Republic of Venice

First Coffee house in Venice
"To the blue bottles", old Viennese coffee house scene ©Anonymous
1645 Jan 1

First Coffee house in Venice

Venice, Metropolitan City of V

In the 17th century, coffee appeared for the first time in Europe outside the Ottoman Empire, and coffeehouses were established, soon becoming increasingly popular. The first coffeehouses is said to have appeared in 1632 in Livorno by a Jewish merchant, or later in 1640, in Venice. In the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe, coffeehouses were very often meeting points for writers and artists.