Josef Loves

Prague’s gastronomy, nightlife, and shopping offerings have all but tripled in recent years – transforming the Czech capital into a destination visited not only for its historical splendor but as a city break par excellence. Located in a vibrant Prague quarter teeming with restaurants, cafés, galleries and performance spaces, Hotel Josef is a convenient starting point for exploring it all. The Josef Loves blog, updated regularly by our concierge team, reveals insider tips – from the best baristas to the hottest tables in town – exclusively for our guests.

Bars & Cafes / Central Prague

Café Savoy

Café Savoy restaurant and coffee bar evokes the atmosphere of the cafés of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Its remarkable interior is dominated by a Neo-Renaissance ceiling dating back to 1893. The restaurant is well-known for its substantial breakfasts and gourmet menu – including Czech snails or veal sweetbread. The restaurant’s own bakery offers fresh confectionery and baked goods on a daily basis.

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Bars & Cafes / Central Prague

Cafe Louvre

Bearing the name of the world-famous gallery, this institution has existed in Prague for over a century, since 1902. Among its patrons were Karel Capek, Franz Kafka as well as Albert Einstein during his professorship in Prague. The café’s business was interrupted by force in 1948 by the communist coup when all of its furnishings were thrown out of the windows onto Národní Avenue below. This cultural melting pot was revived in 1992 when the devastated premises underwent a complete reconstruction.

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Restaurants / Bars & Cafes / Central Prague

Sansho

Sansho was Prague’s first restaurant to focus on serving a whole, locally-raised animal from nose to tail. The expensive but comprehensive pan-Asian six-course tasting menu is served family style giving the upmarket restaurant a social feel.

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Bars & Cafes / Central Prague

Cafe Cafe

A popular see-and-be-seen hotspot among Czech celebrities, but also desirable location for locals who enjoy the chill vibe and stylish design of this contemporary café. Apart from being one of the city’s coolest lounges, Café-Café is also a perfect spot for light bites or a glass of wine.

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Bars & Cafes / Central Prague

Cash Only Bar

Hemingway Bar is considered the best cocktail lounge in Prague but we prefer its sister establishment Cash Only Bar. Savor innovative cocktails and gourmet hot dogs while enjoying the beautifully stylized décor and friendly service. Don’t forget to bring cash!

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Bars & Cafes / 5 Minutes Walk / Central Prague

Grand Cafe Orient

On the first floor of the House at the Black Madonna, a building that symbolizes the unique Czech contribution to the cubist movement not only in architecture but in furniture, pottery and glass. It was created by the renowned architect Josef Gočár when he was only 31 years old. The café within the house remained open for a mere ten years or so but closed in the 1920s when cubism fell out of fashion. After a break of about 80 years the Grand Café Orient re-opened in 2005 after an extensive renovation based on black and white photographs, trying to reclaim the vibe and atmosphere of the cafe in 1912.

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Bars & Cafes / Central Prague

Bonvivant’s CTC

Tiny, old fashioned bar-café serving brunch tapas, and signature cocktails with unexpected seasonal ingredients (think barbecue smoke or sweet pumpkin). Vintage surrounds are inspired by the Prohibition era. Some of the best service in town.

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Bars & Cafes / Central Prague

Mysak Pastry Shop

František Myšák’s Prague confectionery was a First Republic institution considered among the best in Europe. Now the legendary establishment has been revamped with respect to the original look of the café from the 1920s.Offering deluxe breakfasts and classic confectionery, using time-honored recipes.

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