This summer in Brno certainly isn’t boring. The city is open and full of life, breathing freely after difficult spring months. The evening atmosphere on the streets brings to mind the Mediterranean. People are sitting in gardens, drinking coffee, enjoying ice cream, heading with friends for a beer or drink, and filling up with good food. The sunny weather and warm summer evenings seem made for finding new businesses. Brno is an infinity of food and drink where there’s always something to try. Become a food tourist in your own city. We’ll keep you from getting lost. We put together a selection of places across various genres that’ll make your taste buds shiver with delight. Brno is YUM!

La Vida Loca Café

La Vida Loca Café, a beautiful space with a garden with a view of St. James’ Church, is a tapas bar at night and a cafe during the day. Two teams have joined forces, and you now have the chance to go for coffee and breakfast in the morning, soup during the day, and tasty cake or a snack in the afternoon. In summer, popular choices include mimosas, home-made soft drinks with fresh fruit, and iced team. After the holidays, you can enjoy weekend brunches.

Barrio Gotico

Fall into Spanish cuisine at Barrio Gotico and give your taste buds an unforgettable experience. At this tapas bar on Kozí Street, you’ll find spicy Spanish tapas – delicacies eaten with wine or bubbly. The offer includes Moravian sekts, Cava, crémant, prosecco, and champagne. They’ll happily use their manual stainless steel machine to cut some jamón, chorizo, salchichón, or cheese for you.

Mikrofarma

Excellent, organic meat, that’s Mikrofarma on Moravské náměstí. It offers meat from freerange animals with verified origins. Beef aged for five to seven weeks, pork from local farms, free-range chicken, and organic lamb from the White Carpathians.

Koishi

The basic offer at KOISHI restaurant comprises original and modern European cuisine married to Asian elements. This restaurant focused on Eurasian fusion is an inseparable part of Brno’s food mosaic. KOSHI is an experience.

Mediteran Bistro

Mediterranean cuisine combined with good wine, high-quality and fresh ingredients from Italy, Spain, and Greece, that’s the Mediteran bistro on Smetanova Street. Unlike other restaurants with a similar focus, here you’ll also find specialities from the Balkans, the origin of the family of the bistro’s owner Mariana Pajkanovičová. From the wide selection of wines, you can choose a glass or a whole bottle, and the bistro hosts tastings throughout the year.

Choklid

At Minoritská 1, quality meets beauty and taste meets uniqueness. Everyday from 10:00, you can try handmade chocolates from high-quality cocoa and excellent pralines made based on traditional recipes that won medals at international competitions. It’s all made at the small chocolatier CHOKLID in Brno, without preservatives or unnecessary additives.

Sorry, pečeme jinak

SORRY – pečeme jinak offers excellent cakes that will exceed your lived experience of what traditional desserts are. You’ll find the pastry shop near Mendlovo náměstí, and the name (Sorry, We Bake Differently) shows you shouldn’t expect sweet classics.

Bistro Franz

Bistro Franz is a traditional bistro or a small (family) restaurant that serves simple food, drinks, and coffee all day long into the late hours. The interior is distinguished from large restaurants in its clear, homely moderation. Standouts include seasonal food with fresh ingredients from local suppliers, original desserts, organic drinks, fair-trade coffee, and quality wine from Moravian vineyards.

La Boucheé & Výčep Na Stojáka

Some big news for all lovers of beer and good food is the cooperation of two businesses that inseparably belong to Jakubské náměstí – the cooking of the La Bouchée Gril bistro and the popular Výčepu Na stojáka. It works simply. Order at Výčep Na stojáka and pay for, for example, pulled aged beef in buttery brioche or fried egg and potatoes, and pick it up in a box next door at La Bouchée. Now evenings outside will be quite a (food) ride.

Hotel International

The premises of Hotel International represent a perfect intersection for business and informal meetings. At Siesta Lobby Bar & Wine Restaurant you can treat your business partners to an excellent breakfast and your meeting can gradually turn into a working lunch. At Gusto Plzenka Local Food Restaurant you can enjoy classic dishes of Czech cuisine.

U Dřeváka Beer & Grill

Proper burgers, pretzel buns, and beer from Moravia, Lucky Bastard, and regularly changing craft breweries, that’s U Dřeváka Beer & Grill on Dřevařská Street. You can also have their food and drink delivered. Or have a celebration at U Dřeváka in one of two lounges.

Pizzapunk

PIZZAPUNK, the iconic 100% vegan pizzeria at Jana Uhra 6 comeback to a life and continues to serve customers. Neapolitan-type pizza is handmade from Italian flour and Italian tomatoes. Homemade cashewrella and much more creative combinations. Uncompromisingly tasty and irresistible, quality without nonsense and prejudice.

