Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

Bistro Proti Proudu
A design-conscious cafe in Prague’s trendy Karlín district, Bistro Proti Proudu serves great coffee and light bites, like soup and sandwiches.
Nejen Bistro
Offering delicious bistro fare in Prague’s Karlin district, Nejen Bistro is a chic, minimalist restaurant with a fresh, seasonal approach to its menu.
Radost FX Cafe
Radost's front of house vegetarian café is worth a trip in its own right, or just pop in halfway through a night in the club downstairs to recharge with some pulses and a beer. The largely a predominantly Czech clientele.
Ultramarin
Though more an afternoon than an evening option food-wise, Ultramarin still boasts a good wide selection of dishes and is worth revisiting as a bar and nightclub come the night time.
Noodles
ChRome globes and scarlet red furnishings abound in this jazzy noodle bar. Pasta haters/ those whose despise their reflections may want to avoid this chRome covered establishment.
Dobra Cajovna
The Czech's have really discovered the tea room and the zen-like relaxation qualities that can be associated with it. Dobra is all about the tea, how it should be prepared and how it should be served. This is the art of tea.
Phenix Cafe
For a cocktail overlooking Prague Castle by the Vltava river – as well as a selection of global gastronomic delights – look no further.  
Grand Cafe Orient
Light and airy this cafe and its balcony can provide you with a much needed rest after a shopping spree. Don't miss out on the large selection of delicious Czech pancakes that the menu has to offer.
Caldi & Freddi
Grown-up design, civilised food and exquisite hot chocolate has finally hit Prague's café scene. Its position on the city's principle tourist track is a haven for those in search of a decent cup of coffee and something sticky.
Le Patio
Le Patio's lifestyle shops are full of interesting little pieces for the garden, the dining room, and the home. Everything is for sale and one is not too disturbed by browsers. A lovely place to rest one's overly walked feet and enjoy a strong coffee
Globe
Globe offers a New American style menu with an Italian spirit....all very very late at night.
Culinaria
For a gourmet snack there is no place better. Sit back and watch the people mill around the square or take your food away with you to enjoy as you wander down the city's picturesque streets.
Dahab
Dahab is fast becoming a Prague institution, the somewhere-beyond-chilled atmosphere, great food, cheap drinks and comfortable seating has made it one of Prague's most relaxed cafes. Dahab's following is more studenty than ladies who lunch in Parizsk
U Zavoje
Upmarket and stylish, the location of U Zajove alone would make it worth a visit. As it is, the food, wine and ambiance are all pretty good too.
Kavarna Obecni Dum
The Kavarna is housed in the Municipal House, one of Prague's finest Art Nouveau buildings, consequently it draws crowds of tourists rightly wowed by the architecture and design. This makes it expensive and creates a slightly sterile atmosphere.
Bakeshop
If your Czech experience has left you craving the comforts of the West, this New York-style bakery and deli is the place for you - none of the other cafes in Prague can compete with the delights that Bakeshop wheels out of its kitchen.
Cukr Kava Limonada
Less than a minute's walk from the Charles Bridge, Cukr Kava Limonada is a wonderful little cafe. The food is delicious, the service is attentive, the location quiet and the atmosphere charming. What Prague proper should be about.
Lobkowicz Palace
Part of the Prague Castle complex, this cafe offers gorgeous views over the whole of Prague. Despite its prime tourist location the prices are not too high, and even if they were, the view would more than make up for it.
Au Gourmand
One of Prague's best cafes, Au Gourmand is a wonderfully charming patisserie / deli with a selection of mouth-wateringly appealing quiches, tarts and deliciously rich cakes. The deep leather banquettes in the back room allow hours of unnecessary gorg
Sovov’y Mlyny
Hidden in the basement of Prague's Kampa Museum, the restaurant/cafe benefits from a lovely summer river terrace. Upstairs is an impressive space filled with leading contemporary and modern artists of the area.
U Zeleneho Caje
Charming, one room tea room off the Royal Way - the perfect place to grab a copy of the Prague Post and sit down with a cup of Mongolian Smoked and relax for an hour or two, while plotting where to find supper tonight.
Klub Lavka
The problem with Lavka is the fact that the crowd is made up predominantly of men. The river bank location would be ideal, but any 24 hour club has to be a little suspect and the tourists and businessmen it caters to make it just a little depressing.
Dolce Vita
The older sibling of the Old Town Square's Caffe Nuovo, Dolce Vita is an elegantly smart society cafe. The chic clientele glide in and out clutching expensive shopping bags. Coffee, cake and an ice cream for the children is the order of the day.
Lemon Leaf
A rare gem and a haven for Thai food lovers. Watch out for the level of spiciness though, as the Czechs like their Pad Thai hot!
Cafe Indigo
Around the corner from one of the schools at the Charles University, Indigo is a favourite of slightly avant-garde students and their professors. With a 'too-cool-for-school' attitude, thankfully it is spurned by the fannypack, camera clutching briga
Sahara Café
Popular with locals (always a good sign) the Sarahara cafe oozes with Moroccan cool. Great food and great service this cafe will provide you with just the break from sight seeing you need.
Modrý zub
Aromatic and spicey dishes abound in this tres chic Thai restaurant. Following the blue theme of so many other restaurants in Prague it sets itself apart with it's striking indoor furniture and friendly efficient service.
Lemon Café
After a trip around the extraordinary castle (don't miss the preserved DoDo in the Library) head for Lemon and tuck into their spread of delicious homemade cakes.
Café-Café
Café-Café is one of Prague's more exclusive cafes filled with business men and ladies-who-lunch, all backed up by the occasional celebrity appearance. Located between the Old Town and Wenceslas Squares, it's a great meeting point.
Café Orange
Sweet little Italian cafe overlooking leafy Pushkin Square.
Café Savoy
Savoy was a rather smart restaurant which rather surprisingly was closed down and brought back to basics incorporating the original features while discarding the modern touches. Charming little spot to for lunch before a stroll around the Petrin Hill
Café Slavia
Prague's best known café is a monument to the Art Deco splendour that engulfed much of the city in the early twentieth century. Everything is beautifully preserved, and despite a few modern touches, the café keeps the feel of its original i
Café Louvre
Café Louvre, on paper, should be one of Prague's best cafés. The architectural details are interesting, the location (by the National Theatre) ideal, the food half-decent; however, it can't quite shake that canteen feel so many large caf
Café Montmartre
The worn sofas feel like old friends, the scratched chairs seem to have been rescued from a skip, but this is Prague's shabby-chic at its finest. The local customers kick back, order wine and read the papers- the perfect way to spend a winter's after
Tonino Lamborghini
Owned by the same people as the Caf̩ Savoy, Tonino Lamborghini Pastacaffe is one of the few cafes in Prague where you can feed your caffeine addiction with a truly spectacular blend.

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