“But first, coffee.” This week, we’re shining the spotlight on five of our absolute favourite cafes around the world in celebration of International Coffee Day (October 1). Whether you like yours black, frothy, hot or iced, here’s where to get buzzed around the world:
Indie-owned caff beloved for its flat whites and loose-leaf tea. Square Mile Coffee and guest roasters provide the beans, while Portuguese tarts, lamingtons, muffins and brownies provide the sugar rush.
Barcelona: Nømad Coffee
A hipster’s wet dream in cream (and one of the few serious java joints in Barça), this too-cool coffee lab roasts some damn fine globally-sourced beans.
Los Angeles: Stumptown Coffee
Every hipster’s favourite coffee label has a roasting facility smack bang in downtown LA, complete with huge viewing window so you can watch that 60kg Probat Roaster at work. Weekend public cupping at 1pm.
Bangkok: Rocket Coffeebar
Nordic-style, artisanal coffee champ fuelling hungry (and oft hungover) Bangkokians with wholesome, Swedish brekkie plates, salads n’ sarns.
Melbourne: Manchester Press
Vintage-tinged former-warehouse hidden down a dead-end lane with ace coffee and pulled pork bagels. Can you get a more perfectly Melbourne cafe experience? Not when you add roller-door murals and flat cap-wearing servers to the mix.
See also: 10 Buzzin’ Coffee Shops Around The World
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