Eating healthy and having the ultimate comforting food is not a paradox anymore. A cool takeaway cafe/restaurant opened a couple of months ago in the heart of Karlin.
The Oat Bar serves yummy oat, skyr based breakfast, and lunch bowls along with Doubleshot coffee and homemade goodies.
We met Anita, the manager of The Oat Bar.
‘I wanted to challenge the ‘eating healthy is boring’ dogma and came up with a concept that fits busy people by offering healthy yet tasty food on the go. I always pictured this place to open in an area where people could be very receptive to new ideas and fill the gap on the healthy takeaway food market, so Karlin seemed a very obvious choice for the café.’
The idea to open a restaurant crossed her mind quite randomly after a 6-months-long backpacker trip. ‘I have always been a big foodie, but have always had a corporate job for 13 years, the whole thing seemed crazy. But getting so much great feedback and lot of happy returning customers is giving me the hint that it was a good decision,’ she says
Everybody knows oatmeal, for many of us it is dull, quick-fix stuff to eat in the morning, but it makes us feel good we did something for our health. However, as Anita says ‘The Oat Bar oatmeal is different from what people usually make for breakfast. Our oatmeal is made of an unprocessed type of oats, cooked for long, keeping all the healthy benefits and resulting in a very creamy texture with a nutty taste. ‘
Out of the compact menu of 9-10 options, getting close to lunchtime being adventurous, we ordered the season-hit Strawberry Cheesecake oatmeal bowl with homemade salted caramel sauce and Tex-Mex savory oatmeal with homemade avocado mash, bacon and cheddar. The bowls seemed at first glance rather small (sold as regular size), but in the end, we hardly could finish them. These oatmeals definitely keep you satiated for long hours!
So the yummy skyr, another specialty of the place, we could only try in a dessert cup form. Our chosen flavors were peanut butter – dark chocolate and one with apple sauce and granola.
This Iceland-inspired dairy treat, which the place is very proud of, is sourced from a local organic farm and based on a unique recipe, only available in The Oat Bar. ‘I fell in love with the Vikings’ super protein in Iceland and since I couldn’t really have the same experience with the commercial skyrs back in the Czech Republic, I decided to make my own, without compromising on the taste, texture, and pureness of the product,’ she added.
The cool thing is that actually all ’sweet’ bowls you can have both with skyr and oatmeal as a base, which gives you even more options to try.
Being a big peanut butter lover, I couldn’t resist getting my hands on a Salty Peanut Butter Bar for takeaway. The gluten and guilt-free treat has no added sugar or flour and gives you the feeling of having a healthy, very tasty ’snickers’. The place offers also vegan and lactose-free sweets, everything made in-house, using carefully chosen bio, organic ingredients.
The Oat bar itself is a small place on a corner just by Krizikova metro with a couple of bar chairs in a low-key, cozy atmosphere.
The café is ready to serve hungry oats and skyr lovers within a relatively short time, with a friendly approach of service that adds a lot to the charm of the place.
The Oat Bar is a great option for a quick and healthy breakfast with surprisingly good lunch offers and tasty homemade desserts. Open only on the weekdays, from 8.00 till 15.00, home delivery is also available.
French entrepreneur, Alexis Manach, brings French street food culture to Prague. A highly professional team led by him will delight you with fresh, rich and affordable dishes. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 22:00, try French classics on Manifesto Market Florenc or at your doorstep, with the food-delivery company Wolt.
A “Bouillon” is an institution in Paris that now can also be found in Prague, specifically at Le Petit Bouillon, a smaller and modern version. The first “bouillon” appeared in the mid-19th century in Paris, created as a place where working-class locals could have a comforting and low-cost meal. It also refers to the level of the boil (slow-cooking food) and the stock to add flavour to their dishes.
Discover authentic French food through classics such as Onion Soup, Cassoulet, Boeuf Bourguignon, Ratatouille… All traditional recipes served in less than 30 seconds, packed with flavour and slow-cooked from 4 to 6 hours. Le Petit Bouillon is accessible for everyone, as you can eat in less than 20 minutes and for under 200 CKZ. Sit in the bar and listen to the stories of what they cook and sell, while you see the whole preparation process in a cosy and warm atmosphere.
Taste popular dishes packaged in different sizes cups (S, M or L) sell in a Street food style. A challenge like a cassoulet, a very rich, slow-cooked casserole named after its cooking vessel, with French duck leg confit, French pork sausage, pork belly, white beans, onions, carrots, garlic and Provence herbs. Also, the famous beef bourguignon, a delicious and iconic beef stew braised in red wine for at least 6 hours.
