A Semester in Prague Done Right

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Emily Kellman

 
This guide provides all the ins and outs for living in one of the most beautiful cities for four months+.

Living in Prague Guide

Prague, Czechia

FOOD
(most places take card but I will point out which ones are cash only- from what I remember)
Try to make dinner reservations as OFTEN as possible, they block off hours for each table so it’s likely that if you walk in, they will tell you they have no room even if there are a million empty tables – many of these places you can do reservations online to avoid language barrier annoyances
BREAKFAST/BRUNCH
• Bakeshop
o Very well known, especially amongst abroad kids
o Serve eggs until 3pm (one of only places that serves breakfast food this late) o MUST get eggs inside of croissant at some point
§ Iced coffee is great here as well
o Everything here is amazing, if you don’t want breakfast their side salads are great
as well
o Main location near Old Town, next to James Dean
§ Alternate and smaller location on other side of bridge also in Prague 1-
have sandwiches, quiches, etc. but no omelets, smaller selection
• Pasta Caffe
o 2 locations, serve breakfast until around 10:30? (double check on that)
o One located right next to Spanish Synagogue in Prague 1 and the other in new
town and Wenceslas Square
• Herbivore
o Located in Prague 2
o Amazing acai bowls and buffet of different options which changes daily
• Café Savoy
o UNREAL
o Everything here is great, people rave about the French toast
o I was always a fan of the omelets with a side of fruit (ask for this it is so fresh) o People also raved about the side of potato mash (basically mash potatoes, also
must ask for it)
• Globe Café
o American bookstore that has café in the back
o Great breakfast spot and some people I know liked to study here o Located in New Town
• Bohemia Bagel
o Located near the Charles Bridge
o Bagels here are fine, omelets were fine too- just another option
• Radost FX
o Brunch served only on Saturday and Sunday
o Where Rhianna “Please Don’t Stop the Music” music video was filmed o Turns into a bar at night- typical Thursday night going out spot

§ Girls get in for free before midnight
o Really cool environment, bagel platters and eggs are YUM o CASH ONLY
LUNCH
(most of the above places apply, may have different or same menus)
• DEL-MART
o FAVORITE salad bar place, fresh and so good – also a mini grocery store
o Small size is HUGE
o 2 locations – one in Prague 1 next to the Marriott and one in Prague 5 at the
Andel stop (the salad bar is located upstairs here)
o Also have sandwich/burger bar and pretty sure they have omelet bar as well in
the morning (never tried this though)
o Super super cheap (i.e. my salad with protein was $4.87)
• Green Factory
o Another make your own salad place, reminds me of Chop’t
§ I didn’t like it as much as Del-Mart but definitely edible
o Two locations as well – one near new town and Wenceslas Square and the other
also in Prague 1 somewhere
• James Dean
o I never made it here but my roommates RAVE about the chicken sandwich
o Located right near Old Town Square- near Bakeshop and Food Story
• Cacao
o Right near Palladium mall and Marriott/Hilton
o Great Acai bowls but also the Greek salad was bomb
o Have a lot of different smoothie choices as well if you’re into that
• Café Café
o Went here once, pretty good
o Located in between Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square (legit on the walk
from one to the other)
DINNER
(brace yourself, you’ve got a lot of options here- will break it up by genre)
Italian
• Carmelita
o One of my favorite, if not my favorite, restaurants
o Known for the balsamic chicken which is bomb – everything is
o Salmon is also amazing and so many different pizza/pasta options o Located on edge of Prague 5 and Prague 1

§ In same area as other highly recommended restaurants (Across from
Cantina, next to Noi)
• Pasta Fresca
o All different homemade pastas and sauces o Located right in Old Town Square
• Pepenero
o Right near the Intercontinental Hotel
o When we were abroad Paul Rudd was filming a movie, and was always spotted
here
• Pizza Coliseum
o A chain, you will see all over
o Went a few times in the beginning and truly pretty good
• Marina
o Restaurant right on the water (boat)
o Very pretty views, I didn’t love the food but some people will disagree with me
Greek
(there really isn’t much)
• Taverna Olympus
o One of only Greek restaurants we found o Located in Prague 3, up a very large hill
• Mall stands
o I lived next to the Novy Smichov mall (Andel Stop) which I found a good greek
place in the malls food court if you’re really dying for it
Mexican
• Las Adelitas
o MY ALL TIME FAVE
o Located right in Old Town Square
o On Wednesdays, have ladies happy hour on Margeritas
o The Fajitas here are amazing- the cheese is melted on top of it and it is one of my
favorite restaurants in Prague • Cantina
o Located on Prague 5 and Prague 1 border
o Similar to Las Adelitas
o Nachos are really good- legit drunk food nachos (simply chips with melted
cheese)
o CASH ONLY
• Agave
o A little more upscale than the other two
§ Not as authentic, my roommates were not a fan but I thought it was fine o Started by an American from California so has a very west coast feel

