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Top Choice Architecture in Brno

Vila Tugendhat

Brno had a reputation in the 1920s as a centre for modern architecture in the functionalist and Bauhaus styles. Arguably the finest example is this family villa, designed by modern master Mies van der Rohe in 1930. …
Top Choice Cafe in Olomouc

Cafe 87

Locals come in droves to this funky cafe beside the Olomouc Museum of Modern Art for coffee and its famous chocolate pie (45Kč). Some people still apparently prefer the dark chocolate to the white chocolate. When wi…
Top Choice Cafe in Brno

Cafe Podnebi

This homey, student-oriented cafe is famous citywide for its excellent hot chocolate, but it also serves very good espresso drinks. There are plenty of baked goods and sweets to snack on. In summer the garden terrac…
Top Choice Czech in Třebíč


One of the best restaurants in this part of Moravia stands on the edge of the Jewish Quarter. The bare-bones interior belies a highly skilled kitchen. On our visit, we went for braised pork tenderloin served with ca…
Top Choice Castle in Valtice-Lednice

Lednice Chateau

Lednice’s massive neo-Gothic chateau, owned by the Liechtenstein family from 1582 to 1945, is one of the country’s most popular weekend destinations. The crowds come for the splendid interiors and extensive gardens,…
Top Choice Czech in Kroměříž

Černý Orel

Some of the best food in this part of Moravia is served at this slick microbrewery on the main square. Choose from appetisers such as duck cracklings and liver to a full range of duck, pork and venison mains. Pair y…
Top Choice International in Brno


High-end dining in an elegant, airy space that recalls the city's heritage in functionalist architecture. The menu changes with the season, but usually features one vegetarian entree as well as mains with locally so…
Top Choice International in Mikulov


This light, airy bistro situated above a food shop is a must, both for the quality of the ingredients (fresh, locally grown and organic) and the inventiveness of the menu. On our visit a zesty tomato soup with a sli…
Vegetarian in Brno


Healthy risottos and veggie pies stand out in this self-service spot that changes its tasty menu every day. There's another all-veggie branch on the 1st floor of the Velký Spaliček shopping centre.
Czech in Brno


Brno's oldest (and maybe its 'meatiest') restaurant sits on the edge of the Cabbage Market. Ignore the irony and dig into huge Moravian meals, partnered with a local beer or something from the decent list of Moravia…