It's not that easy to locate the Kavárna Mlýnská if you're in Prague for the first time - it's craftily hidden in the furthest corner of Kampa Park and the address shown will most likely lead you to locked gates. The main feature of the café's façade is a mill water wheel, which indicates that the establishment has been set up in an old mill building. The establishment's interior is the quintessence of democratic style, featuring a floor of authentic terracotta tiles with cement insets between them, and a fabric-decorated ceiling that reminds one of a soft mattress with light fittings sunk into it.
The Kavárna Mlýnská is a favourite of creative young people, also being frequented by Czech sculptor, showman and chronic bad boy David Černý, who calls it his "living room". He can be seen nearly every day by the bar or sitting at one of the simple veneer tables.
As opposed to other Prague cafés, the menu here isn't very long - aside from the drinks section, which features a dizzying array of beers and other beverages. The marinated herring is exceptional, and the popular Czech snack Hermelin Kaese or marinated Camembert cheese is a real treat. You'll enjoy the generous servings and the very reasonable prices.
The place is noisily abuzz in the evenings. Plus, like many places in Prague, you're allowed to smoke inside the Kavárna Mlýnská as well.
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