Embrace the beauty of coffee, a caffeinated ritual that has redefined everyday life. Cafe culture in Paris began with the first cafe in the late 1600s. Cafes quickly attracted intellectuals and artists. The cafe was a home away from home, comfortable and inviting, place where coffee flowed freely, and new ideas were explored. Movements were born in cafes, fueled by java. In Italy and France, cafes became a way of life. Photos capture the historic significance of cafes. Typography and modern art inspire creativity and thought. Cafe decor encourages the social aspect of a cafe, a unique place where different kinds of people come together, united by their love of coffee, and perhaps a bit of modern day bistro cuisine.