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Trieste is coffee capital and there are several terrific grand cafés to go and get your cup. This is one of the most famous places around.

Caffè degli Specchi is located on the ground floor of the beautiful Palazzo Stratti on Piazza Unità d’Italia.

Opened in 1839 by a leading figure in the city’s Greek community, it is named after the many mirrors that used to decorate its interior, which are almost all gone today.

It was an important meeting place for “irredentisti” fighting for Trieste’s annexation to Italy. But - more importantly - Joyce, Svevo and even Kafka have been known to go for a cuppa here.

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