Who doesn’t love sitting in a coffee shop? Especially when you’re traveling, taking some time to sit in a cafe is a great way to relax, sample local cuisine, be exposed to local culture, and get in your coffee fix. So in the spirit of enjoying your morning coffee in style, here are some of the coolest coffee shops to visit around the world.
Freedom Cafe in Durban, South Africa
If your idea of a great coffee shop is lots of quirk, local flavor, and personality, you’ll love the Freedom Cafe, which is part of a boutique hotel in the center of Durban, South Africa. It’s a converted shipping container with tons of character, interesting decor, and an amazing garden.
Bluebirds’ Nest, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi can be overwhelming with its hustle and bustle, but this tucked-away little cafe is a great place to relax, with calming music, a roof terrace full of plants, lots of cushions and books, and a wonderful selection of drinks and foods that you can enjoy in peace.
Caffè Florian, Venice, Italy
The oldest coffee shop in Europe, Caffe Florian opened in 1720, making it even older than the United States. Each of its rooms has different themes, and each one of them is more iconic than the last.