Bonjour Vietnam

At the new Bonjour Vietnam, they cook precisely in a Vietnamese style, so it’s not adjusted to Czech tastes. They offer traditional foods like Bún bò Nam Bộ, Phở bò/gà, and spring and summer rolls. At Bonjour Vietnam, you can also try street food like Bánh xèo, which you can only find in Brno at this restaurant. It’s a crispy pancake from rice flour filled with pork with shrimp/beef, mung bean sprouts, lettuce, and other herbs.

Būcheck

Būcheck Food Truck is Peter and Zuzana (Dezertína). Their food truck on Zelný trh is one of the heights of the Brno food scene. Pulled pork or brisket in home-made buns melt on your tongue. They make their own chips and fry them in lard. The meat comes from Maso Klouda, with the main thing being high-quality and fresh ingredients for the food.

U Karla

U Karla, you can sit in the garden no matter the weather. The covered, and even heated on cold days, space is the ideal space for enjoying proper food and good beer. They serve their daily menus throughout the day, so you can even stop by for a late lunch.

Forky’s

Forky’s serves food made from plants, always fresh, always good. During the week, this stylish vegan/raw bistro offers daily lunch menus and permanent offers. They have excellent burgers, exotic food, Czech cuisine, superbowls, and variants on classics, like no-fish and chips.

Retro bar Brno

The stylish Retro bar Brno with an original photo corner embodies memories of childhood. Lots of decorations, music, and videos from the 90s. Come and reminisce over superb coffee with home-made desserts, wine, draught beer, and home-made soft drinks. Many retro drinks, like peach vodka, mint liquor, run, and eggnog. For food, four types of panini, special hot dogs, and retro pâtés. Every weekend from 21:00, downstairs there’s a disco with hits from the 80s and 90s ending with traditional slow dances.

Park Lane Café

For the owner and staff of  Park Lane Cafe by Lužánky Park, the main thing is quality ingredients. Both for preparing selected coffee from local roasteries and for homemade desserts, the breakfast menu, salads, filled ciabatta, quiches, and home-made soft drinks. The offer includes spirits, wine, and mixed drinks for evening refreshments, and the cafe has a pleasant summer garden.

Baru Baru

At BaruBaru at Husova 8, you can enjoy selected coffee, mixed drinks, beer from Beskydský pivovárek, superb toasts, hermelin, homemade iced lollies, cocktails, a glass of good wine… In short, whether you want a sweet afternoon or a pleasant evening, a trip there is the right step. wrapped up in a box to take away.

Žádný Cukrbliky

At the honest Žádný Cukrbliky, they cook and bake with love. You can enjoy desserts, cakes, and open sandwiches from the best ingredients directly at Cejl 109 or order for your own event or cafe. You can take away selected coffee, home-made soft drinks, quiches, and salads. In short, at Žádný Cukrbliky everyone will find something.

Vintage coffee

A small and stylish cafe in the heart of Brno’s Černovice. The owner Karolína decided one day that she no longer liked working at a corporation and so opened a cafe. At Vintage Coffee, you’ll enjoy selected coffee from the Czech roastery Coffeespot. People with a sweet tooth will enjoy the desserts from local suppliers, especially B-cake. The breakfast offer includes scrambled eggs, avocado bread, and pulled pork. We recommend trying the themed weekend brunches, which are always special.

Vicino DiVino

Vicino DiVino is newly opened winebar. And because they love Italy with everything that goes with it – good food, excellent wine, and an Italian temperament – the owners longed to bring a piece of Italy to Brno. Vicino DiVino has prepared for guests nearly 200 types of quality wine and various delicacies from the Apennine Peninsula.

Lokál U Caipla

At Lokálu U Caipla, you’ll enjoy very well-treated Pilsner Urquell right from the tank, and you won’t stop at one. To go with it, they cook honest Czech food like their mothers and grandmothers made. No flavourings, bad fats, or unnecessary ingredients.

Panksy

Crêpes maker, cafe, bar, and cultural refreshment centre. Panksy offers sweet, savoury, and gluten-free crêpes, daily healthy and tasty (gluten-free) soups. They brew Malena coffee in the Italian style, serve Slavkov beer, chill Moravian wine, and make their own soft drinks, marmalades, homemade nutella, and other products.

Barbora Olšanová
Editorial Staff

Taken from the magazine FOOD DRINK BRNO → shop.pocketmedia.cz/predplatne