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Coffee Houses

The first coffee house in England was set up in Oxford in 1652 by a man named Jacob at the Angel in the parish of St Peter in the East.

The first coffee house in London was opened in 1652 in St Michael’s Alley, Cornhill. The proprietor was a ‘Turk’ named Pasqua Rosée, the servant of a trader in Turkish goods named Daniel Edwards, who imported the coffee and assisted Rosée in setting up the establishment in St Michael’s Alley, Cornhill. From 1670 to 1685 the amount London coffee-houses began to multiply, and also began to gain political importance due to their popularity as places of debate.

Oxford’s Queen’s Lane Coffee House, established in 1654, is also still in existence today.

For more info see: The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse by Dr Matthew Green

  1652  /  History  /  Last Updated November 28, 2013 by Muslim Museum  /  Tags: , ,