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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 #27 of 58 shopping in Prague
Type: Specialty Shops
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  • English first
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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited at night for the karaoke evening which runs on Saturdays, it was very lively and friendly and a great place to meet people.The drinks were cheap and the atmosphere was great. When looking at the bookstore area it is quite small, however, and I do not feel this is its main attraction.

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Abruzzo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The brunch was yummi and the staff very kind. The place is great, even if the only thing that bothers is this: every 10 min comes someone to ask yuo if everything ok or you want more. I mean, give me the time to eat!! Except for that great place.

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I'm an avid reader, a writer, a long-time worker in the publishing industry. I went into the Globe Bookstore looking forward to a warm welcome, maybe even a chat with another bibliophile, and was rewarded with the coldest shoulder I've encountered in a very long time. I wasn't going to write a review, as my visit was so short that... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Globe Bookstore is so much more than a bookstore. It is a home away from home for travelers, locals and other tourists because it offers not only books and magazines but a cafe with excellent food, free wifi for those who wish to connect, and a host of other activities for tourists and expats who wish to make friends... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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186 reviews 186 reviews
74 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Dublin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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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