Prague’s most beautiful garden and backyard cafés
Prague's most beautiful garden and backyard cafés
Summer is slowly coming to an end according to the calendar. However, we still have almost tropical temperatures in Prague at the moment - and we enjoy every second of it! We know the sun can be tough while you are busy sightseeing, though, so we took the time to compile a list of cafés with beautiful gardens and backyards for you to relax with a fresh lemonade or a bowl of ice cream.
Underneath the chestnut trees
There aren’t many reasons for tourists to venture out to Smichov and even locals struggle to find cafés for a nice cup of coffee with friends in the area. Luckily, “Kavárna co hledá jméno“ opened some time ago and rest assured, it is well worth the trip from Sir Toby’s. The café is located in a former carpenter’s shop and they carry on the tradition by using wood as the main decorative element. An eclectic mix of unrendered walls, flea market furniture, and sharp design makes “Kavárna co hledá jméno” the gorgeous place that it is. The courtyard is home to a couple of majestic chestnut trees so you can relax in the shade after a long day exploring. Soups, sandwiches, coffee and lemonades are available - and prepared with love.
Kavárna co hledá jméno (Stroupežnického10, Prague 5), open Mo.–Fr. 8-22.00
The team around Café Neustadt most probably won’t feel offended if somebody would state that there is a Berlin vibe to their stylish little backyard refuge. Fleamarkets, electronic music events, Sunday brunches and live concerts keep the global Boheme buzzing here and there. Neustadt’s location in the courtyard of the New Town Hall makes for a unique Prague experience, though - enjoy your flat white or gin and tonic in between century old walls covered in ivy.
Café Neustadt (Karlovo náměstí 1, Prague 1), open Mo-So 10-00.00
Sweating and dancing
The garden around the former school in the Dejvice district is worth a visit even during winter time. A sauna is hidden in the back corner providing space for up to four people. It can be rented for 90 minutes throughout the whole year. Pay your 120 CZK (cca. 4,50 EUR) at the bar inside and stop by again for a vodka after your session. The creatively renovated space inside is hosting concerts, theater performances and movie nights while workshops frequently take place in the peaceful garden. Of course, you are also welcome to stop by just for a lemonade, one, two beer or a pickled camembert. Since this summer, Klubovna has an open air cinema as well.
Klubovna (Generála Píky, Prag 6), open Mo–Sa 15-?
The Alchemy of Sweets
Unremarkable from the outside and hidden in a small street, “Cukrárna Alchymista” is usually overlooked by tourists. They are missing out on one of the most peaceful and romantic little gardens the city has to offer. The seats between the flowerbeds are perfect to unwind with a book or to take the time to fill your diary with Prague memories. Try Alchymista’s homemade lemonades, milk shakes, cakes or ice cream.
Cukrárna Alchymista (Jana Zajíce 7, Prague 7), open daily 10.30-21.30
Escaping the crowds in the center
Enter the passage just a few meters from Wenceslas Square and you will find this stylish café in the backyard. If you feel like you ended up in the showroom of an interior design shop you are not entirely wrong - decoration and dishes can be purchased next door. And even the cakes, soups and desserts look carefully designed.
Styl & Interier (Vodičkova 35, Prague 1), open daily 9.30-21.00
Oh, and by the way... The most beautiful backyard of the city belongs to Sir Toby's. Of course!