Prague Best Cafes / Café Kontejner

In the heart of Prague’s Best cafes scene, Café Kontejner stands out with its unique container-like appearance, nestled like a pavilion in the park. Inside, the cafe unveils a captivating contrast with its dark interior, illuminated by neon lighting, which creates an edgy and atmospheric setting. The polished concrete floor adds an industrial touch to this trendy cafe, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking an avant-garde coffee experience in the Czech capital.

Designed by Collarch

Text description provided by the architects. 

“In the heart of Prague 7 – Holešovice, a temporary building from recycled shipping containers grew on Orten Square. With its rough industrial aesthetics, it refers to the industrial history of Holešovice. Its content follows the current changes in this city district: The rough, black shell hides a pleasant city café which opens up to its surroundings with large-scale glazing in the facade of the aged and used containers.

The building consists of three shipping containers. Two, forming the base of the café, are located parallel to the main street. However, they open their facade towards the park. The mass of both containers is an optical and sound curtain for quiet sitting in the park zone. The third container is an observatory on the upper floor of the café. To observe and to be observed. The landmark on the square is placed obliquely, seemingly randomly, on the other two containers. However, this is a thoughtful move. The rotation creates two terraces with a view of the surroundings and the mass of the container becomes a clear element visible from the main access axes.”

For further European Cafe designs click here For other Prague cafes Golden Egg Café and Manifesto Market Andel

Photography by Tarquin Williams

Project Location:Prague Best Cafes / Café Kontejner

Ortenovo nám. 169, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia

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