What’s better than starting your Saturday sleeping in, waking up and setting out for a good old fashioned brunch? Whether you’re hungover and can’t muster to cook breakfast yourself or just want to enjoy a lazy Saturday: Prague must be one of the most beautiful cities to wake up late and get a hearty, delicious brunch in. Hundreds of restaurants and café cook up delicacies every weekend to pamper you on your day off. But a vast assortment makes choosing the right place harder. We found some of the best places to check out on your next brunch date with the city.
It’s Saturday, 11 am and your stomach starts to grumble. Sitting on the couch in your pajamas, you realize that you forgot to get any breakfast related groceries after coming home yesterday. A Problem? Not at all – at least not when you’re living in a city like Prague.
The city of a hundred spires is home to countless cafés that serve a kick-ass brunch. And honestly: What’s more ‘laisser faire’ than getting a beautiful breakfast plate without moving a finger yourself?
But with a vast choice comes a hard decision to make: Where to go? What to eat? We’ve found some of the best brunch spots and most delicious dishes to try.
The Best Places to Brunch at in Prague
Bistro 8 – Jiriho z Podebrad
Bistro 8 is the offspring of Letna’s Bistro 8 on Veverkova. The modern, yet cozy spot just off busy Jiriho z Podebrad knows how to give you a good start into the day. With expertly roasted espresso beans from London roastery Climpson and Sons – probably our favourite beans in the city – the team of Bistro 8 starts your brunch experience off the right way.
Besides hearty meals such as Bacon and Eggs (with a twist of fermented red cabbage) or a soft Coconut Milk Rice Porridge, the café also makes people with a sweet tooth happy with their vast assortment of pastries such as Chocolate Banana Bread or Cheesecake.
The best part? You can brunch and lunch at theirs any day of the week and all day long.
Location: Ondříčkova 22, Prague 3
Brunch Hours: All day
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 08.00 – 20.00 / Sat – Sun 10.00 – 16.00
Noteworthy items: Poached Omelette, Crepes with Farmers Curd and Forest Berries
Getting off the tram at busy Strossmayerovo namesti, a small window front beckons us to draw closer. It’s Kafe Francin, which newly opened, and charms us with its cozy interior. A coffee or two later, we feel ready to attack their brunch menu. Between omelets and scrambles, bagles and waffles, Café Francin also offers a vast assortment of pastries such as muffins, brownies, strudl and more.
Sitting behind the same window we just looked into, we get to see the city wake up and getting to its busy nature. All the while sipping our cup of coffee – made from their own roasted beans – and start our Saturday off relaxed and happy.
Café Francin offers all day brunch – no matter which day of the week is your Saturday.
Location: Dukelských Hrdinů 35, Prague 7
Brunch Hours: All day
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 07.30 – 20.00 / Sat – Sun 09.00 – 19.00
Noteworthy items: Eggs Benedict (every day a little different), Francins Breakfast
Monolok is one of our all time favorite brunch places. This, due to their amazing brunch menu, featuring Avo Bread but also a brunch for two, including a bagel, cheese and meat platter, croissants, muesli and two Mimosas – is there a better way to start your weekend off? Actually… there is. By gorging yourself on their brunch items while sitting in their little garden area that makes you think you’re far away from the city. A brunch experience like no other!
Location: Moravská 18, Prague 2
Brunch Hours: 08.00/09.00 – 12.00
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 08.00 – 22.00 / Sat – Sun 09.00 – 19.00
Noteworthy items: Brunch for Two, including a bagel, cheese and meat platter, croissants, Avocado, Müsli and 2 Mimosas
Pancakes, Sourdough bread with salmon or eggs Benedict: All of it is possible in the kitchen of Cobra. Located on Milady Horakove, Cobra not only serves kick-ass coffee, but also breakfast drinks and of course delicious dishes to go with them. Every day from 8 am until 10.50 am (on weekends until 3pm), you can gorge yourself on the creations of the talented chefs at Cobra and watch them do their magic.
Cobra is a bright and sunny, spacious place in Prague 7 and turns into a great place for lunches and dinner, later in the night even into a bar. A very versatile establishment with lots of gusto!
Location: Milady Horákové 8, Prague 7
Brunch Hours: Every day, 08.00 – 10.50, weekends until 15.00
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 08.00 – 02.00 / Sat 10.00 – 02.00 / Sun 10.00 – 00.00
Noteworthy items: Pancakes, Eggs Benedigt, changing breakfast items (seasonal)
We love this tucked away place in Karlin! Not only because of it’s very friendly and forthcoming staff, but also because of the well-chosen brunch items on their menu. Whether you want to go big and dig into a huge French breakfast with homemade spread, a buttery croissant, marmelade and Avos or go for a lighter fare by choosing their Italian Tomato-Mozzarella bread with parmesan flakes. Every bite is a pure delight!
Proti Proudu offers both inside and outside seating. Especially on a weekend, when the usually busy Karlin becomes very slow and relaxed district, this is the spot we want to be.
Location: Březinova 22, Prague 8 – Karlin
Brunch Hours: All day
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 08.30 – 20.00 / Sat – Sun 09.00 – 18.00
Noteworthy items: Big French Breakfast
Můj šálek kávy
The cool and urban coffee shop not only offers amazing coffee and freshly baked pastries, but also the brunch experience you are craving. With both outside and inside seating, brunching at Můj šálek kávy is a pure delight. Some of their items are classics and so good, you might just want to order another one. We especially liked their Apricot Smoothie Bowl with Coconut Milk and Granola. Or how about something savory like their fried eggs with chili butter and dill yogurt sauce?
Lounging on their outside seating area, watching Karlin’s busy streets come alive, while sipping a darn good cup of coffee and munching away, is pure relaxation.
Location: Křižíkova 105, Prague 8 – Karlin
Opening Hours: Mon -Sat 09.00 – 22.00, Sun 10.00 – 18.00
Noteworthy items: Apricot Smoothie with Coconut milk and Granola, Fried Eggs with Chili butter and dill yogurt sauce
Homemade butter and bread, delicious pastries and a cup of coffee that’ll definitely wake you up. Eska is the perfect place to enjoy a brunch par excellence. We also went for a buchta (a yeast pastry filled with either quark, poppyseeds or plum jam) and ordered another Flatwhite from the espresso bar for dessert.
Eska is a joy to sit in in both summer and winter, as they have an outside seating area and a cozy, warm interior, too. If you’re sitting inside, you can watch the creative chefs of Eska cook up the lunch menu for the day.
Location: Pernerova 49, Prague 8 – Karlin
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 08.00 – 23.30 / Sat – Sun 09.00 – 23.30
Noteworthy items: Changing menus, delicious Buchta
If you want to bring your brunch experience to a new level, you should definitely try the newcomer in the city; Bockem. Instead of one dish, you’ll get to munch your brunch in three parts. Bockem serves a three course brunch, lovingly put together by their chef. Sitting in the modern space in Smichov, will levitate your brunch experience.
Location: Elišky Peškové, Prague 5 – Smichov
Brunch Hours: See below
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 08.00 – 12.00 / Sat 09.00 – 13.00 / Sund & Mon CLOSED
Noteworthy items: Salmon with crispy Aspargus, Eggs Benedict and Florentine
Of course, Prague offers a shock more of lovely brunch places and we are keen to hear about your favourite one. Have you been to the places mentioned above? Did we miss out on your favourite place to brunch and munch at? We want to hear about all the wonderful places in the city that serve a kick-ass brunch in the comments! Happy brunching!
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