Want a unique experience? Try drinking your coffee from a beer bottle! The Old Hen Coffee Bar crew’s expertise is in serving their legendary cold brews in beer bottles. The drinks are economical and they are low in caffeine. The atmosphere is more relaxed that the constantly moving city of Singapore. The entirety of the café, including the decor and the menu, are minimalistic, but everything is good quality. Although the have various snacks from suppliers on hand, you should grab their homemade treats instead. You can’t miss their waffles topped with anything from Greek yoghurt, pistachios to salted caramel sauce and their panna cotta served in glass beakers!
For an alternate source of caffeine, a trip to Teakha will not disappoint! This cute, little café is located in a trendy area in Hong Kong. Teakha is most well-known for its cooked teas that incorporates both western and oriental elements. You will need a bit of patience because the teas take 15 minutes to prepare, but it’s definitely worth it because of its unique flavours. A couple of their most popular drinks are the “Sea Salt Yin Yang” and the “Caramelized Lemon Iced Tea.” To accompany your drinks, they have scrumptious desserts, notably their Green Tea and Hojicha cheesecakes.
Café de l’Ambre has been open since 1948 and is still run by the same man who is over 100 years old! This place meticulously serves 40-year-old coffee and will exceed your expectations. The coffee is delicately presented but the flavours are anything but subtle! The owner began studying coffee only as a hobby. He experimented with roasting and brewing techniques and he simply enjoyed seeing people enjoy the coffee that he made for them. The café offers over 30 varieties of coffee, so its doubtful that there won’t be anything for you. Also, the café’s atmosphere is really cozy and lets you take a break from the crowds.
Café Philo, a slow coffee and espresso bar with a Taiwasnese twist, explores the philosophy of coffee and specializes in these drip-style brews. The professional baristas prepare high-quality coffee drinks that will satisfy the most serious coffee lover. The minimalistic décor is a direct juxtaposition to its coffee with some of the most mouthwatering selections of guest blends in the town. Customers love their rotating range of micro-roasts which showcases some of the best beans from around the world. A bonus is that Café Philo is located next to the famous Ruins of St.Paul and the Macao Museum.
If the coffee here tastes a little bit better than other coffees, it’s not because of the beans. Sister Srey Café was started by two Australian sisters, who make high-quality coffee while supporting local students in their community. These girls train local students to become baristas and give them a brighter future. More reasons to love this café: they have some of the best coffee in the area, everything is prepared fresh daily, their produce is organic and as chemical free as possible and it accommodates vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan diets!
This wonderland is hidden away at the back of a flower store and is one of Tokyo’s best kept secrets. The Flower Market Tea House is designed like a greenhouse with beautiful and colourful flowers decorating and aromatizing every nook and cranny in the space. There are orchids lining the walkways and delicate white roses that poke through the holes in the tables. There are even flowers that go up and under the tables! Feel like a local while you escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and spend an afternoon sipping their herbal teas or homemade sodas.
This is three-storey café is located in one the city’s most popular areas, Nanluogu Xiang. One of the most striking aspects of the Peking Café is its amazing views of the picturesque and busy streets from its rooftop. It is always decorated with fresh and colourful flowers that fill up the space with their scents. It’s equally a great place to grab a quick coffee or chat with some friends or fellow travelers. In addition to coffee their offer an Italian-inspired menu with a variety of delicious pasta dishes that are seasoned with herbs planted on their roof terrace.