It’s no secret that the gals from LasSaboritas adore coffee. Dark and aromatic, creamy with sugar, hot or cold, we always have coffee in hand.
Summer is here, so let’s go outdoors to enjoy coffee in all it’s coolest forms. We recently hit the streets in search of the perfect iced coffee from the best coffee shops in Prague. That includes affogato, the heavenly Italian dessert made of a scoop of vanilla gelato “drowned” with a shot of hot espresso. In fact, we believe an affogato is an iced latte, but with fancier cream.
Here is our ranking of the best cafes and coffeehouses for iced-coffee in Prague.
🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 – Go there, now!
The iced latte at Venue in Staré Město is made with freshly steamed milk poured over espresso ice cubes and comes with a small bottle of sugar syrup so you can sweeten to taste. Or try the affogato for a change of pace – both are smooth and delicious.
Brunch fans should venture to Venue on Havelská street. Chicken & waffles with chile-maple sauce, zucchini & bacon quiche, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, Tuscan chicken salad and black Angus burger were all delicious. Best iced latte I’ve had in Prague! 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 pic.twitter.com/LqtfyxyZh3
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) May 1, 2019
🌶🌶🌶🌶 – Definitely worth a visit
Pick up a nippy iced espresso tonic at Kafé Karlin and take it to Karlínské náměstí for a refreshing break.
Kafé Karlin is one of those little spots focused on high-quality espresso drinks but it's too tiny for a lengthy sit-down. Small, clean, friendly service. Perfect for a fast pick-me-up or a takeaway caffeine fix on the go. Espresso tonic here is punchy + served w lime. 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️ pic.twitter.com/6JKuPoso5D
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) June 23, 2019
Dos Mundos Roastery on Korunní welcomes summer w a cold drip tower for coffee prep yielding a uniquely smooth, clean, + fruity flavor. Less acid + more caffeine than iced brew, this little 65 Kč shot is the perfect pick-me-up on a summer walk. Bonus: compostable cup.
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) May 15, 2020
Lovers of Vietnamese coffee in Prague, head to Tonkin Cafe in Nové Město for an individually brewed cup mixed with condensed milk. Poured over ice, this delivers the perfect level of creamy strength for anyone within walking distance of Wenceslas Square.
Tonkin Kafe comes through w the best iced kava of the summer. Vietnamese iced coffee (cà phê sữa đá) is brewed strong + mixed w condensed milk for smooth flavor w serious caffeine power. Signage needs work but we love the paper straw, sanitizer, + to-go lunch option.
🌶️ 🌶️ 🌶️ 🌶️ pic.twitter.com/UAWuaixZL8
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) May 18, 2020
🌶🌶🌶 – Good, so stop by if you’re in the area
If you find yourself in the tunnel between Legerova street and the Muzeum metro stop you can get a pretty good iced latte and fantastic service at Coffee Cube Green.
Coffee Cube Green in the walking tunnel under Legerova/Muzeum has a decent iced latte at 70 Kč that hits the spot. Custom milk + sugar to order, must be the most attentive barista in town. Forgive my shock at such friendly service. Are all 5 cube locations like this?
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) May 17, 2020
Starbucks is featuring a new iced drink for summer, the Cloud Macchiato, with your choice of vanilla or caramel sauce, 2 shots of espresso and masses of fluffy steamed milk over ice. 109 Kč for a grande. It would rate higher if it wasn’t so pricey!
Drop by Coffee Room in Vinohrady for a well-rounded iced flat white and sit outside. People watching is the perfect summer activity at any cafe in Prague.
Coffee Room on Korunní has the patio set up for a warm summer welcome. Great iced flat white. Smooth iced americano a bit on the watery side. Appreciate the biodegradable pasta (?) straws + sanitizer at the card machine. Wished for more than 1/2 m spacing between tables.
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) May 14, 2020
The iced latte at Prostě dobrý kafe in Smíchov is big, smooth and flavorful. The cheerful baristas will happily add your favorite flavored syrup like vanilla or caramel.
Pop into cozy Prostě dobrý kafe on Štefánikova for very good coffee, free WiFi and fresh baked goods served with a smile. Or sit outside at one of the three tables and people watch 😎 🌶🌶🌶 #Prague pic.twitter.com/PcSAelhhZY
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) May 19, 2019
Cocovanka boho kavarna in Malá Strana keeps things simple with a straightforward iced latte.
Cocovanka is a tiny, shabby chic coffee shop on U Lužickeho seminare, near Vojonaovy sady. Coffee, tea, beverages, and about 5 cakes comprise the menu. Everything was fine, service was pleasant. 🌶🌶🌶 pic.twitter.com/bF8j6Esat4
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) August 5, 2019
Small, overpriced, but acceptable iced lattes can be had at I Need Coffee! in Staré Město, where the staff attitude is even icier than the drinks.
I Need Coffee! is a small coffee shop on Na Moráni with a small selection of food along with tea, coffee and other drinks. My 70kč iced coffee was fine. No flavored syrups, no tables, no smiles from the staff. 🌶🌶🌶 pic.twitter.com/y78H5QsgS6
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) July 16, 2019
🌶🌶 – Meh
The iced coffee options at LAbSpace on the Náplavka waterfront were ok. Like the establishment itself, they need some time to develop to their full potential. Read our full review for details on this unique location to enjoy iced coffee in Prague complete with a stunning view.
🌶 – Avoid
Don’t bother with the flavorless, watered-down coffee frappe at Cafe McQueen in Staré Město.
Cafe McQueen in Pasáž Platýz has a sunny patio, themed decor, polite staff, & what seem to be decent cakes. Unfortunately the frappé was undrinkable. Chunky unblended ice, flavorless milk, + watery coffee. Added sugar to no avail. Nobody likes sipping on dishwater.
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) October 19, 2019
We were excited to try the affogato at Minie’s Espresso Bar & Gelato at Manifesto Market Florenc but the small size, bland espresso, and poor presentation let us down.
Minie's Espresso Bar & Gelato at Florenc Manifesto failed its namesake. Affogato was chintzy on gelato for 80 Kč, weak espresso, unpleasant to eat w available wooden fork, + spat out wax debris from the cup. Seating too close + mask-free for COVID. No joy in this gelato stop.
— 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀 (@LasSaboritas) May 16, 2020
From crisp cold drip to an affogato treat, summertime in Prague isn’t complete without an iced coffee outdoors. Do you agree with our iced coffee reviews? Did we miss your favorite iced coffee in Prague? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us at @lassaboritas today.