- Posted January 24, 2013 by
Prague, Czech Republic
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100 places to eat like a local
Burgers about the Globe
Globe Bookstore & Café
110 00 Prague 1
420 224 954 203
The Globe Bookstore and Café is one of the oldest expat establishments in Prague, originally established in 1993 across town in Prague 7, Holesovice. It offered a strong community center for expats with a ready supply of English Literature and secondhand books and generous munchy food. It overran its crowded space and moved to the location just behind the National Theater on Narodni on Ptrossova where it is hidden out of sight from the main tourist crowd. It's an easy walk from either National Theater or Karolova namesti and just on street off the Vltava.
The Bookstore has a café integrated with it with good community social integration. It is no longer chiefly and expat club, but still a strong community center that offers special activites on nearly every night of the week.
Sunday Sports Night and Free Movie Night
Wednesday Globe Trivia Night
Friday Live Music
Other social activities are Book Club and Book / Poetry Readings and Childrens Storytelling. The Globe is open for prties and catering services.
The menu is mid-range pricing with generous servings that could satisy two people. The food is Americanized with Chicken Burger, Mexican Burger, Monster Burger listed.
The The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich arrives on a platter. It is large enough to qualify as a knife-and-fork affair to be split in half for two people. Melted eidam cheese smothers a breaded frittered chicken breast topped with crunchy lettuce is tucked in large hamburger bun with house bleu cheese and Buffalo sauce to make it spicy and pikant. It's built for economy sized mouths, so it's necessary to carry along an equally large appetite. Burgers and sandwiches come with a side of large steak fries that are crispy on outside but deliciously soft on the inside. The food is spicy and satisfying and there's no need for the additional condiments on the table or salt. A huge Caesar salad arries on and enormous white plate. It's double the amount my eyes can eat. The lettuce and vegetables are freshly crisp and have a nice crunch to them. A light bleu cheese dressing clings to the salad which is crowded with shredded chicken. I nibble a bit and the rest gets packed into a doggie box along with half the Chicken Burger. It's really too much for me to eat at one time.
I scan the menu and think about the Chicken Quesadilla and Nachos. Next time I promise, but then there is the desert and sweet list which offers generous slices of cheesecake and chocolate cakes that are heavy and rich for an afternoon snack accompanied by coffee. Overall the food is hearty and good at the Globe. The cocktail list has modest pricing and Happy Hour than when there is a substantial discount on prices. The bar is well-stocked with house favorites such as White Russian and Pina Colada.
The menu is limited, but interesting and good for casual meetings, social evenings and meeting with friends for a evening of cards or solitary time along in a nook with a newspaper or book. The bookstore is stocked with a large range of magazines and newspaper subscriptions that are stocked on the front desk of the bookstore.
Overall, the Globe offers a friendly place to drop out of the world and spend time socializing or enjoying an afternoon or evening sipping coffee and nibbling cheesecake while escaping the world outside.
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