Kafe Karlín @ Farmářské tržiště Jiřák, Prague

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Summer in Prague is a beautiful experience.

Yes, there are more tourists but you can avoid popular sights such as Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square during peak hours by heading into the surrounding neighbourhoods, down tiny streets, for a feel of how locals live.

Instead of posing with statues of saints, we head down to The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, a Roman Catholic church built in a postmodern style at Jiřího z Poděbrad square. No, we aren’t there for the church but for the lively farmer’s market where foods, flowers and more products from all over the Czech Republic can be found.

To our surprise and delight, there’s even very good coffee!

We make a beeline for a coffee stall where others are already waiting for their espressos and caffè lattes. Our espresso is vibrant and bright-tasting, not the overly bold sludge we would have expected from an outdoor kiosk.

The kiosk is by Kafe Karlín, which is owned and run by Adam Dvořáka and Zdeněk Smrčka, both barista trainers at Kávový Klub (“the Coffee Club”). Their café doubles as both an espresso and brew bar located in the Prague neighbourhood of Karlín (hence the moniker) not too far away.

There one can find coffee beans from both Czech and European roasters, according to Zdeněk, who is manning the stall at the farmer’s market today. He deftly pours foamed milk for an excellent cappuccino on the go for us (as we have more sights to see in this beautiful city). Besides Karlín and Jiřák, they also have another stall at the Náplavce farmer’s market, beside the river.


我们才知道這家咖啡攤是属于Kafe Karlín的,
而且除了這裡,在Náplavce 那的農貿市場里也能找到他們的咖啡攤。
發現為我們沖泡卡布的正是老闆之一的Zdeněk Smrčka。
他和另一位老闆Adam Dvořáka也是咖啡俱樂部的咖啡培訓師,

Kafe Karlín @ Farmářské tržiště Jiřák
Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad 6, Praha 3, Czech Republic
Wed, Thu & Fri 8am-6pm / Sat 8am-2pm

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

8 thoughts on “Kafe Karlín @ Farmářské tržiště Jiřák, Prague

  1. 最近在看旅游书,也是刚好到布拉格的游记。作者介绍了圣心教堂,可是没说附近有市集,而且没说有好喝的咖啡啊!幸好有看你的部落格,哈哈!(虽然不知道几时才会去布拉格,目前还蛮有憧憬的~)

    1. Watch out for farmer’s markets popping up all over the city during summer. Besides the usual agricultural produce, there will be stalls selling hot foods and, yes, coffee too! 🙂

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