The cafe experience is one of the central fabrics of life of European society. From past to present, cafes in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, and the former Yugoslavian states have been playing their roles as meeting places for the communities that surround them.
This idea of cafe and cafe life immigrated to Australia and New Zealand after World War II. Many of the immigrants arrived at their new countries only to find that cafe culture (as we know it today) did not exist! Rather than wallowing in despair, the new Aussies and Kiwis set about building a new bred of cafes.