The Top 10 Most “Look at me!” Cafés on the Planet
It seems that no matter where you go in the world, you’ll find a typical café on any street corner. Nevertheless, the following list declares that there are still 10 cafés with an identity that naturally shout “Look at me!”. I hope the article stimulates your creative mind for future ventures and pushes you to pay a visit to one of these modern spectacles on your next family holiday!
The Ship of Adventures
Arrr you ready for number one?! Let’s commence by heading starboard to one of the world’s most coffee loving cities for a voyage in this pirate ship themed café. It’s run by a charity called Hackney Pirates designed for boosting kids’ confidence to learn. On display in the Café you’ll find the artistic creations of ‘the young pirates’ for sale.
Last month in line with the Pokemon Go hype, Poké coffee opened on the streets of Vietnam’s capital with customers from aged 6 up flooding the store to simply enjoy life with games, coffee and snacks.
East Beach Café
Topping the beauty list is this architectural luxury designed by Thomas Heatherwick – designer of the new London Bus and co-designer of the new Google HQ.
Dreamy Camera Cafe
Yangpyeong, South Korea
A gatherer of ambitions, ex-military helicopter pilot lines the walls of his skyline headline with customer photos penned with the dreams of anyone that enters.
Cape Town, South Africa
This Café is a stunner, and that’s the Truth. With exposed metal pipes lining the ceiling and an enormous retro-futuristic coffee machine center-piece, there’s no surprises with co-owner David Donde saying “It does tend to attract more interesting, quirky people than your standard coffee shop.“
In it’s 140 year history, this beautiful landmark which is now a major tourist hot-spot has been the scene for many European intellectuals including Freud, Trotsky and Stalin all planning the future over a fine cup of luxurious fine Viennese coffee.
Lloret de Mar, Spain
From the outside, this Spanish Café looks pretty normal. Just wait until they take you to ‘the depths of the earth’- a cave like dining area where earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 are simulated. Try not to spill your coffee!
One Shot Coffee Shop
Go upstairs for the most comfortable coffee of your life. The owners have put all their effort into creating a ‘home away from home’ for customers to find their peace while drinking.
Rapha London Café
From time to time you’ll see a hoard of bikers chilling on this London side street. Not the Hell’s angels, but the Rapha cycling club and other cyclists from all over London gather at this hub for cycling events, merch and of course a fine java.
Pull up the handbrake, open the door… You’re there! Sitting neatly next to a car park is Café/Day – just one of the only-Japan-would-do-this café’s that could have made it to this list.
Any planet travelers who visit all of the top 10 with a selfie for proof can have their eleventh coffee at my house!
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