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New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd
Garfield House
86-88 Edgeware Road
W2 2EA

ISBN 1-84537-114-3

Translations: German

The Grand Literary Cafes of Europe: Since the 16th century, coffee has been the beverage of choice to inspire thought, argument and dream as well as the impetus for the origin of the coffeehouse. The cafe - whether called caffe, Kaffeehaus, kawiarnia, or coffeehouse - has been central to urban cultural and artistic life. In Europe and elsewhere, it is a place to start and end the day, to read, compose, gossip, debate or mull over the intricacies of a chess move.

This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a tour of the great literary cafes of Europe, encompassing cities as diverse as London, Lisbon, Budapest, Rome and Prague. Focusing on the famous writers and artists who frequented these historic places, this book examines the role of the cafe in culture and society.

Noel Riley Fitch celebrates their unique architecture, history and decor and provides rare insight into their enduring charm and popularity.


Included Cafes

Vienna: Cafés Landtmann, Griensteidl, Central
Salzburg: Cafés Tomaselli, Bazar

Pragur: Cafés Slavia, Montmartre, Evropa

DENMARK, Copenhagen: Café à Porta

Café des Deux Magots. La Closerie des Lilas
La Coupole, Café du Dôme, de Flore, Le Fouquet’s
Brasserie Lipp, Café de la Paix, Le Procope, Café Sélect

Munich: Café Luitpold
Berlin: Café Wintergarten in Literaturhaus, Café Einstein
Liepzig: Künstlercafé in the Kaffeebaum

GREAT BRITAIN, London: Café Royal, Kettner’s

HUNGARY, Budapest
Café Gerbeaud, Central Kávéház, Café New York

Florence: Giubbe Rosse
Padova: Caffè Pedrocchi
Rome: Caffè Greco
Venice: Caffè Florian, Gran Caffè Quadri

NORWAY, Oslo: Grand Café

PORTUGAL, Lisbon: Café A Brasileira

ROMANIA, Bucharest: Café Capsa

St. Petersberg: Literary Café , Stray Dog
Moscow: Central House of Writers

Barcelona: Café Els Quatre Gats, Café de l’Opera
Madrid: Café Comercial , Café Gijón, Café de Oriente

SWITZERLAND, Zurich: Café Odeon

THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam: Café Américan


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