Restaurant Lehká hlava (Clear Head) is quite popular with both tourists and locals alike. And rightly so. Firstly, it deviates from how most vegetarian restaurants look – it does not appear too oriental and spiritual like many other veggie places do (which often comes off as purely cheesy), yet it still retains a somewhat other-wordly vibe. Located in a 15th century house in a tiny dead end street, you can immediately tell that a lot of effort went into the design of the restaurant, from the classy furniture, to the tables full of glowing glass beads, and most of all the blue ceiling full of tiny lights conjuring up images of a night sky.
It is a proper restaurant which is also reflected in the prices, somewhat higher than elsewhere. However, when you take into account the location, not more than five minutes from the Charles bridge, it is nothing out of the ordinary, and you can always have the daily menu for 115 CZK.
The service is amazing, free tap water is a norm (as it should be and rarely is) and the meals are imaginative, healthy and delicious. Last time I ate there, I had a baby spinach salad with smoked tofu, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan, which was absolutely delightful. Furthermore, Lehká hlava is also one of the few vegetarian restaurants where you can order alcohol, which is appreciated, and their wine selection is quite impressive. I left with a clear head and a full stomach!