• top ten coffee shops to visit worldwide

 

As complex as wine, as ripe as spring, and a daily fix that boosts our energy – coffee can bring calm to a world of chaos. For dreamers, creatives, and those who dabble in small moments of luxury – coffee is nothing short of a ritual. Coffee shops can provide a church for that ritual.

Taking a moment to step away from the bustle of your day and sink into a steaming latte is something you can do across the globe. From the cherry blossoms of Japan to the snowy peaks of New Zealand – here are some of our favourite coffee shops in the world.

 

Skye Coffee, Barcelona //

A pop up coffee shop that took the Instagram world by storm – Skye Coffee started life as a food truck. The on the go coffee truck moved into Espacio 88, an eco-working space for creative types inside a simple warehouse. Beautiful flat whites are served out of a lovingly restored 1970’s Citroen truck in style.

 

skye cafe, barcelona

 

AP Café, Brooklyn //

Ever a haven for artists -Brooklyn has long been tempting the cool cult of modern society. AP Café provides a philosopher’s touch to the ethos of combing coffee with creative space. The décor is minimalist – a play on glass, wood, and light. Sit on a stone bench and sip a Vietnamese iced coffee while watching people scribe around you.

 

top ten coffee shops

 

Mirrors, Gifu, Japan //

In the spring, Japan turns into a frothy Monet picture of white and pink lace. The cherry blossoms are celebrated across the world and one coffee shop decided to make the most of this time. The Mirrors coffee shop in Gifu is true to its name - with mirrored gables reflecting the nature outside. Add in a Camilla tree, a white courtyard, and interior design that feels like you are sat beneath the boughs.

 

mirrors cafe, japan

 

 

Café Craft, Paris //

Freelancers descend upon Café Craft in the city of chic. The timeless black façade sits beside the hip Canal Saint Martin and offers long communal tables with a sleek and modern style. The café au lait and perfect buttered pastries stay true to the Parisian name.

 

top ten coffee shops

 

Knoll Ridge Café, New Zealand //

Drink a cup of hot java perched on the edge of a volcano at the Knoll Ridge Café. A feat of modern architectural design – this airy coffee shop is a wonder of blond timber, natural light, and alpine delights. Snuggle down with a coffee and feel safe and warm even when the winds are blowing and the snowstorms are settling in.

 

Dreamy Camera Café, South Korea //

One of the strangest, yet coolest coffee shops in the world – this is how you marry imagination and the art of coffee. A couple in South Korea built a café inside a giant Rolleiflex twin-lens camera. Rather than being glib with their design choice - the couple are camera enthusiasts with a love for sharing stories.

 

 

dreamy camera cafe

 

Café Ki, Tokyo //

Tokyo paves the way for ultra-minimalist Zen designs and Café Ki is its own haiku. A white forest in the heart of an urban city – this is pure space for both the body and mind. Slip your shoes off at the door, pad across the pale floor, and ponder over your coffee surrounded by steel trees and no distractions.

 

top 10 coffee shops


 

Haass Coffee, Cape Town //

Art and coffee collide at this chic venue in Cape Town. The Haass collective is so much more than coffee, it’s a collector’s gallery, an art studio and even an advertising business all in the same space. Deer antlers, wood panels, eclectic art, and whimsical furnishings provide the mise en scene. Haass also serves kopi luwak - one of the most expensive coffees in the world made from civet droppings.

 

Caffe Florian, Venice //

Some coffee shops have the architecture, others have the taste – but this one has the history. Caffe Florian is the oldest coffee house in Europe and has served cups to the likes of Goethe and Byron. The heritage and heart is overly romantic rather than cool, but with three hundred years of history and authentic 19th century wall panels you cannot help but get carried away.

 

top 10 coffee shops

 

Snickarbacken 7, Stockholm //

A 19th century building blends gothic touches with modern Swedish minimalism at Snickarbacken 7. Vintage fashion and books adorn the tables, a gallery sits to the side, and the taste of fine coffee transports you to NYC’s east village.


