The Prague Feed: Restaurant and café openings for November 2023

A Pilsen pizza favorite opens in Prague, cozy cafés just in time for cold weather, and so many chicken choices – here's where we're eating this month.

Soňa Hanušová

Written by Soňa Hanušová Published on 20.11.2023 16:00:00 (updated on 20.11.2023) Reading time: 4 minutes

While this year's winter is expected to be mild, the inviting atmosphere of Prague's newest cafes, bars, and restaurants beckons you to escape the raindrops or snowflakes (and the upcoming holiday hustle) with delightful food and drinks.

Chicken choices

The recent hot event in town is the opening of the first Czech branch of the fast-food chain Popeyes on Wenceslas Square. However, those eager to savor the taste of traditional Louisiana cuisine need to exercise patience. Since the first day, there has been a lengthy queue at the entrance, with waiting times of several hours. Nevertheless, early tasters say the fried chicken menu is truly worth the wait.

If fast-food fried chicken isn't your bucket of wings, head to Cruz Rotisería for a more slow-roasted dining experience. If the name rings a bell, it's probably because of Cruz Panadería, its Letná neighbor which opened earlier this year. While Cruz Panadería offers fresh bread and various Argentine pastries, Cruz Rotisería tempts your taste buds with grilled chicken, empanadas featuring imaginative fillings, and a steak sandwich boasting slices of authentic Argentine steak. And to cap off your meal, indulge in churros for dessert.

One new building, many tasty venues

The completion of the Masaryčka building brings good news not only for modern architecture enthusiasts but also for gastronomy lovers. Among the first tenants is the Italian restaurant L'Osteria, marking its second branch in the Czech Republic.

Another addition is Cafe LOKA, operated by the doubleshot roastery, offering selected coffee along with desserts and savory snacks. LOKA joins the Czech roaster's portfolio, which includes cafes Můj šálek kávy and Místo, as well as an espresso bar in the Alza space at the Holešovice market square.

Masaryčka is also now home to the flagship store of Ollies Confectionary, featuring a variety of cakes, macaroons, and eclairs.

Pizza, please!

Shortly after gaining acclaim as the best pizza in the Czech Republic, Da Pietro faced a geographic drawback for Prague foodies—it was located in Pilsen. Good news is on the horizon, as Da Pietro is expanding to the capital, bringing its focus on modern Neapolitan pizza, traditional wood-fired oven, Neapolitan street food, and natural wines.

Additionally, pizza enthusiasts can anticipate the soon-to-open Pizza Club, also known as Slice Slice Baby, by Kateřina Jakusová. Her style is characterized as neo-Neapolitan pizza, featuring surprising and unconventional pizza ingredients.

Welcome world flavors

The Foodstock bistro, fusing Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, has commenced its trial run in Prague's Vinohrady. The menu boasts a variety of offerings, including gyoza dumplings, summer rolls, miso, kimchi, and hummus, along with salads and sandwiches – all available in vegetarian versions. Additionally, Prague 3 welcomes a new Asian dining spot, Nali Restaurant, which specializes in hotpots and has recently opened its doors.

But first, coffee

Alžběta and Sára, a mother-daughter duo, stand as the creative minds behind the recently unveiled Corner Stories café in Vršovice. Combining the talents of an interior designer and a medicinal chemist, they've fashioned an extravagant, vibrant space. Here, patrons can relish morning coffee, unwind with an evening drink, and indulge in delightful sweet and savory brunch options.

The team behind successful ventures like Kavárna co szádí nam, Vnitroblock, and Radlická kulturní sportovna, is diving into a new and ambitious project. What was initially planned as a small café has evolved into a multi-functional space, seamlessly blending a cafe, bistro, bakery, gallery, event space, and garden. Beyond serving coffee, house-baked pastries, and all-day breakfast options, GRAM stands out by providing lunches and dinners featuring modern European cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients.

After much anticipation, KRO Vršovice has officially opened its doors, offering a unique blend of a bistro, cafe, and bakery. Situated in Moskevská, the same location as KRO's preparation room and bakery, patrons can enjoy a selection of the freshest bread, buns, and cakes. The bistro menu remains true to KRO's philosophy, featuring a variety of options, including chicken combos, house-made tempeh, and a range of vegetable dishes.

The Spot, a cafe and bistro, has unveiled its second location in Prague, situated in Malá Strana, directly across from Švandovo divadlo. Alongside coffee sourced from the Liberec roaster Nordbeans, The Spot offers a menu featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, with a focus on meatless dishes.

Old friends, new things

After unveiling all its concepts and maximizing every inch of space, Alma is extending its operating hours. Now, you can also visit on Sundays for a family-style lunch—a weekend feast featuring several courses designed for sharing with your loved ones, reminiscent of a meal at grandma's.

The La Forme Café & Bakery in Krkonošská Street has, for a change, extended its opening hours into the evening and now welcomes guests even after dark. From Thursday to Saturday, the venue transforms into an evening haven, serving dinners where classic meets innovation in the kitchen.


Café bar Magická sova (The Magic Owl) has opened on Vinorhady's Slezská Street serving up delicious and potent elixirs and potions from cauldrons and vials. Park your broom, enter the black door, and let the magic unfold at Prague's first Potter-themed bar.

ICYMI: Monkey Bar has launched a fundraising mustache dessert and signature men’s cocktails in collaboration with Czechia's Movember event and Men Against Cancer Foundation. Order until Nov. 30 to support and indulge for a good cause.

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