by captain oddsocks
June 30, 2005
The front of the Kavárna looks kind of tacky; there’s lots of overly large lettering and unnecessary advertising material. The inside though is a finely choreographed ballet of green-stained wood, checked linen and natural colours, that manages to give the impression of dining in a stately courtyard garden.
The Kavárna was quite busy when I entered and chose a table by the window so it took a while before I had a chance to see the menu. As soon as I saw the bacon and eggs on the special breakfast menu, I ordered the dish and a coffee, and they were prepared and on my table within five minutes flat. The generous amount of bacon and three eggs were 47Kc, the two bread rolls that I had alongside were 4Kc each and the espresso with milk 29Kc, for a total of 84Kc/2.5 euros/$3 U.S. I noticed also a special lunch menu in which one dish per day was offered for 59Kc, and the soup of the day for 20Kc.
The other diners ranged from young ladies having a vigorous gossip and businessmen discussing details to construction workers getting in some early beers during a break. The chairs were comfortable and the space was well-ventilated. There didn’t appear to be a space reserved for non-smokers, but only the vigorous gossips at the next table were lighting up, and the smoke disappeared quickly.
The window seat allowed me to pass the time watching people pass by, including a fellow in a glossy hi-tech lycra cycling outfit and wrap-around sunglasses atop a penny-farthing. He was heading for the cobblestoned part of town, so I hope he’s okay.
From journal Třebíč; Towers, Tombstones and the Torah