5 unexpected spots for weekend brunch in Prague

Prague's plentiful cafés and coffeehouses don't have the market cornered on brunch. These unique settings offer art, atmosphere, and amazing eats.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 11.10.2023 16:59:00 (updated on 13.10.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Museum brunch

Kunsthalle Bistro

Prague's newest modern art museum Kunsthalle is a must-visit, but what you might not know is that the museum, situated at the foot of Prague Castle within a former electrical substation, also hosts a regular Sunday brunch. The Sunday art brunch, an opulent buffet featuring the experimental and appropriately artful creations of chef Martin Jandík is vegetarian and vegan-friendly and includes complimentary access to Kunsthalle's permanent exhibitions.

Bonus tip: Anežka the café attached to the St. Agnes Convent, housing the National Gallery's collection of Gothic art, serves a low-key weekend brunch (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) with a menu that includes a Czech breakfast of sausages and buckwheat, creamy scrambled eggs and sourdough bread.

Brunch at Kafka's place

Point Café & Gallery

The popular Point Bar recently relocated from Betlémské náměstí to Náměstí Franze Kafky 24 and has been renamed Point Café & Gallery. During the day, the establishment serves brunch and light lunch. By night, the space becomes the Dining Bar and sends out original dishes paired with signature cocktails.

Italian cuisine, including scissor-cut Neapolitan pizza, is a menu mainstay but early risers can enjoy a variety of egg dishes and sweet eats. As an added draw, a digital art gallery recently opened on the premises, which stands on the spot of Frank Kafka's original birthplace, demolished in 1897.

Sharing brunch

Teplá Kačka

The brunches at Teplá Kačka in Prague's Holešovice district are built for sharing. Start your Saturday with aromatic and visually appealing tiny tastes that pack a huge flavor punch in this cozy brick-walled bistro.

Choose from three themed brunches: bao bun (steamed yeast buns filled with duck, pork, or bean paste), dim sum (a variety of dumplings, buns, and rolls, served on small plates) or Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes). If dinner's more your thing don't miss out on the restaurant's signature Peking Duck.

Fancy brunch

Prague hotels

Hotel brunches have become tradition in Prague with some of the city's most exclusive hotels opening their doors to the public for special-occasion dining experiences over the weekend. Most hotels put out a sizeable spread of the basics, from egg dishes to flaky pastries, complemented with seafood or grilled fare and plenty of Prosecco. Entertainment, live music, and babysitting are sometimes included in the deal.

Hotel brunch offerings for this autumn and beyond are pancake stacked: Andaz Prague launched its Sunday Brunch Sessions at the end of September (running through Dec. 17). Known for its edgy decor, the menu is a fittingly eclectic mix of influences from bao buns and shrimp toast to eggs benedict and Scotch egg paired with pastries and coffee-infused cocktails. Autumn at The Artisan restaurant in the Marriott Hotel will be marked by themed Sunday brunches, while Monkey Bar's bottomless brunches are a weekend-long affair.

Brunch à la Brussels

Be Silly

The relatively new Belgian bar Be Silly gets our vote for best hangover brunch. Head to Vinohrady to recover from the previous night's activities with eggs benedict with a Belgian twist: hollandaise sauce made with Kriek cherry beer and a side of bacon glazed with beer syrup and Belgian fries.

The Brussels autumn waffle is topped with a fantastical concoction of beer syrup, mint, and orange zest on a sweet waffle with apples, berry jam, and walnuts roasted with cinnamon sugar. If it's a hair-of-the-dog kind of day wash it all down with a classic mimosa, a house beer mimosa, a beer lemonade, or an espresso gin and tonic. Brunch is served on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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