Yes, Prague also has its very own cat cafe! :)
I just love the concept: a coffee shop or social meeting place that serves snacks and drinks for a small fee and you get to hang out with rescue cats! Purrfect! The whole idea originated in Asia - Taiwan is said to have had the very first cat cafe and Japan has probably made them world famous. If you are not a cat person, no problem. There are now all kinds of animal cafes: dogs, hedgehogs and even an owl cafe in Tokyo! Crazy... In many cases, especially with dog and cat cafes, the cuddly creatures are even up for adoption.
The Social Point Cat Cafe in Prague is not really a coffee shop but more an actual meeting place - a little bit like the cosy common area in a hostel with sofas, a TV, a kitchen where you can prepare your own drinks and help yourself to snacks, a game room and lots of place for the four-legged fur balls to spread out and play around.
Prague is known for its hearty, often meat-based cuisine and as plant eaters we were a little skeptical for what we might (or might not) find. We needn't have worried! Right opposite from our hotel was a Loving Hut restaurant which we would have loved to try but as it was Christmas it was unfortunately closed. Simply its existence gave us hope however. In fact, I also found out that there's a Veganz (German vegan supermarket chain) store in Prague! I mean, if there is a big enough consumer base for that then surely we'd come across some veggie friendly restaurants that were open for hungry tourists like us.
We found and tried the usual suspects: burger bars (veggie burgers with sweet potato fries) and Asian restaurants (Pad Thai with tofu and no eggs). Nothing super special but at least those places were open over Christmas and the food was nice.
But we also wanted to try something a little more local and had a look for Czech restaurants in the area. And we found one - a real gem! - right on our way up to the castle. Best of all? They serve traditional Czech specialties prepared vegetarian/vegan-friendly. Yum!
The food was super delicious! If you are a veggie or just interested in trying local dishes with a plant-based twist then definitely check this place out! If you walk up to the castle on Nerudova you really can't miss it - it's simply called Vegan's Prague.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of Prague! :)