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Kavárna Slavia

Published on September 03rd, 2015 in Dining & Drinking

  • Window at Kavárna Slavia Café, c.1978

  • Café street corner, c.1912 (photo courtesy of Kavárna Slavia facebook page)

  • Kavárna Slavia, vintage postcard (photo courtesy of www.circe.paris-sorbonne.fr)

  • Václav Havel in the café (photo courtesy of Kavárna Slavia facebook page)

  • The Absinthe Drinker by Viktor Oliva - On display in Kavárna Slavia (photo courtesy of wikipedia.org


Perched on an incomparable river location just across from the National Theatre, Kavárna Slavia is the oldest café in Prague, dating all the way back to 1881. The views across the river afforded from this historic Art Deco café are, in a word, major. The cake and coffee may not be the best in town, but Kavárna Slavia is certainly worth stopping in just to see the space and the amazing location.
 

 

 

Left: Kavárna Slavia (photo courtesy of Zia Giovanna on Pinterest) | Right: Interior of  (photo courtesy of http://cosafarea.it/praga/kavarna-slavia/)

 

 

Kavárna Slavia

Smetanovo nábřeží 2, Prague 1, Staré Město
www.cafeslavia.cz
tel 224 218 493
hours Mon–Fri: 08:00–24:00; Sat & Sun: 9:00–24:00
metro Národní třída
tram 6, 9, 17, 18, 22 to Národní divadlo

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