Best Brunch in Prague

Brunch is a late breakfast or early lunch, typically served on weekends between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. After all, the word brunch comes from a combination of the words breakfast and lunch.

The history of brunch dates back to the 19th century when the first mentions of late Sunday breakfasts began to appear in England. However, this concept gained real popularity in the 1930s in the USA, where it became particularly popular among the upper-middle class in New York and other large cities.

A Typical Brunch Menu

A typical brunch menu combines classic breakfast dishes with lighter lunches. Eggs in various preparations (scrambled, poached, Benedict), bacon, sausages, pancakes, or waffles are a must. Popular lunch dishes include salads, sandwiches, quiche, or light pasta. However, this is not a rule, and a brunch menu can easily resemble a lunch menu in terms of food offerings.

Dessert as part of a weekend brunch at Mlýnec restaurant: crème caramel with thyme crumble and strawberry cupcake with mint.
Dessert as part of a weekend brunch at Mlýnec restaurant: crème caramel with thyme crumble and strawberry cupcake with mint.

Brunch and Beverages

Drinks are also an integral part of brunch. In addition to coffee and tea, mimosas (a cocktail made from sparkling wine and orange juice) are among the most popular brunch drinks. Many establishments also offer unlimited quantities of these cocktails as part of a “bottomless brunch.”

Brunch is popular for several reasons. For many people, it represents a pleasant way to start a weekend day without stress and rush. The late serving time allows for sleeping in and combining breakfast and lunch into one hearty meal. Brunch is also a very social affair – people enjoy gathering with friends and family around one table and savoring food, drinks, and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Where to Go for Brunch in Prague

Mlýnec

You can start your brunch at Mlýnec with an incredible view of the Charles Bridge with a glass of Riondo prosecco. This is followed by a choice of three appetizers, then four main courses are served, and finally, guests can enjoy three different desserts. Italian white and red wine, prosecco, non-alcoholic beverages, and fresh orange juice are offered with the brunch, all unlimited. During brunch, it is not possible to order from the regular à la carte menu.

Price: 1,395 CZK
When: every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.