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 […]

Historical Café #2: El Fishawy

El Fishawy Historical Cafe

At 60-years-old, Akram el-Fishawy s the seventh generation of his family to run he El Fishawy coffee house. El-Fishawy first opened its doors in 1797, only a year before Egypt was invaded by Napoleon Bonaparte. The café is named after the man who founded it, though his first name is lost to history.  Al-Fishawy started serving […]

Historic Café #3: Caffè Baratti & Milano

Historical cafe baratti milano

Don’t let the quaint size of this Café fool you, Barrati and Milano are taking the lead with bronze statues, gorgeously draped windows, setting the tone for the beautiful town of Torino, Italy. A reflection of Italian luxury and elite architecture from the 19th century, its pristine preservation of gilded upholstery, wooden panelling, and green […]

Historic Café #4: Café Procope

procope historical cafe

The very first literary cafe in the world, Café Procope is among the best historical cafés on the map.  Located in Paris, it is said that when Italian chef, Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli, opened this café in 1686, European coffee culture was born. Located in a passageway near Paris Mabillion metro station in the entre […]

Historical Café #6: Gran Caffè Gambrinus

Gambrinus historical

Gran Caffè Gambrinus is arguably one of the most important landmarks in the city of Naples for it is hardly just a regular café. Gambrinus is a literary salon of Naples, a well-known art gallery, and a member of cultural historic places of Italy. It all began in 1820 when a guesthouse opened up this […]