Um cafezinho, por favor (a coffee, please)

“Cafes are at the heart of urban myths, they are celebrated as physical places and as somehow intangible sacred halls…

“Cafes are at the heart of urban myths, they are celebrated as physical places and as somehow intangible sacred halls where works of art have been produced, revolutions plotted, lives made and hearts broken” (Grafe and Bollery, 2007).

Despite what Grafe and Bollery statement, I do not feel part of this much celebrated cafe culture. I collect many references of cafe culture through movies, books and art. The expensive cafes of Paris, with its fancy tiny tables; the delightful view of San Marco Plaza through a cafe window; the spectacular variety of tea in a London cafe; the strange smell of the Amsterdam’s coffee shop; the cheap hot chocolate in one of the many corner’s coffee shops in north america.