisturbed for as long as they like.
Many of the coffee shops are known for their specialty coffees and ambiance. Step back in time and sip your cappuccino in the Kavarna of the Municipal House or join the moms in Mamacoffee chatting over their cup of Fair Trade coffee. Café Evropa excels in Turecka, a strong Turkish brew. Wait for the grounds to settle before taking your first sip.
Sample Videnska kava (Viennese coffee), a robust blend topped with whipped cream served in tall vase-like glasses. Add some excitement and try Alzirska kava (Algerian coffee), with a generous dollop of egg liqueur.
You may not have time to visit all ten coffee houses in the list below. But also if you visit only one, your trip to Prague will be an unforgettable experience.