I am a confessing sweet tooth and I discovered the sweet treats of Prague for me. From chocolate to pastries, everyone finds a reason to sin in Prague!
Trdelník is a traditional pastry from Slovakia. In Prague, you can find the dough rolls at almost every corner. So just sniff and follow the sweet scent. The yeast dough is rolled on to metal bars. Each bar has a diameter of 6-10 cm. The bars are then placed over an open fire place. The dough is slowly browning over the burning charcoals. The finished pastry is stripped from the bar, coated with some egg white and rolled in sugar or ground nuts. If you do not want to eat the trdelník pure, you can have it filled with caramel, chocolate or vanilla cream, or sprinkled with coconut flakes. There are also versions filled with ice cream or whipped cream.
The price per piece is around 60 CZK, depending on the location of the business. My tip is to eat the trdelník as long as it is still warm. Then it definitely tastes the best!
Grand Café Orient
Admittedly, it does look a little dusty, but the Grand Café Orient is an institution in Prague that we simply couldn’t miss!
The “House of the Black Mother of God” (House of the Černá Matka Boží) was created by the architect Gočár. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Czech Cubism. On the second floor is the Grand Café Orient, which is designed entirely in the Cubist style.
In the 1920s, when Cubism became unfashionable, the café closed and was not used for many years. Fortunately, this has changed and the café is now open again in its old style. The cubist aspects of the building can be seen not only in its façade and layout, but also in the interior design of the café. This includes a beautiful cubist buffet and other furnishings as well as elegant lamps and lanterns, all designed by Josef Gočár.
You are seated and at our request we were able to get a table by the window. Directly in front of it is a mini-balcony on which just a small round table fits. The view of the colorful hustle and bustle on the street is beautiful!
In addition to a wide variety of drinks, the menu also includes dishes such as salads, sandwiches and cakes.
We were in the mood for cake. There is a selection of traditional cakes, but also classics such as Black Forest gateau. We also had an iced chocolate and a coffee. An ideal sweet break in Prague!
One downside that we don’t want to hide: When we were there, you could only pay with cash. I don’t know if this is standard. But you should be prepared for it!
Ovocný trh 19
110 00 Prague 1 – Staré Město
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm
Eating ice cream in Prague
Rather by chance we discovered a delicatessen shop with insanely delicious ice cream on our way through the city.
Here the ice cream really tastes as the name promises. I ate a coconut ice cream that contained real coconut pieces and the nougat taste of the second ice cream scoop was amazing.
Hořejší nábř. 368,
150 00 II-Praha 5
Sweet Prague – Chocolate
I know it sounds crazy. But after I had eaten the Orion chocolate in Bratislava, I was utterly disappointed that this brand is hard to come by in Germany. I was all the more delighted that this chocolate was sold in Prague. So this chocolate is definitely part of my Sweet Prague!
And I took some supplies home with me. The flavours vary with the seasons and the bars are offered in different sizes. The big supermarket at the train station came in handy to exchange the last Czech crowns for some love handle material.
A shop full of sweets. From gummy bears to marshmallows, the treats are presented on wooden barrels, pirate style. The products are not homemade and there are certainly cheaper sweets to be found in supermarkets, but the presentation of the treats is quite charming. It’s hard to pass this shop and for kids it’s truly an experience.
110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město