Next Time You're In ... Prague

JULIE DENESHA FOR TIME

HIT OR MISS: Patrons can go nuts with pastry for only a little dough

The narrator in Saturnin, a beloved Czech novel by Zdenek Jirotka, groups people into three categories, by their reactions to a plate of doughnuts: those who just stare at the doughnuts, those who wonder how it would feel to throw them at other customers, and "people for whom the idea of a doughnut whistling through the air is such an enticement that they get up and actually make it happen."

Inspired by the zany book, Prague's opulent Café Imperial caters to the third kind. For $72, you can buy a bowl of day-old doughnuts and...

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