Kavarna Obecni Dum
This huge Art Deco room – which dates back to 1912, and boasts fantastic chandeliers and beautiful wall-mounted light brackets – is home to one of the most ornate and opulent cafés and Pilsen restaurants in Prague, Kavarna Obecni Dum. Large windows look out on to the Námestí Republiky, where tourists mill around and costumed concert-ticket sellers tout their goods.
rnIn the summer, there’s terrace seating outside to take full advantage of the Continental warmth. A fairly unexciting menu of café dishes (salads, sandwiches and desserts) is on offer, although you may like to note that it’s one of the few spots where you can get scrambled eggs and meats on Sundays.
rnAs you might expect, dining in such a recherché setting has a price, but it’s still reasonable by British standards, and the surroundings alone make it worthwhile – it’s simply too stunning not to stop in for a quick bite or glass of beer. The entrance is through the equally impressive Municipal House.