Cafes with a soul

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Cafes can be places for a quick coffee on the go, or become a cult culture of their own.
Places where one can feel the time stop and allow the mind to wonder in the decor.
A decor that does not only produce an aesthetic effect but invites the visitor to a whole experience at many levels.
One that triggers curiosity, historical and cultural interest, a sense of relaxation and reflection, creativity and enjoyment with others or alone.
A place that emphasizes quality from every aspect. From the product itself, environmental aesthetic satisfaction, to customer service.
When all these factors rate high, you get a Coffee Place that is not just a Space to drink coffee, but a Place that you can call your 'own' in which you can enjoy a full sensory, emotional and social experience. One that you will want to repeat and share with others.
There are various 'recipes' to achieve that special atmosphere, even though the most successful ones have sprung out of authenticity and care for the customer.
There is an element of originality and spontaneity together with the human factor that allows the visitor to enjoy a sense of 'belonging'.
It is a public space that feels 'homey', where one can relax, be themselves, and enjoy social contact if they so desire, or be left alone without being rushed.
Such places usually have a strong identity and thus survive the 4-7 year fashion trend life span and evolve and grow with their customers.
They become focal points of their community and become points of reference for the locals and not only. Their fame reaches outside the community itself thus bringing in customers from other areas - sometimes even other countries- who want to have a taste of the 'experience'.

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