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top ten coffee shops to visit worldwide

 

As complex as wine, as ripe as spring, and a daily fix that boosts our energy – coffee can bring calm to a world of chaos. For dreamers, creatives, and those who dabble in small moments of luxury – coffee is nothing short of a ritual. Coffee shops can provide a church for that ritual.

Taking a moment to step away from the bustle of your day and sink into a steaming latte is something you can do across the globe. From the cherry blossoms of Japan to the snowy peaks of New Zealand – here are some of our favourite coffee shops in the world.

 

Skye Coffee, Barcelona //

A pop up coffee shop that took the Instagram world by storm – Skye Coffee started life as a food truck. The on the go coffee truck moved into Espacio 88, an eco-working space for creative types inside a simple warehouse. Beautiful flat whites are served out of a lovingly restored 1970’s Citroen truck in style.

 

skye cafe, barcelona

 

AP Café, Brooklyn //

Ever a haven for artists -Brooklyn has long been tempting the cool cult of modern society. AP Café provides a philosopher’s touch to the ethos of combing coffee with creative space. The décor is minimalist – a play on glass, wood, and light. Sit on a stone bench and sip a Vietnamese iced coffee while watching people scribe around you.

 

top ten coffee shops

 

Mirrors, Gifu, Japan //

In the spring, Japan turns into a frothy Monet picture of white and pink lace. The cherry blossoms are celebrated across the world and one coffee shop decided to make the most of this time. The Mirrors coffee shop in Gifu is true to its name - with mirrored gables reflecting the nature outside. Add in a Camilla tree, a white courtyard, and interior design that feels like you are sat beneath the boughs.

 

mirrors cafe, japan

 

 

Café Craft, Paris //

Freelancers descend upon Café Craft in the city of chic. The timeless black façade sits beside the hip Canal Saint Martin and offers long communal tables with a sleek and modern style. The café au lait and perfect buttered pastries stay true to the Parisian name.

 

top ten coffee shops

 

Knoll Ridge Café, New Zealand //

Drink a cup of hot java perched on the edge of a volcano at the Knoll Ridge Café. A feat of modern architectural design – this airy coffee shop is a wonder of blond timber, natural light, and alpine delights. Snuggle down with a coffee and feel safe and warm even when the winds are blowing and the snowstorms are settling in.

 

Dreamy Camera Café, South Korea //

One of the strangest, yet coolest coffee shops in the world – this is how you marry imagination and the art of coffee. A couple in South Korea built a café inside a giant Rolleiflex twin-lens camera. Rather than being glib with their design choice - the couple are camera enthusiasts with a love for sharing stories.

 

 

dreamy camera cafe

 

Café Ki, Tokyo //

Tokyo paves the way for ultra-minimalist Zen designs and Café Ki is its own haiku. A white forest in the heart of an urban city – this is pure space for both the body and mind. Slip your shoes off at the door, pad across the pale floor, and ponder over your coffee surrounded by steel trees and no distractions.

 

top 10 coffee shops


 

Haass Coffee, Cape Town //

Art and coffee collide at this chic venue in Cape Town. The Haass collective is so much more than coffee, it’s a collector’s gallery, an art studio and even an advertising business all in the same space. Deer antlers, wood panels, eclectic art, and whimsical furnishings provide the mise en scene. Haass also serves kopi luwak - one of the most expensive coffees in the world made from civet droppings.

 

Caffe Florian, Venice //

Some coffee shops have the architecture, others have the taste – but this one has the history. Caffe Florian is the oldest coffee house in Europe and has served cups to the likes of Goethe and Byron. The heritage and heart is overly romantic rather than cool, but with three hundred years of history and authentic 19th century wall panels you cannot help but get carried away.

 

top 10 coffee shops

 

Snickarbacken 7, Stockholm //

A 19th century building blends gothic touches with modern Swedish minimalism at Snickarbacken 7. Vintage fashion and books adorn the tables, a gallery sits to the side, and the taste of fine coffee transports you to NYC’s east village.


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