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cafe-pointaCafé Pointa was voted the best cafe in Prague 6 in 2012, very impressive since they only opened their doors in the summer of 2012.  I am not surprised at all, this place is fantastic.  It is located on the corner of an art nouveau building just near the Hradčanská metro stop. A charming patio outside offers a beautiful view of Letná park.  I have not had the pleasure of the patio experience yet since this stubborn winter doesn’t seem to be going away, but I will report back when I finally hang up my winter coat.

 

Besides an everyday lunch special, Café Pointa offers many great food options all day.  They serve great breakfast and even better coffee, croissants, homemade cakes and pastries, sandwiches, salads and other main dishes later in the day. Last time I was there, I had the roastbeef and rucola sandwich.  It was served on their homemade bread with mustard dressing and horseradish mayonnaise.  So much flavor, it is making my mouth water all over again as I write this.

Kids Corner

Kids Corner

Besides coffee and delicious food, they also have many assortments of tea, wines and draft alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer.   During some evenings, they have live piano music played on an old Viennese piano from 1883 if you are looking for some romance or just a cozy atmosphere.

Café Pointa has something for everyone.  They have a great kid’s corner to keep the little ones busy and you can reserve space for birthday parties and other celebrations.  They have had a few small wedding receptions there as well. It’s great atmosphere for any type of celebration or get together.

Café Pointa
Na Valech 2
160 00, Praha 6
+420 233 321 289

Monday – Friday:  8:30 – 22:00
Saturday – Sunday:  9:00 – 22:00

PRE energy company has prepared an exhibition, at their Jungmannova Street location, of new electric bikes.  In addition, they have moved their rental bike station there from the old one that was located at Mánes.  They started their rental program last year in June and saw great interest so the program will expand.

The selection consists of 12 bike models that are ideal for getting around Prague. Currently, there are 10 PRE charging stations around the city.  You can view the locations here.   There will be about 22 charging stations in Prague. The first new charging stations will be in Výstaviště Holešovice and then one in Prague 22 and Prague 13. PRE is working with Shopping centers around the city to set up new stations.

Charging Station

The PREkolo (PREbike) is available to tourists to see the city as well as PRE customers who can receive a discount by just showing identification and a PRE invoice no more than a year old.  Currently PRE customers have 50% discount. Prague’s hilly terrain is difficult for an untrained cyclist but the electric bikes make it possible for anyone to enjoy the city on a bike.  The PREkolo will easily get you up the Petřín Hill and can also get you from the Dancing House to the Prague Castle in 15 minutes.

You can rent the bike to tour the city, run errands or just go on a leisure ride.  The website has some recommended routes you can explore.  The website is only in Czech for now but I am sure you can get the gist of it with the help of Google translate.

There are about 30 electric charging stations around Prague.  The 10 PRE  charging locations will provide energy for free, the non-PRE stations are at about 110 crowns. Here is a map of all the charging stations around the Czech Republic.

 

PRE Rental Location:
Jungmannova 747/28 (Palác TeTa), 110 00 Praha 1
GPS coordinates: 50°4’55.308″N, 14°25’21.036″E
www.prekolo.cz 

Reservation form in English can be found here.

The Transport Company of Prague (DPP) prepared in cooperation with the Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek and VOŠ, an all day multi-genre concert ‘Tune in the Metro’, for all passengers to enjoy on April 18th in the Prague Metro.  Patron of the event is the Mayor of Prague Bohuslav Svoboda.

Below is the schedule and locations of the bands.

