Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cafe De l'Enfer

A hot spot called Hell's Café lured 19th-century Parisians to the city's Montmartre neighborhood—like the Marais—on the Right Bank of the Seine. With plaster lost souls writhing on its walls and a bug-eyed devil's head for a front door, le Café de l'Enfer may have been one of the world's first theme restaurants. According to one 1899 visitor, the café's doorman—in a Satan suit—welcomed diners with the greeting, "Enter and be damned!" Hell's waiters also dressed as devils. An order for three black coffees spiked with cognac was shrieked back to the kitchen as: "Three seething bumpers of molten sins, with a dash of brimstone intensifier!"



4 comments:

Ghoul Friday said...

When I have a larger house with enough rooms that my darling doesn't care WHAT I do to the place, I will recreate this space.

The Frog Queen said...

Okay, I might have found a new decor idea for the upstairs of the shop!! That is amazing. Off to show the crew. Thanks for the link.

Cheers!

jay's shadow said...

Somebody needs to make a night club like that in this day and age. You could make killer money with something like that

Johnny Love said...

Very cool! I wonder what ever became of it.