Al fresco meals are one of the greatest pleasures of the summer months, and luckily, Prague has plenty of excellent outdoor dining destinations to take advantage of. Many of the city’s best restaurants and cafes offer imaginative and thoughtful outdoor seating areas, along with fantastic food and drink. Enjoy brunch in a garden that backs on to the city’s historic Hunger Wall, exemplary coffee and homemade cake in a secret garden, or a three-course French-inspired meal and natural wine as you bask in the sunshine near Old Town Square. Here’s our pick of the best outdoor dining destinations to visit on your next trip to Prague.
Sansho’s Asian-inspired cuisine has earned it a loyal following in Prague and beyond. Chef Paul Day works with local suppliers who are committed to traditional farming methods and high standards to create a minimal waste menu that uses the whole animal. Furthermore, it’s an ideal option for warm weather dining thanks to its outdoor seating area, which allows diners to bask in the sun whilst tucking into some exceptional cuisine. Stop by for lunch and try the legendary pork belly sliders before moving on to the rabbit jungle curry or crispy sweet and sour beef. The green tea ice cream and chocolate chip cookie sandwich also make the ideal summer treats.
Primarily a wine bar that specialises in natural wines, Red Pif also serves excellent food and can be found close to Bethlehem Square, making it a great pit stop for sightseers. There’s a thoughtfully designed outdoor area and an imaginative menu, prepared by chef Stephen Senewiratne, who’s something of an expert in French-style cooking. Order the wild garlic soup and duck breast with raspberry vinegar, sweet potato and buckwheat. The bar’s expert staff will be happy to help you pick the best wines to accompany your meal.
A much-loved local spot, Café Lounge’s elegant outdoor dining area backs onto the Prague’s Hunger Wall, which was built back in the 14th century. An opportunity to take in some historic surroundings, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner as well as breakfast. Admire the ancient fortifications before enjoying a breakfast of poached eggs with grilled broccoli, yolk foam and pork belly crackling, or the zucchini frittata with duck confit and Portobello mushrooms. Sweeter options include pancakes with orange, caramel sauce and sour cream or traditional Czech bread pudding with curd cheese, apples and raisins.
Located in the leafy Letna district, Cukrarna Alchymista is Prague’s very own secret garden and hidden oasis of calm. Visit for great coffee, an extensive range of delectable cakes and lighter bites. Fitted with wonderfully old-fashioned décor, there are plenty of gluten- and dairy-free options in addition to some sinfully good cheesecake, all served on pretty vintage chinaware.
Close to Wenceslas Square, Styl & Interier is an interiors store and a restaurant and also one of the Prague’s best spots for outdoor dining. , Despite its central location, the courtyard garden restaurant has a tranquil and calming atmosphere in addition to an impressive menu. Taking its inspiration from around the globe and incorporating touches of French, Italian, Moroccan and Scandinavian cooking, this is a great choice for breakfast, brunch, lunch or simply a delicious cup of coffee and a sweet snack.