Cafe de Paris

Prague-Prague 1/Old Town

4.6 / 5

May 11, 2018

If you were secretly hoping that some of Prague's art nouveau elegance had carried through to its drinking scene, you'd be happy to find a place like Café de Paris.

If you were secretly hoping that some of Prague’s art nouveau elegance had carried through to its drinking scene, you’d be happy to find a place like Café de Paris. Located in the Hotel Paris, this minimalist, wooded space with glitzy chandeliers and comfy leather armchairs is the perfect escape from Prague’s beer halls for those looking for a quiet retreat. Taking a seat, you can imagine the Czech literati hanging out here in the 1920s no doubt a good handful of them did, as the venue is well over a century old. As you’d expect from a French-themed cafe, Café de Paris prides itself on its cakes, and the daily selection rarely disappoints. If you’re after something more substantial, light options range from sandwiches to salads, quiches and delicate meat dishes. As for the drinks, Café de Paris is a great spot to get acquainted with Czech wine, as local drops dominates the wine list along with a few pricier French varieties. The cocktail list is disappointingly standard for such a cute little café/bar, but if you ask nicely, the bartender can whip op something more exotic for you. Unfortunately for non-smokers, even the venue’s designated smoke-free section still harbours the aroma of tobacco. Some say it’s only a matter of time before Czech laws change on this matter, and in the case of Café de Paris, it will only be a good thing.

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