Lisa Pasold

Paris vs Prague - cakes & coffee

I love cafes in both Paris & Prague, and while they do share some historical similarities, they're also different in one crucial factor: Prague has a heritage of Austro-Hungarian style coffeehouses, which for me really just means one thing: cake with whipped cream. Now, I have a great love for poppy-seed cake, but there are also good arguments to be made for chocolate Sacher torte (which is Viennese but turns up in most Prague cafes)...




(photo is from the contemporary Mama Coffee, which has excellent coffee--Brooklyn coffee drinkers would approve--and darn fine poppy-seed cake.)