The jury is still out on whether Britain has finally adopted the cafe culture of its continental cousins, says The Guardian. Adrian Maddox, author of Classic Cafe, says what exists in Britain is now just a pale imitation of the culture that has been going on in Europe for a century. The newspaper publishes a “top 10 outside tables” list that includes Tresanston, in St Mawes, Cornwall, The Trout, in Oxford and Electric, in Portobello Road, London, at the top of the table. Deborah Orr, in The Independent, says a report by the Adam Smith Institute confirms that new licensing laws have not turned England and Wales into Italy and France. The report says all the changes have done is to redistribute drink-related crime and injury so it happens over a less concentrated period. The Guardian 05/07/08 page 31-32 The Independent 05/07/08 page 18