Words: Madeline Chestnut
Filled with expats and young professionals, Prague 2 is worthy of a stop on your Czech adventures. As the yuppie epicentre, you will find worldly people, most of whom speak English.
Shop til’ you drop
If you are in Prague it is an absolute must to shop. Treat yourself, you deserve it! Browse through a short selection of my favorite shops.
NILA– A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That
NILA is an eclectic boutique that sells a little bit of everything. The store is located in a charming area lined with boutiques, cafes, and restaurants and is away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets. As you walk in the door, you are greeted by an infectious boho vibe with walls full of earth-toned clothes, handmade wooden shoes, home goods, and beauty products. This store is all things BOHO, eclectic and trendy. Shop women’s, men’s, and children’s clothes.
Address: Korunní 806/91, 130 00 Praha 2
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 19:30, Saturday: 9:00 – 15:00
Photo credit: Jane Bond Facebook page
Jane Bond Special– Get Ready for the Sock Hop
Looking for 50’s inspired dresses, full skirts, and A-line cuts? Jane Bond is your place! Have fun thumbing through racks of dresses, both made by Jane Bond and other labels. This small store is a breath of fresh air and a fun, historical exploration in fashion history.
Address: Slezska 48, Prague 2
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00 am – 19:00 pm, Sat: 12:00 pm – 18:00 pm
Photo Credit: Papelote Facebook page
Papelote– Not your everyday paper store.
This paper store is tucked away on a quiet street, right on the edge on Prague 1, but no where near the crazy tourists areas. Papelote is a local Czech paper store stocking only Czech artists. Choose between post cards, hand-bound journals, pencil bags, little works of printed art, and all other kinds of paper goods. This store may be small, but one could get lost for hours in there perusing through delicate goods.
Address: Vojtěšská 9, Prague 1, 110 00
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00–19:00, Saturday 12:00–18:00
Once you have worn your wallets out a bit, meander your way to Americká street for some good eats.
Photo Credit: Zazibar Bistro Facebook page
Zanzibar Bistro is the perfect place to sit down and have a nice lunch. Every day they have a unique lunch menu with two options ranging around 120Kč. Located in a quaint square with a central fountain and children playing, sit out on their lovely patio and enjoy a grilled veggie plate with a crisp white wine or beer. Walk around after lunch for another glass of wine at one of the surrounding wine bars.
Address: Americká 15 Prague 2
Hours: Mon-Thu: 8:00 – 23:00, Fri: 8:00 – 00:00, Sat: 10:00- 00:00, Sun: 10:00 – 23:00
Get a much needed mid-day sugar boost
Every one has their guilty pleasures, whether it be pastries, caramel lattes, or ice cream; we all have them, so why ignore them? Here are a few places to fulfil you sugar addiction.
Photo Credit: Marthy’s Kitchen Facebook page
Inspired by the French countryside, Marthy’s Kitchen is a charming, homey little cafe and one that has won rave reviews on TripAdvisor as well. Indulge with a slice of cheese cake or a pastry and get a much needed afternoon espresso or look through their lunch menu; you know, in case you are still hungry after Zanzibar. If you find yourself that way during dinner time, stop in for a full dinner menu.
Address: Vinohrady, 120 00 Prague 2
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00- 22:00, Saturday-Sunday: 9:00- 22:00
Photo Credits: Vanille Facebook page
For your one stop ice cream shop, make sure to hit up Vanille. Vanille is the key to all of your sweet tooth needs. With indoor and outdoor seating, enjoy a hefty 20Kč ice cream either there or walk and sit in the nearby park in front of the Namesti Miru cathedral.
Address: Náměstí Míru 13, Prague 2
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:00 – 20:00, Sat: 9:00 – 20:00, Sun: 10:00 – 20:00
Dinner is served
While on the topic of food, here are our dinner suggestions.
Photo Credit: Becca Leite
When your afternoon is done and you are ready to sit down for dinner, try Grosseto. The pizza menu is unreal and cooked to crispy perfection, but if pizza isn’t your thing there is plenty more to choose from. Make sure to sit on the patio to the side of the restaurant. There is an outside bar, and two layers of seating.
Address: Francouzská 79/2, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady
Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30 – 23:00
Photo Credit: Sapori Facebook page
For a taste of Italy in Prague, Sapori is your stop. With a fine menu of meats, fish, salad, and savoury pastas, enjoy dinner inside atop white table cloths or on the patio. Of course, the white table cloths can only mean one thing- expensive. If you are budget dining, this might not be the place for you.
Address: Americká 875/20, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-23:00