A small, hip Italian spot among the cafés in Prague, found just around the corner from the main designer shopping avenue of Parízská, Dolce Vita (there are no Fellini connections) is part gelateria-cake shop, part café-wine bar. It stocks a hugely tempting selection of calorie-laden pastries, cakes and Italian ice cream, which you can take away or eat while watching the shoppers struggle by under the weight of their Dunhill and Hermès bags.
The neat interior and smartly decked-out tables encourage a longer stay, and if you do drop your bags and sit down you won’t be disappointed. Not only are the coffees and snacks superlatively good, but the breakfasts are also great and, for later visitors, there is a very decent wine and champagne list.
An upstairs gallery area provides a little extra privacy, although cafés don’t really get much more intimate than this in any case.