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“HUTZPAH ! Avoid at all cost !!!”
Review of Kavarna Obecni dum

Kavarna Obecni dum
Ranked #58 of 215 Dessert in Prague
Price range: US$8 - US$12
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Description: The Art Nouveau Municipal House Café is rightly ranked among the most beautiful cafés in Prague. It is located in the ground floor of the Municipal House and its interior is a real experience for every visitor. We offer services from breakfast to a good night drinks, in the summer months there is a garden in front of the café (at the nearby Republic Square). In our menu you will find a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks and a large selection of hot drinks (coffee, chocolate, tea, cocoa, etc.). Our menu is focused mainly on sweet treats (home-made cakes, ice cream sundaes). At the same time you will find small cold snacks (sandwiches, sandwich plates) and food of international and Czech cuisine.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avoid at all cost…. Hard to imagine but they RECICLE food previously left over by previous guests ! An unbelievable but real attempt to serve an already partly eaten schnitzel ! When confronted with our disgust and rage they even tried to explain that this is the way a schnitzel is prepared.
Excuses came only when they understood we will not come to terms with this preposterous hutzpah !
What a wonderful decor spoiled by a filthy gang of thieves.

Date of visit: August 2021
1  Thank malinmalineanu
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Vrbic, Marketing at Kavarna Obecni dum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are sorry for this misunderstanding. But let us explain how this happened. That, you call "previously left over" was your ordered meal, which was cut by our chef to check quality of meat after your complaint. Meat and preparation of food were fine. We absolutely disagree with your statement that we use uneaten food. We hope that all that was big misunderstanding in communication. Have a nice day.

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Reviewed 3 August 2021 via mobile

The restaurant charged us the value added tax VAT (21/10 %) on top of the cost listed on the menu. This has not happened in any other place and, we think, is illegal unless clearly stated on the menu.

Date of visit: August 2021
1  Thank mkkth
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Reviewed 29 July 2021

What a pity the money this restaurant lost not serving the breakfast because we were 10 minutes late. The menu was misspelled by the way but the waiter didn’t seem to understand. At the moment of the payment, the waiter came to us asking if we wanted to leave either 15% or 10% in tips. Don’t get in the trap.

Date of visit: July 2021
1  Thank alejandroj690
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

Spectacular Art Nouveau design Cafe. On the ground level of the Obecni Dum building. Also available is casual seating outside.

Coffee,cake,and the ambience, is what we come here for. We chose to sit inside the showy, elegant room, an experience definitely special and decadent. Classy !
The selection of cakes is the just best, one raspberry and one chocolate was our choice.

This Kavarna is often compared to Kavarna Savoy, located on the other side of the river. While I like them both, the classic interior of Kavarna Obecni Dum is hard to beat.
Truly a place with the old, pre-war grandeur, so well preserved.

Till next time,
Dekuji a Nashledanou

Date of visit: October 2019
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9  Thank Wenovo
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

This cafe is located very conveniently located a few blocks from the Astronomical Clock. Very much enjoyed the classy design, though if anything I wish it were a bit more intimate.

Date of visit: December 2019
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2  Thank travhigh1
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