When we started our Prague food tours in 2011 the hardest thing was finding a decent place for Czech pastries. Just like the chefs tended to cheat a lot with the ingredients under the Communist rule, the pastry chefs were no different, and even the consumers had pretty low standards up until a few years ago (witness the popular “Hera means baking” campaign by a big margarine producer).
We are happy to report that things have been getting better in Prague. But let’s be honest here: the situation is still far from ideal and Prague still lacks places like Pierre Hermé or L'Éclair de Génie, our favorites in Paris, or the Levain Bakery or Maman, our must-go-tos in New York City. That said, we do now has several places that we like to go for Czech pastries in Prague. And we need them, because we both have a fairly sweet tooth. (Jan more than Zuzi. At least according to Zuzi. Well, we agree to disagree on this one.) Anyway, here are the pastries in Prague that we enjoy the most: