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Named after a Sherpa village in Nepal whose weekly market is famous throughout the surrounding mountains, this shop hopes to capture some of the spirit of that trading center, though the goods on sale are somewhat different from the original. The shop stocks a wide selection of mountaineering and outdoor equipment, both specialist and general, which covers waterproofs, footwear, bags, camping equipment and technical climbing gear. The goods include both Western and Czech brands and their quality is high.
Pivni Galerie is a tribute to Czech brewing traditions. Visitors come here to sample and buy over 180 brands of beer from 34 small and medium-sized local breweries. You won't find any Pilsner Urquell here! A cross between a museum and a pub, the walls of Pivni Galerie are lined with relics of brewing culture, including a large mural depicting the brewing process. Tables and seating are provided for visitors who come to sample beer, while full bottles are sold for off-site consumption only. Check out the beer-related paraphernalia, including the special wooden palates used to hold bottles. A trip to Pivni Galerie is sure to please any home-brewer or beer enthusiast.
Your one stop place for shopping, the Holeovická Tržnice is where you can explore the fashion, trend and shopping scene in Prague. In close proximity to the City Centre, the place is always buzzing with activity. Shoppers can choose from a vast range of products. From clothes to vegetables, to even electronics and toys, the stores stock them all. After a long shopping spree, one can choose to dine at the many restaurants and cafes located within the market. So the next time you want to splurge, then why not do it here.
Hop onto the Metro and zip off to the Palác Flora to spend sometime browsing the various stores. Perched right above the Flora subway station, this modern shopping plaza features an ample amount of retail stores and boutiques, selling almost everything you can ever imagine. The floor levels include about 130 stores selling major national and international brands, an interesting variety of restaurants, fast food joints, cafes, 8 movie theaters (including the only 3D IMAX cinema in the country), a games zone, kid's corner and a huge parking area. Palác Flora is truly a city within a city.
This smart shop is one of the few authorised Apple dealers in the city center. Simply laid out and decorated, it uses a laminated wood floor and fittings to give it a sharp and up-to-date feel. The latest in power books and Apple Boxes are displayed on three small display stands in the center of the room. The most interest decorations are on a ladder of shelves cut out of one corner of the room. Older machines are displayed here, amazingly not much more than a decade old but light years away compared to the state-of-the art technology for sale.
This is a smart up market sports shop with a good range of stock. The interior is well laid out and decorated with goods displayed in well marked sections. Immediately after the entrance and filling the front of the shop are general sports clothes like sweat shirts and T shirts as well as a wall full of sneakers and tennis shoes. Further back the various sections are filled with ski and snowboard outfits, aerobics, soccer, inline skates and swimming gear.
This small well-stocked shop is a traditional stationer's, with practically everything for home stationery needs in the front room and quite a wide assortment of office products in the tiny back room. The products on display include countless notepads and writing pads, while the shop's counter is full of candles and enticing small gifts. The shelves behind the cash desk stock the small stationery items like paper clips, ink cartridges for printers and tape.
This shop is split into two different parts, each with it's own separate entrance. The right-hand side covers outdoor sports like skiing and trekking while the left-hand showroom specializes in ice hockey. The interiors are simply decorated but are literally crammed with stock. The trekking showroom sells a wide selection of Czech-made rucksacks as well as lightweight Coleman tents, trekking boots and camping accessories like stoves, gas canisters and torches. It also stocks a large selection of tennis rackets, their carrying cases and skis.
A popular spot for locals, travelers, and ex-pats alike, any literature buff will be drawn to Shakespeare and Sons. This amazing bookstore is a great place to browse every genre of literature, including titles by local Czech authors. In addition, the shop regularly hosts readings, art exhibits and bi-weekly film nights. Visit Shakespeare and Sons on one of these event days to experience local art and culture straight from the source. After searching their selection of over 20,000 new and used books, relax in the bookshop's adjacent coffee shop with your literary finds. -Katie Kopacz
If it is the taste of fresh roasted coffee beans you are craving then this is the place to come. The tiny shop has simple wooden furnishings and room for one small table. Yet the back wall is completely full of jars of coffee beans from all around the world. The eclectic choice of coffee beans are sold by weight and can be grinded in the shop if desired. It's also possible to sit and have an expresso in the shop. If you're unsure about which choice to make then try sampling a couple on the premises.
Paul, the chain of bakeries boasts of over 400 stores worldwide. Established in 1889, the first Paul opened in Lille, France. A part of the popular chain, one of their outlets lies on Na Příkopě, in Prague 1. Offering a wide range of traditional bakery items, prepared using authentic cooking techniques, Paul has an interesting inventory that includes delicious country breads, sublime pastries, and over 140 other products, that come second to none. Drop in, and indulge in a little bit of tradition, a little bit of culture and a whole lot of deliciousness.
A bit of a far cry from your neighborhood chip shop, Fish & Chips seeks to put a more trendy up-market twist to the British staple. You'll get a decent selection of batter-fried fresh fish along with the regular additions of burgers and hot-dogs. Choose from a nice selection of sides like coleslaw, Tzatziki or fresh salads are available as well. Located in the historic Jewish quarter, amidst the twisting cobblestoned streets, it's a nice place to stop for lunch or a post-drink snack. It's advisable to note that they do charge extra for condiments like mustard, ketchup, pickles etc.