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Astikon (est.1908)
"Astikon" Historic Cafe, located in Kythira has a long and most interesting history. It was founded in 1908 by the Livaditis family, which operated the Cafe until the end of the 1950s, when it immigrated to Australia. The two brothers of the family - one a coffee maker and the other a barber - offered…
Pera Palace (est. 1892)
The iconic Historic Cafe "Pera Palace" in Istanbul was inaugurated in 1892 and it’s a venue that played an important role in shaping the “character” of Istanbul. The Café, housed in “Pera Palace” Hotel, is located on the 'european' side of the City, and has been the favorite residence of the famous writers Agatha Christie,…
CAFE MUSEUM (est. 1899)
Immediately after its establishment in 1899, the Historic Café Museum became a Viennese artistic meeting place with status. Geniuses such as Gustav Klimt, Peter Altenberg and Adolf Loos were amongst its regulars. Café Museum is a place of inspiration, a coffee house with style. The proximity of the opera house, the Secession Building, the Musikverein…
CAFE ODEON (est. 1911)
The "Grand Café Odeon " first opened its doors on Sunday 1 July 1911 at 6.00 pm. It was a magnificent Art Nouveau Cafe with its own confectionary production in the cellar. The Cafe Odeon was large with high ceilings, large windows, chandeliers, brass cladding, and marble-clad walls. This opulent style is still the hallmark…
Lesxi Komotinaion (est. 1921)
The Historic Cafe "Lesxi Komotinaion" has been operating since 1921. Lesxi Komotinaion c1920It is an exceptional example of neoclassical architecture, built during the last years of the Ottoman domination in Greece, a declared monument of cultural heritage in the country that testifies to the history of the city.   The Café  has impressive and…
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