The world has changed a thousand times yet one thing has always evolved hand-in-hand with the human race – food. Thus, we have seen many hits and misses in the culinary world. Restaurants and cafes are known to be the laboratory for food-related experiments. Many dishes conceived in restaurants and cafes have become the signature dish of that place.
So, touching the centenary year of service is a matter of pride for all restaurants and cafes. It means that they have persistently dished out quality food. So here’s a list of 100-year-old restaurants and cafes around the world:
CAFFE FLORIAN, VENICE
Started in 1720, this coffee house is located in the Procuratie Nuove of Piazza San Marco. This cafe was a host to notable personalities like Goethe, Charles Dickens and enticed even Casanova himself! Binge on the delightful pastries served here. But for a truly enriching experience, have the Cioccolata con Panna. Sip on their freshly brewed coffee to kickstart your lovely day in a lovely city.
BOTIN RESTAURANT, MADRID
Since 1725, this restaurant’s bohemian ambience made it the hive of literary geniuses like Frederick Forsyth and Ernest Hemingway. Located right at the Plaza Mayor, this place can be easily located by tourists. If not the obvious location, then the aroma of their Roast Suckling Pig (Cochinillo asado) will beckon you.
LEOPOLD CAFE, MUMBAI
Leopold Cafe or Leo’s has been around since 1871. The Colaba Causeway landmark is packed to the brim with youngsters and tourists alike. Furthermore, being a site of the 26/11 terrorist attack, it has become a testament to people’s resilience. Their Special Vegetarian Pasta and the Soya Wine Chicken are a must-have.
LA TOUR D’ARGENT, PARIS
Operational since 1582, this restaurant has hosted Henry IV. This French restaurant’s signature dish is Pressed Duck. Sitting grand in The Quai de Tournelle, the restaurant inspired the setting for the animated film, Ratatouille.
This Italian cafe on the MacDougal Street has been serving since 1927. It was the first cafe to introduce Cappuccino to the USA, hence the Cappuccino is a must-try. The Panini makes a great accompaniment to the coffee. It also has vegan options.