Caffè Lena

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Caffè Lena
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Location Saratoga Springs, New York
Coordinates 43°48′50″N 73°47′1″W / 43.81389°N 73.78361°W / 43.81389; -73.78361
Type Coffeehouse, non-profit
Opened 1960

Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, Caffè Lena is the oldest continually running coffee house in the United States.[1] 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),[2] Caffè Lena has been a not-for-profit organization.


  1. ^ Arem, Jocelyn. "Caffé Lena - Boston Beats article". Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Lena Spencer Biography". IMDb. Retrieved November 24, 2016. 


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