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Cafe Slavia, Prague

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Café Slavia is a café in Prague, Czech Republic, located on the corner of Národní street and Smetanovo nábřeží, next to the Vltava river and opposite the National Theatre. It was opened in August 1884. Poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke regularly spent time in the café. It was known for its associations with Prague's dissident community, hosting people such as Václav Havel, who would later become his country's president, and poet Jiří Kolář during the normalization period. It was also known as a place for writers, poets and other intellectuals to meet and discuss their ideas. The café was closed in 1992 due to a legal dispute but re-opened in 1997. Café Slavia has been described as Prague's "best-known café".
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  • Nice Café, something loud when full, as Hall-like but still comfortable. You're lucky to get a table to the side of the river you have great views over the Vltava River, the most Legii and driving before.
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  • We stopped by late afternoon after a long day of walking. The restaurant is steeped in history. You feel like you stepped back in time a bit. We grabbed some desert. The have a fabulous selection of p...  more »
  • Traditional cafe in Prague, with a beautiful view to the river. We ask the international breakfast and it was divine! Croissant with hazelnut cream (nutella), cheeses, cold cuts, eggs Benedict ... delicious!
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  • My favorite cafe in Prague. The views of the Vltava and Prague Castle are unbeatable. Bring a book, sit by the window and order yourself a glass of wine - it’s one of the most pleasant evenings you can have. Pictured below is the rakvičky, a delicious traditional Czech dessert on the menu here.
  • Trying to look posh, but... Maybe the desserts are OK. Food was just average. 60's image. Hear the dissidents used to gather here. Nice location and a great view if you get a window seat.
  • Elegant place with it's own style and pleasant atmosphere. Various choice of coffee drinks and alcohol, good deserts options. Attentive and professional service, and live piano music from time to time.
  • Ok food and service was acceptable until we received the bill. The lady was nice-ish but when we decided to pay half cash half card and didn't take into account the tip she immediately pointed out that the service was not Included and was very annoyed when we said we knew. We were still going to leave something but wanted to split the bill first, no need to point it out as it was already clearly written and get proper pissed about it if we payed a good amount already.
  • It really is an iconic place for Prague with quite a nice selection of food. Although the service is undescribebly rude and unacceptable for a place with such a history behind it. I was charged a higher price than my drink costed. And then was put off for occupying their best table without ordering any food... which apparently didn't "make them as much profit as it could". The next time maybe just ask politely your customers to relocate to a different and not so valuable place if ordering drinks only?
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