Ceske Budejovice, Czech Rep.

$1=28.70 Aug 25 2003

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Ceske Budejovice is getting almost trendy. Catering to the obviously thriving business sector, lots of good value, lunch time options. Most restaurants serve typical Czech meals but there is an excellent Chinese restaurant, Mexican and plenty of pasta/pizza otions. Stand-up Bufets are good value and increasingly have sit down sections. There are several popular outdoor cafes around the square and near the river serving coffee, beer and snacks or ice cream. Local Specialties: Carp.
Old Town area, except ones at the square.
r1 Masne Kramy: CLOSED (2003) Krajinska 13 10:99-23:00 Czech 70+kc beer - 14/24kc. A historical building - converted meat market. Bavarian, beer hall atmosphere. A tourist attraction, good for photos, but food is average.
r2 Soft Ice cream kiosk: CLOSED (2003) Krajinska+Hroznova, next to Masne Kramy Very popular, always long queues. Very delicious. 10kc
r3 Snack Hanoi: Krajinska 22 Chinese M-F8-16, Sa8-13:00. Small bufet with one sitting place. This is the only decent place I could taste Chinese food in Continental Europe. 50kc Rec
r4 U Paluba/Na Mlynske Stoce: Krajinska: Open till late Pizza 70-100kc Open Air Cloudy days 10-18:00, Sunny days 10-24:00
r5 Eiscafe: Kanovicka, Delicious icecream and coffee
r6 Na Dvorku: Knezska 11, (one street E from the square.) Traditional Slovak atmosphere, tasty food. Daily lunch specials 50-70kc. Be careful as extra charges are added on for tourists.
r7 Krokodyl: Kenzka 27, traditional pub atmosphere. tasty food, cheap, standup bufet style at front, sitdown restaurant behind. Czech lunch menu 60-100kc, pasta 32-40kc.
r8 Cinska Dhlohazed: Ceska/Panska, High class Chinese Restaurant with excellent lunchtime specials at 60kc. Very popular with Czech business/office staff.
At the main square, Nam Prem Otakara II
There are many touristy restaurants have tables outside. As long as we check the price list, they are very reasonable. Some restaurants have daily special less than 50kc, though we did not check the cover charge.
r Pekarstvi Pekast: Karla IV+Dr Stejskala, SE corner of the square M-F6:00-18:00, Sa7:00-13:00
Bakery, Cakes8+kc Coffee 8+kc Highly Rec
On the square. Stand-up style. Simple, cheap pastries.
r Apollo cafe bar: in atrium inside shopping complex (has more expensive cafe/bar seating on square). Vienese coffee + cookie deal 31kc. Delicious cakes 28-35kc.
Lannova: Pedestrian street where you can find McDonald. Between Old town area and the train station.
r Tchibo: Lannova, Bufet M-Sa 7-18, Su7-12:30 Open sandwich 6kc+, Standing only. But taste is very good and they speak English. Rec
r Srdicko: Lannova 23, Czech M-F 9:00-22:00, Sa 9:00-13:00 Lunch 70kc It is a restaurant, but during lunch canteen style with cheap menu.
r McDonald: Lannova. next to Prior dept. 7:00-23:00
r Na Zahradce U Vystevyste (near the Pension h1),
Czech Very local, tasty cheap dishes. Daily special menu are less than 80kc Highly Rec

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