Cafe Prague — 77.2 decibels CLOSED

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Our visit at Cafe Prague was more tolerable than the rating might suggest.  The space was fine until someone sat next to us who obviously had untreated hearing loss.  He had a very animated conversation with his guest until he turned his attention to his iPhone.  Before his arrival and during his obsession with his phone, the space was really comfortable.  That said, the basketball game playing on a big flat screen tv to didn’t help, but at least the volume wasn’t too loud, which was remarkable under the circumstances (big playoff game).

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

That aside, Cafe Prague is a nice inexpensive place near Union Square for a nosh.  We enjoyed a chicken schnitzel and some very tasty potato salad that accompanied it (the meal also came with lettuce and sliced cucmber and tomatoes).  We must caution that it’s not a place for anyone watching their weight.  As they proudly announce on their website, Cafe Prague is a place “where calories do not count and time slows down.”  And both statements are true, as you will not feel rushed as you dine on your plate of decidedly not diet food.

Cafe Prague gets very good ratings at Yelp and Google, and they are deserved.  The place feels like it’s been around for a while. It’s best described as a mix of an old country restaurant meets New York City deli.  The food looks and tastes fresh and seating is comfortable.  We definitely recommend a visit if you are in the Union Square area.


Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Street (betw. 5th and 6th Avenues, much closer to 5th), New York, NY 10011


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