Florence Kahn Bakery and Delicatessen

Florence Kahn Bakery and Delicatessen is a Jewish-style bakery and pastry shop in the heart of the Marais. The stunning blue mosaic that covers the shop’s exterior is likely to grab your attention and pull you into the shop, even if you are just passing by. The mosaic was created by a master artisan in 1932 and is considered a historical monument of Paris. The same artisan also decorated several other shops in the Marais, so be sure to keep your eyes open when exploring the area. One in particular is the former horse butcher’s shop which you can find near Florence Kahn’s on the corner of Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue du Roi de Sicile.
If you go on a nice day, you will be able to enjoy your Yiddish pastry or homemade chicken soup in the fresh air at a table set out on the terrace.  But don’t be disappointed if you don’t come on a sunny day, because the inside is just as relaxing and gives off the fabulous aroma of fresh baked goods. Some of their most popular menu items include their corn beef sandwich, pastrami, apple strudel, yogurt cake, challah, and cheesecake, but you really can’t go wrong. If you love traditional Jewish food prepared fresh just the way your grandmother would make it, this shop is for you.

Panificio Volpe Giovanni

Nestled in the streets of the Jewish Ghetto is Panificio Volpe Giovanni, a kosher bakery offering traditional Venetian pastries such as fruit-filled Orecchiette di Amman, Bisce, donut shaped Zuccherini, and Sweet Azime. The bakery shuts its doors on Saturday’s so make sure to head there Monday to Friday to fill your sweet-tooth cravings. 

Mama Coffee

There are seven Mama Coffee cafes in Prague, making it one of the city’s finest coffeehouse chains with quality service and products. The coffee beans they use come from a fair trade practice and are processed in a local European roastery, ensuring the freshest coffee for their customers.  Mama Coffee is a perfect place to stop for a warm cup of coffee and one of their several delicious pastries that are baked fresh daily.

In 2011, Mama Coffee initiated the Prague Coffee Festival which today remains the largest coffee based event in Eastern Europe. This is a perfect place to stop by and relax after a long day exploring the city or even in the morning to sit and enjoy your first cup of coffee.

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