You don't really need to read quotes on coffee from celebrated writers to know that the bean has been a staple of the literary diet for centuries, but it's just too hard to resist citing a few Hemingway sentences — seriously, who else makes cafes sound better?
From A Moveable Feast:
It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write.
Whether Papa was talking about Les Deux Magots or some hidden gem in Oak Park, IL is sort of irrelevant. Writers and coffee shops go together like peanut butter and jelly, wings and ranch, Sriracha and popcorn ... you get the bite.
If you're a book lover on vacation, you're probably traveling with reading material. And that's why it's important to know where to get your caffeine fix. Whether you're looking for a spot conducive to reading, a counter that will inspire your next poem, or a table with mega-literary history, these seven places are must-hits.