Great coffee places in the world – Part II
While we continue with this second part, take note of reference of these coffees in the world.
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Frauenhuber Coffee – Vienna
The black gold, as it is called coffee, came from the East. By breaking the second Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683 and discover the convenience of European import the product come a succession of places to take socially. Since then emerged the locals for coffee, the Kaffeehaus, as one of the most copied Austria institutions in the world.
At Café Frauenhuber is considered the oldest in its field and is still as gorgeous as ever. The facade dates from 1769 and had renovations that did not change his style. From the beginning until today serves morning coffee, chocolate and tea, lemonade, hot dishes for lunch and cakes all day. It was the hot spot where Mozart played there in 1797 and after almost a century after Beethoven. He had name changes until in 1891 he established himself as the Café Frauenhuber, but without losing the personality that made him a favorite since the days of the Austro-Hungarian. His address is Himmelpfortgasse, 6. U1 U3.
Le Procope – Paris
In Saint Germain des Pres, the entrance facade impresses with its flowers, seen many times in thousands of images. And if you access the rear, the cobbled street and refers to the old neighborhood semiiluminada where Voltaire lived very close to the houses of Robespierre, Danton and Marat at the time of the French Revolution. The building has several floors of maze and can be a restaurant, brasserie, ballroom or whatever comes to mind. Without ceasing to be a living museum. Insiders say that this was the table of Molière, Napoleon came rising military being here. The list of guests is with Balzac, Victor Hugo, Verlaine, not to mention Julio Cortázar and many more. The address is 13 rue de l’Ancienne Comedie.
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Al Fishawi Coffee – Cairo
It is the oldest of Egypt since 1773 and belongs to the family that gives it its name. It is in the center of the most popular market town, Jar Jalili, which has six centuries. To get to the coffee you have to take the souk, where we’re losing some surprises to be found. Before traveling it is advisable to read the novel The Alley of Miracles, written by Naguib Mahfouz, Nobel Prize in 1988, the first awarded in Arabic. And, of course, was a regular customer of Café of Mirrors, as it is called. In 1995, the Mexican director Jorge Fons made that work for a film. No hurry to a cafe and much less when it comes to asking for a Turkish coffee or mint tea while others enjoy their hookah, narghile traditional. No meals, but no problem if it wants to own a falafel sandwich. It is open 24 hours, they say, did not close a single night 200 years ago. The address is Plaza de Hussein. Jar Jalili. Cairo.
Pera Palas Coffee – Istanbul
It has all the ingredients for a thriller mood and as far east sumptuous passing of a bygone era to the latest wave. It is in the oldest part of town and was the basis for single travelers Orient Express. Among his clients is not surprising that Alfred Hitchcock has been the master of suspense, but Mata Hari, Greta Garbo and Sarah Bernhardt, among others, not counting the creatures imagined by Agatha Christie. Address Mesrutiyet Cad, 98-100. Istanbul.
New York Coffee – Budapest
Another classic of the Austro-Hungarian transformed into a tourist attraction and that numerous changes and renovations owners did not alter the ultra-luxe style that set at its inception in 1894. Although now part of a five-star hotel chain in Italy and only looks stunning it can be called coffee. Calling only cafeteria would be an insult to display art nouveau, with ceiling frescoes and crystal chandeliers.
Slavia Coffee– Prague
The coffee in the current Czech Republic is the setting for those who became famous in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to which they belonged. This bar, 1863, Art Deco architecture, is one of the most famous and Franz Kafka but never gave a name of his city, was surely one of his clients as his fellow poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Not only newspapers abound like to see in Vienna, but the strudel or cake and even a babovka Czech beer from the large windows near the State Theatre where Mozart conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787. Address Smetanovonabrezi, 2.
Cafe Gijon – Madrid
Commands respect in order of memory just to sit in chairs of red velvet. Because that also did Federico García Lorca, Antonio Machado, Jardiel Poncela, Camilo Jose Cela and most of the leaders of Spanish literature. It stands for social gathering, which involves not only talk but have something to say and acceptance of hearing. Blood Brother Coffee Table The gathering Pombo, José Gutiérrez Solana is in the Centro Reina Sofia. While they are famous for their gatherings and participants, so is the location itself with the diversity of cuisine, the terrace in the summer and times of 9 am to 2 am.
Founded in 1888 by Gumersindo Gomez, a Spaniard who decided that the place never changed its name and keeps literary prize bearing his name created by the other regulars, Fernando Fernan Gomez. It is a vital relic of the tradition of the Colonial, Cafe de Oriente, Café Pombo, the cream, among other major coffee and remembered the 30′s, before the Spanish Civil War. Address Paseo de Recoletos, 21.
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A Brasileira – Lisbon
Fernando Pessoa, one of the greatest Portuguese poets and universal, is on the terrace with its bronze statue over a cup of coffee. It’s hard not be tempted to take a picture next to her and then ask for a cream pie (pastéis de Belém) whose recipe is secret for two centuries. The location is in the Chiado district, one of the most charming a charming city where you get the breeze near the sea and fado music in the air. It was created in 1905 by Adriano Telles for the purpose of importing products from Brazil, especially in Minas Gerais coffee. In his previous post, a business shirt shop, it was narrow and elongated form, enriched with carved wood, mosaics, and bronze mirrors. The merchant encouraged tastings with a cup of espresso relative small. As usual, despite his reputation, he ran the risk of being demolished. Rescued him from oblivion the movement of opinion to preserve cultural heritage. Address Rua Garrett, 120.
Café de L’Opera – Barcelona
The attraction remains Ramblas, local and tourist, a coffee was born in 1928 and maintained a permanent clientele. Never closed even during the Spanish Civil War and through his three books of signatures has increased its capital goal of tolerance, something like the alma mater of what should be a cafe. There are both King Alfonso XIII as anarchists, bohemians and intellectuals, painters, writers, artists, singers and, of course, politicians and unionists, as well as players from Barcelona and even Real Madrid. The place was born under the sign of Catalan modernism, with daring as a long bar, unusual for an upscale place. It was restored by the architect Antoni Moragas, one of the great design, who died in 1985. The cafe is part of the historical heritage of the city and is one of the most popular. Address La Rambla 7.
Enjoy your coffee and your ride!