The Best Breakfasts in Prague

Al fresco dining in Prague, which has some great places to get breakfast and brunch
Al fresco dining in Prague, which has some great places to get breakfast and brunch | © Edwin Remsberg / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 February 2021

You can fuel up at some of Prague’s best breakfast and brunch restaurants before you head out onto the Czech capital’s beautiful cobbled streets for some sightseeing. Choose from a cafe founded in 1893 with a Neo-Renaissance ceiling, a cute Austro-Hungarian coffee shop and some great vegan options.

Dine under a Neo-Renaissance ceiling at Café Savoy

Bakery, Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, European, French, $$$
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Food at Cafe Savoy in Prague.
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Founded in 1893, Café Savoy is the premier breakfast destination in Prague. This means getting a table won’t be easy without a reservation, especially on weekends, but the wait is worth it. The cafe’s seven-metre-high (22.9 feet) Neo-Renaissance ceiling, lined with beautiful chandeliers, offers a lovely setting for a leisurely meal. You can choose from a variety of traditional Czech cakes and pastries and Breakfast Savoy, a dish which comes with a selection of bread, butter and jam, cake, eggs and a ham sandwich, is a must-try.

Indulge in a gastronomic experience at La Bottega Bistroteka

Bistro, Italian, $$$
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People catch up and dine at La Bottega Bistroteka, Prague, Czech Republic
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La Bottega Bistroteka is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. They serve the very best of what Italy can offer, from homemade liver pâté with mostarda to baked eggs with pancetta, and prosciutto cotto. They can also whip up delicious breakfasts such as free-range eggs benedict with marinated salmon, scrambled eggs with black truffle and poached eggs with mashed avocado.

Sip vegan coffee at Moment Café

Bistro, Cafe, Vegan, $$$
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Moment is that cute little cafe and bistro that everyone wishes was in their neighbourhood. Their extensive menu features a variety of dishes, including bread and pastries, pancakes with fruit and vegan omelettes made with gluten-free, chickpea flour batter, potatoes, mushrooms, kale, onions and tomatoes. For a caffeine boost before you begin exploring Prague, Moment Café also has the best selection of vegan coffee in town. Instead of regular milk, they use vegan alternatives such as organic oat, coconut or almond milk.

Enjoy a healthy breakfast at Café Letka

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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This rustic, Austro-Hungarian coffee shop is in district 7, a 30-minute walk from the city centre. Breakfast-lovers visiting Prague can take pleasure in great food, amazing coffee and excellent company. You can choose from freshly toasted sandwiches, waffles with fruit, french toast, smoothie bowls and more delicious breakfast and brunch options. The menu also features vegan and vegetarian options.

Explore local cuisine at Bistro Monk

Bistro, Cafe, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Bistro Monk, Prague
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This hip establishment creates beautiful meals, all made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients. Bistro Monk is a great destination if your diet is plant-based, with breakfasts such as smoothie bowls, and avocado toast with roasted mushrooms, drawing in vegans and vegetarians. They also have plenty of options for meat-lovers, such as bacon and eggs, sausages and ham.

Start the day with artisan breads at Pekárna Praktika

Bakery, Czech, $$$
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Anything that comes out of the oven at Pekárna Praktika is going to be excellent. In the Vinohrady neighbourhood, this little bakery only uses high-quality organic Czech flour, which is stone-ground to preserve its nutrients, making it great for digestion. At Pekárna Praktika, you can choose between spelt, rye and corn breads. They also serve croissants, vanilla cream-filled doughnuts, fruit tarts, eggs with toast and butter, and more. Since this bakery has a seasonal menu, you can expect their bread and pastries to be paired with seasonal fruits for a tasty and nutritious breakfast.

Make new friends over coffee at Proti Proudu

Bistro, Snacks, Coffee, $$$
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Inspired by Karlín-born electrical engineering innovator František Křižík, ‘current and connection’ is the theme of this family-friendly cafe in Prague. The modern, minimalist interior is great but the menu is the star of the show. Specialities include excellent waffles, avocado toast with eggs and buckwheat pancakes. For a social breakfast at a leisurely pace, you should head to Proti Proudu.

Indulge in raw vegan food at MyRaw Café

Cafe, Vegan, $$$
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MyRaw Café in Prague offers a variety of plant-based breakfast dishes
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This is the place to get a raw vegan breakfast in Prague. MyRaw Café’s breakfasts include vegan pancakes with fruit, creamy kelp noodles with spinach and mushrooms and vegan scrambled eggs with avocados, sun-dried tomatoes, turmeric, black salt and bell pepper. All their vegan meals are prepared at temperatures up to 42C (107F). MyRaw Café also serves a variety of vegan beverages that range from smoothies and coffee to milk cocktails, a concoction of plant milk, fruits and various other superfoods.

Savour Místo Café’s incredible double-shot coffee

Cafe, Coffee, $$$
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One of the youngest double-shot coffee roasters in town, Místo offers a number of flavours that are nothing like your standard blends. Their cream orange espresso – a combination of Grand Marnier, earl grey, orange peel syrup, espresso and milk – is a particular treat. This is the place to be if coffee is a fundamental part of your morning. You can also get a range of light, filling breakfasts focusing on local ingredients, including eggs benedict made with Prague ham and eggs sourced from a farm in Čerčany, a small village in Central Bohemia.

Revel in sweet and savoury pastries at Cukrkávalimonáda

Restaurant, European, $$$
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This quaint pastry shop and restaurant in the heart of the Malá Strana neighbourhood, serves incredible Czech pastries from early in the morning. For something more substantial, Cukrkávalimonáda’s ever-changing breakfast menu often consists of sweet and savoury pancakes, sandwiches, omelettes and coffee made with the best beans from Lago di Garda. You should try their breakfast menu designed for locals, which features a platter made up of sausages, sunny-side-up eggs, ham and greens.

Satiate your breakfast cravings at Café Na hlas

Cafe, European, $$$
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Created by a chef and a singer, this small cafe serves excellent food at an affordable price. They offer all the breakfast staples of eggs, pancakes, sausages and more. You’ve also a wide selection of coffee and other beverages to choose from, some of which are vegan-friendly. Aside from the good food, Café Na hlas is known for its friendly staff and excellent service. It’s best to make a reservation, especially on the weekends, in order to sit, sip your coffee and savour your breakfast in peace.

This article is an updated version of a story created by Amanda Chain.

These recommendations were updated on February 9, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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