The nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling and the long icy fingers of winter are stretching themselves out. So if you’re looking for a refuge from the winter blues on a Saturday or weekday (if you’re lucky and lead the financially precarious but time variable life of a TEFL teacher) afternoon, why not take the 22 Tram to Břevnov.? You can take a walk around the secluded woodland of Bíla Hora; or if you’re looking for something a little more strenuous, go in-line skating or running in Ladronka park.
Whatever you’ve been doing, there’s a little known, but nonetheless lovely pit-stop awaiting you near the Marjanka (Tram 22) stop. I found the Břevnov Čajovna (Břevnov Teahouse) at Librova Street 14, whilst on a Sunday stroll with my fiancée, Clare, back in the summer. I naively thought I had made a ‘discovery’, only to find out that fellow Guiri Guide blogger Klara was already a long-term patron of said tea-house.
Either way the tea-house is a veritable treasure trove for those seeking good tea in a relaxing environment. Owner, Jana Fialova assures me that there are around 40 teas on offer to suit all tastes. Moreover, when you find a tea to your taste and want to recreate the tea-house experience then you can buy loose leaf tea to take home too. My personal favourite is the Tuareg tea.
Coffee lovers (I’m normally a fan of coffee) will not be disappointed either as Dallmayr Coffee, originating from Munich is served here. Again coffee lovers get the chance to take some of the coffee home if they like.
I am also assured all requirements in terms of sugar and dairy/non-dairy variables such as soya milk are also available with all coffees and teas, as well as decaffeinated options.
As well as the beverages, a vegetarian lunch menu is now in operation from 12.00 midday to 3.00pm . The menu varies each day, but suffice to say on the day I visited I was suitably chuffed with what was on hand. I hope it’s your cup of tea too!
Břevnov Čajovna (October opening times only)
Monday – Friday 11-30 am – 10.00 pm
Saturday 3.00 pm – 10.00 pm