o Located in Prague 1 across from Yami Sushi House
Japanese/Sushi
• Yami SUSHI HOUSE
o Amazing sushi
o Salad and salad dressing are amazing as well
• Yami SUSHI BISTRO
o Same owners as other Yami
o Located on Dlouha in side mall
o Have option to create and customize your own roll
• Hanabi
o Located near Palladium mall and Marriott/Hilton
o Same owners as Yami, I have never been- my roommates went once when they
couldn’t get a reservation at Yami • Noi
o Located on border of Prague 5 and Prague 1
o Really good- anything on the menu
o Restaurant itself is very dark and they give you flashlights to read the menu
Thai
• Lemon
o Never been but it’s the other thai place people like o Located in New Town near Wenceslas Square
Dessert/Ice Cream/Gelato
• Frogurt
o Fro-yo located in Novy Smichov mall o Got me through the semester lol
• Crème de la Creme
o Best ice cream/gelato- my favorite
o Located in Old Town Square
o They have chocolate dip – must ask for it, have both dark and white and its
delicious!
o Some flavors are vegan
• Angelato
o My roommate SWORE by this
o Two locations: one near Noi/Cantina/Carmelita and other between Old Town
Square and Wenceslas Square
o Gelato- flavors change weekly/monthly
§ Try the random ones like avocado, they will surprise you! o CASH ONLY
Leaf

Misc.
• Duplex
o A little bit of a nicer place – turns into a club at night which is really fun o Drinks are good here
o Chicken with wasabi mashed potatoes are also unreal
o Located in Wenceslas Square (walkable to Lucerna)
§ Good for Fridays when you need to buy tickets at 9pm at Lucerna
• Oblaca
o Restaurant at the top of the TV Tower (Zvikov Tower) located in Prague 3
o VERY cool views
o Took my parents here and went with my roommates as a last night meal- on the
nicer side as well • Kitchen The Address
o Located in Wenceslas Square (walkable to Lucerna)
§ Good for Fridays when you need to buy tickets at 9pm at Lucerna
o Ramen restaurant with trendy vibes, food is fine – I got the chicken wings which were good
• Maitrea
o Vegetarian restaurant located in Prague 1
o Interesting food, not really sure what I ate but it was good o Indie vibes inside the restaurant
• Hotel U Prince
o SICK view and good drinks
o Food is fine, go for drinks and snacks (when making reservation say early lunch
or late dinner, they won’t let you reserve a table just for drinks) • Bed Bar
o Popular spot/thing to do when people visit
o Cool concept but I personally found it skeevy (drinking while sitting on a
weird/gross bed), but worth a one-time visit
GROCERIES/NECESSITIES
• Tesco
o Has pretty much anything and everything you need
o Located all over Prague
o Got my toiletries, sheets, towels, school supplies and groceries here
o Not much English around the store so have your Google translate ready
• Marks and Spencer’s
o British grocery store – aka labels are in English!
§ Smaller than Tesco
§ Also a clothing store (lol weird combo, I know) o We would get produce, hummus, fruit, etc. here

§ Looked better and fresher
o Have pre-made meals/salads/sandwiches as well o A little more expensive than tesco but still cheap
• Del Mart
o Similar to Marks and Spencer’s
o Smaller scale grocery store with the salad/sandwich bar mentioned above ^
• Sephora
o Just like in the US, also some have Benefit Brow Bar in them where I got my
eyebrows done once
§ I know the ones in Palladium Mall and Novy Smichov Mall have the Brow
Bar
• The Candy Store
o Store that sells American brands of snacks/drinks § Goldfish, cereals, candy, snapple, etc.
o Two locations: One in Prague 5 and the other in New Town/Wenceslas Square area-ish
§ The one in New Town is bigger with more variety TRANSPORTATION
• Trams
o The BEST, an above ground trolley car essentially
§ They are numbered
o We lived right near a tram stop and took them everywhere!!!!!!
o If you put your ending location in apple maps and use transit it will tell you which
trams to take
o I suggest taking a picture of the time schedule at your regular tram stop – I
figured this out later on but it was great because I knew when to leave my apt to
catch the trams • Metro
o Similar to subway, underground
§ Indicated by letter – A, B and C
o Can look up using apple maps as well • Uber
o ONLY use this, do not use cabs – they tend to overcharge you
o So cheap, we would use them going out at night and split between 4 people –
sometimes it would come out to be less than a dollar!
o A lot of them don’t speak great English so always look for license plate, easiest
way to find car we found
o Unfortunately, Prague doesn’t have Uber XL which is def a huge bummer

