In one of these places you will certainly want to drink espresso, take a photo for Instagram or make an appointment with a person who you really like. POPSOP gives you some tips: follow the coffee beans. Who knows in what part of the world you will be hungry for caffeine.
1.Cafe Ki, Tokyo, Japan
Ki means tree in Japanese, an apt name for this minimalist, monochrome cafe in Tokyo, made by id design studio. Coffee-colored wooden poles are one of the few design features in this tranquil space. These steel “trees” form the legs of the tables, but their branches are also perfect for hanging hats, coats and bags as well as help maintain a comfortable distance from everyone else.
2. Truth Cafe, Cape Town, South Africa
If your name is Haldane Martin, then you know firsthand how to be proud of your design. His project of a steampunk coffee house in Cape Town not only won the prestigious Gold Loerie award, but also received the title of one of the most beautiful objects in South Africa according to the authoritative magazine Design Indaba’s. Among the highlights of the cafe, in addition to the stunning interior, is the longest table in Cape Town — its length is 7.2 m.
3. Salvaged ring, Nha Trang, Vietnam
The owner of this coffee house, located near the popular resort of Nha Trang, is a carpenter. He came up with the idea to give a second life to all used wood, left over the years of practice. The author of the project was a21 studio. The greatest impression of the coffee shop is its unusual curved thatch roof that extended from the highway down to the riverbank. That single roof connects two different levels into one and softens the rigid structure supporting below. Guests are led by an exotic route from the exterior to the interior around courtyard created by the ring roof.
4. Dreamy camera café, Yangpeyong, South Korea
Perhaps the only case in our collection, when the design of the place was made not by studio. Inspired by a love of vintage cameras, a South Korean couple have designed and built an extraordinary cafe to replicate a classic twin-lens Rolleiflex, right next to their home. Army aviation pilot Park Sung-Hwan and his wife Kwak Myung-hee, an ex-pilot herself, decided to build the cafe for their family and locals.
Dreamy camera café
5.Elephant Grounds, Hong Kong, China
JJA/Bespoke Architecture designed Elephant Grounds, a coffee shop in Hong Kong that emphasizes indoor-outdoor engagement thanks to its design that opens out onto the street to encourage interaction between the people in the coffee shop and the people on the street.
6. Hubba-to, Bangkok, Thailand
For this project, Supermachine Studio got the prestigious 2017 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards in the «Interior Design» nomination. Normally electrical conduit is kept hidden in an interior, it isn’t nice to look at and doesn’t really add anything to a space, but when made into a feature, like with this project, you can’t help but look around and follow the lines.
7. Don Café House, Prishtina, Kosovo
The Innarch studio used all means to ensure that the visitor of the place had a lasting impression that he was in a sack filled with coffee beans. The ideas was reached by using voluminous design of walls, asymmetry, tables, chandeliers and other objects that repeat the shape of coffee beans. The use of organic materials and flowing lines won hearts of both the inhabitants of the city and its guests.
8.Origo Coffee Shop, Bucharest, Romania
How do you think cups are usually used in coffee shops? For drinking coffee? Gosh, no! They need to be taken and hanged on cords in the amount of 276 to create a breathtaking interior against the backdrop of black steel plates and authentic wooden beams painted in white. Then you will get into all hit lists of unusual coffee houses of the world and compete in the number of tourists only with the Palace of Parliament. Anyway, that’s how the guys from Lama Architectura thought and they did not make a mistake.
9.DreamBags-JaguarShoes, London, Great Britain
After this article everyone will want to collaborate with the Milan design duo Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla (together called Carnovsky). Designers have developed a series of wallpapers with a secret. Its print is made in the format RGB (Red, Green, Вlue) and begins to play with new colors not in the daylight, but with special backlighting. So green color activates images of the rich jungle flora, red displays on the walls images of wild animals, and blue fills the place with the monkeys.
10.Сafe day, Numazu, Japan
The Suppose Design Office team provided the Japanese Cafe day with a daily parking of hundreds of visitors. Unusual appearance of the place was made by the road theme: the presence of parking and driving schools in the neighborhood affected it. The key color of the interior was yellow, and road markings, which allowed to create a single space inside and outside, were applied to asphalt in the both parts of the coffee shop.