The best cafes to work in Prague.
Prague is great city full of expats, digital nomads and wherever there is nomads, good coffee and better WiFi you will find a thriving community of remote workers filling up the many cafe’s dotted around the city and so I have created this list of the best cafes to work in Prague.
I really should have monitored the wifi speeds and posted those stats but if I didn’t complain about it you can take it that they are pretty good considering I spend most of my time uploading files via FTP, in fact there was only 1 cafe I had issues with WiFi speed.
Also worth noting is that in all of these cafes I have been allowed to sit for 6+ hours working away undisturbed.
So without further adieu, I give you thee greatest guide to Prague’s most work friendly cafes.
1. Paralelní polis – The Crypto-Anarchy Institute
If you are in any way a nerd this place is for you!
Its ran by an art collective known as Ztohoven, they somewhat also double up as a hacker collective and can take credit for pulling off various stunts like hacking Czech state television and showing a fake nuclear bomb going off in a bid to show how easily the media can be manipulated by those who see are in power – and on a different note the Banana cake and coffee is pretty decent too!
So if your a “l33t haxxor” or just like the idea of Art and Hacking are you thing do yo’self a favour and make a visit.
You can buy Bitcoins or LiteCoins in the cafe from a vending machine, My preference is LiteCoin and it seems to be better value, for instance I was at a BlockChain dev meetup here and I bought a beer which ended up being €1.40 another dude got the same beer but paid in Bitcoin and it was over €2.
If your using iPhone download the app loafWallet, check their website if your on android for the best app.
The above video is Ztohoven’s Nuclear prank.
Btw: their wifi password is vejdiven
Address: Dělnická 475/43, 170 00 Praha 7
Phone: +420 704 387 882
This is a really cozy place to sit and get some work done. The front lounge area is a book shop and you can sit and work there if you wish or you can sit in the bar area at the back.
Depending on your schedule it might be worth knowing that come 6pm it does start to get crowded and occasionally they have a quizz but you can always move your stuff out to the book shop area and continue working away.
Address: Pštrossova 1925/6, 110 00 Nové Město
Phone: +420 224 934 203
3. Alza Café
Found this place by accident really, Alza.cz is actually a chain of Electronic shops in the Czech Republic, I was trying to go to Paralelní polis and it was closed for the day so I took a stroll around and went to look at some gadgets close by.
Actually this shop is really cool they have an impressive selection of Drones, TVs, Computers and loads of places you can sit and play Fifa or whatever all on massive screens, but the cafe they have is also second to none and has great coffee and WiFi… once again the Cake is pretty decent too. The cafe as well as another on our list are ran by Doubleshot who take their Coffee pretty seriously.
We are doubleshot
Coffee roaster, three cafes, a training center, a patisserie, but above all a team of people who love fine coffee. Since 2009 we have been living with coffee. We pick it personally with farmers all over the world, we roast near Prague and offer to everyone who likes freshness, variety and color of taste in his cup.
Address: Hala č. 8, Holešovická tržnice, 170 00 Praha 7
Phone: +420 314 004 550
Pracovna is the Czech word for “home office” and this place is probably my second home when Im lazy as its in my locale of Žižkov and 2 minutes from my apartment. Prices are pretty decent, I usually stay for 2 Americano’s and a beer once 5pm hits and my bill is usually around 120czk (€4.60).. also on offer is cake and food but I haven’t tried either yet even though it all looks great.
Wifi is very good here and it has doubled as my study area for the OSCP exam and Ive had no problems with VPN connectivity to the labs. It never gets too crowded either and the staff are all very friendly.
Meaning – pracovna (also: studie, studium, studovna) feminine
– Study, Home office or Study Room
Apart from being a nice little gem of a cafe, Pracovna is also a co-working space, I tend to just use the cafe but there is a whole back area dedicated to anyone looking to get a dedicated or hot desk space.
Address: Vlkova 628/36, 130 00 Praha 3 – Žižkov-Praha 3
Phone: +420 775 271 737
5. Café Pavlač
I read in another travel bloggers blog that this place was fantastic. Its a very cozy cafe and literally around the corner from Pracovna and also pretty close to my apartment so I thought I would give it a go, actually it was the first cafe I tried out in Prague. Sadly I had to leave as the Wifi was not so good, I was trying to put a website live and uploading a standard WordPress site was taking an age. Staff were nice and so was the coffee, I should probably go back and try it out again as the other blogger was a Digital Nomad so I would assume he would have noticed the Wifi being bad, maybe they were having I.T Gremlins that day.
Address: V. Nejedlého 487/23, 130 00 Praha 3
Phone: +420 222 721 731
6. Můj šálek kávy
Again under the Umbrella of Doubleshot is Můj šálek kávy based in the trendy-ish, businessy area of Karlin. The coffee is fantastic, Staff very friendly and I have no complaints about the Wifi. All in all a great spot if your about the Karlin area.
Address: Křižíkova 386/105, 186 00 Praha 8-Karlín
Phone: +420 725 556 944
7. Costa Coffee – Seifertova 570/55
I usually stay away from chains like Star Bucks and even Costa because they are extremely over priced, busy as hell and they are not too friendly when they know you plan on nursing a coffee for a few hours (yeah, they know our type like a doctor knows the common cold) but this Costa is actually quiet enough.
Theres a main area with seating but just off to the side of the entrance is an area with a couch and a window where you can watch the world go by. Its a really nice spot to sit for hours and the staff here don’t seem to mind. I think the usual price for a large Americano and a chocolate muffin is 0ver 200czk €7+ which is a bit expensive, but it comes in a massive mug so you can always offset the price by stealing the mug (joke, (maybe)).
One drawback is that after about 15minutes you start to feel the cold here, not sure if they turn down the heat to get rid of freelancers or not but it does get very chilly.
Address: Seifertova 570/55, 130 00 Praha 3
Phone: +420 734 643 479
8. Friends Coffee House
From czech-ing (see what I did there) out other blogs (on the best cafes to work in Prague) when I moved here, it seems that no list of nomad cafes is complete without mentioning Friends Coffee House.
Located very close to Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti) makes it an ideal spot to hang out and do a bit of work before going adventuring around the city.
Wifi is great and it usually has a decent ratio of nomads working away, like the Globe it comes alive at night so be prepared for it to get busy after 6/7pm with Quizzes etc. Theres a nice waterfall in the atrium area if the sound of water is appealing.
Coffee is great, but… they don’t do Beer though which is strange as most places I work from you can get a pint when the thirst hits, they do have plenty of vino on offer if thats your bag.
Address: Palackého 719/7, 110 00 Nové Město
Phone: +420 272 049 665
9. Café Colore
I have visited and the review is currently in Progress – Initial thoughts: Good for a meeting, not so much for working
Address: Palackého 740/1, 110 00 Nové Město
Hours: Open today · 9AM–11PM
Phone: 222 518 816
I have visited and the review is currently in Progres – Initial thoughts: Awesome place
Summary – So for me to choose the best place to work from is tricky.. Paralelni Polis is a great spot and they have meetups plus the novelty of paying with Bitcoin never gets old but I have to say my personal favourite place to work is Pracovna, its cozy, friendly and not as expensive as other place, the beer is cheaper than coffee too and it has the added bonus of being pretty close to my gaf.. The winner of the HAMBURGERSnHEROIN guide to the best cafes to work in Prague is… Pracovna with Paralelni Polis in second place…
Stay tuned because I will be updating this post regularly and and if you have your own list of the best cafes to work from in Prague.
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