Café, noun: According to tradition, cafés originated in Mecca at the beginning of the 16th century. Even back then it was the go-to place for discussions and gossip. The first German café was opened in Bremen in 1673. It became a meeting place for male society, merchants, politicians, literary figures, etc. Europe’s oldest café still in existence is located in Leipzig: “Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum”. But the true café culture can be found more easily in Vienna and Paris these days than in Germany. Here, Brew Bars are the trend.