We arrived in Prague for a short weekend after our trip to Ireland. Prague has a ton of restaurant and coffeehouse options. Seeing as we didn’t have long to explore the city, we tried to have as many different cuisines as we could – so we could have varied suggestions regarding food in Prague.
Restaurants in Prague
Local Czech restaurant with the largest beer selection in the country
We found Pivovarsky restaurant following a tip from the guide of a free tour we took. He said they had great local food and the largest selection of beers in the Czech Republic. It definitely sounded to us like a place worth checking out.
The restaurant isn’t in the center of town but is easily reachable by metro. We went there for dinner on our second night in Prague. From the moment you walk in, the huge range of beers on offer becomes apparent.
We sat down for a meal on the lower floor of the restaurant and had been given two separate menus: One for food and one for beers. The beer menu was far larger than the food one and deciding which we should have was virtually impossible – So we asked the waitress what she recommends.
As for food, Roan had pork with mashed potatoes and I had a salad and sausages. The food was really good and the atmosphere was very pleasant as well.
One of the best Pizzas we had
We arrived in Prague at 10:30PM and were really hungry. There weren’t many options around our Airbnb apartment so we decided to ride a retro to Johnny Pizza, which we saw was open. As we got there, the cook was pulling a fresh pizza out of the oven and we got two slices of it, each.
The crust was really thin, just the way we like it, with tasty cheese and great toppings. The pizza was so good Roman asked for 3 more slices and couldn’t stop eating it. It’s really addictive – consider yourself warned. This is definitely a great option for fast, delicious food on the cheap.
A bit of everything – Restaurant with ready food, quiches, cakes, pastries and more
We came upon this place by accident while looking for something light to eat after our bike tour (In the center of town). After 3 hours of riding up slopes, we felt like we needed to eat some more.
By the bike store, there was the Bake Shop restaurant with lots of options. There were ready salads and stews you could order from by weight and eat on the spot. I had a pasta salad and a bulgur and squash salad, while Roman had the pasta and roast beef salad. The price was reasonable and the dishes good. I topped it off with coffee with a chocolate ice-cream scoop.
This restaurant is great if you’re a group of several people and everyone wants to have something different. They have a large variety of food, as well as desserts.
Great bakery with large variety of pastries
Antoninovo bakery was right next to our Airbnb apartment. They have several branches, so it’s worth checking if there’s one around you.
They have a large variety of fresh and delicious pastries. We had breakfast there on our first morning in Prague – I had a yeast cheese cake and a croissant and Roman had bread with egg salad and a poppy cake. Everything was really good. The prices were low, and so you might have to wait in line as the place is very popular.
Cheap and fast – Vietnamese and Chinese food stalls next to the mall
After our retro vehicle tour, we went for a stroll around the mall. As we were exiting it we noticed some nice food stalls, with Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine and Czech desserts. We decided to go for a snack from the stalls, Roman ordered Pho soup from the Vietnamese stall, which was very subtly flavored and would be a great option on cold days.
I had a fresh spring roll with rice noodles and vegetables, which was a really nice snack and from the Chinese stall we ordered two Gyozas. If you’re looking for cheap, fast food this is a good option. You can eat there, standing at the tables or take-away. At the Vietnamese stall they also have Vietnamese sandwiches in a baguette.
Revoluční 655/1, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
A bit of variety – Thai restaurant
On our last evening in Prague, we decided to shake things up a bit and have Thai food. We visited Mesy Thai Restaurant, which was both intimate and pleasant. We had Dim Sum for our first course, and for mains I ordered a shrimp and veg vermicelli stir-fry while Roman had stir-fried egg noodles with meat.
The portions were large, and the food itself was tasty and filling. I asked to have half my dish to take-away, as I couldn’t finish it.
Bělehradská 12/98, 120 00 Praha 2, Czechia
Next to Johnny Pizza
Cheap and quick breakfast
Prior to our bike tour, we went out for breakfast so we could have the energy needed for the tour. We found Piknik, a simple restaurant with an assortment of nice, cheap food. Roman had a veggie wrap and a croissant and I had fruit salad and chia pudding. They have a variety of sandwiches, salads, wraps and options for vegetarians and vegans.