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“So much more than it might seem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Globe Bookstore and Cafe

The Globe Bookstore and Cafe
Pstrossova 6, Prague, Czech Republic (Nove Mesto (New Town))
+420 224 934 203
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Ranked #578 of 4,271 Restaurants in Prague
Cuisines: American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
simonuineill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“So much more than it might seem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Globe is one of our favourite places to go in Prague. As you come in there is a lovely bookshop - which sells new and second hand books and a notice board of various things going on in Prague. There is also an Internet cafe area - though if you have your own device, there is free Internet access in the restaurant areas too. The main room has a mezzanine level - and in the summer there is a small garden too. During the day, downstairs is non smoking til about 6pm.
The menu is quite varied and most things we have had here have been great. My veggie partner loves the spinach burger with Balkan cheese. A friend tried one of their pasta dishes which she thought excellent and I like their paninis and soups.
In addition to this though, the Globe is a hub of activities. Saturday night is karaoke (for those brave enough!) and on Sunday night there is normally a free film show which tends to be popular. There is a quiz night and live music during the week - and book groups and others also use the space.
The place is American/Czech so English is the main language spoken and many American students come here to work.
Always interesting and enjoyable (even the karaoke!)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very cool restaurant in an wonderfully eclectic bookstore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Globe restaurant is located just behind the wonderfully eclectic bookstore, with an excellent selection of the most diverse literature - from the Roman classics to American fiction and Czech authors, all chosen with intelligence and care. The restaurant has an equally international menu - light and playful and all very good. They have occasional music and culture events in the evenings, and its a gathering point for local expats and travellers. Very much worth the visit!

Visited January 2013
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice warm and friendly place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited the Globe as it had good reviews (both here and in our guide book). Both the Coffee and the atmosphere were good and we'd consider going back for brunch, but we couldn't help but notice everything on the menu is with eggs, which might be a problem if you don't eat eggs!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Johnny_Blamo, Manager at The Globe Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Hello,

Please allow me to introduce myself, I am a manger of the Globe. Thank you for your nice review of our business.

I have one follow up however, you (and another reviewer previously below) mention the menu being only eggs, which leads me to believe that you were there during breakfast hours, which while heavy on eggs and omelettes, does offer other traditional fare, such as pancakes, french toast, smoked salmon, etc. Our regular menu, which is available daily from 11am and on weekends after our brunch at 4pm is much more diverse and does n0t include any egg dishes. (We do have an overlap between breakfast and regular menu daily where both menus are available from 11-11:30).

I have attached below a link to our website which shows our menus for your reference.

http://www.globebookstore.cz/cafe-1-2.html

Thank you once again for your business and support, it is much appreciated and we hope to see you again!


Sincerely,

JB
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Prague
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good bookshop, poor food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

bookshop is great, well worth visiting.
Food was below standard. Noticable that some of the products were poor quality (bacon on the full breakfast appeared to be a single slice of cheap streaky bacon cut in half, sausages were average and small).
I've seen their evening food and it appeared to be a lot better. But for the price and quality i'll be going elsewhere for my breakfasts where the quality of food is better.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Crowded with Unimpressive Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I stopped here mainly to check out the bookstore but decided to grab some food while we were there. I had the nachos and he went with the buffalo chicken sandwich and both were quite bad. Also the table we were sitting at was barely big enough to hold the napkins, drinks, and our plates. Not a very comfortable dining experience. Stop in for the books but skip the food!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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