There was a time that cafés were simply hangouts, that was in the early 20th centuries. A look at cafes in our modern world has become cultural institutions where the interior and exterior are beautiful to look at. Some of these cafes have become museums where pastries and coffee are served at a very high price and some have even become restaurants. However, few of these cafes are still standing and have become destinations for cultural and literary events.
Vienna, Paris, Budapest and Venice have become some of the largest café cities in the world, the interiors of these cafés are sumptuous and visitors are presented with some extraordinary lifestyles. We have presented to you some of the most amazing cafes in the world.
Cafe Central, Vienna
Vienna has numerous palatial buildings and monumental streets not to forget the historic cafes that have become the beautiful of the city. The cafes in this city have become an inspiration for the different coffee shops in our world today. If you most know, the Café Central has become the most inspirational and most beautiful of them all. It is situated in a historic palace that features grand chandeliers, marble pillars and arched ceilings. The 19th century lifestyle is perfectly embedded in this café.
Cafe New York, Budapest
This legendary café was once the meeting spot of artists so many years ago; we mean the early 20th century. It was recently renovated by Adam Tihany. Today, this café maintains a classic glided interior that features lots of paintings and ornate lamps on the ceiling. Café New York has become a full blown restaurant and café, it attracts tourists and locals who would come over and sit at the mirrored tables, with the sound of beautiful music blaring softly to the comfort of the visitors.
Caffe Florian, Venice
The grand old days of Venice is not lost; if you are stilling wondering how it was then, a visit to the historic cafés would open your mind to it. We are talking about cafés like the Caffe Florian that started its journey since the 18th century and has still maintained its prestige over the years. It is presently a living museum and it is worth every price that you are paying to admire this placed. Once, it was the home to Venice Bienalle, this is a contemporary art exhibition that has been running since the late 19th century.
Cafe Imperial, Prague
In the 19th century, a lot of cities around the world were in competition of opening some of the most amazing cafés in the world. Prague was not left in this quest and the Café Imperial has become one of the greatest, popularly called the Art Deco gem. The ornate mosaic and its tiles are simply great backdrops for any tea or meal.
Cafe De La Paix, Paris
Our list may not be complete without Paris on the spot. We are not surprised that Paris’ Le Precope is the first café in the world. However, when it comes to great coffee shops, we should be talking about Lees Deux Magots and Café Flore. You would surely see them in most tourist guidebooks. Here comes Cafe de la Paix, which is a stunning café in Paris. It is decorated with glided walls, ornate stucco ceilings.