I absolutely love coffee, love finding new cafés and coffee shops to visit and love sampling some of the best brews the world has to offer. Over my time on the road I’ve discovered some amazing coffee shops, restaurants and cafés that make some of the most delicious coffees I’ve ever tried. And here are my top 7…
DOUGH VINCI – Brisbane, Australia
Dough Vinci is a little takeaway coffee shop located on George St in the heart of Brisbane’s city centre. Offering a wide range of coffees, hot beverages, fresh smoothies, and bottled fruit juices, there is so much to choose from!
As well as some amazing hot and cold drinks, their food menu is pretty great too, including granola with yoghurt, toasted sandwiches and freshly baked cupcakes.
KAFFEINE – London, England
Inspired by the coffee culture found in Australia and New Zealand, Kaffeine is an independent café and espresso bar. With two locations across London, Kaffeine offers some delicious food and beverage options. Alongside some of the best coffee I’ve ever tasted, you can sample tasty breakfast, lunch and baked treat options to satisfy any craving. Whether you love a good ANZAC biscuit, fancy a bowl of granola or a tasty salad, there’s something for everyone!
KOFFIE ACADEMIE – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Roasting their very own coffee, Koffie Academie offers a unique taste sensation for every coffee lover. With a lively atmosphere, friendly staff and a reasonable prices this is definitely the only coffee shop you should be visiting in Amsterdam! With freshly squeezed fruit juices, refreshing herbal and fruit teas and a strong coffee culture, it honestly feels like one of Amsterdam’s hidden gems. I think I ended up going to Koffie Academie every morning for breakfast. I had granola bowls and my friend went for a delicious looking toasted sandwich!
WELLINGTON CHOCOLATE FACTORY – Wellington, New Zealand
I know this technically isn’t a coffee shop. But if you’re not a fan of coffee and love a good hot chocolate, then I would highly recommend a visit to Wellington Chocolate Factory. Here you can sit and enjoy a real hot chocolate (think rich decadent chocolate melted into smooth, creamy milk) while watching the staff produce high quality chocolate bars, gift boxes and other tasty treats. What I loved about Wellington Chocolate Factory was that we could pick which chocolate we wanted for our drinks, so you can really tailor your drink to what you like!
MOMENTS CAFÉ – Barnard Castle, England
I couldn’t write this post without including one of my favourite local coffee shops. Moments Café uses coffee from a local roaster (just 5 miles up the road) and is one of the only coffee shops in my home town to offer a wide range of dairy-free alternatives throughout their food and beverage options.
With steaming hot coffees to decadent hot chocolates, herbal teas and fresh fruit smoothies there is plenty on offer! There’s also a wide selection of homemade cakes, scones and biscuits, as well as plenty of light lunch offerings to fill you up after a long hike!
AïOLI BREAD&APERITIVO – Warsaw, Poland
AïOLI Bread&Aperitivo is a hugely popular spot in Warsaw. On our visit we arrived just in time for brunch (which was served until 11.30 I believe) and oh my goodness it was phenomenal. I don’t think I’ve ever actual eaten anything as tasty before. But the coffee? That was something else. I went for an iced latte, and it was above and beyond anything I ever could have imagined! Think coffee, cream, sprinkles, and I think there was even a biscuit on top too. Talk about your sugar high!
BROWN COFFEE COMPANY – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
With locations across Cambodia, Brown Coffee Company offers some delicious high quality coffee and equally tasty pastries and cakes. With 21 iconic spaces designed to prioritise a friendly atmosphere and local experience, Brown is a great option to stop off for a caffeine refuel! Brown also offers work opportunities and training for underprivileged students throughout Cambodia!
Do you have a favourite coffee shop from your travels? Let us know in the comments below!