Country Life - Melantrichova

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Melantrichova 15, Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic

Casual vegan food restaurant behind the Country Life health food shop, alley off Old Square, just south of Astronomical Clock. Restaurant is buffet style and offers fast food items including greens, salads, juices, hot main dishes, veggie burgers, and desserts. Choose what you want and pay for food by weight. Large space inside with many natural wooden tables for seating, or sit outside in the courtyard. June 2016 reported vegan. Open Mon-Thu 10:30am-7:00pm, Fri 10:30am-6:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Organic, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Czech

Reviews (91)

First Review by kamikazekid

Great and home-like food - Edit

They offer great veriaty and delicious food.
It simply felt like cheese pasta and apple strudel :)
We loved it!

Pros: Really tasty, Good price great location

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Probably the best lunch buffet in Prague - Edit

Country life has become one of my favourite places for lunch! The food is cheap, fresh and delicious - just excellent value, which I find surprising as the restaurant is located in a notoriously touristy part of the old town. The buffet is pay by weight, but you'll get a full plate for about 150 CZK. Works for health-conscious vegans (beautiful, versatile salad buffet) as well as for people who appreciate rich, yummy, satisfying food that keeps you feeling full for a long time. The staff is pretty friendly and there's always been place to sit.
Country life would get 5 stars from me if I hadn't tried their cakes. I've tried three different ones and been disappointed with all of them.

Pros: cheap, delicious, all vegan

Cons: rather tasteless cakes

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good meal , nice ambient,central location - Edit

This restaurant is on self service and has a wide range of foods. The price is also fine for the quality !

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une bonne cantine vegan - Edit

L atmosphère ressemble plutôt à une cantine mais la nourriture est bonne. Un choix relativement varié mais comme il y avait un peu de monde il a fallu choisir vite. Nous avons pris un buritto et une pizza avec des entrées. Tout était bon

Pros: Pas très cher , nourriture bonne, personnel sympathique

Cons: ambiance un peu cantine

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Gita scolastica - Edit

Ambiente accogliente ed informale, ampia scelta nei cibi. Tutto ciò che ho assaggiato era di notevole qualità e gustoso, veramente complimenti. Ottimo anche il prezzo.

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3 days in Prague eating vegan food, this is the best - Edit

My partner and I spent 3 days in Prague enjoying the beautiful city, eating drinking and loving it. Of all the vegan places we tried, this one is the best in our opinion. Great buffet with lots of different styles. Beautiful decor and friendly staff. Please support this place!

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Great Food - Edit

This is certainly one of my favorite vegan restaurant, though it costs a little bit more and is located in city center, which means there is always a lot of people there.
The food is so worth trying, because finally it is not fried burgers, fatty sauces or mushroom dips for bland rice-pasta. You can get there amazing rice noodles with vegetables, bulgur, quinoa, all sorts of rices, beans, cooked veggies, salads, side foods, patties. All lovely and tasty.

Pros: Food, Big Plates, self service, Location

Cons: Prices, Sometimes too crowded, Not really nice-smiling staff

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they couldn't cook with less love and ambition - Edit

The food didn't taste like anything despite one salad(?) that was full of hot spice.

Pros: free wifi, inexpensive

Cons: neutral in taste

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Subpar - Edit

Buffet food is usually not as good as a la carte, I get it, but this was utterly disappointing. The food was just blah :/

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good food in great location - Edit

Have eaten there a bunch of times in the last year and can recommend it for lunch and take out, especially when eating with a group as the place has something for everyone!

To my knowledge the food is not entirely vegan though, unless there has been a recent change to not using dairy.

Pros: fast and central, lots of choices

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jennyc32 04 Sep 2016 - I was really confused about this when I visited, and there were no staff to help! In the window of the restaurant, I'm sure it says "dairy free", so I just hoped for the best.  


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A good option in Prague! - Edit

Not the best place at my opinion but its not bad

Pros: lots of choices

Cons: a little bit expensive

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Excellent vegan fare in heart of Prague - Edit

Love, love, loved this place! To me there is no greater place on earth than a good vegan buffet, and what a vegan buffet this place was. Salads! Mock meats! Pizzas! Sausages in pastry! My friends, it was all there, and you could load your plate high for under 5 Euro.

It's a great location, right in the centre of the Old Town, so you can visit it in the middle of your sightseeing tour. The salads were fresh & there was a huge variety, and every day there was a different selection of hot foods. I had tofu & mushrooms one day, mock meat in pepper sauce the next, all with a huge mound of salad of course. The place even sells raw ice-cream!

If this place were in my hometown I would go there every week, no question about it. This place is a good solid choice. Would definitely recommend it to others.

