Friday 29 January | 2016
A cold winter’s day in Prague… but don’t feel sorry for anyone living there. They’ve got a city that feels like a thriving metropolis despite its small size, beautiful buildings, clean streets, genuine people, and a forward thinking culture that has embraced expats, technology and its burgeoning startup scene.
Not to mention the food – from stellar Sa Sa Zu to Meat and Greet (which might even rival Freddy Schilling in Cologne), Prague is dotted with go-to international foodie destinations. We can’t even imagine how you might pronounce the name of this particular cafe properly –Můj šálek kávy – but the baristas are masters of microfoam and you can get a really decent coffee here.
Můj šálek kávy also offer their signature mocha – blending their sourer fresh coffee notes with real chocolate hot chocolate, and sprinkled with coconut chips. Does it work? We’re not sure, but it’s a tastebud teaser that entertains us all morning.
At the height of winter, the fruit selection at most markets is rather dull, so we have to raise our glass of orange juice to Můj šálek kávy for rounding up the best blueberries, kiwifruit, apple, pear and orange available. A drizzle of honey and a dollop of yoghurt later, and we’ve almost left winter behind.
The atmosphere here is rather homely and chilled. A queue has formed for coffee and tables, and like everywhere in Prague you’d do well to have a booking. People drop in, and nobody really wants to leave.
The real star of the show is the pancakes, a twinset of cinnamon dusted delight, with poached pears and yoghurt and a welcome absence of artificial syrups. These are lovely light pancakes that pack lots of flavour and won’t make you feel sick afterwards.
A warm winter’s escape you’ll love.
Můj šálek kávy
186 00 Prague
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