Michal Gjurisic

Prague Cafe a favourite in Penticton

Michal Gjurisic can recall falling in love with Penticton and deciding that they needed to own their own little slice of the city.

Michal Gjurisic can recall falling in love with Penticton and deciding that they needed to own their own little slice of the city.

“I remember the very first day we came to Penticton. It was late summer 2012, my wife Daniela and I drove by Okanagan Beach, passing the art gallery and stopping for an espresso at a coffee shop on Marina Drive,” said Gjurisic. “We sat on a chair, sipped the coffee and looked around. In an instant, we have fallen in love with that view. We just couldn’t stop talking about the beauty we had seen.”

The couple sat on the chairs dreaming to own their own little café, one year later, in 2014, their wish came true — The Prague Café.

“We redesigned the interior, changed the menu, brought our grandmother’s recipes, and then hung up the new sign,” said Gjurisic.

Naming the café after the place they were both born, schooled and grew up.

The Prague Café is known as a small family coffee shop. As a place where you get Michal’s freshly baked European cakes, as well as organic espresso and colourful coffee and tea specialties, continental breakfasts, sandwiches, and daily home-made healthy soups.

Locals, tourists, as well as their friends come not just for the good food, but for the atmosphere. It is why they were chosen as one of the Top 10 businesses in the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Facebook Favourites contest.

They invite everyone to enjoy the spectacular view of Okanagan Lake, listen to the classical music they play in the background and chat with friends or the owners.

“The Prague Café is not just a coffee shop, we are a piece of Europe sitting on the beautiful Okanagan beach in Penticton,” said Michal.

The Prague Café is open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekends and holidays they have special Apple Strudel.

This feature is part of a series in partnership between the Penticton Western News and the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce featuring winners of their social media contest.

Read more about the Facebook Favourites winners that have been features so far:

Community Sourced, commwunity driven at Craft Corner Kitchen

Penticton’s Patio Burger flipping over Facebook Favourites

Old-school methods cuts Penticton business new customers

 

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