Coffee is a staple in so many cultures, and a morning must for those who lead a busy lifestyle. It's comforting to know that wherever you may go, there is most likely a cup of coffee to greet you when you get there.
For people who take their coffee beans seriously, the cafe can be just as important as the grind. Here are some of the world's best coffee spots for the next time you find yourself overseas looking for the perfect cup...
Truth Coffee, South Africa
This cafe is an artisan coffee shop which has a stunning 'steampunk' theme. The top to bottom is filled with quirky machinery and metal piping. The decor isn't the only thing people come to see, all of the coffee is hand-roasted in a vintage cast iron drum and the company supplies their coffee beans to many of South Africa's top hotels.
Heart Coffee Roasters, Portland, USA
With the gorgeous white walls and matching clean decor, this cafe is the minimalist's dream. Not only that, the cafe is known for their affogato - the combination of espresso poured over the top of their homemade coconut ice cream.
Barista Parlor, Nashville, USA
Barista Parlor has been converted into a sleek and airy coffee shop after formally being an auto garage. The whole look of this place has 'cool' written all over it, with staff members dressed in leather aprons and bow-ties. Locals and tourists both claim this place has some of the best coffee in the area.
Craft Cafe in Paris, France
Craft Cafe is a go-to for those who are lucky enough to live in Paris. The busy little coffee shop is usually packed, but when you get through the crowds, it is recommended that you get an espresso with milk to really enjoy the Parisian coffee experience.
Cafe Central, Austria, Vienna
Even if you aren't after a cup of coffee, this cafe is a must-visit purely for the architecture. Founded in 1876, it is a hotspot for tourists who love to soak in the history as well as view the extraordinary chandeliers and marble pillars.
Addison & Steele in Perth, Australia
If you have never had your coffee brewed by a fire and siphon then this is the place to go. The 'coffee scientists' at Addison & Steele' believe that this is the best way to enjoy a proper cup of coffee. It's another artisan shop and there is plenty look at, like the handmade lightbulb chandeliers.
Department of Caffeine, Singapore
Apart from having sustainably-sourced coffee beans, this place also has an amazing selection of teas. It reportedly gets very busy on the weekends, as they have a special brunch menu that features French toast stuffed with maple syrup bananas.
They say you have not properly enjoyed a good cup of coffee until you've visited Kronotrop in Istanbul. They give you the option of trying every possible way you can think of - for example, Japanese-style drip coffee (as pictured) - or you can pick your own beans from all over the world to be ground for you.
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