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A GF must do, if you’re ever in Prague

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If you are ever in Prague and you like chocolate, you must visit the Choco Cafe.  I know the website is in Czech, but there is an English version on most of the pages, or use Google translate, because this place has to be one of the honest joys of being GF in Prague.

Let me explain.  In the Prague, it is quite common to see people drinking a thick hot chocolate drink, something akin to drinking chocolate.   Basically, it is a chocolate bar melted in either hot milk or cream, and most places have their own way of making it, which means that you are never quite sure what you will get.  I wouldn’t trust most places to make it completely GF, which is why I won’t order it in an ordinary cafe.

However,  Choco Cafe more or less only makes this hot chocolate drink, called horka cokolada.  To be specific, they melt 100 g of 72% dark chocolate into 50 ml of milk, which is the equivalent of drinking half a bar of really dark chocolate.  I kid you not, you can get a spoon to stand up in your cup, and it is divine.  Their menu consists of the horka cokolada drink with any number of add-ins, like hazelnuts or chilli, fresh fruit, rum, whiskey, or whatever else your little GF heart might desire.  I personally like the hazelnuts, but don’t take my word for it.  I think you might also be able to order some coffee, but if you’re ordering coffee, you’re clearly not in the spirit of things.

There is a downside to all of this chocolate bliss though.  You must ask for the drink without the wafer thing they automatically put in it.  (What, you thought I was going to mention the calories?)  Otherwise, you will end up crying into a steaming cup of gorgeous chocolate, topped with real whipped cream, and completely contaminated.  I’ve been there, and it’s not pretty.  So please, do order your drink without the wafer.

On a final note, they only take cash, there is a kid’s corner, and you can buy the chocolate to take home with you to make horka cokolada.  So, should you happen through Prague, please do stop by and enjoy.  It’s not that far off the beaten path, and it is well worth the effort.


About Kara

I am what happens when you combine a WWII enthusiast, an environmentalist and a frugal celiac/coeliac.

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