Mlsna Kavka

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 8 Reviews
Opened in the fall of 2010, this is a causal, family friendly and non-smoking vegetarian restaurant. Features seasonal ingredients, fair trade coffee, tap beer, and a slow food brunch on Sunday. See website menu. Price: Moderate more-less
Lacto, Western, International, Beer/Wine


First Review by HonzaS


  • vegetarian

Tasty and good ethics

5 Posted on 10 / 01 / 2013

This restaurant is part of a community/social project supporting underprivileged people.

It turned out to be just 5 minutes from the flat I was staying in in Prague and I was so pleased to manage a visit before leaving the city. It was busy without feeling over-full, and had a very nice ambience.

We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. It did take a little longer than we might have liked for someone to come to even take our drinks order and the first waiter who came over looked completely panicked when I asked (in English) "What's the soup of the day?" He said "Errrrrrrrr, moment" and disappeared. Over 5 minutes later, a waitress came over. Again, that could have been faster but she spoke great English and was very helpful. (Note, I'm not one of those people who thinks everyone should speak English but my Czech just really wasn't up to asking that question!)

I had spring rolls for my starter (I didn't find them chewy unlike another reviewer) and the coriander chutney was very tasty. For my main, I chose the stuffed Portobello steak mushrooms with courgette chips. My friend had the courgette chip starter and the veggie burger for his main. Everything was well-cooked, hot, and absolutely delicious.

Wine is sold by the glass.

Very reasonably priced - our entire bill (2 starters, 2 main courses, 2 large glasses of wine) came to 550CSK which was about £18 - great value for 2 people.

There was a good mix of clientele - a couple of small mixed groups, a group of five older ladies, some couples, two people clearly on a first date (awww!).

I wanted to return before my trip was over but sadly there just wasn't time.

It's very easy to get to from Florenc Metro Station (Lines B and C), a little out of the city centre but worth the trip.

Pros: Delicious food, Lovely atmosphere, Part of a social project


  • vegan

Very nice meal

4 Posted on 08 / 10 / 2013

We had dinner there tonight and really enjoyed it. First off both servers were very friendly and helpful. The menu is in English and our server spoke excellent english. We were ordering vegan meals and she was very helpful letting us know which ones were vegan. It would be great when they redo their menus to just mark which ones are, or could be, and which not. I can't imagine that would be difficult. We started with the spring rolls. They were filled with veggies, still crunchy and very fresh. The rolls are deep fried but I think they would have been better fresh with rice paper rolls. The fried outside was a little doughy and the coriander chutney needed some chilli or lemon or something to give it more of a bite against the deep fried taste. Having said we enjoyed them. The mains were great. I had the veggie burger and chips. The chips were delicious and tasted hand cut, they were served with homemade ketchup which was nice. The burger was pretty good too. It was filled with salad and pickles. The pickles were cut the short way and thus kept falling out. They would be better cut length wise so they stay in and are in each mouthful of burger as intended. My daughter had the portobello mushrooms and mashed potatoes which she enjoyed. The potatoes did need better seasoning. But once again it was so great to see vegetables on the plate! Rare for us so far in Prague. There were no vegan desserts which was a shame as we would have ordered them if they had. Since you can still easily sell a dessert that is vegan to all types of diets provided it is GOOD I often wonder why we don't see most desserts vegan in at least the vegetarian restaurants. And just for the record in case you think I am dreaming, I am a vegan chef and baker that only cooks vegan food and I have never had anyone turn down one of my cakes or cookies because they were vegan- never. People don't realise unless they ask which is how it should be. If you can taste that a cake is vegan it is badly done. Overall a very nice meal and good experience. Very family friendly. We will return before we leave Prague.

Pros: Vegetables!, Non smoking, Good choices for vegans
Cons: No vegan desserts


  • vegan

Great place!

4 Posted on 07 / 19 / 2013

We had dinner here on our last nigt in Prague and I was so happy that we chose this place. The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly. We had a great tomato soup with zucchini fritters, a nice stir fry meal and a burger as entrees and for dessert they actually didn't have anything vegan, but the cook was happy to make us something. I got banana pancakes with chocolate sauce and was the happiest girl in the world. The sweet pumpkin puree my boyfriend got was very special as well. Definitely go here and try the lemon beer, very refreshing!

Pros: helpful staff


  • vegetarian

great restaurant

5 Posted on 11 / 08 / 2012

Mlsna kavka is a vegetarian restaurant, it is a nice place, where even carnivores won't feel bad. The atmosfere is very relaxed, it is very baby friendly and non-smoking. The food is always fresh, a lot of vegetables and menu is seasonal. My tips in the current menu are zucchini rolls or superb risotto as main dish.
The service is very attentive. I also like the fact that the place is a social enterprise and supports people in creating their working habits after going through psychic illnesses.
Great place to eat out!

