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41 Grados, Barcelona, Spain

By On November 22, 2014

In January 2011, the three-Michelin-starred chef Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert Adrià, opened this small tapas bar (tapas as in “many small dishes”). Their idea was a multi-course dinner experience, with music,… Read More

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Espresso House

By On September 17, 2014

Ever wondered why Starbucks hasn’t expanded into Sweden? Well, now they have, but only on a handful of locations. And it was more of a rhetorical question. You see, in the nineties… Read More

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Patrón XO Café, Las Vegas, NV USA

By On June 19, 2014

Patrón is a brand of tequila products produced in Mexico by the Patrón Spirits Company, and Patrón XO is their “ultra premium” tequila. Either they’ve leased their name out, or they’re actually having a café/ice cream business inside Caesar’s… Read More

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Blu Jam Café in Sherman Oaks, CA USA

By On June 17, 2014

Artisan food and organic ingredients, that’s unique sales point many business try to make these days. Actually, with organic coffeeshops popping up every here and there, and with Whole Foods around every… Read More

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Arby’s in Alabama, USA

By On June 16, 2014

On my way across the US, I’m listening to the radio. Conservatives are debating the importance of protecting the constitutional rights to bare arms. As a European, I find the discussion unusual and very… Read More

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Cheer Burger in Los Angeles, USA

By On June 11, 2014

First thursday of every month, thousands of people gather on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California, to eat food, smoke pot, make out and dance. Well, at least they eat and socialize,… Read More

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Xurreria Trebol in Barcelona, Spain

By On June 10, 2014

Xurreria El Trebol launched in 1950, making it the oldest churros place in town, that’s still in business. You’ll find all kind of fried items here,  such as chicken wings and variations… Read More

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Bacoa in Barcelona, Spain

By On June 6, 2014

Some places are good. Others are bad. And then there are the ones that are praised in some kind of mass hysteria, when in fact they’re terrible. Bacoa in Barcelona is such… Read More

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Wiener Caféet – Stockholm, Sweden

By On April 24, 2014

This place has existed since 1904, with various owners. Less than a year ago, the café was all renovated and became a modern high end coffee house (i.e coffee shop). The waiter… Read More

Café Fazer in Helsinki, Finland
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Fazer Café – Helsinki, Finland

By On April 20, 2014

Karl Otto Fazer was a Finnish businessman, who in 1891 decided to establish a coffeehouse (i.e cafe) in Helsinki, Finland. His coffeeshop evolved into a Finnish empire of restaurants, coffee shops and even a widely… Read More