Bearded men with tattoos running up their arms, women drinking beers, and children running around with pups were outside Moment Café on a warm spring evening.
Moment, located in Prague’s residential Vinohrady neighborhood, offers a unique variety of fresh, seasonal and nutritious food. With its hardwood tables, chalkboard menu and local art hanging on the walls, the café intertwines aesthetics of the two hippest areas in the world — Brooklyn and Berlin. Stepping inside Moment, I felt as if I had stepped into a chic friend's apartment for a bite to eat.
There’s a strong emphasis on locality here: beverages come from small, local breweries and coffee roasters, the owners’ friends make ciders and other apple drinks, and the café’s produce is sourced from a family-owned farm outside of Prague.
Moment offers a hearty meal of the day, along with an assortment of salads, bagels and sandwiches. The daily lunch is 109 crowns while soups and salads are 55 crowns (around 5 and 3 dollars respectively). The café posts its ever-changing menu on Facebook every week.
This vegan café has a strong focus on tasty sweets. From cakes and cookies, to cheesecakes and cupcakes, Moment offers drool-worthy desserts such as lavender cheesecake and chestnut-coconut cupcakes.