 

06.00 Rajská zahrada: Guitar duo (Latin)
07.00 Budějovická: Jazz quartet (Bebop)

08.00 Luka: Flute quartet (Contemporary)
08.00 Dejvická: Saxophone quartet (Contemporary)
09.00 Budějovická: Guitar quartet (Classical
10.00 Florenc: String Orchestra (Musicals)
10.00 Muzeum: Musical set (Musicals)
11.00 Kobylisy: Brass Ensamble (Folk)
12.00 Malostranská: Guitar duo (Baroque)
13.00 Florenc: Big band KJJ (Swing)
14.00 Vltavská: String Orchestra (Musicals)
14.00 Hradčanská: Musical set (Musicals)
15.00 Florenc: Big band VOŠ (Swing)
16.00 Muzeum: Jazz quartet (Jazz)
17.00 Můstek: Lab band KJJ (Swing)
18.00 Vltavská: Choir DP (Contemporary)
18.00 Anděl: Flute quartet (Contemporary)
18.00 Smíchov. nádr.: Saxophone quartet (Contemporary)
19.00 Můstek: Tritonus Priest (Pop, Jazz)
20.00 Florenc: Excite (Rock)
21.00 Muzeum: Nano Illussions (Soul)
22:00 Můstek B: Trumpet Q (Jazz, Swing, Funk)

Take a Break at Standard Cafe

April 11th, 2012 | Posted by Klaraz in Entertainment | Food and Restaurants | Klara - (Comments Off)

My sister stumbled upon this great cafe so I decided to try it as well.  Standard Cafe offers freshly roasted blend (100% Arabica) coffee with many different varieties.  The great smells just draw you in as you are walking by.  If you happen to be hungry they offer a great daily soup , panini or fresh pies/cakes made daily.

It has been a very long time since I have found a cafe that has the right atmosphere and feel that I enjoy.  You can sit at a small table or relax on the vintage sofas and armchairs throughout the cafe enjoying your book, newspaper, laptop, etc.  In addition to the awesome decor, Standard Cafe organizes many events.  One that is coming up is called Nazdar Bazar (Hello, Bazaar), which is for the fashion obsessed held April 20-21.   It is more like a flea market, where you can find used clothes, books and other knick-knacks.  If you are interested in selling some of your things, email kavarna@standard-cafe.cz.

Also, if you have a piece(s) of art that you may want to display, the owner is very open to the idea and would be willing to work something out.  This cafe is ideal for anyone.  You can go and discuss the meaning of life with a friend, enjoy a romantic date, observe the young artist that spend their time there creating art.  It may get crowded at times so you can’t always find a seat, but that is with every great place.

‘Like’ their Facebook page and receive all the daily specials and information on future events.

Standard Cafe
Karolíny Světlé 23, Praha 1, 110 00 Praha

How to get there:
Tram – Karlovy Lázně 17, 18, 53
Tram – Národní divadlo 6, 9, 17, 18, 22, 53, 57, 58, 59

Opening Hours:
M – F: 10:00 – 01:00, Sa – Su: 12:00 – 01:00

 

Sweet Shop Mysak: Dessert Heaven

March 7th, 2012 | Posted by Klaraz in Food and Restaurants | Klara - (Comments Off)

Prague’s best known patisserie, Cafe Myšák established in 1910, located near Wenceslas Square, collapsed in 2006 but was rebuild and opened up again in 2008.  It was created by architect Jan Spacek, who was also in charge of the famous Cafe Slavia on Narodní street.  The cafe has three floors, on the lowest floor is where the magic happens – the creation of delicious desserts.  Myšák was the place to be in the First Republic, with guests such as president, T.G. Masaryk and well known actors Oldřich Nový and Adina Mandlová.

The interior is decorated with bold patterns in black and white wallpaper, warm lighting, crystal chandeliers and the original marble staircase, which connects the old with the new and adds that nostalgic feeling.

Original Myšák interior

Most desserts are based on original recipes.  They offer truffles and chocolates, also from its own production.  If you are in a hurry, just  pop in and grab an ice cream cone to go, choosing from many amazing flavors.  Some of the specialties that you must try include mascarpone, Myšák caramel cup and Aztec cake.

 

Cafe Myšák
Vodickova 31, Prague, 1

Monday – Friday:   9.00-21.00
Saturday & Sunday:   10.00-21.0

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