The best confectioner’s of Prague
Confectioner´s is in Czech language called “cukrarna” The word “cukrarna” is derived from “cukr”, which means sugar and signifies a place, where you can sit down for a while and enjoy some delicious sweet cakes and pastries.
Something like a cafeteria but people come here primarily not for coffee but for sweets, which are not necessarily to be eaten there, but can be also wrapped and brought home. “Cukrarnas” are pretty popular in the Czech Republic and there are a lot of them. In the April issue of the magazine Apetit, dedicated to eating and cooking, were published the results of the contest they did – they tried to find the best “cukrarna” in the Czech Republic.
And they decided, that according to them, the best “cukrarna” of all Czech ones is in Prague. It is called Alchymista and is located in Jana Zajice Street, number 7, in Prauge district Letna, close to the Sparta stadium, which is on the tram stop Sparta (numbers 25, 26, 1, 8 and 15) and also in walk distance from metro station Hradcanska (green line). The Alchymista won the contest because of its lovely interior, cheerful staff, summer garden and the most importantly for its amazing cakes and delicious coffee. The best cake they offer is said to be the one, which is made of figs.
But there were also other two Prague “cukrarnas”, which made it into top 10. One of them is located in Na Pěšině Street nr. 40, Prague 8 and is on the list especially because of its delicious yolkey fried cakes – “věnečky”, which are one of the most popular Czech sweets. The second one in top ten is French Au Gourmand, which is not typical “cukrarna”, but is its chocolate cakes are lovely. And this one is located in the city center, in Dlouha Street.
But there are of course more and more confectioner´s in Prague, which are worth of visit. In the magazine, they recommended also Lemon café in Prague 6, Erhartova cukrarna in Prague 7 (in Milady Horakove Street, not far from Alchymista), which is in the newly reconstructed functionalist interior of 1930´s, as well as Nebeska cukrarna in Prague 5 and Sladka Monika in Vlkova Street Zizkov area in Prague 3. But there are many and many other nice confectioner´s in Prague, maybe you will discover the special one for you.