Nothing is better than a good place to work as a coffee shop. So today we gonna show you the world’s best coffee shops for design lovers.
Featuring experimental twists on big brands in Europe (such as the Starbucks conceptual Coffee Laboratory in Amsterdam), artistically informed spaces in the United States are minimalist modern marvels in the East.
This list will satisfy all your coffee needs, whilst providing an excellent backdrop to whet your palette.
Veneziano Coffee Roasters | Melbourne Australia
Housed within a former industrial building, customers are invited to watch coffee concoction at the central rounded counter, which encourages natural engagement with baristas.
The industrial outpost’s metallic palette of blues, bronze, greys, and blacks is offset by an interior design akin to a bar.
Coffeebar | Silicon Valley, USA
At the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Coffeebar is a new outlet sorting the Menlo Park community with their caffeine fix.
Whilst designing the space, the designer and the architect wanted to translate their love for classic Italian coffee shops. However, they also were keen to add a touch of the local, and the result was a tasteful blend of quiet terrazzo, copper, and ash.
Cafezal | Milan, Italy
With coffee traditions steeped in history, drinking a caffè in Milan is as much a ritual as it is art.
The latest addition to the scene is Cafezal, a newly launched Milanese specialty coffee brand that takes its name from the Portuguese for coffee plantation.
Offering a fine selection of coffee from the best plantations around the world, the interior is a set of black Marquina marble and hints of satin copper.
Devised by Milanese architects Studiopepe who mixed bespoke furnishings with pieces by AYTM and Atelier Areti, to ensuring that the stylish backdrop is as trendsetting as Cafezal’s daily caffeine fix.
Swan Café | Cape Town, South Africa
Evoking a truly Parisian atmosphere and aesthetic is a new addition to Cape Town’s blooming creative district, Swan Café.
Designed by Haldane Martin, the elegance and grace of this new crêperie is to serving up traditional crêpes, savory galettes and exclusive tea blends ‘steeped in the perfume of Paris’.
Full of traditional notions of French design and feminine symbolism through bistro furniture pieces, romantic imagery and a color palette directly inspired by the French flag, the mixing of color copper and brass interior pieces flirt with pink hues, creating a subtly playful environment reinforcing the café’s avian concept.
Pastryology | Port Rashid, Dubai
Designed by Maja Kozel, the Pastryology is the new coffee to greeting guests in Dubai’s Port Rashid.
Pastryology serving up specialty food and beverages with a focus on handcrafted desserts. The 92 sqm space occupies two repurposed shipping containers, a throwback to the port’s commercial history.
Space exudes a comfortable warmth from a colorful palette, incorporating brass, marble and blue and pink pastel hues.
A wall mural by Amna al Muhairi accompanies the staircase leading guests to the second floor, where a sprawling window offers views over the port to accompany the treats held inside.
Bear Market | Dublin, Ireland
Designed by Design Urban Architecture this coffee house is a new place to taste best coffees.
They believe that good quality caffeine should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, so they created Bear Market with a new concept.
A curved service bar maximizes both customer and serving space, making use of the long and narrow ground floor, accompanied by minimal bare-brick walls and wooden interiors.
Meandering steel tubes wrap around the service counter, flowing upstairs to an elongated steel central table where guests can enjoy Bear Market’s own House Blend as well as weekly single-origin selections chosen from the world’s best farms.
Noc Coffee Co. | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Designed by Studio Adjective this Noc Coffee Co embodies urban storytelling.
The industrial-feel store occupies a ground-level space of new residential development and aims at impeccable craftsmanship with personality-filled interiors.
The 1,500 sq ft steel and concrete store features airy floor-to-ceiling windows, and long, shared tables ideal for working lunches.
Most notable at Noc are the bespoke coffee-themed pictograms that snake across the floor.
Following the patterns, customers are encouraged to navigate between the bean roasting area, the art-installation-like coffee storage display.
Bonanza Roastery Cafe | Berlin, Germany
Bonanza Roastery Cafe has broken new ground by expanding its offering and opening about Artisan Berlin-based coffee roaster Bonanza.
A bright, modern space greets visitors on the entrance, provided by Dutch interior and furniture design firm Modiste.
Bonanza offers up a concise menu of hot and cold drinks brewed from a selection of single delectable origins sourced from Kenya, Panama, and Ethiopia.
Misto | Prague, Czech Republic
The clean lines and flowing spaces of Místo were designed by Edit!. While the colorful mural is by up-and-coming illustrator Kateřina Kynclová, giving a playful feeling to Místo’s understated aesthetic.
Opened in 2015, the highly anticipated cafe by Doubleshot Roastery has garnered a reputation as one of Prague’s finest coffee destinations. Located in the Dejvice neighborhood, the cafe was converted from a former ground floor apartment.
Toki | Binnen Dommersstraat 15, Amsterdam
Nestled in the picturesque Amsterdam district of Jordaan, coffeehouse Toki is a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Haarlemmerdijk.
Serving up cups of top-tier coffee from Berlin-based roasters Bonanza, Toki’s Scandinavian-meets-Japanese interior affords a cozy and calm atmosphere to enjoy at any moment of the day.
Cakes are served fresh from neighborhood patisserie Petite Gateaux and a comprehensive drinks menu features tea from Brooklyn’s Bellocq and Crate craft beer from Hackney. The serene interiors distinguish Toki from the burgeoning Amsterdam coffee scene.
Blue Bottle Coffee | Tokyo, Japan
Creating the perfect synergy between urban efficiency and rural serenity is the fourth Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Japan.
Opting for basswood plywood as the main material, the interior space exudes woody warmth. The walls are adorned with geometric lines, which feels lie a tasteful nod to office ergonomics.
Blue Bottle Coffee’s freshly grounded beans are sustainably sourced from farmers around the world and are sold within 48 hours of roasting.
Tierra Garat | Mexico City, Mexico
Opened by Mexican gourmet coffee brand Café Garat, Tierra Garat brings quality coffee to the hip neighborhood, Colonia Roma.
A collaboration between Héctor Esrawe’s studio and Cadena y Asociados, it is designed as a space that is, and feels, authentically Mexican down to its roots.
With the aim of centering the patron experience on the ‘untold story of Mexican coffee’, the warm texture of the interior reflects the smooth chocolate and coffee offered.
RAW Coffee House | Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Located in a warehouse in Dubai’s manufacturing district, RAW Coffee is a roastery, espresso house and brew bar all rolled into one.
Though constantly busy, owner and founder Kim Thompson has had to overcome no small number of environmental, legal and cultural obstacles to get RAW to where it is now.
With an unwavering dedication to delivering quality craft coffee, RAW is no doubt one to check out.
Starbucks Coffee Laboratory | Amsterdam, Netherlands
The first global Starbucks Coffee Laboratory is a concept store dedicated to testing alternative brewing methods, new products, and social media strategies.
Located in Amsterdam’s popular Rembrandtplein, the underground store is designed to cater specifically to Dutch culture with decorative touches such as antique tiles from the town of Delft.
With the aim of pushing the brand beyond its comfort zone, this experimental store is worth a visit by even fiercely independent coffee lovers.
Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato at Hirshhorn | Washington DC, USA
The metal coffee bar consists of brushed brass, with tin diamond patterns inspired by fireproofing techniques used in 1930s Tokyo.
The menu behind the bar is rendered in a new font designed by Sugimoto specifically for Dolcezza.
The Hirshhorn Museum’s first permanent food and beverage area makes quite the impact. Placed in the all-new lobby, re-imagined by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and architectural firm New Material Research Laboratory.