June’s MiniMoFo theme is fruit, and fortunately I had just the place up my sleeve after recently visiting Herbivore for the first time. This charming little cafe and shop is well-established, but I’d simply never gotten round to visiting yet. It’s quite pricey, and seating is limited, so I’d always stayed away, but finally Dr HH and I decided to visit on a weekday morning when it wasn’t too busy. And our breakfast was suitably fruity!
Dr HH tried this acai bowl which was beautifully refreshing on a toasty summer day in Prague. It was banana based, and topped with chia, coconut, granola and mango. He fell in love with acai bowls when we were in Valencia last summer, so it’s nice to know that there’s such a good option here in Prague.
I went for the BCB combo, which consisted of the biggest slab of banana bread imaginable, a dish of peanut butter and a hemp hot chocolate. It was sensational! The banana bread itself was so good, especially the chocolate chunks, and slathering it in peanut butter just made it even better. I’ll probably get this again next time.
We ordered a couple of smoothies as well, just to get the full experience. The one on the left was Dr HH’s 3N smoothie, which was flavoured with peanut butter and coconut. On the right is my banana cream smoothie, which had a bit too much cinnamon, but was otherwise tasty.
We’re definitely planning on returning for more fruit-based breakfasts in the future, despite the prices (regular for the UK, but steep for Prague). Service was good, and it was a nice bright place with a well-stocked shop. There are a couple of seats outside as well, which would be lovely were it not for the fact that Herbivore sits on a busy, noisy road. At least you can glimpse the river through the traffic though.
And moving away from the fruit theme briefly, we also made use of the pay-by-weight buffet to get a couple of things to take away for lunch. The sandwich was on wonderfully fluffy bread and filled with roasted veg, hummus and greens. The quiche was full of vegetables and was really well baked. Both got the thumbs up from us!
Have you got a favourite place to grab a fruity breakfast? Are you an acai bowl or banana bread kind of person? Let me know!
I love banana bread that has chocolate chip chunks in it. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to put peanut butter on it though. Where have I been?!
It was new for me too! I was so excited when I saw the little dish of peanut butter. It was quite runny and spreadable, but I’m not sure if that was intentional or just because of the heat at the moment.
You know, I’ve never had an acai bowl – I’m not even sure I’ve had acai at all! I’m way behind the trend there. Though I think I would definitely have picked your breakfast option.
I didn’t really know what it was when I first tried it, and I thought it sounded far too trendy for the likes of me! If you see it somewhere, definitely give it a try – it’s basically a smoothie bowl. But it’s no cake.