We have a deep history and tradition

The tradition of Prague delicatessen dates back to 1916


Jan Paukert Bistro history

During the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Jan and Štěpánka Paukert founded the first Prague wholesale farm. Jan Paukert (born in 1888) had previously gained an experience in famous places such as Munich or Milan. Later on he received additional internship with the Prague Grand Master Chmela.

When he and his wife founded a company near the National Theater, after a few years the local premises became small. In 1920 they moved into the next house No. 17. They quickly became a symbol of quality, it was one of the most famous delicatessens in Europe.

SINCE 1916

Our mission

The tradition of Prague's delicatessen dates back to 1916, and sandwiches were served on Národní třída even before an independent republic was established.

Bistro Jan Paukert strives to continue this tradition and maintain the quality at the highest level.

Owner's word

After the end of World War II, with the onset of the communist dictatorship, Paukert's fame declined. In 1952, his company was nationalized and the management of the delicatessen in the center of the capital was taken over by the state company Pramen.

Twenty years later, Jan Paukert dies in oblivion, forcibly evicted from Prague.

Our premises

Bistro Jan Paukert is suitable both for a pleasant sitting over good food as well as for corporate events.


Our talents and experiences are diverse, but at the Jan Paukert Bistro we are united by one thing: an enthusiastic passion for good food, wine and hospitality.

We believe that no food can be better than its ingredients and that the best ingredients are usually local. Every day we make many decisions about what we eat and each of our food choices has an ethical and environmental impact.


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