blue bottle coffee soma

SAN FRANCISCO | Blue Bottle Coffee might be owned by global behemoth Nestle these days, but that doesn’t mean that the coffee at their stores has declined. In fact, Blue Bottle remains one of the most reliable cafes in the US to get a fantastic coffee. The Mint Plaza Cafe

lonsdale street roasters braddon

CANBERRA | Lonsdale Street Roasters is a cafe in Braddon that’s known for its fantastic coffee. It opened in 2010 when owner Alistair Evans decided to create a place where he could source quality coffee, roast it, and pour it all under the same roof in Central Canberra. It’s a

the workshop coffee district 1

HO CHI MINH CITY | The Workshop Coffee is a place that does coffee a bit different than what most visitors to Vietnam expect. Instead of the usual Vietnamese coffee, the coffee here is all about the third wave, and more akin to what you’d expect to find in a

verve coffee roaster shinjuku

TOKYO | Verve Coffee Roasters Shinjuku is the Tokyo outpost of American Santa Cruz based coffee company Verve Coffee Roasters. It occupies a prime location directly above Shinjuku Station, and is light, open and welcoming, in keeping with the ethos of the brand. As with the US stores, espresso based drinks

blue bottle coffee shinjuku

TOKYO | Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku is one of the newest Blue Bottle branches in Tokyo, located inside the trendy NEWoMan shopping centre. It’s a busy store, understandably so given its location right near Shinjuku station. Jo Nagasaka from Schemata Architects has designed a light, airy, open space with lots of

northcote stn

MELBOURNE | The Northcote STN is the newest cafe from the people behind Workshop Brothers, and is inspired by owners Nolan and Brian Taing’s time living in London. We were recently invited to check out the new venue and, being big fans of the modern Asian fusion food that these

koffee mameya omotesando

TOKYO | There’s a lot of fantastic coffee to be found in Tokyo, but the place that’s arguably the best in town is Koffee Mameya in Omotesando. Omotesando Koffee, which was run by Eiichi Kunitomo, aquired legendary status amongst Tokyo’s coffee fans and people were devastated when it had to shut

blue bottle coffee roppongi

TOKYO | Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee have several cafes in Japan, including the Roppongi location which opened in September 2016. It’s a relaxing location – at the foot of an office building, but separated from the busy street and traffic by a bit of a courtyard and tranquil pond. Designed by

shozo coffee store aoyama

TOKYO | Shozo Coffee Store is a hole in the wall cafe in Aoyama, essentially a small wooden hut just big enough to house some coffee making equipment, pastry counter and a few stools, with some further seating in a garden-like converted lane way next to the shop. Originating in Tochigi

kanda coffee

TOKYO | Kanda Coffee is an unassuming cafe near Jinbōchō station and, fitting with the nearby area which is famous for its book stores and vintage stores, has a classy, vintage feel about it. There’s lots of dark wood used in the interior, with barrels for tables, and an eclectic