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A Well-Kept Café Secret

Published on October 30th, 2014 in Dining & Drinking

  • Kavárna muzeum canteen & café (photo courtesy of www.kavarnamuzeum.cz)

  • Kavárna muzeum canteen & café (photo courtesy of www.kavarnamuzeum.cz)

  • Kavárna muzeum canteen & café (photo courtesy of www.kavarnamuzeum.cz)

  • Kavárna muzeum canteen & café (photo courtesy of www.kavarnamuzeum.cz)

  • The play corner (photo courtesy of www.kavarnamuzeum.cz)

 

Wenceslas Square can be a rather barren place for food, drink, or a decent cup of coffee that’s not of the Starbucks variety. That’s why Kavárna Muzeum is such a terrific find. Located in the National Museum’s New Building—itself a worthy spot to visit for the consistently interesting line-up of exhibits —this modern canteen and café is ideal for families, travelers on a budget, or anyone who is a fan of unique design touches (check out the chairs made from vintage tram seats!). The canteen serves large portions of satisfying food at a very nice price, the café/bakery counter offers colds salads, tasty Czech desserts, and locally-roasted coffee from Double Shot. But the big winner here is their signature open-faced sandwiches with gourmet spreads and fresh toppings, available hot or cold. Unlike the standard Czech chlebíčky these are made with thick slices of homemade bread and can be purchased as half- or full-size. On a recent visit a half sandwich paired with a small salad made a filling lunch. Parents will be pleased to note that Kavárna Muzeum is kid friendly with a clean well-stocked play corner, high chairs, a large children’s menu, restrooms equipped with changing tables, and not a stroller-unfriendly stair in sight. On sunny days, I suggest lounging on the wooden deck in a Fat Boy or hammock—little ones will enjoy the psychedelic submarine climbing structure—amidst the bustle of Prague’s most famous square.

 

Open-faced sandwich with tuna spread, red onion, leek, and egg 49 CZK

 

Panzanella tomato salad 89 CZK

 

Ham and cheese toast (kid’s menu) 39 CZK

 

Grilled pikeperch with herbed potatoes 145 CZK

 

Oven-baked chicken with rice 85 CZK

 

Homeade raspberry lemonade FREE with lunch!

 

Chocolate brownie with pistachios

 

Plum crumble cake

 

Double Shot Americano

 

 

Kavárna muzeum canteen & café

Vinohradská 1, Prague 1
www.kavarnamuzeum.cz/
tel +420 224 284 511
hours Mon–Fri: 0:900–19:00; Sat–Sun 10:00–19:00 

metro C Muzeum
CASH ONLY

 

 

 

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