café Louvre

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22 Národní, Prague, Czech Republic
café Louvre - interior Café Louvre
café Louvre - Billiard room
café Louvre - interior café Louvre; the bar
café Louvre - Interior café Louvre

café Louvre Prague Reviews

allyjohns0n allyjohn…
9 reviews
A classic... Sep 19, 2013
This cafe is a must-see in Prague. Famous people such as Einstein and Kafka used to spend hours at a time here, so the place has a lot of history and you can see it in its decor. Very art nouveau. As far as the food is concerned, they have the best breakfast around! You can order a set menu for something like 4-5 euros and be totally stuffed.... So prices are particularly good for breakfast and lunch. Desserts are also amazing and they have a lot of nice coffee drinks and cocktails.
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SunshineAirlines Sunshine…
3 reviews
If you ever been in a viennese coffeehouse - you will be disappointed Feb 21, 2012
I visited "Cafe Louvre" today with my friend and it was a little bit disappointing compared to viennese coffeehouses. Yes they offer Viennese coffee and Viennese "Apfelstrudel" and decades ago, when Prague belongs to the Austrian empire great people of this period like Kafka, Einstein or Capek drank their coffee at "Cafe Louvre", but today it is more or less a tourist attraction, with an attached souvenir shop!

When you enter an average coffehouse in vienna, a waiter shows you your table and the same waiter will serve you and also collect payment. If you enter Cafe Louvre nobody take a notice of you and after you take a seat, some waiter will take your order, another one will serve you coffee and a third one will collect payment - if you managed to get their attention at all which can take several minutes because they staff seems to be very inattentive.

Better don`t use their toilettes! They have dark blue light bulbs in their gentlemen toilet room to make it impossible for junkies to set themselves a shot so it is very dark and unwelcoming. Fortunately this don't apply to the ladies toilet room.

All in all visiting Cafe Louvre was a disappointment after it was highlighted in my lonely planet Prague encounter.
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jhoc jhoc
66 reviews
great cafe, must stop May 26, 2009
The Cafe Lourve is a great place for a change form the traditional food of Prague. The cafe is huge with multiple rooms inclduing an outdoor terrace. We had to sit inside because breakfast was stopped outside at 1030am but it was well worth it.

The menu is simple french/english for breakfast and you'll want to try the hot chocolate or at least a chocolate coffee. One of the best I've seen.

It is located not far from the opera house on the river and worth a stop. The decor will keep you busy checking things out too, it is very well done.
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dolfijn dolfijn
53 reviews
Cafe Louvre in Prague?? No, it isn't a joke! May 01, 2008
I have just come back from Prague, and one of the places that I loved was was Café Louvre. Café Louvre is one of the classic old french-type cafe's which has been one of the central places for political and philosophical discussion founded in 1902. These cafes were the hot houses for radical thinking and community development. In 1948, the Louvre - as a "bourgeois" institution - was forcibly closed as the communists took hold in Prague.In many ways these types of cafe quite literally changed the world in its political, philosophical and scientific thinking. This cafe was involved in all the revolutions in central europe, including the last one with the collapse in the USSR. It is directly below this cafe, that the student got shot which led to mass protest and independence in 1989.

In the past the cafe hosted discussions with Franz Kafta, Karel Capek, Albert Einstein, and a lot of the existentialist philosophers.

Fantastic!! The cafe is still almost in its original form, billiard rooms, discussion groups etc. I love it!


Café Louvre is open from 8am every day; with morning newspapers and a broad selection of breakfast dishes, coffee and other beverages.

At lunchtime and on through to the evening, hot food and salads are presented with style.

Vegetarians and those who prefer lighter foods are particularly well catered for, as are lovers of cakes and pastries.

As in most places in Prague, you are never far from a beer tap though and the local Czech brew on sale at Café Louvre is as good as you will find anywhere.

Next door to the café area is a fine billiard room, with 5 pool tables. Payment is by the hour for a table.

A fabulous Art Nouveau interior, with huge original chandeliers, buzzes with the noise of local coffee talk, the shopping crowd, business lunches, and students.

I recommend everyone to go there, you'll get great food, cheap price, atmosphere is great and the service is very pleasant and quick!
interior Café Louvre
Billiard room
interior café Louvre; the bar
Interior café Louvre
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