Café Culture

From Buenos Aires to New Orleans to Zurich, these grand institutions have been offering deli-cacies and camaraderie for more than a century

WORDS Gerald Tan
May / June 2019

A good café is more than a place to refuel. Cafés give us room to relax, to read, to write. They are social spaces and meeting places. They are where we form romantic relationships—or break them. No wonder, then, that so many become institutions, sometimes spanning generations. During my travels, I have found inspiration in the following cafés, all more than a century old. That they also happen to serve great coffee is an added bonus.


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