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|Location||Saratoga Springs, New York|
Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, Caffè Lena is the oldest continually running coffee house in the United States. Founded in 1960 by Bill and Lena Spencer, it claims to be the oldest folk-oriented Coffee House, in the U.S., featuring acoustic concerts and cultural events showcasing folk music, traditional music, and singer-songwriters of a wide range. Since Lena Spencer's death on October 23, 1989 (she was born on January 4, 1923), Caffè Lena has been a not-for-profit organization.
- Kristin Baggelaar and Donald Milton (1976) Folk Music: More Than A Song, p. 364-7, ISBN 0-690-01159-8.
- Kristin Baggelaar and Donald Milton (1977) The Folk Music Encyclopaedia, p. 364-7, ISBN 0-86001-396-0.