THINGS TO DO
Museums
• Apple Museum (Old Town)
• Chocolate Museum (Old Town)
• Beer Museum
o 2 different locations
• Toy Museum (Old Town)
• Warhol/Dahlí Exhibits (Old Town)
• National Gallery of Prague
• Kampa Museum
• Franz Kafka Museum
Activities/Sites to See
• Old Town Square
o Heart and center with so many shops, museums, restaurants, etc.
• Astronomical Clock Tower
o Climb for awesome 360 view at the top
• Lennon Wall
o There are different stores nearby (one on Ujezd called Zebra Atelier- I think) that
sell spray paint, really fun to paint your own item on the wall when you visit o Lock bridge located to the right of the wall (when looking at it) – near John
Lennon Pub
• Paddle Boats
o Many locations along the Charles River where you can rent for 30 min – 1hr
o Very relaxing with GREAT views on the river
• Prague Castle
o Made up of MANY buildings
o Beautiful at night with awesome lighting
• Charles Bridge
o Always very crowded but walk across to Lennon Wall
• Petrin Lookout Tower
o Located at the top of Petrin Hill
o A HIKE but another cool view of the whole city
• Jewish Quarter
• Wenceslas Square
o Known as “New Town”
o Feels very different from everywhere else in Prague – more modern with many commercial stores
• Big Car Tour
o You can pick these up anywhere in old town
o Drive around city for 30-1 hr fun to do in group
• Segway tour

o Not huge in Prague, place near Lennon Wall to rent
Nightlife
• Bars
o Harley’s
o Bombay o Duplex o The Pub
§ Has tap in the middle of table to serve yourself
• Clubs
o Retro
o Lucerna
§ Fridays they play only songs from 90s time period which is SO much fun § Get ticket in advance for Fridays – window opens at 9pm
o Roxy
o Duplex o Radost

 

Living in Prague Guide

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Prague, Czechia
FOOD
(most places take card but I will point out which ones are cash only- from what I remember)
Try to make dinner reservations as OFTEN as possible, they block off hours for each table so it’s likely that if you walk in, they will tell you they have no room even if there are a million empty tables – many of these places you can do reservations online to avoid language barrier annoyances
BREAKFAST/BRUNCH
• Bakeshop
o Very well known, especially amongst abroad kids
o Serve eggs until 3pm (one of only places that serves breakfast food this late) o MUST get eggs inside of croissant at some point
§ Iced coffee is great here as well
o Everything here is amazing, if you don’t want breakfast their side salads are great
as well
o Main location near Old Town, next to James Dean
§ Alternate and smaller location on other side of bridge also in Prague 1-
have sandwiches, quiches, etc. but no omelets, smaller selection
• Pasta Caffe
o 2 locations, serve breakfast until around 10:30? (double check on that)
o One located right next to Spanish Synagogue in Prague 1 and the other in new
town and Wenceslas Square
• Herbivore
o Located in Prague 2
o Amazing acai bowls and buffet of different options which changes daily
• Café Savoy
o UNREAL
o Everything here is great, people rave about the French toast
o I was always a fan of the omelets with a side of fruit (ask for this it is so fresh) o People also raved about the side of potato mash (basically mash potatoes, also
must ask for it)
• Globe Café
o American bookstore that has café in the back
o Great breakfast spot and some people I know liked to study here o Located in New Town
• Bohemia Bagel
o Located near the Charles Bridge
o Bagels here are fine, omelets were fine too- just another option
• Radost FX
o Brunch served only on Saturday and Sunday
o Where Rhianna “Please Don’t Stop the Music” music video was filmed o Turns into a bar at night- typical Thursday night going out spot

