Cafés are mainly seen as the place where hipsters hang out and moan about the coffee while updating their blog. But cafes are actually pretty cool and happen to be a super relaxing place to watch the world go by. If you’re travelling to any one of these countries, be sure to pop in to one of these super cool cafes.
Lultime Patisserie, Australia
What’s better than a custom designed bread wall that creates fresh and homely aromatics throughout the entire store? Designed by TU Projects ( click here to see more of their designs), the Lultime Patisserie is a one stop French shop found in the small town of Ballina, Australia. Always welcoming and full of delicate French treats, Lultime will take you to another place.
The Vintage Emporium, London
The Vintage Emporium, located in London, is a Victorian styled café that also contains an antique boutique shop as well. It’s like you’ve taken a time machine back to the Victorian era, as artifacts from that time period surround you yet give you a homely feel.
Hotel Central & Café, Copenhagen
If you want a real hipster/eccentric experience, the Hotel Central & Café Copenhagen is the place to go. It’s tiny, with only five seats in the café and one room upstairs as accommodation. Hardly anyone will know about it, due to the owner’s conspicuousness.
If you’re in Toronto make sure you check out Balzac’s café. It once was a pump house way back in 1895, now it’s a Parisian styled café complete with a vaudeville chandelier. It’s a great place to people watch due to its location in the village district of Toronto.
La Distributice, Montreal
The Canadians certainly seem to have the cool factor in their cafés, as La Distributice in Montreal also makes the list. It’s said to be the smallest café in North America, so it means you will not be able to sit down and have your coffee there. However, it’s also said to be one of the best coffees you’ll get.
Lily Vanilly, London
Of course there is another entry from London, which is one of the coolest cities in the world. Lily Vanilly is in a courtyard in the English capital and takes on its surroundings well, with its vintage style and rustic flavour. It is predominantly a bakery famous for its cupcakes, but it’d be criminal not to have a coffee as well.
L’oisiveThé in Pairs is more of a tea house, but it is also a yarn shop as well which hosts weekly knitting evenings. It is a bright and bubbly café owned by an American ex-pat. This café offers something a little different than most.
Little Nap Coffee Stand, Tokyo
It just wouldn’t be a cool list without an entry from Tokyo, would it? Little Nap has acquired quite a reputation, mainly amongst tourists, for being a home away from home. It has numerous nods to retro America with its worn wooden floors and counters.
Snickarbacken 7, Stockholm
Snickarbacken 7 in Stockholm is a truly unique café in front of an art gallery. It offers some of the best coffee ranges available in Stockholm according to the locals. So if you fancy yourself a good cuppa whilst browsing some fine art, this is the place for you.
Café Coutume, Paris
There is another entry from Paris, surprisingly considering its reputation for ordinary coffee. Cafe Coutume is run by an Australian Barista, but is still French in ambiance. It has the best of both worlds.
Have you been to any cool cafes around the world? Let us know your favourites in the comments below.