I want to first apologize for dropping off the face of the Earth last week, I came down with a stomach bug and spent most of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday curled up in a ball in bed. I feel mostly better today so hopefully, I’m on the mend. But on to the food!
La Degustation was obviously the star of the trip, but that does not mean we did not go to some other delicious restaurants too. I didn’t really research food in Prague prior to arriving but in my brain, I lumped it in with all other Eastern European countries I’d visited. Thus I was thinking: meat, starch, little to no vegetables, etc. I don’t know why I still had this stereotype in my head, since everything I ate in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary (okay, they have lots of spices), and Slovakia was delicious and it is 2016 and a vibrant and diverse dining scenes are even in the smallest of cities now, on some level at least.
So we ate and drank well in Prague. Prague is home to some good and cheap beer as well as the Czech wine we had at La Degustation. So without further ado, the highlights of Prague dining and drinking.
Terasa Anker (t-anker): GO HERE. It is on a roof deck, you can sit outside or inside, the view is incredible and beautiful. The service was great and the beer selection was tasty and cheap. If I lived in Prague I’d be a regular. We made this place our first stop after the Mucha Museum and decided to make it drinks only for the sake of going to as many places as possible. We sat outside until it started to sprinkle (it was cold) and then headed indoors to finish our second round. The beers rotate but I remember trying an IPA and a fruity flavored sour. A fun and lively (but not obnoxious) crowd was here.
Lokal: GO HERE TOO. They don’t take reservations and you will have to wait but it is worth the wait. The seating was somewhat communal and the bar is standing only so if you have to wait a little bit, you’ll be standing but the food selection is varied and delicious. We had some cheeses, some potatoes, and shared the local sausage platter. We both had a lager to start because the bartender was very nice, it was probably Pilsner Urquell but it was actually good and then we both ordered the Kozel Dark Unfiltered which was amazing.
Cafe Savoy: We went here twice! Once for desserts (Vetrinik) and wine on a weekend afternoon after hiking up Petrin Hill and then a few days later for lunch on a week day. The weekend menu looked a little tastier than when we were there on the weekday. So, we both had a hard time deciding what to order for lunch the second time around and it was our last day so we couldn’t go anywhere else because we were out of time. Since it was our last day, I thought, well, if nothing sounds exciting, I should go the healthy route and order the beet salad and a side of brocoli dusted with lemon zest and breadcrumbs. It was the best beet salad I have ever tasted and the broccoli was damn good as well! I was very pleasantly surprised because I expected to be rather “meh” about it. Lindsey also really enjoyed her meal after not being particularly excited about the options either - and she ordered escargot that was tasty. Cafe Savoy also has a pretty extensive tea menu so you can find exactly what you’d like to drink with your breakfast or brunch or afternoon dessert.
La Bottega Di Finestra: We ate a late breakfast/early lunch here and the lovely cappucino in my photos is from here. Whereever I go, and whatever coffee drink with foam or froth that I order, it never fails that my coffee art always has a heart in it. I’m not mad about that. :) I ordered a smoked salmon egg scramble here and Lindsey opted for a lunch pasta. So, it is a good weekend place to go if you have a crowd that wants lunch and brunch or if you’re alone and not sure what you want yourself.
That wraps up the favorites of Prague dining! Hope you enjoyed.