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Café Louvre

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Why locals love it

Cafe Louvre, one of Prague’s top cafés, was first opened in 1902. Franz Kafka used to come here with his friends. Albert Einstein even frequented this café during his stay in Prague in 1911-1912. Opening its doors at 8am on weekdays (and 9am on Saturdays and Sundays),early by Prague standards,it is ideal for early birds.

Why you should visit it

The Cafe reopened in 1992 and has been popular with locals and visitors. The café, Louvre Gallery, is located on the first floor. The restaurant serving Czech cuisine is on the second floor along with a separate billiards room with 5 pool tables.

Special tip

They offer daily lunch specials for reasonable prices. You won't have to spend a fortune when dining here. And by the way, their cakes are fantastic!

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5 Comments

One of the oldest cafes with tradition in Prague. It is old but really beautiful. Their golden ages are maybe away, but you can smell this mazing atmosphere of the first republic in the air. do not forget to buy their famous pancakes!
Eliška
Local
October 24, 2017
It's a nice place for having a coffee and cake, tho it's not really cheap. You will find really nice cakes here. The atmosphere is a bit stressed and I can not recommend the food here, cause it is made just quick, without passion. The dishes are sometimes not even warmed up enough. For me the taste of the food here was just average.
Alex
Traveller
July 31, 2017
Love this place! You should try FRIED TURKEY CHOPS in sesame breadscrumbs, viennese potato salad and lamb′s lettuce salad with pumpkin oil and FRESH WAFFLE WITH STRAWBERRY SAUCE and whipped cream.
Local Ambassador
April 7, 2017
Classy café, same as it used to be in early 20th century in Prague. Delicous food, inspired by old czech and Viennese kitchen. Prices aren't too high. Specially recommend turkey cutlets with Viennese potato salat and their hot chocolatte.
Hana
Local
October 8, 2016
I had heard about how posh the second floor was and am always on the lookout for places to take friends who visit, to give them a taste of the city. My waiter came and gave me a menu, which listed many different dessert options, I ordered a coffee and then gestured to the menu and said in English that I would order soon but wanted to look first. The waiter never came back to the table, and worsr, ignored my attempts to get his attention, eye contact and even waving. Finally the bus boy came to take my empty cup and I said I wanted to order a dessert, so he got the waiter who was very abrupt and unpleasant. I'll never go back. I have travelled all over Europe and never been treated so badly. Maybe I didn't follow the prescibed protocol but "the customer is alwasy right" clearly isn't the rule of themb here. Perhaps the waiter was emulating the one in "Ratatouille." Perhaps someone complained about him. We can but hope.
Carol
Local
January 10, 2016

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