Prague’s Tea Rooms
Winter time is tea time! Prague’s tea rooms (“čajovny”) are a world of their own: dimmed lights, comfy pillows and Persian carpets, a wide range of teas from all over the world, and sometimes even a bunch of cats strolling around. Tea rooms are also a paradise for those who are seeking to escape from the ever-present cigarette smoke in the city. Simply perfect spots for warming up while reading a book or playing board games on a cold and snowy day!
Čajovna jedna báseň: Not quite in the center, but certainly worth a trip. Walking down the steps from Vinohradý to Nusle with the train tracks on the left, and a mysterious wooden palace in a wild garden on the right is a somewhat poetic experience itself. Once you made your way down, find the tea room called “One poem” on your right and enter a world of peace and ease. Cakes and soups are provided as well, so grab yourself a pillow, wait for the chubby cat to cuddle up on your lap and forget the noise of the world outside for a few hours.
Pod Zvonařkou 14, Prague 2.
Open daily 13.15-22.30
Čajovna Setkání: Karel Růžek, the owner of this place, is a passionate traveller and dreamer. Some of his teas are directly imported from China or Cambodia. But he is not only into tea. From African dream herbs to Virginia Tobacco and Bonsai plants, there is probably no seed that Růžek would not find in one of the many drawers behind the counter. Perfect little presents to bring home. His tea room is a cave-like labyrinth, cozy and intimate. It frequently hosts lectures and small exhibitions – and whoever feels like organizing a small event and presents their own dreams to an audience, is most welcome here!
Vojtěšská 209/2, Prague 1
Open daily 16-22
Bílý jeřáb: Located in Smíchov, close to the Anděl Shopping Mall, Bílý jeřáb’s interior design is more modern and sleek than most of Prague’s tea rooms. It has a great vegetarian lunch menu including soup, main dish, and tea. Don’t miss out on the Japanese dumplings either!
Štefánikova 51, Prague 5
Open Monday-Saturday 11-22
A Maze in Tchaiovna: “In our modern world, it is important more than ever to connect to the people around us. Our aim is to provide a relaxed space where our guests can share experiences and learn from each other.” This is the mission of the girls and guys behind “A Maze in Tchaiovna”. We are obviously on the same page here. A Maze in Tchaiovna is located in Prague 6, a nice neighborhood with plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafés that you will most likely not have to share with other tourists. While a lot of the tea rooms are not serving alcohol at all, this one offers a nice selection of micro-brewery beers. You might accidentally end up at a trivia night, a workshop on “how to stress less” or a movie screening when visiting – a perfect opportunity to meet some locals.
Muchova 241/4, 160 00 Prague 6
Open daily 11-23
Nice options in the center are U Zlatého kohouta (not far from Old Town Square) Dobrá čajovna (one location close to Wenceslas Square, one in the New Town, Ostrovní 26) or Dobrá Trafika in the Lesser Town.