A Pilsen guide for café lovers
Are you planning a trip to Pilsen, but are worried about finding a place with great espresso, or a place where you can sit and relax with a book while nursing a flat white? If so, then read on! Pilsen is the city of beer, we’re not denying that. Rather, we’re quite proud of that fact! However, long gone are the days of not being able to find good espresso in town, which is why we’ve prepared a few coffee-related tips for your visit.
Schovaná kavárna (Hidden Café)
You’ll find this hidden café tucked away in an atmospheric courtyard on Pilsen’s Zbrojnická Street. If you can’t quite find it, just remember it’s located right below the tower of the Church of the Assumption. Aside from the fantastic coffee and cake options, you can also indulge in a refreshing Aperol Spritz while sitting out in the courtyard during the summer months.
Cafés on bikes with Kofi Kofi
Apart from Brno and Olomouc, the Kofi Kofi carts also ride around Pilsen. One of these carts is permanently located at the OC Olympia Pilsen mall, which will help give you that extra boost when shopping. The second cart can be found, on good-weather days, on sady Pětatřicátníků Street, right in front of the main post office. We would recommend the cappuccino!
Break time at Pappa Coffee
The Pappa Coffee café is neighbour to The Brewery Museum and Pilsen’s Historical Underground, making it the ideal place to stop by before going on your tour. Zdeněk and Adam, the father-and-son, coffee-crazy owners of this classic café, also run a coffee cart that can be seen at various events all over town. At Pappa Coffee they not only roast their own coffee, but even add in their own special mixes.
More than coffee at Café Regner
When you walk into Café Regner, you’re immediately greeted by comfortable armchairs, books, paintings and an ideal atmosphere, which make for a true café experience. We recommend cracking open a book and simply enjoying the ambience. The only thing that might break up your relaxation is their evening programme, where the local DJ has no problem turning the café into a lively party.
Tandem coffee experience with Le Frenchie and the Fresh Bar
Last but not least – two closely-related cafés in the centre of Pilsen. You’ll be looking to visit the Le Frenchie café during the summer because of their fully equipped outdoor dining, which makes for the ideal place to enjoy your coffee or meal. Then, you can make your way over to The Fresh Bar, located right on Pilsen’s Republic Square, where they have not only coffee-based specialties, but also smoothies, fresh juices and other heathy food options.
- instagram Le Frenchie (Smetanovy sady 6, Pilsen – map)
- instagram The Fresh Bar (náměstí Republiky 28, Pilsen – map)
Our tip: Before you decide which café you should visit, check out @plzenskekavarny, where, apart from enticing photos from the above-mentioned establishments, you can find other tips of where to go for great coffee and similar treats in Pilsen.