Cafe Slavia – place that takes you back in time

CafeSlavia_Prague_CakeWithRedCurrant_RadkaZKing2015Cafe Slavia is a good candidate for top ten cafes to visit in Prague. The spacy Art Deco cafe was first opened in 1884 mainly to serve the visitors of the National Theater which was opened the same year. Cafe Slavia is located across the street from the National Theather and you would take trams number 22 or 9 to get there. The tram stop is called ‘Narodni divadlo’ in Czech meaning National Theater. The cafe is L-shaped; one part is facing the theater while the other part is overlooking the river Vltava, Hill Petrin and Prague Castle. To have seats with the beautiful view over the Castle it is best to book the table in advance since those are unsurprisingly the most popular.

The interior is in Art Deco style that dates to 1920’s. The good times to visit depend on what you are looking for. If you fancy a quite time the best is to come in the morning for breakfast when it is very quiet and suitable even for a business meeting. Evening is the busiest time but offers the most romantic view of the Prague Castle being beautifully lit. If you go for lunch then I would recommend to order some traditional Czech cuisine which is really good in Slavia. The downside of the cafe is that the coffee is not very good. But if you can skip the coffee and come for the atmosphere, good Czech cuisine including some delicious cakes, or the amazing view I don’t think that you should be disappointed.

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