Calling all coffee lovers! Could you imagine traveling the world sip by sip? This post is dedicated to those who not only love exploring the world, but also love enjoying a great cup of coffee in every city they visit. Just for you, we have selected a few of the world’s best rated coffee shops and cafés, based on their coffee, décor or history… so that the next time you take off, you will already have in mind where to go to savor the best coffee of a lifetime.
Café Iruña (Pamplona, Spain)
At the top of the list we find this unique café in Spain, internationally known thanks to Ernest Hemingway, who was a regular customer during the months he lived in Pamplona. Inside you will find a bronze statue of Hemingway and an entire room dedicated to the author. Established in 1888, it was a central meeting point at the time for prominent city locals. Today it is the most crowded café in the city, above all popular with tourists visiting the city throughout the year, especially during the “Running of the Bulls” festival of San Fermin in July.
Café New York (Budapest, Hungry)
You only need one glance at its pictures to realize that we are talking about one of the most beautiful cafés in the world. Located within the building of the Hotel Boscolo, the establishment opened its doors at the end of the XIXth century. When you step inside for a coffee, you will feel more like you are in a scene of a movie with princes and princesses, rather than in a coffee shop. So if you visit the Hungarian capital, a stop at this café is an absolute must.
The Albina Press (Portland, United States)
Portland is a city known for its coffee shops and book stores, where the hipster culture reaches every corner of the city. In addition to bicycles, musicians and books, we can find a local coffee shop with some of the best coffee the country has to offer. At The Albina Press you will find an ideal place to relax and feel the magic of the city. Its “Espresso” has become famous in social media channels, making this coffee shop a mandatory stop for anyone visiting the city.
Café Imperial (Prague, Czech Republic)
Its art deco style mesmerizes every visitor to the café and after the recent renovation, the establishment is exactly as it was in 1914, the year it opened. This magnificent café not only offers coffee, but also a wide variety of Austro-Hungarian dishes and a delicious assortment of sweets. All of this makes you feel for a moment as if you have traveled centuries back to the Imperial era. Its guests include celebrities such as the writer Franz Kafka and the composer Leoš Janáček, among others.
Café Tortoni (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
The oldest coffee shop in all of Buenos Aires takes its name from the Café Tortoni in Paris. For more than a century the café has been the most representative symbol of the traditional spirit of the Avenida de Mayo. The exquisite decor has captivated many of its clients, among them some of the most well known intellectuals and writers such as Borges and Julio Cortázar. In the basement you can find jazz concerts and tango shows performed almost every day of the week.