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Portugal's most famous cafés are naturally in its capital, but while Lisbon's Café A Brasileira and Versailles certainly have beautiful interiors.
it is in the country's second city that we find the most stunning of all cafés in the nation and one of the most attractive in the world.












Inspired by the grand European cafés, Confeitaria Colombo was the place to be in Rio at the turn of the 20th century. It hosted fancy balls and cultural events, and was the site of much gossip during the afternoon teas of the city's upper - class.









Rome's oldest and most famous café has served coffee to many of Europe's historical figures, and remains a haven for intellectuals and politicians today. 












CAFÉ  DE  LA  PAIX ,   Paris

The world's first café is said to have been Paris' Le Procope, but the city's most famous coffee shops are Café Flore and Les Deux Magots. They're the ones that come in every guidebook and that get inundated by tourists every day.









CAFÉ  CENTRAL ,   Vienna

Despite the monumental streets and palatial buildings around the city, historic cafés are the real Vienna landmarks. The Viennese cafés are inspirations for countless coffee shops around the world, and the Café Central is the most beautiful and inspirational of all












Venice's grand old days can still be seen in the city's palazzi, but can only be felt in its historic cafés. The most stunning of all is Caffè Florian, taking you back to the 18th century with its frescoed and mirrored interior.









CAFÉ  NEW  YORK  ,  Budapest

This Budapest legend was the meeting place of artists in the early 20th century. Recently renovated by designer Adam Tihany, it maintains a dazzling gilded interior featuring ornate lamps and paintings on the ceiling mixed with contemporary furnishings.