Breakfast has often been called the most important meal of the day and, according to novinky.cz, the Czech people certainly agree with this statement. Breakfast (Czech: snídaně) is enjoyed by the majority of the Czech people. Only about 14% of Czech people skip breakfast regularly. The rest of the population start their day with a delicious breakfast every morning. But what does a typical Czech breakfast look like?
The Czech Republic is home to millions of people and, while their tastes obviously vary, there are a few favorite meals which have become staples at the Czech breakfast table.
In this post we will be looking at what the Czech Republic is serving for breakfast.
Let us begin with beverages.
Tea and Coffee
Coffee and tea are among the most popular choices when it comes to breakfast drinks in the Czech Republic. Studies have found that most Czechs like to begin their day with a cup of hot tea (usually flavored with either sugar or honey and possibly lemon) or a cup of coffee. Coffee is only slightly less popular than tea, with the most popular variety being the Czech specialty known as turecká káva (English: Turkish coffee). Turecká káva is a Czech version of coffee which is prepared by pouring boiling water over finely ground coffee beans. Within the Czech Republic, about 80% of the coffee is prepared this way in about 90% of the homes, making it the most popular choice.
Now let’s look at a few of the typical meals you will encounter on a Czech table in the morning.
Lets begin with the most popular choices:
Bread or Rolls with Spreads, cheeses, or meats.
A typical Czech breakfast consists of a slice of rye bread or a roll (rohlík) with a spread such as butter, jelly, or honey, or perhaps a slice of cheese or meat such as salami or ham. This versatile meal is an incredibly popular way to begin the day in the Czech Republic. Homemade garlic or egg salad spreads are also a popular topping to flavor your bread or roll.
Baked pastries and buns
Baked pastries and buns are another popular choice, especially on weekends or special occasions. Popular choices include kolache, buchty, bublanina, and babovka.
A smaller percent of the population has eggs, yoghurt, palacinky, or some sort of kasé (cream of wheat and oatmeal at the most popular choices).
What is your favorite Czech breakfast food? Be sure to share your favorite Czech breakfast memory or meal in the comments below!
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