5 Oldest Coffee Houses in the World
Matthew Berk • April 05, 2021
1. Café Le Procope - Paris, France (1686)
2. Caffè Florian - Venice, Italy (1720)
Caffè Florian is the only coffee house that welcomed women when it opened in 1720, which is why it may have attracted such famous patrons as Lord Byron, Marcel Proust, and Charles Dickens. Today, it's a landmark in Saint Mark Square and is especially popular with tourists. Sit indoors or out to enjoy coffee drinks such as the Frozen Florian (cold coffee cream with whipped cream) and the Caffè del Doge (coffee, Florian Gianduja spread, milk and hazelnut cream). The Zaletti Biscuits are a must.
3. Antico Caffè Greco - Rome, Italy (1760)
4. Café Central - Vienna, Austria (1876)
Many say Cafè Central is the centerpiece of Vienna. While it serves traditional Viennese food, its coffee culture is what sets it apart from other cafes in town. Cafè Central has served as an incubator for prominent intellectuals including Sigmund Freud and Leon Trotsky.
5. Caffè Reggio - New York, New York (1927)
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