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Café Savoy

Published on November 19th, 2015 in Dining & Drinking

  • Café Savoy (photo courtesy of www.cafesavoy.ambi.cz/en)

  • Café Savoy (photo courtesy of www.cafesavoy.ambi.cz/en)

  • Café Savoy (photo courtesy of www.cafesavoy.ambi.cz/en)

  • Café Savoy (photo courtesy of www.cafesavoy.ambi.cz/en)

  • Café Savoy (photo courtesy of www.cafesavoy.ambi.cz/en)

 

Housed in a handsome Neo-Classical space, this café is a real find, as it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, not to mention the best cake in town. Many people, including myself, have wondered why Czech café culture generally falls so far short of the Viennese model; but thankfully, with Café Savoy, I’m able to get around that problem without a six-hour drive to Demel's. The food here is terrific, especially the soups, and priced very fairly. They also have a very good wine list. I would recommend this restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as it’s one of the very few places in Prague that is actually good with all three. If you do go for breakfast, make sure to try a few of the classic Czech pastry offerings, as you won’t see them at many other places. These include: bábovka (pound cake); koláč (similar to a danish, with fillings that include tvaroh [cheese] and mák [poppyseed]); apple strudel; and rebarborový koláč (rhubarb pastry so rich and complex, it verges on the savory).

 

 

Starters: 125–208 CZK
Main courses: 185–325 CZK
Dessert: 45–195 CZK
Wine: 455–11,450 CZK
Pilsner beer: 55 CZK
Breakfast: 08:00–11:00; average price 280 CZK
 

 

Table Request: For dinner, ask to sit in the back room, ideally at the center banquette facing the main dining room. For breakfast or lunch, request a table in the front room, facing the street (so you can watch the trams go by).

 

 

 

Chloe ordering in the café

 

 

Vítězná 124/5, Prague 5, Malá Strana
http://cafesavoy.ambi.cz/en/
tel 257 311 562
hours Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 22:30; Sat & Sun: 9:00 – 22:30
tram 6, 9, 12, 20, 22 to Ujezd

 

 

 

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