It doesn’t matter where you are. As long there’s coffee, everything’s going to be fine, right? I absolutely love hanging out at cafés, especially when I’m abroad. Spending an hour in a café doesn’t only help to decelerate and relax. It also teaches you a lot about the people and customs of the respective country. So here’s a selection of cool coffeeshops from all over the world.
Note: None of the cafés paid me for this . But I guess, since I’ m mentioning their names, I have to label this post as an ad!?
Carrera Café, Los Angeles (USA)
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Carrera Café is probably one of the most instagrammable coffeeshops I’ve ever been to. You can get a wide range of snacks such as waffles, subs and salads. The real attraction this place offers, however, is the coffee. What’s so special about that? You can “print” an image of your choice on your latte’s foam!
Admittedly, the food and coffee are a little bit overpriced. Nevertheless, it’s a hotspot worth checking out, even if you just do it for the Gram. 😉
8251 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Da Matteo, Gothenburg (Sweden)
My friend Sydney whom I met up with in Sweden had come across a list with 25 coffee places to go to before you die. One of these places was Da Matteo which is located in Gothenburg. Our GPS had some issues so we were walking around for hours until we finally found this place. Was it worth it? Definitely!
If you ever make it to Sweden, make sure you enjoy a traditional Swedish fika, aka breakfast. Typically, it consists of elderflower cordial, a cinnamon roll and, of course, filter coffee. That’s exactly what I got at Da Matteo. Note that I usually drink my coffee with milk. But to get the authentic Swedish experience, I simply had to make an exception in this case!
It’s been a while since I went to Sweden but I still remember the cute, old-fahsioned tiles, the brick walls and aluminium desks this place had. Compared to Swedish standards, the prices were pretty okay. Sydney and I loved it!
Vallgatan 5, 411 16 Gothenburg, Sweden
Don Nino, Florence (Italy)
When I was strolling around at La Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy, I couldn’t help but notice one of the cutest coffeeshops I’ve seen so far. The place is called Don Nino. At first, I was going to get gelato there. Then I checked out the menu and discovered this: a pistachio cappuccino!
It tastes exactly the way it looks like. Amazing, that is. It cost 3 Euros which, I think, is pretty affordable. Especially if you consider that the café is located in the heart of Florence and you can literally sit next to Florence’s famous dome.
Don Nino, Piazza del Duomo, 11, 50122 Firenze FI
Cat’n’Coffee, Klagenfurt (Austria)
What’s better than enjoying coffee? Enjoying coffee while being surrounded by cats! At Cat’n’Coffee, you can get just that! This café is home to about ten cats. Besides coffee, you can also get other beverages and, of course, sweet treats.
There are, however, some rules you have to follow at Cat’n’Coffee. If, for instance, a cat doesn’t want to play with you, you have to leave it alone. But that’s what common sense would tell us anyway, right?
Paulitschgasse 9, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria
Shakespeare and Company, Paris (France)
Cat’n’Coffee has taught us that cats and coffee are a great combination. What could Shakespeare and Company teach us? That coffee also corresponds well with books! Shakespeare and Company is a Parisian coffeeshop which is located next to what’s probably the most amazing bookstore I’ve ever been to. It has thousands of old and new paperbacks about any kind of topic you can think of. And the café itself offers its fair share of books too.
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
Do you like coffee just as much I do? Where’s your favorite coffeeshop located? Leave a comment or drop me a message!