Friday, June 8, 2007

City Cafe Bar Club

"It's all about the journey, not the destination."
-Paris Hilton*

My friend A and I were on a journey to somewhere else. City Cafe Bar Club was not our destination. But we were thirsty. I was hungry. We made an unplanned stop.
What drew us down the stairs was the nicely done interior, with exposed brick and good lighting. It's a nice space.

The Pilsner Urquell is 32 CZK for a half liter. The Gambrinus is a bit less.
The menu didn't thrill me -- It had mostly Czech dishes and pasta. I wasn't in the mood. One offering was a little different -- pljeskavica -- the Balkan specialty that looks like a hamburger without a bun and is usually a mixture of ground lamb and beef and onions. The pljeskavica (99 CZK) was very greasy. Didn't love it.
It didn't come with bread on the side, so I ordered fries (29 CZK). They were OK. I asked for ketchup and the waiter brought me a giant bowl. It did cost 20 CZK, though.

All the servers were smiling and friendly.

It wasn't too full when we were there, just a small party and a few others. But someone said on a discussion board that it is popular and can get full. I'd guess the clientele would be mostly Czech. I wouldn't say you should go out of your way to City Cafe Bar Club. But in a part of town where it is sometimes hard to find a free seat in a bar, it's not a bad place to stop for a drink.

City Cafe Bar Club
Balbínova 4
Prague 2
Tel: (+420) 739 077 988
*The accuracy of the attribution of this Paris Hilton quote is in dispute. However, Ms. Hilton has also been quoted as saying, “I don't really think, I just walk.”

3 comments:

Max Bahnson said...
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Max Bahnson said...

That is what I like about your blog. Whereas most restaurant reviews will trash the place because it does not meet ther Michelin Star expectations. You keep it real, considering value for money. That, to me, is good revewing.

Bluma said...

Thanks for writing this.