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$4 - $10
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Cafe, European, Healthy, Bar, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

The service was excellent. Viď taste of the Raffaelo cake was perfect. Good ambience ho the café. Nice place in the middle of the city.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Relax42276075033, Owner at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2022

Hello, thank you for your feedback, we were very pleased. We are very glad that you liked us. We look forward to! Sincerely, Andrea

Reviewed September 4, 2020

We had lunch and drink. The orange juice was perfect. Then sandwich with poached egg/hollandaise sauce and salmon, Eggs were nicely poached , sauce ok, bread ok, but salmon was way too salty.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Relax42276075033, Owner at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2022

Hello, thank you for your feedback, we were very pleased. We are very glad that you liked us. We look forward to! Sincerely, Andrea

Reviewed February 3, 2020

Right at the main square, this café is convenient place for breakfast and/or coffee. I had eggs with ham for my breakfast. It was possible to exchange bread that is served with the eggs on regular base with croissant. I'm thankful for that. The waitress...was asking for mine and my friend's order without writing it down. As the result, she forgot to bring it. On the other hand, it was also not marked on the bill. What I didn't like about the place are toilets. There is only 1 toiler for ladies, and 1 toilet for gentlemen. Waiting lines for the toilets were at the café in front of the toilets' door. If the café was full, it would surely bother customers.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Ajucha, Manažer at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Dear Jana, Thank you for your feedback. We understand your criticism of the toilets. Unfortunately, the house on the square is limited to building modifications because it is listed. Sincerely, Andrea

Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and affordable prices. Food, coffee and tea were delicious. The location is perfect - near the main square.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Ajucha, Manažer at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we were very pleased. We are very glad that you liked us. We look forward to! Sincerely, Andrea

Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast and coffee! We had the eggs Benedict and avocado with poached egg on fresh bread, both were up there with the best we've had. The staff were very friendly too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Ajucha, Manažer at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we were very pleased. We are very glad that you liked us. We look forward to! Sincerely, Andrea

Reviewed May 20, 2019

After a poor breakfast in my hotel I had a fresh juice, cappuccino and croissant, it was quick and really great start of a day.

Date of visit: May 2019
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OndrejPrazak, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Dear Pastorilko, Thank you for such a nice review! We are glad, you explored better place, then your hotel was. We hope, you coming back very soon. With kind regards, Ondrej Prazak

Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

As it is hard to get a good espresso in town, we got perfect one here. Breakfast was average but coffee was just perfect.

Date of visit: April 2019
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OndrejPrazak, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Hello, We appreciate the time you spent by writing this review! Thank you for that time and we would by very pleased you stop by when you go around next time! We look forward! With kind regards, Ondrej

Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Nice cafe with late breakfast (until 14.00). Good choice, also they have gluten free options. Good coffee, very good eggs Benedict with salmon. A lot of locals on terrace - enjoying coffee, breakfast and outstanding view :) would love to come here again.

Date of visit: February 2019
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OndrejPrazak, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Hello, We appreciate the time you spent by writing such a nice review! Thank you for that time and we would by very pleased you stop by when you go around next time! We look forward! With kind regards, Ondrej Prazak

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We came here for coffee and beer and the view and we weren’t disappointed. The setting is lovely looking out over the main square. The service was good and the coffee and beer (original Budweiser) was delicious. Great place.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Ondřej P, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hello, I appreciate the time you spent by writing such a nice review! Thank you for that time and I would by very pleased you stop by when you go around next time! We look forward! With kind regards, Ondrej

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The service was great, but the coffee and food was not. Not sure how it's got that high on the TripAdvisor list.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Ondřej P, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hello, I am very sorry to hear that. It would be nice, if you could drop me a message via email info@esencecafe.cz. so we can fix weaknesses. Thank you for reading this message. I look forward to your reply. With kind regards, Ondrej

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Great coffee, very tasty chocolate cheesecake, smiling staff. The summer terrace is very relaxing. Definitely, recommend this place.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Ondřej P, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hello, I appreciate the time you spent by writing such a nice review! Thank you for that time and I would by very pleased you stop by when you go around next time! We look forward! With kind regards, Ondrej

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We waited 45 min for our breakfast to arrive. 4 of us were eating, eggs were under cooked, we found bits of bacon in the vegetarian eggs and the English breakfast was poor. My order was wrong but having waited so long, I just ate...it. Waiter was pretending not to understand us and upsell to the 90kc bottle of water. Overall bad experience. Lemonade was nice.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Ondřej P, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hello, I am very sorry to hear that. I would love to offer you gift card to have chance to fix our mistake. I would be very happy if you accept that little present. Can yo leave me a message via email info@bistromagdalene, please? Thank...More

Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Comfortable seats outside. Good service. They provide blankets if it gets chilly. Good views of life

Date of visit: May 2018
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Ondřej P, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hello, I appreciate the time you spent by writing such a nice review! Thank you for that time and I would by very pleased you stop by when you go around next time! We look forward! With kind regards, Ondrej

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Very nice and cosy place for a breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and glass of wine or prosecco right in the heart of the town of Budweis - at the mail square. No matter whether you are with a boyfriend, group of friends, family or a...business partner you can choose from different locations and corners within the café according to you needs. Quality coffee and wine and perfect service.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Ondřej P, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hello, I appreciate the time you spent by writing such a nice review! Thank you for that time and I would by very pleased you stop by when you go around next time! We look forward! With kind regards, Ondrej

Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Nothing compares to have great time with lungo and cheesecake in perfectly designed cofee house in the middle of Ceske Budejovice. Especially valuable after long winter walk across the city center.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Ondřej P, Manažer komunikace at Esence Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hello, I appreciate the time you spent by writing such a nice review! Thank you for that time and I would by very pleased you stop by when you go around next time! We look forward! With kind regards, Ondrej

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5