Following on from the very successful
- 1 UNITED STATES
- 2 CANADA
- 3 AUSTRALIA
- 4 EUROPE
- 5 ASIA
- 6 SOUTH AMERICA
we are now presenting Part 2 of the Best Coffee Shops in the World.
Berkeley, California by Berkeley and Beyond
Philz began in San Francisco 20 years ago and is famous for its made-to-order drip coffee and investors that include Snoop Dogg. This Berkeley branch has baristas that I think sometimes can be a tad too cheery, but it doesn’t stop customers from coming in for a stint sidewalk-side when the weather is nice or upstairs inside when they can find an empty seat there. The don’t-miss here is the yummy iced mint mojito coffee. The thick hot chocolate and red velvet cupcakes are pretty good, too.
Address: 1600 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, California, USA
Vancouver, BC by Like Riding A Bicycle
The New Amsterdam Cafe is my favourite spot to visit when I’m in Vancouver! Despite marijuana not currently being legal in Canada, this café has been around for fifteen years, and the police just don’t seem to mind as long as you keep it inside. The atmosphere is always fun and relaxed, with huge tables allowing you to join in with a group even if you come alone. You never leave this café without having made at least one new friend. As an added bonus, they serve up delicious, organic, and fresh food and smoothies, although I personally always go for a homemade brownie! If you’re keen to check the café out, but don’t want to hang out in a cloud of smoke, the café is smoke-free until 5 pm.
Address: New Amsterdam Cafe: 301 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Coffs Harbour, NSW by Coffs Harbour Lifestyle
We have many beautiful cafes in Coffs Harbour, but my favourite place to take visitors is Shearwater for coffee and brunch. Not only do they serve a great Latte but I think by far they serve the best eggs benedict in town. They never fail my taste buds and it is always so fresh and is making my mouth water just writing about it. The atmosphere takes in our beautiful Coffs Creek where you can sit and enjoy the passing parade of stand up paddle boarders, kayakers, and the never ending gaggle of birds and not to mention the fish you can see swimming below who know if they are lucky that they may get a feed from the owners. That’s if the cheeky Pelicans don’t get to it first.
Address: The Promenade, 321 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Canberra, Australia by Travel-Ling
Canberra is a city of coffee snobs. In fact, we boast to have the World’s Best Barista, Sasa Sestic, whose coffee is served at The Cupping Room. The staff here are passionate about coffee and you can definitely taste it in every cup. The coffee is smooth, rich and worthy of being the world’s best. For any fellow chocoholics, the mochas (brewed with 70% cocoa) don’t disappoint either.
Coffee isn’t the only drawcard for The Cupping Room. The food is fantastic, and the customer service is exceptional. No matter what time of the day you go, the place is always busy with coffee lovers and foodies alike.
Address: 1/1-13 University Avenue, Canberra, ACT, 2601. (02) 6257 6412
Author Note: Australia is a Nation of Coffee Snobs.
…. because our coffee IS that good. As the capital city of our country, Canberra is no exception. Please Read about it right here.
Budapest by The Travel Bunny
Café New York is one of the oldest and grandest cafes in the Budapest dating back to 1894. The glorious frescoed ceilings, chandeliers and marble columns compete for attention with the delectable array of cakes and pastries on the menu. My companion chose a delicious chilli chocolate drink to ward off the cold (we rated it Madras on the curry scale). To accompany she ordered the cafe’s namesake; New York Chocolate cake which arrived bedecked with roasted cherries. I ordered a classic cappuccino and indulged in the famous Hungarian ‘Dobbos’ cake – a layered chocolate extravaganza topped with a crispy caramel glaze. Both were delicious and we left feeling somewhat euphoric by both the experience and the sugar rush which was worth every Forint.
Address: Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9-11, 1073 Hungary
Barcelona, Spain by Wyld Family Travel
Bar Pintoxo is located in the El Mercat de Sant Josep Market in Barcelona Spain just off La Rambla. Bar Pintoxo is a Barcelona Icon and main stay of the market.The bar man is an old school waiter who still dresses in his best black pants, white shirt, vest and bow tie. At Bar Pintoxo they make an amazing cappacino in a high shot glass. This is something i have never seen anywhere before.The coffee was amazing, the service was fantastic, Bar Pintoxo is great place to sit drink coffee and take in the vibe of the market scene in Barcelona.