The surroundings of the PCU campus are among the most dynamic and vibrant in Prague, with wide and varied options for lunch, dining, study and café culture. There are dozens of cafes, restaurants and bars, to suit all budgets. Below you will find a number of examples of where our students eat, meet other students and study, all within a very short walk of the university buildings.
Prague 1 - close to PCU Bishop’s Court
The ‘Petrská’ quarter near Bishop’s Court studios is home to one of Prague’s best Indian restaurants, ‘K The Two Brothers’, which offers genuinely fine dining in the atmosphere of a maharajah’s court. It’s not the cheapest place to eat, but perfect for special occasions.
At the other end of the price-range is the popular ‘people’s eatery’ or Lidová jídelna Těšnov. Cheap, cheerful and Czech, this is the place to come for authentic European meat dishes such as schnitzel and goulash, but also a wide range of salads and desserts.
If you’re in a hurry and looking for a coffee and a quick sandwich, try the newly-opened Traffik, who specialize in exactly that. Run by two young entrepreneurs, it feels like a pop-up, but has rapidly become a permanent fixture in the Petrská area.
Prague 9 - close to PCU Pragovka
A good place to start is Pragovka's own cafe, Kafe Pragovka, a restful haven for students, artists and visitors to the area, you can relax with light snacks and a wide arrange of beverages.
Or you can head down to the back of the Pragovka complex to Permanent Beer Fest, a large outdoor makeshift beer garden that advertises itself as the biggest craft beer garden in Central Europe! Burgers and other foods accompany a range of well-known and more unusual tap beers.
Pepř a Sůl (Pepper and Salt) is nearby and offers a modern bistro-style restaurant with good prices and consistently top-flight reviews from satisfied customers. There’s a wide range of Czech and international à la carte meals in the higher price range; but the polední (lunchtime) menu is just as good, and much more agreeable to your wallet!
Coloseum Vysočany is part of the well-known chain of mid-priced Italian restaurants scattered throughout the city. A wide range of pizza and pasta is on offer, along with salads and beautifully-crafted desserts. A loyalty card scheme operates between all locations.
Prague 2 - close to PCU Polska
A taste of PCU: our graduates
We’d like to introduce you to a number of great cafes and eateries whose stories are connected to PCU alumni.
Prague’s four Las Adelitas restaurants in districts 1, 2 and 3 offer exceptional Mexican food and drink in a carnival atmosphere including live Mariachi music. The popular bar-bistros were set up by PCU alumnus Patricio Ibargüengoitia and now form an important part of the city’s Spanish-speaking community. ¡Buen Provecho!
Spižírna 1902 is a fairytale of a bistro located on Korunní Street in Vinohrady, whose name refers to the year of the building and the old Czech word for a pantry or larder. There’s a wide range of cafe fare, and also great breakfasts with vegetarian options. But best of all, you’ll be taking your cappuccino or latte in a room stunningly decorated by PCU art and design graduate Ieva Ozola.
Check out our downloadable food guide here for more places to visit close to the Polska Campus.