Where to eat
Where to eat
Whether you want to grab a quick snack between lessons or get a full lunch, there are many options to choose from. Aside from Charles university canteens, there are many affordable restaurants, cafés and snack bars in Prague.
Charles University has a number of student canteens (cafeterias) at different locations. Most often, our students use the following canteens (“menza”). You can find the full list of canteens here.
Menza Arnošta z Pardubic
Menza Právnická (Faculty of Law)
How to order and pay in university canteens
You can but don’t have to order the meal in advance. If you choose to order, the order must be placed until 4 PM on the previous working day. The menu is usually known 1-2 weeks in advance.
If you order a meal but don’t collect it, you will be charged all the same. The order can be canceled until 4 PM on the previous working day on the phone or via the webpage. Later, the meal can be offered at the meal exchange and if someone buys it, you will get the credit back on your card.
You will pay for the meal using your student ID card. The card must be topped up in advance, which can be done by cash or credit card at the main canteens’ cash desks or at the dormitory receptions and buffets. The minimum amount you can top up the card with is 200 CZK.
More information can be found here.
Na Hollaru Café
There is FSV UK café and student club Na Hollaru Café (Smetanovo nábř. 6, Prague 1) where you can enjoy good coffee and home-made cakes, snacks, soups, hummus, sandwiches and so on. Check their Facebook page and see if there is some live music as well!
Café U Rotlevů
This Charles University café is situated in a historical building directly next to Karolinum, so you can get your coffee or lunch in a stylish interior. You can find it at Kamzíkova 4, Praha 1. The café is a part of the CU canteens system and the same rules apply for eating there.
The Prague City Hall and the Faculty of Arts of Charles University are aiming to build a campus that is linking creativity, art and the academic world in the very center of the city. We are including it here because there is an amazing café in the Campus as well! Don't forget to look up their program: there are many interesting events going on! The address is Hybernská 4, Praha 1.
Cafedu is a student café situated just above the National Museum. The spacious café is on the ground floor and is suitable for work and study - the café has strong wifi and sockets everywhere. If you prefer a quiet study environment, you can rent a spot in one of the study rooms on the first floor. The study rooms are open 24/7, which becomes handy during the exam period! Address: Škrétova 490/12, Praha 2.
Celetná Student Club
The club is currently closed due to the construction works in the Karolinum complex.
Revised March 2022.
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