L’oisiveThé, Paris

This tea house and yarn shop mixes retail and restaurant to maximum effect.


The folk art cafe interior carries over into the yarn shop interior.

Balzac’s, Toronto

This 1895 Pump House was transformed into a Parisian-style café with a giant chandelier and rustic interior.

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Dreamy Camera Café, Seoul

A South Korean couple built this café right next to their home. 

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The tiny interior is just as charming as the exterior.

Black Eye Coffee, Denver

This coffee shop is a classic with high-end finishes and modern American style.

Royal Exchange Grind, London

The Royal Exchange Grind is in a building that dates to the 1840s but the spot has been a hub of commerce for hundreds of years.

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The beautiful historic building’s history of commerce gets a cheeky call out with this subversive sign:

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Noorderparkbar, Amsterdam

Located in the center of a park, Nooderparkbar is a tiny black structure in the middle of a family-friendly park.

Fuglen, Toyko

Boasting espresso, cocktails and “vintagedesign” this coffee shop and bar is styled to look like a midcentury rec room.

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Replete with iconic midcentury elements, patterns and textures, Fuglen is a stylized retro bar.

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Caffe Streets, Chicago

With its interior wrapped in bamboo, Caffe Streets envelops patrons in a world that feels removed from the busy street outside.

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Lamill Coffee, Los Angeles

A dramatic interior pairs well with the hustle and bustle of this popular Silver Lake neighborhood stop.

The Cake, Kiev

A modern French patisserie meets a museum of modern art, The Cake brings patrons up close and personal with playful pieces of art.

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We’re taking a deep dive into beverage-driven restaurants this year. You can see our full coverage of coffee and tea bars here.