NPR logo

Bringing Back The Cafe

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Bringing Back The Cafe

Bringing Back The Cafe

Bringing Back The Cafe

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— Sarah Chayes reports from Paris on efforts to revive cafe culture in the French capital. Cafes that once rang with lively intellectual debates have closed due to lack of business. One cafe installed a public address system and brings in a discussion leader on Sunday mornings. A cordless microphone is passed from table to table for those who want to join in.