Fara - kavárna

The Fara building is late baroque in style; it was built in the period of reign of Joseph II. It was built as purely functional building determined for a new role of a parish priest – a clerk that, in the emperor’s opinion, should participate in administration of the country. It is an oblong, one-storey building, built vertically to the road. It is roofed with a ridge roof; the gable facing is very austere. It is positioned very symbiotically in relation to the church – they were built in parallel, in distance of 3 m. In 1950s graffiti of Good Shepherd with Flock of Sheep was made on the facade facing the church. Although it was made by a nun, the shepherd resembles to comrade Gottwald, in spirit of 1950s.

The new purpose of the building quite differs from the original one – instead of the priest’s flat and office there is a café and other facilities. It is interesting that the original layout, when the rooms follow one after another, is suitable even for the new purpose of the building. There is a small entrance hall in the centre with the vicarage living room – the café and the bar - on the left and ethnographic room and village room on the right. The original narrow (90cm) service corridor was divided into the necessary facilities. 

Fara was reconstructed using rigorously the historic methods. The original facade was repaired and the decorations, floors and panels overhauled. Furnishings were designed in the same spirit, non-violently, a part of them was designed by the author, and some others were bought from antique and second-hand dealers. Our aim was to create authentic background. There are also tables typical for cafés, walnut benches and chairs, a bar covered with a slab of marble, ceramic Empire stove, etc. The whole stage of preparation and implementation of the project was very intense (only 6 months).


Café Fara was created gradually for five years. The primary intention was to create a small café managed by recent grandfather, the owner’s father. It was determined for the people living in the neighbourhood, and it should have had home, peaceful atmosphere. However, shortly after opening (on the day of St. George in 2009) it was obvious that the customers show a lot of interest, and they are not only the neighbours, and it is necessary to solve the situation. It was the beginning of the story of the intimate premises.

At present there are a few buildings around the oblong yard with a walnut tree – the Baroque vicarage, the wooden shed, the old school and the salla terrena connected with the garden. In terms of composition, it is under “protection” of the St. George’s church. All of the buildings have the same oblong floor plan. The premises were created popular with the visitors for the unique atmosphere and “dolce far niente”.