Let’s get back to Prague still for a while in a form of ”where to eat when in Prague”. I myself like to read tips and recommendations related to good places to eat and drink and that is why I also decided to share mine to you. Choosing a restaurant abroad can sometimes be tricky – at least for me! There is so much to choose from and so few opportunities to try them out, so it creates some stress and high expectations because choosing one wrong means that ´just lost one of your changes to enjoy great food ; ) This time we managed to choose e x t r e m e l y great places to eat and thanks to that belongs to good tips picked up both form other blogs and Tripadvisor!
Coco Van is a cute café and literally a retro van which is styled very nicely in a “boho” style. Around the van can be found chairs and picnic blankets conveniently placed in a shade of big trees. It’s nice to sit down and enjoy cup of coffee or homemade lemonade. Location is also top-notch as the van in located in Shooter’s Island (which I tipped in my Top 10 tips for Prague -post).
Good Food is a “Trdelnik” bakery located on one of the main tourist street. This offers fresh Cinnamon buns served from “a stick” which is a local treat called “Trdelnik”. In the bakery you can follow how they roll the pastry around the stick, roll it in a chosen topping and then grill it. You can order these with many different tasting toppings and fillings and (e.g. jam, ice-cream, chocolate…) . We ended-up choosing the plain traditional one with cinnamon and nut-crunch topping to avoid complete sucker-over-doze. Enjoying this fresh from the grill and with a nice river view was <3 !
Estrella was an excellent vegetarian restaurant which we found based on Tripadvisor recommendations. Food was very good, restaurant had a nice atmosphere and location convenient as it was just in the hoods of old down. Apparently the restaurant was very popular among the locals as it was fully booked by pre-reservations. We were lucky because we were having dinner quite early (around 6pm) and thus we managed to get a table with a condition that we are not planning to spend there several hours with several courses : )
Clear Head was another vegetarian restaurant which we also found based on Tripadvisor. Food was again very tasty, I eat an salad which had one of the tastiest dressing I have ever tasted. This restaurant was also fully booked in the evening, but thanks to our early schedule we again managed to get a table.
Wine & Food Market is a cozy Italian restaurant. Location is not very nice and we almost gave up when walking towards it – but afterwards thinking I’m happy we didn’t. This restaurant is close to Vhyserad caste and we visited it for lunch after having walked around the castle area. I had tortellini’s and my husband had pizza. Both portions were amazingly tasty, though simple and fresh – meaning true Italian food : ) Portions were fairly small though so I would recommend having a side-order or appetizers in case you feel very hungry. This recommendation I found from Kira’s blog.
Lobella was quite basic hamburger restaurant, but worth mentioning due to it’s price / quality. This was very beef –focused place and list had only hamburgers and two salads. I chose salad which was very tasty and h u g e. My husband had a burger which was very basic, but again very tasty due to fresh and quality ingredients. Location is a bit further away from the old city center, but still a walking distance. This place we found again via Tripadvisor.
Bella Vista is my last recommendation, though I’m recommending this with a bit mixed feelings. We paused there without planning too much after having visited the Prague castle and starting to feel a bit hungry. Location and views in this restaurant are a m a z I n g and that is the sole reason why I’m recommending this place! We chose here the traditional Gulas –soup which in Prague usually comes interestingly inside a bread. Food was OK, but price had definitely some tourist-add-on. Also the service in this restaurant was not very nice – even rude sometimes (though that also happens in other places at Prague). Despite that, I’m still willing to recommend the place as sunny day in a shade of old monastery was worth some extra price and rude service ; )
I hope that I’m able to help someone with the difficult choices on picking a good restaurant in Prague – the same way as I got help for myself : )