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Globe Bookstore and Cafe

Pstrossova 6 | New Town/Nove Mesto, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
420-224 934 203
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Ranked #20 of 46 shopping in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were so excited to visit this bookstore! We were looking for friendly expat experience, but found a rude owner who told us certain books were off limits, and openly shamed customers by saying certain books were off limits. Do not waste your time here. This pains me to write this, but after all my international travel, this was the... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Expensive (but quality) coffee, terrible and slow service, smoker`s cafe, loud music, waitresses was watching tv and they had no interest about guests... We were waiting for 10 minutes to be served and then was pause longer and longer. I won`t go there anymore!

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Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
56 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We have lived in Prague for 2 years and this is my first visit to Globe and I will visit again hopefully many times. They have small areas to sit and read or have coffee or both. Their extensive English book title selection makes it so anybody can find a title to read, and if you need help the staff... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Staff in this cafe are really dreadful - the worst in Prague. My mum and I visited last weekend for lunch and were waiting over an hour for my mum's order (a salad). When we asked a waitress to check on the situation she went to the kitchen but returned to her position at the bar and didn't come back... More

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Went here last night with a bunch of friends for the first time. The Quiz night was on so it was quite crowded. The staff were friendly and apologised for the delay in coming to take our order, the food and drinks came quite quickly though. We had some awesome milkshakes (Twix and Oreo) and my friends had the waffles... More

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Johnny_Blamo, Manager at Globe Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Charmaine, Thank you for your nice words on our food and service, but we are sorry that the smoking issue undermined your experience so much. Please note that the Globe is a smoke free enviroment every day until after 16:00. The front area and the bookstore are always no smoking, no matter what time of day or night, so... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Arrogant staff, dismissive of customers. Made to wait while an obviously "important" chat was going on behind the counter.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I've been in Prague for about a month now, so I like to think I've grown accustomed to poor service. Still, this was by far the worst I've gotten during my entire time here. First of all, almost nothing had a price on it, so I was going off the number on the back of the books. After waiting at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

One of the best breakfasts I've ever had anywhere (and I've eaten in a lot of places), absolutely delicious and the coffee was decent enough too. Would have been a straight 5 stars but the staff unfortunately let the place down a bit, shame. They weren't that bad just weren't the most attentive or polite, still better than most places... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I was a regular at The Globe, and I shudder to think about the money I've dropped in there. It is close to work, and it is a good place to catch-up with expats that I haven't seen in awhile. I have been friendly or even friends with some of the waitstaff since I started going for trivia night 2... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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83 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I went here during my week long visit to Prague after reading the reviews on here. I didn't eat in the café but it did look very nice and goodly priced. The books are interesting and have many different genres some relating to Prague specifically other more world known books and authors. The prices of the books were also quite... More

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