Sunday, August 22, 2010

Coffee, Coffee, and more Coffee

In the center of the town square there are MANY restaraunts and coffee places. It is definitely a cultural experience to meet for coffee or a drink. Almost every place has an outdoor patio type place for sitting and conversing. People will spend hours visiting and catching up with friends.

Depending on what you order, everything is pretty cheap. Most common is the "Presso" or for us Americans, the espresso. It will cost you around $1.50. Then for us snobby coffee drinkers who are use to a Starbucks on every corner, you can oder the "Latte". It comes in a tall glass and is very frothy at the top. It will cost you around $2.50 for the extra taste of home.

No matter what time of the day you will see people sitting at the various coffee houses and socializing with their children or friends. My new favorite spot is the Cafe and Gallery MP7. As you can see from the outside, it looks like you are walking into a dark room but in reality you wind yourself through the indoor seating and through the bar (oh yes...most places have a bar as well) and weave through to the back garden area. It is like in the movies when the main character has an "ah ha" moment and the angels sing and the clouds part. I have found my coffee heaven. You walk into a courtyard full of comfortable seating, water fountains, and even a sandbox for the restless children to play in while parents visit. It will be my new place to unwind, write, and reflect. As you can see in the picture to the right there is an undercover small area to sit if it rains and even a hammock for those super lazy days.

Katerina told me about this place and that it was her favorite and now I can see why. Although I believe that Starbucks would make a million dollars here with the amount of coffee these people drink, you can not beat the relaxting atmosphere this place brings. Coffee here in the Czech republic is more than order coffee, drink it on the go and quickly. It is about soaking in life and your surroundings.

1 comment:

  1. Do you really think Starbucks needs a million dollars? Ha, I'd take MP7 Café & Gallery anyday! I'm jealous... it looks like a rad place to hang, drink, read, and write... take advantage of it all! (I'm sure you will) Enjoy.