This café rose to fame in 1884 and became a haven for artists such as musicians like Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák. Regulars here included the writers Josef and Karel Čapek, Franz Kafka and Jan Werich. Seifert’s poems were created over a coffee and a chat, Jiří Šlitr sought inspiration for his songs here and Jaroslav Škvorecký for his novels and short stories. This luxury café can also boast the fact that the former president himself Václav Havel made this place his second home.
The café certainly also maintains its beauty and historical value due to the fact that it is housed in the neo-Renaissance Lažan Place right opposite the National Theatre. Its luxury location is thus directly inclined towards the arts. Near to Slavia are other gems from our magnificent history – Charles Bridge and Prague Castle as well as Hradčany. The whole interior is decorated in an Art Deco style, from the spacious windows and furniture, right through to the decorations on the walls.
The café’s opening hours are very generous. Early birds are catered for as they can treat themselves to a luxury cup of morning coffee from as early as eight o’clock. And those who enjoy a quiet conversation and great cuisine can sit in the café until midnight if they want. The café offers its patrons a menu with a wide range of dishes. You can choose from vegetarian dishes and specialities prepared using various meats, right through to tasty desserts and cakes. Visitors will satisfy not only their taste buds here, but also have the opportunity to listen to professional pianists play.
These are other parts of the Café & Restaurant Slavia complex with seating for a total of 500 people. Apart from local and international cuisine, the luxury Parnas Restaurant also entices diners with its unique Art Deco teak wall inlays.