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Feb 25, 2007 12:14 PM

Cafe Prague

Just curious to see if anyone knows whether Cafe Prague has changed hands? I went there for lunch yesterday and it seems like it is now Asian owned? I used to go there at lunch and it had a great vibe and decent food.

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  1. Just a quick update - I had dinner at Cafe Prague today. It's still run by Czechs (and most of the customers at the bar were also conversing in Czech).

    The food was somewhat hit-and-miss though:
    - Tomato soup was creamy & delicious, and the accompanying slice of foccacia bread was unbelievable!
    - Lentil & bacon soup was a bit watery, but the flavor grows on you gradually;
    - Goulash paprika with dumplings was incredibly bland (BLEAH!) - maybe I should have tried the Hungarian version which, according to the very friendly waiter, has the addition of sour cream;
    - Roast pork loin with cabbage & dumplings was similarly bland (but the braised cabbage had a buttery-lemony flavor & was delicious on its own);
    - Poached dumplings filled with whole strawberries, and topped with icing sugar & served with ice-cream & vanilla sauce.. It was very good & absolutely addictive.

    The Krusovice light beer was foamy & delicious. Overall, a really nice & comfy place (love the rustic decor). I'll definitely be back for the tomato soup/foccacia & beers.

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    1. re: klyeoh

      Thanks for the update. I keep meaning to get over there.

      Cafe Prague
      424 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    2. The guy with the ponytail, Kucera Mirek, is still the owner of record.

      1. Glad to see that it's still a Czech joint.
        When I was there, there were only three entrees on the menu -- is that still the case?
        The food wasn't great (it was bearable for someone wanting a Czech food fix), but the beer was excellent.

        1. I thought these guys had closed, didn't realize they moved. And then added a second location.

          Cafe Prague
          2140 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Some problem with the link. Let's try again.

            Cafe Prague
            2140 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I've been wanting to go for a while; they have an attractive-looking happy hour, darts, fried cheese, and steak tartare