Pros: Fresh ingredients, Huge choice, Affordable

Cons: It isn't in my hometown

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Favourite place - Edit

I have been coming back to Melantrichova's Country Life every time I'm in Prague. Unpretentious and tasty food that definitely won't leavy you hungry, suitable for a smaller budget, and a nice casual atmosphere.
The pay-per-weight buffet offers both warm meals and fresh salad bar, bread is a few crowns extra, and there are also vegan desserts and coffee available.

Pros: Affordable, Good selection, Location

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A good place in the heart of the city - Edit

I visited Country Life in Melantrichova twice during my last visit to Prague and I was really glad I found this place. It's a buffet, you choose and put your food on your tray and pay at the counter according to its weight. Most of the dishes were really delicious, apart from one veggie pancake which turned out to be rather dry and bland in taste. But otherwise, I found it delicious.

What's also important - the eatery is situated in the very centre of Prague (2 minutes away from Mustek metro station) and the prices are low for this location - you will pay between 120 and 200 crowns for a really satisfying meal.

You can also get free filtered water, as much as you like. The staff are friendly and eager to answer questions, especially the cook, a really warm lady. I'm just not sure if she speaks English ;)

All in all - to good place to remember about when your looking for a healthy lunch in a city whose cuisine doesn't favour anything meet-free ;)

Pros: location, good food, nice staff

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Yum yum - Edit

Great buffet style restaurant, amazing food, I can't complain.

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Just ok - Edit

Located in the Old Town of Prague, we chose it for our first dinner in Prague as we were in that area. When we arrived it was almost closgin time, so they had an offer and the food was cheaper. But it was also a bit cold and looked like leaftovers. We chose a bit of everything but we weren't sure what each dish was, nothing looked familiar to us.
Overall, the food was ok, not very impressive but not bad. Good for the price, Prague is cheap and so was this place. We ended up full and satisfied but we didn't really want to go again the next time as it was not outstanding.

Pros: Located in the Old Town, Price by weight

Cons: The food is not impressive

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Came here because of the reviews - Edit

I'm really surprised all the positive reviews this place has gotten. I mean don't get me wrong, it's not all that bad but not all that great either. I found most of the food to be barely warm, and rather tasteless.
Maybe I just got unlucky and came here on an off day.

A side note, it is the exact same setup to a vegetarian restaurant in Ottawa called The Green Door. I mean it's uncanny the resemblance!

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wonderful buffet - Edit

This place... just fantastic. It's tucked away next to the health food store and easy to miss even though it's in a busy area. Great buffet with tons of variety and a nice mixture of Asian and Czech specialities. Outdoor and indoor seating. From conversations with the cooks, it seems that basically everything is vegan here. Wish they were open till late!

Pros: great variety, local crowd, delicious

Cons: can get pricey, often too crowded

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Fast food, vegetarian buffet - Edit

This is a good place to go when you want vegetarian food in fast, buffet style. It isn't for presentation or finesse but good for a quick lunch.
I am not a fan of mock meat and there is a fair bit of that but it can be avoided. It is more a large volume place than anything finer but that's ok. Just don't be expected to feel like "wow, that was a great meal" after it.

Pros: Fast, Reasonably priced, A lot of choice

Cons: Not finer tastes

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decent place - Edit

the place and food is pretty good, but just for a simpel dinner from a buffet. doesn't have much extra too offer, then the rest

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Delicious VEGAN Buffet - Edit

Great place, food is cheap and filling.
Also, the location is awesome, centre of Praha.

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Great place - Edit

Great place to eat in the centre, in buffet style, which could be pros and con in the same time, depending what do you prefer. Food is tasty,nothing to complain at. Opened also on Sunday, bit more expensive.

Pros: Tasty, Buffet, Location

Cons: Buffet

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It is Vegan! - Edit

A czech restaurant in the centre of Prague. I have my lunch there every day it is Vegan, they may have something with milk once per year and it is labeled. The people there are very helpful chefs speak English, you can ask what is on the buffet. They make also very good vegan deserts. Closed on Saturday.

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Really enjoyed it - Edit

Went at lunchtime mid week obviously really popular as quite busy. Salad bar was excellent, good choice of main courses, very reasonably priced.

Pros: good choice, central location, good value

Cons: not all labeled so hard to tell what is suitable f, busy so had to share a table

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Good food, cheap prices - Edit

A nice place to eat some "fast food" vegetarian.
Cheap and a good place for eating with children.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: No credit card accepted

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good fast buffet style meals - Edit

Very cheap meals, buffet style selection of vegetables, grains, soups, salads and casseroles. Very tasty, nice seating area. Only complaint was some of the food wasnt very hot.
10 euro happily fed a family of 3.

Pros: cheap, fast, vegan

Cons: not very clearly labeled, not hot meals, no croissants

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Love it!!! - Edit

we spent 4 days in Prague and ended up coming here every day.
we loved it, our kids loved it. great selection, friendly staff, yummy food.

Pros: great selection, lots of vegan options, delicious

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