5 Sitcom Coffee Shops We’d Love to Hang Out At


5 Television Coffee Shops We’d Love to Hang Out At

In 1971, Starbucks Coffee was founded in Seattle, Washington. By the 1990s, it became a legitimate force to be reckoned with in the American food industry. To be sure, the American love affair with coffee far predates Starbucks, but it indeed played a key part in our shifting relationship with it. Coffee became not merely part of the morning routine, but something far more European. Coffee became something for Americans to do. An impetus to go somewhere for, to meet a loved one or catch up with a friend. Today, even companies like Capital One try to use our cultural relationship with coffee to draw in customers.

It is no wonder that with this new reign of coffee shops that began in the 1990s—and in many ways continues to this day—so too did television sitcoms follow suit. Perhaps the most glaring example of this is Cheers’s famous Boston bar being replaced in its spinoff Frasier by a hip Seattle cafe. The coffee shop, in some ways, though not all, had supplanted the bar as a place to convene with friends and discuss the issues of the day or shoot the breeze. In television, they began to do the same thing. Here are our five favorite television coffee shops that we wish we could go to in real life.

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