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Mostly coffee & cakes

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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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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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

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Cafè Ekberg – Helsinki, Finland

By On April 11, 2014

In 1852, a Mr. Ekberg opened this establishment that still bears his name. The interior doesn’t do it for me, and as I’ve already made clear and will remind you of over… Read More

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Café Esplanad – Helsinki, Finland

By On April 10, 2014

In the late nineties, I was robbed by a couple of guys in an alley, in the outskirts of Bangkok. They left me with a swollen lip, and I left them with… Read More