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Seeking Starbucks in Vienna very near to public transportation

I notice in the comments that you're looking for somewhere to sit and work. Apparently, Vienna has a very high concentration of co-working spaces purpose-designed for the sort of thing you're looking ...
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Owl Cafe in Tokyo where English is spoken?

There is a review here of Fukuro no Mise, which mentions an English set of instructions and an English speaker who works on Fridays. The review is from January 2015, so it's likely to be the same ...
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Watching container ships in SF bay area?

Container ships frequently enter the bay, but there isn't a continuous stream of them, so you may be waiting for a while for optimum viewing. You might want to use a ship tracking website (such as ...
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Is smoking banned in Moscow cafes, restaurants and bars? Are there places where you can smoke?

There's a huge list of places where smoking is currently banned: public transport, local and nationwide, train stations, 15m area around local transport stations medical and rehab institutions sport ...
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The purpose of glass goblets with coins in Italian cafes

You guessed it right: the purpose of the goblet is to collect tips in an original way. You get curious, you ask about it and you hopefully leave a tip. This practice is common in other countries, ...
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Seeking Starbucks in Vienna very near to public transportation

You can search for stores on the Starbucks site, here are the results for Vienna, Austria. There are many stores and many are near U-Bahn stations and/or tram and bus stops. For example this store ...
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A cosy café in central Paris that is open late at night?

Arguably... there is no single place that can meet all of your requirements and you will be making trade-offs among the various candidates. Acting on the assumption that the primary requirement is ...
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Planning French autoroute drive, aires

Disclaimer: I am French, I have used autoroutes in about all parts of France :) TL;DR: There's normally no planning needed, the aires are sufficiently close together that you can start searching when ...
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Planning French autoroute drive, aires

A basic itinerary from Caen to Poitiers on "autoroute" might use : The A88, whose website can be found here : http://a88-alicorne.fr/ There's a dedicated page about services available : http://a88-...
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Is the price at a table inside and on the terrace the same in cafés in Italy?

Generally speaking there is no difference between sitting inside or outside, you are paying more just because you sit at a table. This rule may be spelled differently on the price list, for example ...
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Where can I get a proper hot chocolate in Firenze-Venezia-Trieste?

Hot Chocolate and the Italian Summer As many, many waiters must have told you, hot chocolate is not exactly a summer drink. I do understand that those same establishments probably serve hot coffee ...
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Is smoking banned in Moscow cafes, restaurants and bars? Are there places where you can smoke?

There is a law that prohibits smoking "в помещениях, предназначенных для предоставления ... услуг ... общественного питания". This prohibits smoking on indoor areas of restaurants, bars, etc ("...
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Online resource for finding cafes/wifi hotspots for working while traveling

While it won't show ports or limits or tell you much more about the cafe (for now), you can see locations and speeds using Instabridge. It shows a map around you with available wifi, the location (eg ...
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Seeking traditional coffeehouse in Vienna , extremely close to public transportation

I think you'll find a lot of places that satisfy your requirements: Vienna has many coffee houses and an excellent public transport network. If you pick a random location in the central district, it's ...
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Seeking traditional coffeehouse in Vienna , extremely close to public transportation

There's Cafe Central, which according to Google Maps is about 100 meters from the Herrengasse U-Bahn station. Someone on Tripadvisor calls it "a must-see for anyone wanting to capture the essence of ...
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Is smoking banned in Moscow cafes, restaurants and bars? Are there places where you can smoke?

Indoor smoking should be banned almost everywhere, including cafes, restaurants and bars. It should also apply to outdoor terraces of said venues. It should apply everywhere in the country, maybe it ...
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Is smoking banned in Moscow cafes, restaurants and bars? Are there places where you can smoke?

Bottom line: It's prohibited in cafes indoors but not outdoors -- unless it's also within a protected territory of another kind. According to Article 12, part 1, point 6 of the Federal Law № 15-FZ of ...
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Where is a bar, cafe, etc that shows pay-per-view UFC fights in Taichung, Taiwan?

Well just after I posted this, pnuts indirectly helped me find a venue! A place called "The Uptowner" is advertising the even on their Facebook page: They mention having to book a seat, which I'm ...
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Where can I get a proper hot chocolate in Firenze-Venezia-Trieste?

I just learned of the existence of VizioVIrtù in Venice. Look at this: And the text suggests it's served in every season: Each season has its chocolate drink. True, as this drink is exquisite also ...
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Where can I get a proper hot chocolate in Firenze-Venezia-Trieste?

There are quite some places to try in Trieste. I suggest to try Chocolat first. From there you can walk towards Piazza Unità and check a local Torrefazione (they serve tea and coffee also). Behind ...
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