Around the UK: The Elephant House - Edinburgh, Scotland
A glorious thing about studying abroad in the UK is all of the history - specifically, the Harry Potter history (if you are a fan!). JK Rowling sat in this cafe, day after day, and wrote the beginnings of the first Harry Potter novel on the back of napkins.
Now she is a bazillionaire.
I took a (free!) walking tour with Sandeman’s New Europeand they make a stop at this cafe along the way (as well as other HP related sites since Edinburgh is Rowling’s hometown). I wouldn’t be in a hurry to eat here though, the reviews I saw on TripAdvisor were not the best.