A lot of things go into a convincing time travel experience. Atmosphere, tastes, lights and music. These are the elements that make us believe, albeit temporarily, that we have left behind the world of incessant rush. In the New York Café, it is still possible today to be immersed in the bourgeois feel of the 19th and 20th centuries. To make the experience even more special, we can even send a postcard from our table to our loved ones.
Yes, a traditional postcard. Not one selected from a smart phone application, but a piece of paper with a magnificent drawing of the New York Café on one side, handed to us. On the other side, as with any conventional postcard, you can write a personal note to whomever you are thinking about as you breathe in the atmosphere of the coffeehouse. You may let them know that they were in your thoughts. The staff of New York Café will help you: they will not only provide a pen to put your thoughts to paper, but also deliver the postcard to the recipient.
It is difficult to remember the last time you received a handwritten postcard, isn’t it? It has become increasingly rare. Even though we might not receive such a romantic gesture, we may as well surprise others with it.
At New York Café, you can write your postcard while you are sitting at the table; the table where you had just finished your lunch or dinner, admired the frescos and the winding marble columns, listened to live piano playing or gypsy music, sipped your coffee wondering how you could make the experience even more tangible after having photographed mostly everything.
Perhaps by sharing the experience with others. Not in an online post as our modern habits might dictate, but with a slightly slower but lovable gesture, one that’s been marked outdated but fits in with the era and the atmosphere of the place.