is the latest city to claim a cat cafe, which opened today. Originally a phenomena only in Japan
, other cat cafes are already open in Paris
, St Petersburg
. Coming soon: San Francisco
, San Diego
, Los Angeles
, and Lithuania
London's first pay-per-minute café
) costs 3 pence (5 cents) per minute to be there. Part of a chain from Russia
. A Moscow cafe
The Booth At The End
is a drama about a man who makes deals. 62 parts, each lasting just two pretty fantastic minutes. [more inside]
The University of Washington's Vienna: 1900
collects a number of pieces from the height of Austrian café society
. [more inside]
"There's no set menu, you pay what you can and a national chain is even testing out the business model.
Eight years ago, One World Café
opened up at 41 S. 300 East with a simple goal: feed hungry people in the community with good organic food. There was no cash register, and diners paid whatever they thought was fair."
The Gare de Lyon in Paris has Le Train Bleu.
Grand Central Staion in New York has a superb Oyster Bar
; Washington Union Station has this neo-classical wonder
; while Prague this prime example
of art nouveau; Helsinki, meanwhile, offers something suitably democratic
. With cafes as good as this, railway stations become destinations in themselves.
The little coffee plant that almost died.
A fascinating and inspiring radio piece detailing the story of the wild coffee plant, "cafe marron," that almost disappeared from the one island where it grew, Rodrigues, in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Cafe Con Pelvis
hostesses give you that ‘extra’ attention.
Seattle's Speakeasy cafe gutted by fire.
A sad day for the city. The Speakeasy cafe is great, and I just switched to them for my DSL account. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
October Coffee Crisis.
Montreal Gazette: "In its communiques, the BAF warned that Second Cup franchises were to be 'in the line of fire' and warned of an escalation of violent acts if Second Cup and other chains insist on keeping their trademark English names." More Trudeau nostalgia?