I went to the Czech Republic for the first time recently and I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of vegan options, but I was pleasantly surprised. We spent four days in Brno and we found a number of vegan and vegetarian eateries – including a 100% vegan bakery!
Here’s my list of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Brno…
This all vegan restaurant is just beyond Freedom Square, to the right of St James’ church. The interior is clean and modern, with a selection of meals including burgers, salads and tofu alongside two specials which change daily. We tried the cheeseburger, ‘Nofish’ and chips and a daily special of ‘beef’, potato and cream sauce. Everything we had was amazing!
Address: Jezuitská 6/1, 602 00 Brno-střed, Czech Republic
Junk Food Cafe
I ended up going to the Junk Food Cafe twice in my four days in Brno. The first time I was aiming to have one of their daily specials (lasagne) but when I got there, they had already sold out at 12.30pm! I ended up trying one of their 12 vegan burgers instead, which was great – portions sizes are HUGE! I went back a second time and was there in time to nab one of their daily specials. We had onion soup for a starter, followed by goulash with potato and dumplings, and my mum had a zucchini curry. Both were really tasty and the two courses cost £2.50/ €3.20 per person!!
Address: Anenská 675/4, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Charakter is a 100% vegan bakery that offers a selection of breads, bakes and cakes. Their cheese and tomato turnovers are AMAZING and they offer a cracking cup of coffee. We found their cakes to be a bit hit and miss – I had a slice of chocolate and walnut cake which was delicious, but their cheesecakes weren’t great. They both had a little bit of a plastic taste to them.. I’d say stick to the breads and bakes! The bakery’s interior is lovely and the perfect spot for a soya coffee.
Address: Orlí 542/27, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
There’s a couple of Rebio branches across Brno. Although not 100% vegan, this veggie eatery does offer a decent selection of vegan options. We went to the one on Orli Street, which has a large hot and cold salad bar. You choose a plate or takeaway box and your meal is priced by weight – around 25 Koruna / €0.90 per 100g. It was the perfect choice for a takeaway meal for us to eat at the airport! They also do cakes, although the vegan cake we tried wasn’t great.. it was a jelly cake with coconut and fresh fruit on the top and was far too healthy for my liking!
Address: Orlí 520/26, Brno-město, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic (There’s a few Rebios in Brno – this is the one we went to, which is conveniently opposite the vegan bakery!)
This restaurant changes its menu each week, with a couple of different meal options on offer each day. It’s a little out of the city centre, around 15 minutes from Zelny Trh Square on foot. We happened to get there when it was shut, so we sadly never got to eat there. They post their menu of the week on their Facebook page, so keep an eye out for updates!
Address: Slovákova 359/10, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Located right in the middle of the city, V Bistro also has a ‘menu of the week’ with different options for each day of the week. Example meals include baked pastas, risottos, burgers, tofu, stews and more! It’s really cheap too – around a couple of Euros a meal!
Address:Jánská 11/15, Brno – Centrum, 602 00
Zdravý Zivot is a macrobiotic food restaurant that cooperates with local farmers, using only natural ingredients, no chemicals and offering three meals a day. The first two are macrobiotic and the third one vegetarian. It’s also a little walk out of the city – about 15 minutes from Zelny Trh Square.
Address: Jaselská 191/8, Veveří, 602 00 Brno
Kiwi Raw is the first raw restaurant in the Czech Republic and is 100% vegan. They offer soups, salads, main dishes, juices and desserts. We didn’t have time to visit this time around as it’s a good 20 minute walk out of the city.
Address: Gorkého 970/45, Brno-střed 602 00, Brno
Oaza is a vegetarian restaurant and shop with vegan options. They have a selection of tofus and salads alongside a few hot dishes. They also have a small seating area if you fancy sitting in with a coffee. Oaza is just a few doors down from Vegalite, so about 15 minutes away from the centre.
Address: Slovákova 351/2, 602 00 Brno
This is a selection of vegan and vegetarian restaurants, but does not mean you can’t eat elsewhere! Not many people speak English, so it’s worth making a note of the Czech for ‘no eggs’, ‘no dairy’, ‘no meat’ etc. The words for vegan / vegetarian are easy to remember, just add ‘ska’ on the end – veganska/ vegetarianska! We ate in a restaurant in the middle of Freedom Square one evening and I ordered their herb and garlic pizza and ordered a side of roasted veg to add on top!