The golden age of Prague cafe society
The golden age of Prague café society was at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, when making an appearance at one of the elegant cafés was simply a social necessity. Surrounded by the aroma of good coffee and clouds of cigarette smoke, you would meet the leading writers, journalists, architects, artists and intellectuals of the day, who eagerly discussed politics or art or just sat quietly waiting for their muse to appear. At that time, Prague café society could rival that of Vienna or Paris, and its allure has lasted to this day. Make your way to one of Prague’s hundreds of cafés.
Whether you find yourself in a small family-run café, an elegant Art Nouveau café with sumptuous décor, or even one of the design cafés, you can seek inspiration in a cup of delicious coffee or one of the famous desserts.
Famous cafe in Prague
In Prague it would be hard to find a café more famous than Slavia located opposite the National Theatre. One of the city’s oldest cafés, it affords magnificent views of Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge and was the traditional meeting place for such famous people as Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke and Antonín Dvořák. In the rooms of the elegant Café Louvre you will find a perfect illusion of First Republic splendor. Just like its frequent guest Albert Einstein, you can enjoy delicious desserts, read the newspaper or use the Art Nouveau billiard room. The epitome of refinement is the café in the spectacular Municipal House. Surrounded by soaring windows, high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, you can relax comfortably here and your senses will be delighted by the fine selection of coffees from around the world.