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Café Louvre

Published on October 24th, 2013 in Dining & Drinking

  • Historical Picture of Café Louvre (photo courtesy of cafelouvre.cz)

  • Historical Picture of Café Louvre (photo courtesy of cafelouvre.cz)

  • Interior of Café Louvre (photo courtesy of cafelouvre.cz)

  • Historical Picture of Café Louvre (photo courtesy of cafelouvre.cz)

  • Exterior of Café Louvre (photo courtesy of cafelouvre.cz)

  • Historical Picture of Café Louvre (photo courtesy of cafelouvre.cz)

  • The billiard room (photo courtesy of cafelouvre.cz)

 

Café Louvre opened in 1902 and has an illustrious history, having served such greats as Albert Einstein and Franz Kafka. Business was interrupted by the Communists in 1948 and the café did not reopen until 1992. Today you will find a mix of locals and tourists, young and old, indulging in their less-than-fabulous food, which includes offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and, of course, cake). Also, should you desire, you can even shoot a round of pool in their billiard room, which has five tables and is open all day. The service is typically grumpy and slow, but Café Louvre is worth a visit regardless, if only to stop in and see the space, as it really is a key player in Prague’s rich café history.
 

 

Café Louvre

Národní 22, Prague 1, Nové Město

www.cafelouvre.cz
tel 224 930 949, 724 054 055
hours Mon-Fri: 08:00–23:30; Sat & Sun: 09:00–23:30
metro Národní třída
tram 6, 9, 18, 21, 22 to Národní třída

 

 

 

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