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The Agia Sophia

09 Jan, 2017

Did you know that meeting for a coffee at a cafe is a tradition that dates back over 1100 years? After coffee came to the middle-east from Africa, coffeehouses began appearing in Mecca, Damascus, and other major cities. The Agia Sophia Coffee Shop is inspired by this "historical coffeehouse culture." As a meeting place for artists, writers, and politicians, Agia Sophia keeps the tradition alive by partnering with Eighth Day Books to sell classical works of history, religion, philosophy, and literature. You can also find artwork on sale from local artists, Elena Stefarova and Father Luke. Wandering what Agia Sophia means? It's the name of a cathedral located in modern day Turkey. The name translates from the Greek as "holy wisdom." That said, we encourage use to be wise and spend some time indulging in Agia Sophia's casual, intimate ambiance - browsing their bookshelves, and sipping their uplifting libations.