Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The elegant, Café Savoy

I realized that when I took you on the "Café Tour" that I left out a very important cafe... the timeless, Café Savoy.  Café Savoy is an art nouveau gem that dates back to 1893 and is a monument to Prague's rich history.  The café is very airy and open with tall windows that allow you to look out and watch the world go by while you relax and enjoy freshly brewed coffee.  

Once a decadent coffeehouse, Café Savoy was a favorite smoky haunt after the Velvet Revolution.  The Savoy was cleaned up in late 2001, and most recently reconstructed in 2005, but stayed true to its Art Nouveau past.

The 7-meter high Neo-Renaissance ceiling with beautiful sparkling chandeliers you can see it in two different lights...

The food is delicious and carefully prepared, and the staff efficient and courteous, reminding us of a time knows as the First Republic, just after WWI...a time when Prague boasted one of the highest standards of living in all of Europe.

The "Savoy Breakfast"
(toast, Prague ham, Emmental cheese, soft-boiled egg, homemade bread & homemade jam; creamy butter, pastry, and coffee... splendid!!!!)

Address: Vítězná 5, Prague 5

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