Restaurant Type
Ranging from casual neighborhood hangouts to trendy establishments, the café is probably the most common eating establishment out there. Also known as coffeehouse or coffee shop, it first appeared in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) in the 17th century, and has served as a social gathering place ever since. While focusing on coffee and other hot beverages, frequently they also offer pastries, cakes, and other light meals/snacks. The menu varies greatly from country to country.