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Fantova Kavarna - Cafe
Prague
Not only a Gay Pickup Node

This is also a normal cafe for normal folks. Actually, it is one of the most amazing spaces where you could sip a coffee, anywhere in the world, perhaps. It's a shame, then, that the coffee isn't actually that great. Probably they know what a wonderful place this is to sit for hours, and you're likely just passing through on your way home (or maybe to Budapest) so maybe it will be your only visit here. Anyway, don't just look up on your way to the platforms. Come upstairs and soak in the art nouveau for a few minutes with a sub-par coffee. It's well worth it.

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