When Limonade Was King

limonadierLimonade was imported to France by the Italians during the 17th century and the places that would sell it became known as “Limonadiers” and would also sell liquors. Towards the end of the 17th century coffee became more popular than limonade and soon awnings would show Café or Café-Limonade. This one, called le Café Brébant, does not originate from the 17th century; it’s a brand new place that was decorated the old fashioned way on purpose.

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  2. [...] rattan chairs. J’adore aussi the round lights flanking the door that say “Limonade” (and here’s why). But the thing is, it’s so perfectly retro that it looks like a movie set. Or like one of Keith [...]


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