Czech-style Little Prague Bakery & Deli now open in Ballard

The Czech bakery Little Prague Bakery & Deli has opened its doors in the former Corner Spot location on the corner of NW 56th St and 17th Ave NW, which closed in September 2021 after a three-year run.

This will be the second Little Prague in Seattle—owner Blanka Ly also has a location in West Seattle. Plans to open Little Prague in Ballard has been in the works since December, when Ly announced that she’d found her new home in Ballard.

The bakery opened softly over the weekend. Ly posted on social media that they’ll have a smaller selection of homemade pastries until she has the capacity to offer the full menu.

Ly’s mother was the original owner of Little Prague Bakery, having launched in 1999 and operating out of farmer’s markets until opening the West Seattle brick-and-mortar at 6045 California Ave SW. Ly took over the family bakery when her mother retired.

One of the classic Czech pastries you’ll find at Little Prague is a kolach, filled with cream cheese and a choice of caramelized apples, blueberries, peaches, apricots, or strawberries. Other baked goods include strudels (fruit or poppyseed), kremroles, croissants, and cinnamon rolls.

Beyond pastries, Little Prague also serves “chlebicky”—open-faced sandwiches with cheese, turkey, ham, or salami and served with potato salad. They also serve Hungarian goulash, pork schnitzel, and Moravian roast pork with sauerkraut and dumplings.

Little Prague’s hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Photos: Little Prague on Facebook

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