By some estimates, there are over 15,000,000 cafes around the world.
Which are the best ones? We went to look them up.
Here are some of the most popular ones we’ve found.
1. La Caféothèque de Paris
Not just about atmosphere (which you can get everywhere in Paris, because it’s… Paris), La Caféothèque has an incredible collection of beans from all over the world.
2. Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires
Cafe Tortoni is Argentina’s oldest cafe, opened in 1858. The specialty is chocolate con churros, crunchy fried dough dipped into thick hot chocolate. And apparently they have live tango from time to time!
3. Cafe Central, Vienna
Cafe Central in Vienna is incredibly beautiful. It looks like a literal palace. It also has a lot of interesting history behind it, and it was frequented by all sorts of intellectuals throughout history – including Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky and Freud.
4. Sant’Eustachio il Caffe, Rome
A cosy, relaxed sort of atmosphere.
5. Winkel 43, Amsterdam
Apparently, they have the best apple pie in Amsterdam.
6. Kaffeine, London
7. Toma Cafe, Madrid
8. Caffe Vita, Seattle
It’s a cliché to describe Seattle as grungy, but that’s certainly what it looks like – in the best possible sense!
9. Analog Coffee, Calgary
- “Staff always friendly, decently priced, espresso and hand pour are good”
- Excellent coffee and selection, friendly atmosphere and very cool atmosphere!”
10. The Coffee Academics, Hong Kong
Very warm and homey; and the name of the cafe gives off the creative, hipster vibe.
11. LES, Moscow
Certainly interesting to see a coffeeshop with all the signage in Russian!