Prague Brunch Guide
written by Pauline Wizig (Emory University)
If traditional Czech gulas and dumplings do not sound like your ideal meal while in Prague, have no fear because Prague is home to many tasty brunch options. Each of these restaurants has been taste tested and is sure to be photogenic enough to rack up the likes on your social media outlets of choice. Happy brunching!
While Radost is known for its club, insiders know the club’s hidden gem is definitely its fabulous vegetarian weekend brunch. Radost has a wide selection of omelets, waffles, egg sandwiches French toast and homemade muesli. If you are a tea drinker, make sure to order either the Moroccan or ginger tea. Both come served in a large glass teacup filled with fresh ingredients. While you are at Radost, head downstairs to get a peak at the club where Rhianna filmed her music video for “Please Don’t Stop the Music”.
There are two bakeshop locations, one across the River in new town and one in Prague 1 near Old Town Square and the Jewish Quarter. Both offer fabulous breakfast and brunch every day until three p.m. Their pastries are absolutely incredible and they have everything from cakes and brownies to croissants and Danishes. The coffee is excellent and they have soy milk which is a rarity not found in many Czech coffee shops. This is not the place to take a large group because seating is limited, but you could always take your food to go and eat outside if the weather permits.
If you can only have one brunch in Prague this is the place to go. Make a reservation if you are coming on the weekend with a large group because they get very busy. Their apple strudel is light and flaky. Pair it with a hot chocolate for a sweet brunch or split it with your whole table as an appetizer. If you really have a sweet tooth, you must try the French toast, which is said to be one of the best in Europe. If you are looking for a protein based brunch, check out any of their omelets or poached eggs. All of their breakfasts come with a bread basket, which is a great way to sample the bakery’s creations without committing to one choice.
If you are traveling to Prague and feel the need for a traditional American brunch, this is the restaurant for you. Globe was opened by three NYU alumni and they brought all of their American brunch staples with them to Prague. Popular menu items include omelets, pancakes, and iced coffee. They even serve egg whites. While this is definitely not the most authentic Czech meal, it is a nice taste of home in Europe.