Cafés Around the World to Inspire Your Creativity

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	El Ventorrillo in Madrid.

El Ventorrillo in Madrid.

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Sep 4, 2012 —  What is it about sitting on a café patio, overlooking a lazy river, and watching the world pass by that’s so conducive to creativity? Maybe it’s the romanticism of a foreign country, or the energy of like-minded people trying to make the world laugh or cry through their art, or it’s just the insane amount of caffeinated beverages coursing through everyone’s veins. Whatever it is, there’s nothing like a good café to get those creative embers burning.

Throughout the world, cafés have served as home-base to some of the finest literary greats and artistic savants the planet has ever seen. And even though all 30 people banging away on their Mac Book Pros can’t be writing the next great masterpiece – there’s a chance that one of them could be next year’s Nabokov.

So if you’re looking for the best cafés to inspire you to paint like Picasso, write like Fitzgerald, or drink like Hemingway, here are some of our favorites around the world.

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    Rosa Bonheur

    Bar / Café / Tavern

    Rosa Bonheur - Bar | Café | Tavern in Paris.
    Paris

    Parc Buttes-Chaumont
    2 Allée de la Cascade
    75019 Paris

    01 42 00 00 45

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    Cantinone Già Schiavi

    Bar / Café

    Cantinone Già Schiavi - Bar | Café in Venice.
    Venice

    Dorsoduro 992, Fondamenta Nani
    30123 Venice

    041 5320034

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    White Horse Tavern

    Historic Bar / Historic Restaurant / Café

    White Horse Tavern - Historic Bar | Historic Restaurant | Café in New York.
    New York

    567 Hudson Street
    New York, NY 10014

    212‑989‑3956

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    El Ventorrillo

    Bar / Café / Spanish Restaurant

    El Ventorrillo - Bar | Café | Spanish Restaurant in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Calle de Bailén, 14
    28005 Madrid

    91 366 35 78

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    Schilling

    Bar / Café

    Schilling - Bar | Café in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Carrer de Ferran 23
    08002 Barcelona

    93 317 67 87

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    Cabiria

    Bar / Café

    People drinking and chatting the night away at Cabiria in Florence.
    Florence

    Piazza Santo Spirito, 4/r
    50125 Florence

    055 215 732

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    Joan's on Third

    Café / Market / Restaurant

    Joan's on Third - Café | Market | Restaurant in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    8350 West 3rd Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    323‑655‑2285

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    't Loosje

    Brown Bar / Café

    't Loosje - Brown Bar | Café in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam

    Nieuwmarkt 32-34
    1012 Amsterdam

    020 6272635

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    Bardens Boudoir

    Bar / Café / Restaurant

    Bardens Boudoir - Bar | Café | Restaurant in London.
    London

    36 Stoke Newington Road
    London N16 7XJ

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Which Cafés Inspire You?

Anonymous Sep 6, 2012
Joan's on third will certainly inspire you with the celebrity sightings there!
Anonymous Sep 5, 2012
I love the cafes along the canals in Venice. Also, Joan's on 3rd is one of my all time favorite spots. Get their early on a weekend (pre 10am) to snag a table outside.
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