Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Famous Writers and Their Cafes

Since it’s a holiday in the USA, I thought I’d share where some well-known authors hung out when they weren’t holed up in their dens laboring over a manuscript.

Writers and Cafes

Statue of the Spanish writer, Don Gonzalo Torrente Ballester , created by sculptor Fernando Mayoral in 2000, and located in the literary café : Café Novelty —the oldest cafe of Salamanca ~ courtesy of

Thanks to my Best Friend, plus OnlineCollege’s 15 Most Famous Cafes in the Literary World and Huffington Post’s Cafes Your Favorite Authors Loved you can pull up a chair, order a beverage, and enjoy the scene :-)

La Rotonde — Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and T.S. Eliot

The Literary Cafe — Alexander Pushkin, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and Fyodor Dostoevsky

Les Deux Magots — Simone de Beauvoir, André Gide, Jean Giraudoux, and Jean Paul Sartre

Cafe Braunerhof — Thomas Bernhard

Cafe de Flore — Hemingway and his contemporaries

Dingo Bar — Djuna Barnes, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and publishing house owner Nancy Cunard

Cafe Montmartre Franz Kafka, Eduard Bass, and Max Brod

Pedrocchi Cafe — Lord Byron and Stendhal

Harry’s New York Bar — Sinclair Lewis

Antico Caffe Greco — Lord Byron, John Keats, Henrik Ibsen, and Hans Christian Andersen

La Coupole — Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre

La Closerie des Lilas — Henry James, Leon Trotsky, and Gertrude Stein

Caffe Giubbe Rosse — many notable Italian poets

Grand Cafe — Henrik Ibsen and Roald Dahl

Vesuvio — Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Dylan Thomas

The Eagle and Child J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
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