Trendy Coffee Shops Are Ripping Off Millions of Dollars from Indie Musicians

Attention, baristas: Blasting your 'Psychedelic Wednesday' playlist over your cafe's speakers is actually lowkey ripping off your favorite bands.
Jelisa Castrodale

This Might Be the Weirdest Restaurant in America

There's definitely no old Soviet spy equipment embedded inside.
Myles Karp

I Visited Seoul's Most Insane Pet Cafes, from Capybaras to Meerkats

In Korea, you can eat waffles while petting sheep, and some smoothies come with a side of meerkats.
Spencer R. Morrison

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Coffee Shop Wi-Fi

In a new list of public Internet spots most at risk of hacking, cafes came out top.
Daisy Meager

European Cafe Workers Could Stay in Britain Post-Brexit with a New ‘Barista Visa’

With 15 percent of UK hospitality jobs held by Europeans, think tank Migration Watch UK is proposing a new visa that would allow young EU citizens to live and work in the UK for two years.
Daisy Meager
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There Are More Coffee Shops and Less Pubs Than Ever Before

Cafes and restaurants are pushing pubs out of UK towns at an alarming rate.
Daisy Meager

Cafes, Croissants, and Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo

After decades of civil war, the cafe scene in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is slowly beginning to take off, providing both new delicious food options and a sense of normalcy to a conflict-scarred region.
Didem Tali

Starbucks Gift Cards Have Enough Money to Create One of the Biggest Banks in America

To delve into the insanity of this number, consider that Americans now deposit more cash onto Starbucks gift cards than they do into some pretty serious financial institutions.
Charley Lanyon
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I Visited the World's 'First' Cat Cafe

Taipei's Cat Flower Garden is often called the world’s first cat café. But business wasn't exactly buzzing when it opened nearly two decades ago.
Clarissa Wei

A Cat Cafe in Leicester Has Issued a Bleak Warning for Cat Cafes Everywhere

It has coming under attack for its "overpowering smell of cat faeces" – cat faeces being a natural byproduct of having cats, but not something you wanna eat in the same room as.
Joe Bish