Our time in Krumlov was unfortunately shorter than we had planned. Nevertheless, we managed to discover some culinary tips in Český Krumlov.
Small hidden café
Tucked away in a backyard, we discovered a small café that focuses on a wide variety of biscuits. We think it is one of the culinary tips in Český Krumlov, sitting here is just pure relaxation.
We chose a colourful mix from the range. The biscuits were all fresh and super tasty. It’s worth taking a bag for the road, even if you don’t want to sit there.
After a walk through the park below the castle, we were drawn to the friendly-looking outdoor area of the Depo Restaurant. A good 100 people can enjoy the weather here while looking out into the park.
For us, just the right place for a coffee break. Besides a pretty good coffee, we couldn’t resist the temptation. We had pancakes for Patrick and apple strudel for me. Both tasted extremely good. A nice break after a walk.
We had already experienced the food in the Švejk restaurant chain in Pilsen and hoped that it would taste just as good in Krumlov.
The restaurant is located in the middle of the old town on a staircase leading up to the castle. Actually in the middle of the city’s hotspot. Here the lack of tourist groups was noticeable; we were the only guests in the restaurant, despite it being dinnertime. We didn’t mind that there was no outdoor area and that we had to sit in the dining room.
The restaurant chain advertises that it offers typical Czech food. The focus is on Czech cuisine and regional beer.
We were not disappointed this time either. Patrick had chosen roast pork ribs. The meat was wonderfully prepared and the side dishes were excellent. I had opted for the curd dumplings filled with plum jam and marzipan. They didn’t look that great, but they tasted very good.
Both of us drank a good Pilsner with it, which tasted wonderfully drinkable.
Even though it is a restaurant more for tourists, it is one of the culinary tips in Český Krumlov.
Of course, there is also beer in Český Krumlov. In 1622, the existing brewery came into the possession of the noble Eggenberg family. As beer consumption increased, a new brewery location had to be found. The family’s former widow’s residence, which was situated between the monastery and the Vltava, was converted. Production continues there to this day.
In 1719, the Eggenberg line died out and the Schwarzenbergs ruled in Český Krumlov. They also took over the brewery, which was now continued under the name “Schwarzenberg Brewery”.
In 1945 the state expropriated the brewery and merged it with other breweries to form the South Bohemian Breweries. After the renewed privatisation, the name “Eggenberg” was reintroduced. In 2008 the company went bankrupt, managed to rehabilitate itself financially for a short time, only to run into financial problems again in 2013. A brewery in Pardubice took over the business.
In 2015, the Historický pivovar Český Krumlov (Historical Brewery Český Krumlov) was established with a new investor. Beers with the name Krumlov are brewed here and it was precisely this beer that we were keen to try. There is a small beer garden in the restaurant Pivovarské restaurace Eggenberg, which belongs to it. The beer was light and drinkable, ideal for warmer temperatures.