Walking along the beautiful Vltava river in Prague, you will see this big cafe right next to Vltava river. Opened in 1893, Cafe Savoy still keeps the classic atmosphere from the building.
Cafe Savoy can be a cafe or a restaurant as well. They still keep the noble atmosphere of First Republic of Czech Republic. From the nicely decorated ceiling with Neo Renaissance style to wooden furniture, warm lights, and big windows, an elegant ambiance is everywhere. When you go upstairs, you can get this view of Cafe Savoy at a glance.
On a side of the cafe, there is a dessert counter where you can pick the cakes which are freshly made on that day. There is the name and the price of each cake and you can simply order at your table.
On the way to downstairs, you can see the head pastry Chef Lukáš Pohl and his team making bread and cakes. Opening it to the public, they show their pride in their patisserie.
A wide choice of cakes make you feel happy just looking at them. From chocolate cakes to cheese cakes, fruits tartes, and lemon tartes, there are different types of desserts. From the menu, you can find more dessert menus as well like French toasts.
At Cafe Savoy, you can simply enjoy bread or cakes or a cup of coffee or you can also order breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. From the brunch menu to traditional Czech cuisines which you can enjoy with a glass of wine and some other cuisines inspired by French food, you have a variety of choices.
The signature coffee of Cafe Savoy, Savoy Cafe au Lait. Cafe au Lait means cafe latte in French. On top of deep espresso coffee, foamy milk, savoy chocolate, and some cinnamon powder are added. They serve the coffee with some more milk on the side. Added with chocolate and cinnamon, it creates an unique, soft, and sweet taste.
A fruity tarte picked from the cake counter. The crispy tarte is topped with fresh fruits like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. The cream is not heavy at all and makes a great taste with sweet fruits. It goes perfectly with the coffee as well.
If you are looking for a cafe or a restaurant with the classy and elegant atmosphere, Cafe Savoy is truly recommendable. They prepared the English menu as well so you can easily order what you want. The price is a bit higher compared to normal cafes in Prague, but it is still reasonable compared the average price in Europe. There are many seats inside but most of the tables were already reserved. If you are visiting here to have brunch, lunch, or dinner, we recommend you to make a reservation in advance to avoid waiting.
Words and Photographs by Yuna Lee
Address : Vítězná 124/5, Malá Strana, 150 00 Praha-Smíchov
Opening Hours : Weekdays 8:00-22:30 / Weekends 9:00-22:30