You have been drunk enough of Frappes in Starbucks. You have been drowning in Seattle’s Best black Coffee or been freezing with Birch Coffee’s Cold Coffee. And your money been waiting for so long to be spent on something new. And with these stereotypes and mainstreams of cafes, why don’t try for something and somewhere else?
Here are the finest and best cafes worthy of your visit.
CAFE TORTONI – BUENOS AIRES
As Argentina’s oldest café, this historic hangout has been a gathering spot for artists, politicians and musicians since the late 1800s. You can’t leave without ordering the local favorite — chocolate con churros, crunchy fried dough dipped into thick hot chocolate.
CAFE CENTRAL – VIENNA
A Viennese institution since 1876, this palatial coffeehouse has been a meeting place for some of the world’s greatest minds, from Sigmund Freud to Leon Trotsky. True to Viennese café culture, you’ll want to linger for hours in this grand café.
SAN’TEUSTACHIO IL CAFFE – Rome
Founded in 1938, this small stand-up café is a landmark in the heart of Rome, near the city’s iconic Piazza Navona. Drinking espresso standing up is the equivalent of to-go coffee for Italians. No matter how much time you have, order the local favorite “gran caffè speciale,” a shot of sweetened espresso.
TOMA CAFE – Madrid
To keep up with this high-energy city, you’ll need plenty of caffeine. The locals head to this tiny bustling café to refuel with favorites such as café con leche (espresso with milk) and alfajores (caramel biscuit sweet).
KAFFEINE – London
While the caffeinated beverage of choice in London is tea, coffee (good coffee, too) can still be found in this city. Inspired by the cafes in Australia and New Zealand, this independent coffee spot is always packed with those in search of an expertly brewed cup of java.
Personally, I wanted to visit Kaffeine in London and Toma Cafe in Madrid (a hole in the wall) but that will take HUGE AMOUNT of money and time…I guess I gotta save first…