Every Cretan village has its cafes, it is the place where the villagers will meet, learn the news, discuss and solve their problems. In larger villages there are more than one and in some you will find more modern cafes with large and comfortable armchairs that serve trendy cappuccino or espresso coffees.
The soul of Crete, however, is the old traditional cafes. Many serve only Greek coffee, black, medium, sweet. But the pleasure is not the coffee of exceptional bean varieties that monkeys have digested or beautiful designs into the froth. Pleasure is to drink a Greek coffee at a place that may have not changed the last 50 years. Local people, some of whom are over 80 years old, will have a look at you and just ask "tourist-tourists"; and if you know Greek "who is your father"?