From Argentina to Japan, we gather eight popular eateries frequented by some of the greatest writers in history.

Just as athletes need high-quality nourishment to build their bodies and excel at their sports, writers need good food to increase their writing stamina, and get their creative juices flowing. And being creatures of habit, whenever a writer enjoys the food at a particular eatery, he or she tends to become a loyal customer for life. Writers tend to pen stories based on their experiences, and what experience is more satisfying than a fulfilling meal?

Here are eight bars and eateries from all around the world which have been fancied by literary legends, from Hemingway to Rowling. Who knows how much their dining experiences may have ultimately influenced their writing?

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1. Vesuvio Cafe, San Francisco