Newspapers, gossip and coffee-house culture

Article written by: Matthew White Taken from The British Library Available under the Creative Commons License Matthew White explains how the coffee-house came to occupy a central place in 17th and 18th-century English culture and commerce, offering an alternative to rowdy pubs and more formal places of business and politics. The drinking of coffee is […]

The magic of Barcelona’s Els Quatre Gats Café

The convergence of art, cultural and historic bourgeoisie can be found at Barcelona’s Els Quatre Gats Café. Founded in 1897 and revived in 1903 by the friendly and vivacious Pere Romeu, its bohemian spirit started when owners offered good food for low prices to friends only of course. The eclecic architectural style of the modernist […]