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Australia terror attack prompts worldwide travel warning

Washington, D. C. - Tuesday's counterattack on a Sydney cafe that freed 15 hostages has prompted the United States to issue a worldwide travel alert advising its citizens traveling abroad to extra careful.

First cat cafe in United States opens in Northern California

Oakland - Think Americans are a little pet obsessed? Think the "Hello Kitty" craze was over the top, even before we all found out "Hello Kitty" was not a cat at all? Well, hang on -- you ain't seen nothin' yet!

What are they inking? Starbucks could let workers reveal tattoos

Seattle - Most customers probably do not know this, but Starbucks has always required its tattooed coffee servers to cover up body ink when behind the counter.

Panera Bread announces a 'no-gun' policy for its cafes

Popular cafe chain Panera Bread is now discouraging customers from bringing guns into its stores as it joins a growing list of businesses enforcing such rules, despite American law allowing for it.

Villagers take stand against cafe owner banning 'loud Americans'

Waterville - Residents came out to show their support and connections to America after a local cafe owner banned "loud Americans" from his shop.

Review: Ginger — Tasty treats near the beach in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - A new eatery has opened up in Los Boliches in Fuengirola on the sunny Costa del Sol in southern Spain. Named Ginger Food and Drinks, they are an international restaurant, offering delicious meals to suit all tastes.

North America set to welcome cat cafes

As many offices adopt cats and rabbits to foster a calm demeanor in their staffs, the trend of cat cafes, where anybody can spend time sharing a hot beverage with a friendly, furry feline, looks set to take hold in North America.

French café gives discounts for politeness, charges for rudeness

Nice - A French café has decided to charge customers for their rudeness. They offer a range of prices for their coffee which offers discounts to those who are polite when ordering.

Amsterdam sees closure of 'pot-cafes' as next step to prohibition

The Netherlands is unique in its policy on marijuana possession. While it is considered an illegal drug, having 5 grams or less on your person is not a criminal offense. Visitors to Amsterdam's coffee shops may find this law doesn't apply to them anymore.

Restaurants trying to cut down on 'wi-fi-hobos'

Buenos Aires - I'll have a double-mocha-grande- latte-and-wifi-hobo to go please. More cafes are wishing that wifi hobos would just go.

Op-Ed: Senegal: World's first 'Tablet Cafe' will change Africa

Dakar - Something huge happened not too long ago in the small Francophone West African country of Senegal. The world's first "Tablette Cafe" was opened there by Google.

Cat café to open in London

London - The UK's first ever cat cafe will be opening up in London in the next couple of months after an entrepreneur receives over $100,000 in donations from members of the public.

Photo Essay: Views through Turkish glass Special

Istanbul - Take a walk at twilight and peer through the entrance to a glass museum in Istanbul, a cafe in Kocaeli, and a florist in Izmit. Throughout Turkey you can find lights shining through glass.

Review: Café Yanx — 'An American in Marbella', since 1997 Special

Marbella - Their website reads, "Here at Yanx, we like to think of ourselves as a smooth quality vintage with a successful pedigree going back some thirteen years." And it really shows with their incredibly tasty, all-American food, served here in Spain.

Review: Old City delivers new charm for New Jersey foodies

Cranford - Nestled on a corner in the heart of Cranford, New Jersey, Old City Cafe and Grill delivers fresh charm and succulence just three weeks after its initial debut.

Review: Earth & Vine is truly divine Special

Baker City - Most people know of a special little place where they can escape for a few hours to enjoy great food, local vintage wine, and admire beautiful works of art. In Baker City, Oregon, that place is called Earth & Vine.

‘Las Violetas’: 127 years of tradition in Buenos Aires Special

Buenos Aires - Coffee Shop and Patisserie “Las Violetas” (“The Violets”) carries the tradition, glamour and cultural legacy of the historic neighbourhood of Almagro in the city of Buenos Aires.

Local cafe in San Francisco closes doors after 35 years Special

Sunday March 27 was the last day of business for Alvin's Scrumptious Coffees & Teas on Irving Street in San Francisco. The cafe and roastery had been serving high quality fresh roasted coffee to the Sunset District for over 35 years.

Have a drink, pet a cat in Japan's 'Cat Cafe'

Osaka - Cats Time Cafe lets patrons play with and feed cats in a cafe setting, as most of the population in higher density cities of Japan live in apartments that don't allow residents to keep cats.

New York cafes to ban laptop use

New Yorkers who used to spend hours with their laptops with a cup of latte are now facing an Net connection ban that is being enforced by more and more local cafes.

At Least 10 Killed In Russia Cafe Blast

Breaking News from Russia ... a bomb blast has occurred in a Russian cafe that has killed at least 10 people.

Beer at $22 a Glass at Trendy Cafes

Beer in Australian Cafe costs AU$22 a glass.
 

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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam  The Netherlands
A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A cafe at the town of Çanakkale
A cafe at the town of Çanakkale
FAMOUS: Habakuka  the street cat who achieved fame after being featured in last year s Amazon book  ...
FAMOUS: Habakuka, the street cat who achieved fame after being featured in last year's Amazon book "Cute Cats From Around The World" by Alex Rosel, lounges confidently at her home in Jerusalem.
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Spark Cafe at Walmart Visitor Center.  Bentonville  Ark.
Spark Cafe at Walmart Visitor Center. Bentonville, Ark.
After all that shopping  relax at Paul s Place  a cafe next to a gift shop
After all that shopping, relax at Paul's Place, a cafe next to a gift shop
The Uptowner Cafe  located at Grand Avenue and Lexington Parkway.
The Uptowner Cafe, located at Grand Avenue and Lexington Parkway.
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A park cafe
A park cafe
A graceful cup of Turkish tea reflects outside lights
A graceful cup of Turkish tea reflects outside lights
A modern cafe in an old stone building shows its delicious  wares in a glass case
A modern cafe in an old stone building shows its delicious wares in a glass case
The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice  reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
The Evergreen Hotel serves a nice, reasonably-priced breakfast in its cafe
AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Pl...
AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place in downtown Sydney, where two hostages and their alleged kidnapper died in a rescue attempt.
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Students wait for service at a Starbucvks food truck at the Arizona State Univ. campus in Tempe. The...
Students wait for service at a Starbucvks food truck at the Arizona State Univ. campus in Tempe. The food truck is the first of several being rolled out in the next few weeks by the giant coffee retailer.
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The alpine-like cafe at Greenpark Hotel on Kar Tepe mountain
The alpine-like cafe at Greenpark Hotel on Kar Tepe mountain
A glass-enclosed cafe
A glass-enclosed cafe
Boat lights shine through the windows of the Marmara Cafe
Boat lights shine through the windows of the Marmara Cafe
Details of tea cups in the hotel gift shop
Details of tea cups in the hotel gift shop