§ Girls get in for free before midnight
o Really cool environment, bagel platters and eggs are YUM o CASH ONLY
LUNCH
(most of the above places apply, may have different or same menus)
• DEL-MART
o FAVORITE salad bar place, fresh and so good – also a mini grocery store
o Small size is HUGE
o 2 locations – one in Prague 1 next to the Marriott and one in Prague 5 at the
Andel stop (the salad bar is located upstairs here)
o Also have sandwich/burger bar and pretty sure they have omelet bar as well in
the morning (never tried this though)
o Super super cheap (i.e. my salad with protein was $4.87)
• Green Factory
o Another make your own salad place, reminds me of Chop’t
§ I didn’t like it as much as Del-Mart but definitely edible
o Two locations as well – one near new town and Wenceslas Square and the other
also in Prague 1 somewhere
• James Dean
o I never made it here but my roommates RAVE about the chicken sandwich
o Located right near Old Town Square- near Bakeshop and Food Story
• Cacao
o Right near Palladium mall and Marriott/Hilton
o Great Acai bowls but also the Greek salad was bomb
o Have a lot of different smoothie choices as well if you’re into that
• Café Café
o Went here once, pretty good
o Located in between Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square (legit on the walk
from one to the other)
DINNER
(brace yourself, you’ve got a lot of options here- will break it up by genre)
Italian
• Carmelita
o One of my favorite, if not my favorite, restaurants
o Known for the balsamic chicken which is bomb – everything is
o Salmon is also amazing and so many different pizza/pasta options o Located on edge of Prague 5 and Prague 1

§ In same area as other highly recommended restaurants (Across from
Cantina, next to Noi)
• Pasta Fresca
o All different homemade pastas and sauces o Located right in Old Town Square
• Pepenero
o Right near the Intercontinental Hotel
o When we were abroad Paul Rudd was filming a movie, and was always spotted
here
• Pizza Coliseum
o A chain, you will see all over
o Went a few times in the beginning and truly pretty good
• Marina
o Restaurant right on the water (boat)
o Very pretty views, I didn’t love the food but some people will disagree with me
Greek
(there really isn’t much)
• Taverna Olympus
o One of only Greek restaurants we found o Located in Prague 3, up a very large hill
• Mall stands
o I lived next to the Novy Smichov mall (Andel Stop) which I found a good greek
place in the malls food court if you’re really dying for it
Mexican
• Las Adelitas
o MY ALL TIME FAVE
o Located right in Old Town Square
o On Wednesdays, have ladies happy hour on Margeritas
o The Fajitas here are amazing- the cheese is melted on top of it and it is one of my
favorite restaurants in Prague • Cantina
o Located on Prague 5 and Prague 1 border
o Similar to Las Adelitas
o Nachos are really good- legit drunk food nachos (simply chips with melted
cheese)
o CASH ONLY
• Agave
o A little more upscale than the other two
§ Not as authentic, my roommates were not a fan but I thought it was fine o Started by an American from California so has a very west coast feel

o Located in Prague 1 across from Yami Sushi House
Japanese/Sushi
• Yami SUSHI HOUSE
o Amazing sushi
o Salad and salad dressing are amazing as well
• Yami SUSHI BISTRO
o Same owners as other Yami
o Located on Dlouha in side mall
o Have option to create and customize your own roll
• Hanabi
o Located near Palladium mall and Marriott/Hilton
o Same owners as Yami, I have never been- my roommates went once when they
couldn’t get a reservation at Yami • Noi
o Located on border of Prague 5 and Prague 1
o Really good- anything on the menu
o Restaurant itself is very dark and they give you flashlights to read the menu
Thai
• Lemon
o Never been but it’s the other thai place people like o Located in New Town near Wenceslas Square
Dessert/Ice Cream/Gelato
• Frogurt
o Fro-yo located in Novy Smichov mall o Got me through the semester lol
• Crème de la Creme
o Best ice cream/gelato- my favorite
o Located in Old Town Square
o They have chocolate dip – must ask for it, have both dark and white and its
delicious!
o Some flavors are vegan
• Angelato
o My roommate SWORE by this
o Two locations: one near Noi/Cantina/Carmelita and other between Old Town
Square and Wenceslas Square
o Gelato- flavors change weekly/monthly
§ Try the random ones like avocado, they will surprise you! o CASH ONLY
Leaf

