If I want a small treat or a snack break downtown, I often go to Ovocný Světozor (ovocný = fruity), which is strategically situated in the passage Světozor just nearby a cinema. Ovocný Světozor has been here since the seventies (under a slightly different name) and its popularity continues to today.
You can find several branch stores across the city, but this one is the most popular one. I like their ‘watery’ ice cream (it’s more of a sorbet than a proper ice cream) which is one of the most popular items there and people are often waiting in queue for it, especially in warm and sunny days. If you don’t want to sit inside or can’t find a place, you can sit in Františkánská zahrada.
Ovocný Světozor has a big assortment of cakes (especially the fruity ones) and ice cream cups. As far as the cups are concerned, you can choose between the ones on the menu or compose your own one choosing from fruits, ice creams and topping components.
If you are not in the mood for something sweet, try the Czech tapas – chlebíčky. What is a “chlebíček”? Something typically Czech (Czechoslovak), not really healthy (often with mayonnaise), but incredibly tasty :-). Technically speaking, it’s usually a piece of white bread roll, covered with different stuff – butter, ham, salami, cheese, eggs, cucumber, potato salad etc. – there are many types of chlebíčky, don’t hesitate and taste some!