When I’m on holiday, my ‘healthy living’ goes out of the window. I love my weekend breaks, and love my food, so won’t hold back on the eating front when in a new city. But whichever destination I visit, I do try and find a healthy cafe. Somewhere I can get a dose of greens and my quota of superfoods for the weekend. I also find it interesting to see to what extent the health craze has taken hold in each city.
Prague surprised me. My Raw Cafe was the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon power juice, raw cheesecake and cashew milk coffee. The only drawback about this place is that it’s in a shopping mall (well, Prague’s take on a mall), and that it doesn’t have much natural light, or views. The mall was dead as we walked through it, and we were convinced it would be shut, but then we arrived and it was heaving. This is clearly where the health-conscious locals come on the weekend.
This is an ideal place for a weekend brunch, with a lot of great savoury options (all raw). Or you can sink into one of their comfy armchairs, read the papers and enjoy a chilled afternoon. It’s very laid back, the service is exceptionally friendly and – most importantly – the food is delicious.
We took down the raw blueberry cheesecake as if we hadn’t just had a huge lunch at Field (only about a 10 minute walk away). They have a huge range of smoothies and cold-pressed juices, and any coffee you may wish, with the option of cashew/almond/soya milk.
So while I still most definitely recommend eating the six courses tasting menu at Sansho, and trying as many dishes as possible at Field, if you’re looking for something lighter, then brunch or a juice at My Raw Cafe will not go amiss.
If you want to go a little more off the beaten track, then I’d also highly recommend The Farm in the up and coming area of Letna, where they also do great brunches and juices.
110 00 Praha 1-Staré M?sto