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Famous Old Cafes in Europe

Europe has some of the best cafes in the world. Unlike the cafes found in every corner today, you will find cafes that are rich in history, art, and philosophy. Here is a list of the best six cafes in Europe you would love to visit.

Antico Caffè Greco, Rome

This place has been around for a very long time and had a lot of history behind its existence. The café opened up for business in 1760 and has hosted loss of literary legends. The likes of Casanova, Byron, Shelley, Keats have all been here once or twice for a drink, sharing their knowledge with other guests and holding series of intellectual discussions. This is one spot where you will go for a cup of tea in Rome and feel a hundred years older.

Café de la Paix, Paris

Cafe de la Paix is just around the opera house. It is one of the oldest empire buildings that came in place during the Belle Epoque and has been in active service to the public since then.

La Closerie des Lilas, Paris

When next you visit Paris, be sure to check out La Closerie des Lilas. The café is very rich in philosophy and history, having hosted the likes of Picasso, Henry Miller, Ernest Hemingway, Apollinaire and Cezanne, this place has entertained so much art and literature than any other café in France. You can drop by on Tuesday and witness as great thinkers, artists and poets gather in the café to go over the latest theories and share their recent works and ideas.

Cafe New York Budapest

Have you ever had coffee in a beautiful environment away from home? Try out the Café New York Budapest for an amazing experience. This café has grabbed the bragging rights as the most beautiful place to drink in Europe and even stands out among the best in the world. The café also doubles as an exotic restaurant that offers traditional and Italian dishes to tourists and locals in town. The place is extensively decorated with lavish pieces and has a good blend of both the traditional and contemporary elements.

Café Central, Vienna

Café Central is a different version of the regular cafes you will find in Italy. Designed with bold marble pillars, sweeping ceilings and colourful array of chandeliers, the café is a perfect example of the old 19th-century architecture. The café is designed with so much elegance and style and is no match for any other spot in Vienna. The place opened for business in 1876 and had hosted a lot of intellectuals and great minds for lunch. The place is more gracious during lunch; you will enjoy classical music recitals alongside your drink.

Cafe Central Herrengasse / Strauchgasse, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Café Central Herrengasse is a perfect example of an undiluted Art Nouveau. The majestic cafe is a dining place for kings, its glorious façade, stunning interiors and beautiful winter garden combine to give the guests mind-blowing tea experience. The café has one of the most beautiful sceneries in Europe and every year, thousands of visitors’ troop down here with cameras just to get a picture. Designed by talented Joao Queiroz, the café is an architectural masterpiece that has stood the taste of time. The café also has fun-filled activity calendar for all year-round cultural activities and exhibitions.