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Kavarna Slavia Cafe

2 Smetanovo Nabrezi, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #321 of 2,854 restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Praha 1
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Brno, Czech Republic
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You can go there whenever you want. I could recommend the visit before some show in the National Theatre. You will get wonderful food and drinks for very very reasonable price. I love the view over Prague Castle and also the live piano play.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had breakfast at Café Slavia on a rainy Sunday morning (29/06/2014). We all enjoyed the food we ordered and found it extremely good value. We decided to go back there for dinner before leaving Prague. We experienced excellent service from our waitress and all enjoyed the local food again. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone visiting Prague... More

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Ogden, UT
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was the best, authentically Czech food, this is the place to go. Their svickova is amazing. I always stop here when I'm in town.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went here for afternoon tea, based on the recommendation of our guide book. The Art Deco interior is really lovely and you could really imagine its history, full of literary types. The service was good , the tea hot and much needed and the baklava good, but not great. Really nice place but preferred the Grand Cafe Orient which... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great location (close to the center, opposite the National Theater), great food (try the gulash beef with dumplings, it's great) and great prices, really affordable... What more do you need? It also has a pianist playing at evenings, which makes the atmosphere even better.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very atmospheric...a historic venue frequented by Vaclav Havel and others. Heavy smoking atmosphere, so be aware of that. Less "cafe friendly" than some others but still well worth a visit.

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18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Crossing the border by OBB Railjet from Vienna, we didn't have high expectations in terms of modernisation of Prague city. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The tour guide praised the Karvarna Slavia Café, as we passed the place citing the many famous celebrities the frequented this place both now and years gone by. We decided to have lunch there and... More

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Naantali, Finland
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158 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good location right next to the Theatre, river Vltava and Charles Bridge. Really big place, lots of customers and many waiters running all the time. Somehow they manage to get food on the table quite fast. Nothing extra ordinary, but good enough and menu was large. Little tip, right next to the cafe in riverfront are many places where you... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We loved this place. Had heard conflicting reports but we were not disappointed, food and service was excellent and of course the atmosphere speaks for itself.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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126 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Many years ago this cafe used to be one of the top meeting places. Its location - opposite National Theater and directly overlooking the Vltava River and the Prague Castle was an attraction not only for tourists but also for many prominent writers, politicians and artists. Now the coffee (espresso) on the scale from 1 to 10 is slightly over... More

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