There’s no getting away from the fact that we live in a café culture world. So much so in fact that one major café chain have branded their café’s as ‘That third place‘ meaning a kind of area in between home life and work life where the two can comfortably mix. With this in mind, we thought that it would be a bit of fun to explore 3 of the world best cities that have truly embraced café culture.
Ah yes, the eternal city! Whether it’s a cappuccino or espresso, Rome is awash with top quality café’s and trattoria’s. Turn down a quiet alley way and you’re sure to find a bustling café bar, seemingly crammed into a tight space. If you love to people watch, there’s nothing better than sitting in one of the many piazzas or squares and partaking in an affogato (a strong espresso with a huge dollop of ice cream on top). It’s just pure heaven. The eternal city also has some of the best artisan coffee houses in the world. Yes, they really do take their coffee seriously here! Whether it’s a bustling café who roast their own coffee beans, or a bespoke establishment who hand select the finest coffee from around the world, Rome truly is a coffee lovers paradise.
The Big Apple is awash with small chain and independent coffee shops, so much so in fact that they’re said to outnumber the coffee industry giants of Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts by almost 2:1 According to a report carried out by the New York Economic Development Corporation there are said to be around 1700 coffee shops located within just 5 main boroughs of the city, with Manhattan having the largest concentration. This means that for the visitors, residents and indeed coffee lovers of NYC, they’re spoilt for choice. Café’s in New York are rich and varied so you can take a trip to the Upper East Side where you’ll find more high-end bespoke café’s serving the finest coffee and cakes; or alternatively, head Down Town where you’ll still get great coffee, but with a more relaxed vibe and a budget-friendly menu to boot. For the city that never sleeps, a good ‘cup-of-Joe’ is vital
Dubbed the coffee capital of Australia it probably comes as no surprise that the first thing that most visitors will comment on is the amount of diverse café’s there are. Turn down any side street and huddled away is a bustling café serving great espresso. Visit the CBD first thing in the morning and you’ll find hundreds of busy workers scurrying down the cobblestone lane-ways to their favourite coffee haunt before they start their day. According to website Future Melbourne.com there are around 150,000 seats to be had in cafés, restaurants and eating establishments in the city alone and when you consider that around 710,000 people come into the city for work on a typical weekday, then that’s 1 seat for every 4.7 people. Many café are inspired by themes such as music, art, people and countries and due to the all-year-round mild climate, alfresco eating and drinking is the order of the day. Great café’s are everywhere in Melbourne and are popping up in art galleries, shopping centres and even parks. in fact you don’t have to travel far to sense the fantastic aroma of rich dark espresso and for coffee lovers, it really doesn’t get any better than this!
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