Le Petit Bouillon also offers a degustation menu to sample all the flavours at once. It consists of onion soup or ratatouille as a starter, then continues with either cassoulet or beef bourguignon, 100g of a cheese platter and pastry to conclude, whether it is with three macarons or two pies. You can also enjoy four different French wines pared at each stage. A wine expert will recommend you the best pairing for every dish, carefully selected and with excellent quality.
They can please all cheese lovers with their selection of 9 different kinds of cheese: Camembert, Reblochon, Morbier, Mimolette, Tomme des Pyrénées, Fourme d’Ambert, Tomme de Savoie, Chaource or Comté. Order a cheese platter or their delicious dry sausages, duck rillettes or foie gras. You can have either 200g, 400g or 600g with bread on demand.
Its French cuisine will not disappoint you. If you visit Le Petit Bouillon, there is a 15% discount for all Prague Morning readers. They will take care of you, so enjoy and bon appétit!
Not only for schoolchildren is September a symbol of new beginnings. This time we will introduce businesses that opened their doors in September, so there is something to look forward to. Whether you are a fan of good beer, quality burgers, or steaks, one thing is sure: in this edition of newly opened businesses, you will find yours.
Long-awaited newcomer to Prague, especially for fans of good beer, unique space, and great food. What can you experience? Everything in Červený Jelen is subordinate to take good care of an exclusive Pilsner beer, which is unpasteurized in the tank. It is brought by a special tank directly from the brewery and is the freshest possible beer to taste. The beer stretches to the bar in the shortest way possible, and with the perfect temperature ensured.
Červený Jelen is also unique in its space, which used to be a Baroque palace with a beautiful garden. It symbolizes the return of a calm life to the centre of Prague. Therefore, you will find an interior from the architect team of Stanislava Fialy with many cubist details that follow the work of architect Josefa Gočára.
Address: Hybernská 5, Prague
There are probably a few of you who do not know the renowned Prague burger Dish. The good news is that the company opened a second one in September. What will the new business offer, and where can you find it? The new establishment is located only a short distance far away from the first Dish, in Belgická Street. The restaurant offers an extended non-vegetarian menu, more seating and of course their famous burgers. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
Address: Belgická 26, Prague
We will continue with meat and new places of well-known businesses. Not long ago, the Meat Vandals concept settled directly below the Kotva department store. They decided to expand and open a bistro in Myslikova Street. Still, you can look forward to their excellent pulled pork, jerky beef, and famous pastrami.
Address: Myslíkova 29, Prague
After three years of success with the vegetarian and vegan restaurant Etnosvět in Prague’s Vinohrady, a new restaurant has opened in Karlín emphasising healthy food, a stylish environment, and friendly service.
Food connects us is the motto of Spojka Karlín. This new restaurant based in a modern office building, Praga Studios, offers international cuisine that seeks to create new flavours to satisfy vegans, vegetarians, and also meat lovers.
The main idea revolves around Flexitarianism, an increasingly popular plant-based diet that claims to improve your health with an eating regime that’s mostly vegetarian yet still allows an occasional organic meat dish.
Spojka Karlín aims to connect people with food by joining those who want to eat well and at the same time be able to enjoy a meal all in one table, without prejudice. The restaurant transmits its strong philosophy not only on the plate but also with their interior, decorated with dozens of plants that hang and stand.
The restaurant is open at 8 a.m from Monday to Friday and at 9 a.m Saturday and Sunday, offering a breakfast menu with specialities such as sorghum pancakes or porridge with coconut milk and almond butter. You can enjoy breakfast until 11:30 a.m., and at the weekend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can also taste an excellent lunch menu between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and the a la carte menu from 5 p.m. till 10:30 p.m., which adjusts according to the season.
If you have no preference or special diet, you’ll find on the menu a large variety of dishes such as cauliflower gnocchi with forest mushrooms, spinach, and parmesan or a delicious chicken curry with coconut cream, broccoli, purple potatoes, coriander, lemongrass, and lavash.
Health is essential for them, and at the same time, they want the food on the plate to make sense, not using any industrially processed food or refined sugar. The priority is to emphasise quality and overall access to fresh ingredients, always clean and when possible, locally sourced. Vegetables and herbs come from their garden, and meat is organic or from certified free-range suppliers. Fresh homemade pastries and desserts without sugar or gluten are also available.
Make friends with food, at Spojka Karvlín there is freedom of choice.