Pros: Good accessability, Great food, Non-smoking




  • vegan

very nice

4 Posted on 09 / 04 / 2012

very nice interior design, delicious food at reasonable prices. we had a veggieburger (great!) and an asian soup (havent tasted it but it looked great, too!). I like this place because it is a "casual" restaurant that, unlike other veggie places in Prague, doesnt scare away non-veggies by screaming out loud "VEGAN" in their name, or by its only-asian character. no, this restaurant should satisfy everyone! pros also for their child's corner.

Pros: food, service, children corner


  • vegetarian

Mlsna kavka

5 Posted on 02 / 06 / 2012

Since they opened, I have become their regular guest. The atmosfere is very unpretentious, relaxed, it is very baby friendly (big playing corner and dishes for kids, my sons favourite is rise and pumpkin)and non-smoking. The service is usually attentive, though the place is a social enterprise and support people in creating their working habits after going through psychic illnesses, so sometimes staff lacks some confidence. The food is always fresh, a lot of vegetables and menu is seasonal. They use wide variety of ingredients not so often used in Prague as bulgur, different beens, lentils, seitan, tempeh, tofu etc. They often do sauces to accompany vegetable in the main role and always have plenty of lettuce, rucola and similar. My hot tips in the current menu are a whole artichoke with three different sauces as a starter, superb risotto as main dish and sweet crumpets with apples.
When my husband takes away from them I do not even tell him what exactly I want because I simply like all they do.

Pros: food , atmosfere, baby friendly
Cons: gets crowded at times


  • vegetarian

Not for the 'real' vegetarian

2 Posted on 02 / 28 / 2011

Too much salt, too much hot (nothing RAW), too much simple drinks (as coke - no fresh juices), not so friendly staff, but quite expensive. Slow service. Definitely not for the 'real' vegetarians.

Neprijemna obsluha
Pingl ani nepozdravil kdyz prisel ke stolu. Jen prisel a kouka s notyskem. Nepodekoval pri placeni. No proste ceska klasika. Majitel ktery roznasel jidlo byl prijemny, ale cechunum to teda nejde.
Prebarvena nadrazka
Evidentne se snazili premalovat puvodne nejaky odporny interier, ale porad to na me dycha temnou nadrazni ctyrkou. 
Odporna sediva mramorova podlaha (s tim asi nic neudelaji), ale predevsim rozviklane nadrazni zidle a fakt cheap stoly (musel jsem si podlozit), na stolech nevim proc predpripraveny pribor, ubrousek a sklenicka pro jednoho?! Jako za komunistu.
Tohle vsechno je uz moc v kontrastu s cenami. Za dva smazeno-pecene zampiony 145 Kc + cena prilohy?
A navic mrnavoucke porce.
Za takovyhle penize v Maitree dostanu mnohem vyssi kvalitu i fantasticky interier - a je to v uplnem centru!
Mizerny piti
Pritom mizerny levny piti, kofola, obycejna mineralka..., zadne fresh dzusy, sypane caje a klasicke fajnovosti vegetarianskych podniku!
Kvalita chaba
Zminene zampiony dobre i s dobrou omackou, to musim nechat, ale na vegetarianske jidla je to dost presolene - a polivka - bujon taky. 
Vegetariani maji mnohem citlivejsi chute a nepotrebujou tolik solit. Mozna muze vyhovovat masozroutum :-(
Presoleny byl i ten bujon.
Pouzivaji strasne vysoke teploty. Varici polivka, vsechno varici - vitaminu a enzymu tam asi moc nezbude.
A vsechno je to dost mastne. 
Obalovane "lišky" byly ve skutecnosti moucno-chlebove koule s mizernym salatem, ktery byl opet vrchovate prelity lacinym stolnim olejem. Lisky to nevidelo ani z rychliku.
Specle jsou zase nevim proc sladke... 
No a na jidlo jsem ve tri odpoledne v sobotu cekal asi hodinu?!

Pros: non-smoking, anything vegetarian
Cons: no fresh juices and raw, salty, cheap style
  • kiwiknitter kiwiknitter

    Silly comment. Of course it is for "real vegetarians". Do you understand what being vegetarian means - someone who doesn't consume animal flesh of any kind. It does not mean all the other things you mentioned. I am a "real vegan" and happily consume salt and hot food. Your comment is mean spirited towards this restaurant and unfair.



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