The Criss-Cross Cafe

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Coffeehouse and coffee shop are related terms for an establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee and other hot beverages. Café or cafe or caff may refer to a coffeehouse, bar, tea room, small and cheap restaurant, transport cafe, or other casual eating and drinking place, depending on the culture. A coffeehouse may share some of the same characteristics of a bar or restaurant, but it is different from a cafeteria. As the name suggests, coffeehouses focus on providing coffee and tea as well as light snacks. Many coffee houses in the Middle East, and in West Asian immigrant districts in the Western world, offer shisha (nargile in Turkish and Greek), flavored tobacco smoked through a hookah. Espresso bars are a type of coffeehouse that specialize in serving espresso and espresso-based drinks.

[12/15/14]   America had its first coffeehouse in Boston, in 1676.

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[12/15/14]   In 1667, Kara Hamie, a former Ottoman Janissary from Constantinople, opened the first coffeeshop in Bucharest (then the capital of the Principality of Wallachia), in the center of the city, on what today lies the main building of the National Bank of Romania.

[12/15/14]   This coffeehouse still exists today and was a major meeting place of the French Enlightenment; Voltaire, Rousseau, and Denis Diderot frequented it, and it is arguably the birthplace of the Encyclopédie, the first modern encyclopedia.

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[12/14/14]   Pasqua Rosée also established the first coffeehouse in Paris in 1672 and held a city-wide coffee monopoly until Procopio Cutò opened the Café Procope in 1686.

[12/14/14]   From 1670 to 1685 the amount London coffee-houses began to multiply, and also began to gain political importance due to their popularity as places of debate.[19] By 1675, there were more than 3,000 coffeehouses in England.

[12/14/14]   The proprietor was Pasqua Rosée, the servant of a trader in Turkish goods named Daniel Edwards, who imported the coffee and assisted Rosée in setting up the establishment in St Michael's Alley, Cornhill.

[12/13/14]   A building on the same site now houses a cafe-bar called The Grand Cafe.[16] Oxford's Queen's Lane Coffee House, established in 1654, is also still in existence today. The first coffeehouse in London was opened in 1652 in St Michael's Alley, Cornhill.

[12/13/14]   The first coffeehouses appeared in Venice in 1629,[14] due to the traffic between La Serenissima and the Ottomans; the very first one is recorded in 1645. The first coffeehouse in England was set up in Oxford in 1652[15] by a Jewish man named Jacob at the Angel in the parish of St Peter in the East.

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1512 Western Ave
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Monday 12pm - 4am
Tuesday 12pm - 4am
Wednesday 12pm - 4am
Thursday 12pm - 4am
Friday 12pm - 4am
Saturday 12pm - 4am
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