Three Great Brno Cafes To Read In Peace and Quiet
Brno Daily’s Melis Karabulut has some great tips if you are looking for a quiet and cozy cafe to read on an Autumn afternoon… Credit: Freepik.
Brno, Oct 17 (BD) – The cozy, snuggly Autumn is upon us. As the weather is getting colder, I feel the urge to finish work earlier, go out, enjoy the crunchy-crunches of the Autumn leaves, and find a spot in the city for a good couple of hours of reading. Since I prefer silent places where I can really focus on what I am reading, with a calm environment without loud music and crowds of people, I have been doing some hands-on research to share with our readers, to join us in this romantic feeling of October.
Kavarna Spolek, Orlí 22
Spolek is probably the quietest cafe in Brno; absolutely no music, and not many people around. The cafe, set in the courtyard of an apartment block, is rather hard to notice as you walk down Orli, which helps make it an even better place to hide and dive into a good book for hours. The place certainly has character, with its traditional furniture, unpretentious interior design, and simplicity that brings me to the 1980s. The ground floor has a spacious seating area with a kids’ corner, though it is rather calm on a weekday afternoon with young professionals reading, working, and just enjoying a cup of something. On the first floor, you will find a similar seating area serving also as a book club.
What I personally enjoy the most about Spolek is the easiness of the environment; a cafe being a cafe without fancy decor, a place for good coffee, deep chats, and quality time with your reading or work. And it all comes with quite moderate prices!
They serve a variety of food options, including sandwiches, salads, desserts, daily lunch menus, and some traditional Czech treats. From time to time, the cafe also hosts small-scale exhibitions, literary readings, and other events.
Mymika, Lidická 698
Since my first weeks in Brno, I have been a big fan of Mymika, always a good place to go when you are around Moravske Namesti and Luzanky Park, with great coffee, delicious cakes and sandwiches, extremely friendly staff, and a cozy environment. Most of its regulars are students spending hours studying there, home-office workers, and those looking for a place for nice long conversations with close friends.
The interior design is that of a ‘cute cafe to visit on a rainy day in the city center’ that calls you in to snuggle with a hot cup of coffee and a slice of their chocolate cakes. Most of the time, they have gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-sugar options as well.
During the week it might be a bit busy, so as a piece of friendly advice, go on a Sunday for a calm morning coffee – they are open from 9am even at weekends!
Bonus: If you don’t have a book with you, there are tons of books available to read there!
Buchta B, Štefánikova 85/16
Another very calm place in Brno is definitely Buchta B. Never so many customers, never such loud music, and always good coffee and tea with super cool staff. Several times I have been the only customer there at the weekends, reading for hours in the company of tasty and healthy cakes, teas, and avocado plants, so there is an environment-friendly touch in everything they do. The ingredients, coffee beans, and tea leaves they use are high quality, and accordingly, the prices may be a bit higher than the average city-center cafes. I strongly believe that it is worth every penny, because they cook healthy, tasty, and offer some of the best breakfasts in town, that fill your soul with happiness and your body with nutrients.
It is also possible to buy tons of artsy and eco products designed by local craftspeople – notebooks, coffee cups, T-shirts, and others.
Bonus: If you get a membership card, after 10 cups of coffee you will get 1 for free!