Misc.
• Duplex
o A little bit of a nicer place – turns into a club at night which is really fun o Drinks are good here
o Chicken with wasabi mashed potatoes are also unreal
o Located in Wenceslas Square (walkable to Lucerna)
§ Good for Fridays when you need to buy tickets at 9pm at Lucerna
• Oblaca
o Restaurant at the top of the TV Tower (Zvikov Tower) located in Prague 3
o VERY cool views
o Took my parents here and went with my roommates as a last night meal- on the
nicer side as well • Kitchen The Address
o Located in Wenceslas Square (walkable to Lucerna)
§ Good for Fridays when you need to buy tickets at 9pm at Lucerna
o Ramen restaurant with trendy vibes, food is fine – I got the chicken wings which were good
• Maitrea
o Vegetarian restaurant located in Prague 1
o Interesting food, not really sure what I ate but it was good o Indie vibes inside the restaurant
• Hotel U Prince
o SICK view and good drinks
o Food is fine, go for drinks and snacks (when making reservation say early lunch
or late dinner, they won’t let you reserve a table just for drinks) • Bed Bar
o Popular spot/thing to do when people visit
o Cool concept but I personally found it skeevy (drinking while sitting on a
weird/gross bed), but worth a one-time visit
GROCERIES/NECESSITIES
• Tesco
o Has pretty much anything and everything you need
o Located all over Prague
o Got my toiletries, sheets, towels, school supplies and groceries here
o Not much English around the store so have your Google translate ready
• Marks and Spencer’s
o British grocery store – aka labels are in English!
§ Smaller than Tesco
§ Also a clothing store (lol weird combo, I know) o We would get produce, hummus, fruit, etc. here

§ Looked better and fresher
o Have pre-made meals/salads/sandwiches as well o A little more expensive than tesco but still cheap
• Del Mart
o Similar to Marks and Spencer’s
o Smaller scale grocery store with the salad/sandwich bar mentioned above ^
• Sephora
o Just like in the US, also some have Benefit Brow Bar in them where I got my
eyebrows done once
§ I know the ones in Palladium Mall and Novy Smichov Mall have the Brow
Bar
• The Candy Store
o Store that sells American brands of snacks/drinks § Goldfish, cereals, candy, snapple, etc.
o Two locations: One in Prague 5 and the other in New Town/Wenceslas Square area-ish
§ The one in New Town is bigger with more variety TRANSPORTATION
• Trams
o The BEST, an above ground trolley car essentially
§ They are numbered
o We lived right near a tram stop and took them everywhere!!!!!!
o If you put your ending location in apple maps and use transit it will tell you which
trams to take
o I suggest taking a picture of the time schedule at your regular tram stop – I
figured this out later on but it was great because I knew when to leave my apt to
catch the trams • Metro
o Similar to subway, underground
§ Indicated by letter – A, B and C
o Can look up using apple maps as well • Uber
o ONLY use this, do not use cabs – they tend to overcharge you
o So cheap, we would use them going out at night and split between 4 people –
sometimes it would come out to be less than a dollar!
o A lot of them don’t speak great English so always look for license plate, easiest
way to find car we found
o Unfortunately, Prague doesn’t have Uber XL which is def a huge bummer

THINGS TO DO
Museums
• Apple Museum (Old Town)
• Chocolate Museum (Old Town)
• Beer Museum
o 2 different locations
• Toy Museum (Old Town)
• Warhol/Dahlí Exhibits (Old Town)
• National Gallery of Prague
• Kampa Museum
• Franz Kafka Museum
Activities/Sites to See
• Old Town Square
o Heart and center with so many shops, museums, restaurants, etc.
• Astronomical Clock Tower
o Climb for awesome 360 view at the top
• Lennon Wall
o There are different stores nearby (one on Ujezd called Zebra Atelier- I think) that
sell spray paint, really fun to paint your own item on the wall when you visit o Lock bridge located to the right of the wall (when looking at it) – near John
Lennon Pub
• Paddle Boats
o Many locations along the Charles River where you can rent for 30 min – 1hr
o Very relaxing with GREAT views on the river
• Prague Castle
o Made up of MANY buildings
o Beautiful at night with awesome lighting
• Charles Bridge
o Always very crowded but walk across to Lennon Wall
• Petrin Lookout Tower
o Located at the top of Petrin Hill
o A HIKE but another cool view of the whole city
• Jewish Quarter
• Wenceslas Square
o Known as “New Town”
o Feels very different from everywhere else in Prague – more modern with many commercial stores
• Big Car Tour
o You can pick these up anywhere in old town
o Drive around city for 30-1 hr fun to do in group
• Segway tour

o Not huge in Prague, place near Lennon Wall to rent
Nightlife
• Bars
o Harley’s
o Bombay o Duplex o The Pub
§ Has tap in the middle of table to serve yourself
• Clubs
o Retro
o Lucerna
§ Fridays they play only songs from 90s time period which is SO much fun § Get ticket in advance for Fridays – window opens at 9pm
o Roxy
o Duplex o Radost
 

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