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GREAT NEWS: You Can Now Pay $50 to Hang Out in a Cafe Full of Live Rats

“Cong-RATS, ladies and bRODENTS, all of your dreams will come true,” the Rat Bar’s event page says.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.31.19
Australia

Salty Teens Drag Coffee Shop that Shares Name with Fictional Cafe in National Exam Question

This year’s VCE English exam made some 40,000 Australian students analyze a review about a supposedly made-up coffee shop called Calmer Coffee.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Suspect Allegedly Behind Viral Paris Catcall Attack Has Been Arrested

CCTV footage caught the harasser hitting a woman outside a cafe on her walk home from work.
Lauren Messman
8.28.18
Canadian Far Right Extremism

The Racist Podcaster Who Started a Neo-Nazi Coffee Company to Fund White Nationalism

A VICE investigation has revealed the identity of one of the hosts of Canada’s most popular neo-Nazi podcast and his attempt at building a neo-Nazi company.
Martin Patriquin
Mack Lamoureux
Alheli Picazo
Evan Balgord
5.16.18
coffee

Why This Oakland Coffee Shop Refuses to Serve Cops

Since local news caught wind of Hasta Muerte's policy, the cafe’s Yelp page has been locked and its Facebook page is offline.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.9.18
tech

Scammer Created Fake Coffee Shop to Get Free Video Games

Oh, the lengths people will go to for free stuff.
Nick Rose
12.14.17
Broadly

Cafe Charges Male Customers 18 Percent 'Man Tax'

In Australia, a café is charging male customers more to raise awareness of the gender wage gap. But are such measures useful—or even legal?
Sirin Kale
8.8.17
Miami

Plantains, Sugar Cane Juice, and the Unifying Comfort of a Cuban Café

Las Olas is a humble Miami anomaly amidst the soaring multi-million dollar condos and upscale restaurants in the neighborhood.
Alex Swerdloff
8.7.17
politics

We Spoke to the Black Rifle Coffee Owner About Guns, Hipsters, and Hiring Veterans

We spoke to Evan Hafer, the coffee roaster who pledged to hire 10,000 veterans in response to Starbucks' pledge to hire 10,000 immigrants.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.1.17
Brooklyn

Cafe Removes 'Peeping Tom' Bathroom Sign After Complaints from Customers

The Brooklyn coffee shop removed the sign that customers said promoted rape culture, but opted to leave up a slavery-era map of the US.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.31.17
Morocco

Inside the Moroccan Cafe Where the Rolling Stones Got Stoned

Cafe Baba—a hole in the wall in Tangier where locals come to drink mint tea and smoke kief—is legendary not for what it serves but rather for who it's served.
Daniel Shkolnik
4.17.17
coffee

This Cafe Figured Out to Stop People from Hanging Out Too Long

These cafe owners are scheming the system.
Daisy Meager
2.17.17
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