Eating on a Budget in Prague

Prague belongs among the cheapest cities in Europe which means that you can properly enjoy your stay on a budget! Today, we’ll serve you our tips for lovely places in town where you can eat good food without ruining your bank account!

First of all, a piece of general advice: every working day from 11 to 15 (usually), most of the local restaurants offer a lunch menu, “poledni menu” in Czech. It’s a special menu composed of 5-6 dishes which is different daily. The average price of the dish is from 100 to 200 CZK. It’s, standardly, written in Czech compared to the normal menu but it’s worth it.

When you are at the office located in Karlovo namesti, our choice for lunch is:

  • U Sedleru which serves typical Czech dishes,
  • Jina Krajina has a nice and quiet patio terraces and fresh ingredients, you’ll love it! For your information, they only accept cash!
  • The pub and grill which is specialized in grilled meat and fish with a friendly staff,
  • Cafe Amandine (Updated on September 25: link was removed – server not found) is a French café and serves French-influenced food.

They all offer cheap food without compromising on the quality.



Another way to eat on a budget in Prague is to test some of the abundant coffee shops. It’s difficult to choose a favorite, but we picked two of the best:

  • Cafe Pavlac is the place suitable for a Sunday brunch. The venue is close to the TV tower and it’s cosy, the staff is nice and the food is both delicious and cheap!
  • Cafefin, just a street away, is also a fine stop either for breakfast or brunch! They serve plenty of toasts, noodles, açai bowl, banh-mi and excellent coffees.



If you have already visited Prague or you have relocated here, you may know there is a big vietnamese community so why not go for asian food?

Right next to Cafefin, you can try our favorite place to have a big bowl of tasty Pho for between 100 and 150 CZK. The restaurant is called Pho Vietnam Tuan and Lan and it’s very common to wait in line on the sidewalk. Our second choice for asian food would be Lan Restaurant in Namesti Miru. You can have a big plate of noodles with chicken at 99 CZK!


If you’d rather go for a pizza, we can recommend these 4 places:

  • Johnny Pizza, close to Namesti Miru, they have delicious and cheap pizza to take away,
  • Pepe Nero, an Italian restaurant in the heart of the Jewish neighborhood,
  • San Carlo, right next to the Dancing House, they cook true Neapolitan pizza!
  • Le Pizze di Frankie is worth it! They prepare pizza at their home and you have to pick up your order there! Follow them on Facebook to find out when they’re open!
  • (Lasagneria (UPDATE November 26: Link removed – website not found): it’s not about pizza but still Italian, it’s the place to have the lasagne of your life!)


And if your favorite is burgers, our top 3 are the following ones:



And as the sun is out, we are happy to share with you the best place to have ice cream: Creme de la Creme. I, personally, didn’t have time to test every single flavour but I wish I could come back and try!


One article isn’t enough to share all our favorite places so put on your shoes and don’t be afraid to get off the beaten path and walk around “less touristic” places. It’s the only advice I can give you because you’ll have a better chance of finding nice restaurants which are much cheaper than in the city center! If you have other places to recommend, write them in a comment!


Camille Springaux

Hello dear readers, I am a French student living in Prague for a few months. In love with food and nature, I like to share my personal experiences and my travels with others! Enjoy ❤

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