Americans love coffee. From our local cafe to that delicious home-brew, coffee to Americans is like pasta to Italians, we can’t survive without it. And because we adore you and know how much you need your cafe, we’ve decided to introduce you to five cool coffee shops around the world. Take a peek at our list, and if you’ve been to any, be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Dreamy Camera Cafe, Yangpyeong, South Korea
The Dreamy Camera Cafe in South Korea was designed to look like a camera amidst the luscious South Korean greenery that surrounds it. Another perk, they have an English menu so grab an espresso and enjoy the view.
Truth Café, Cape Town, South Africa
Truth Cafe describes itself as a “quirky cafe that’s a steam-punk world of pipes and old metal, with gourmet, home-roasted coffee.” One look inside and you’ll see why. This popular Cape Town spot is covered in silver, bronze, and gold metal pipes, gas masks, and Victorian decor making this the coffee experimenters’ next place to visit. Another plus, the baristas wear the coolest leather aprons.
Starbucks Coffee, Dazaifu Tenman-gū, Japan
I know, I know, we have Starbucks in the states but this Starbucks is worthy of a mention for its breathtaking architecture. Famed architect, Kengo Kuma, was enlisted to design this unique Dazaifu Tenman-gū location and he did so using over 2,0o0 wooden sticks. Grab your favorite Frappuccino or fun-flavored latte on the other side of the planet and relish in the beauty of this neat cafe.
Third Wave Kiosk, Torquay, Australia
This Kiosk is unlike many. Located on Australia’s popular Torquay beach, the Third Wave Kiosk serves as a stop for surfers and visitors looking to take a break from the sun and sand. It was designed modestly by Tony Hobba Architects and is totally environmentally sustainable. Think hot weather and coffee aren’t a good mix? Think again, this spot is open year round. Enjoy a cup of Genovese coffee, ice cream, or other sweet treats.
Cafe Central, Vienna Austria
If you like your coffee with history then this is the place for you. The Central Café was established in 1876 and visited by the likes of Leon Trotsky and Sigmund Freud. When you go, you’ll enjoy traditional Viennese coffee surrounded by beautiful Viennese architecture. Win, win.
What’s your favorite international coffee joint? Let us know in the comments below!