If Instagram is anything to go by, coffee is an integral part of living an all-around stylish life these days. With a new cafe popping up every week in the world’s trendiest cities, we reached out to our friends at Coffee ‘N Clothes to curate 10 of the best.
From New York and Los Angeles to Paris, London and Tokyo, here’s a look at some of the world’s most fashionable coffee shops: places where good coffee and stylish ‘fits come together, and where artisanal brews are varied and plentiful.
Check them out below and if you think we missed your favorite spot, leave a shout in the comments.
Owned by international tastemaker, graffiti artist, and club owner André Saraiva, New York’s Cafe Henrie is the ultimate refueling station for the stylishly caffeinated.
Located in NYC’s Chinatown, it’s an art project as much as it is a cafe with furniture and an eye-catching neon sign designed by Tom Sachs and Petra Collins. Counter-culture coffee, free Wi-FI, and daily delivery of French newspaper Le Monde all contribute to a tranquil European ambience that welcomes patrons to sit and enjoy themselves for hours.
You may recognize its bright pink tables and ’50s-style counter stools from your favorite tasteful Instagrammer.
Recommended Order: Counter Culture Cappuccino
110 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002
Concrete, gallery white walls and tasteful shrubbery have AP Cafe in the runnings for best-looking coffee shop in Brooklyn. The cafe strives to bring the community together in a serene environment by combining specialty coffee and great food for those “who appreciate the beauty in simplicity.”
Finishing touches like handmade fixtures and mid-century inspired furniture further serve as reasons why AP Cafe is at the top of our list if you’re venturing into BK.
Recommended Order: Cold Brew Red-Eye
426 Troutman St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Ob-La-Di is a quaint Parisian coffee shop located on a quiet street in the Marais neighborhood that attracts a cosmopolitan, fashion-conscious crowd. The cafe’s name is derived from the eponymous Beatles tune – famous for the iconic lyric, “life goes on”- very fitting for such a cozy and welcoming communal space.
Laid-back vibes, reasonably-priced coffee and a friendly (English-speaking!) waitstaff make this an easy pick. Vintage music magazines and fun coffee table books complement the shop’s modern decor and complete the overall delightful Ob-La-Di experience.
A must-try if you’re in Paris.
Recommended Order: Ob-La-Di Affogato
54 Rue de Saintonge
75003 Paris, France
Cafe Kitsuné is French music and fashion label Maison Kitsuné’s second coffee shop launched after a successful space in Tokyo. Conveniently located next to the gardens at Palais-Royal and coffee sippers are only a short walk to the Louvre.
Tourists and locals alike can appreciate the trendy, clean aesthetic of the shop’s interior. Patrons can have their coffee, sorbet, and gluten-free goodies while experiencing a taste of the unique Maison Kitsuné lifestyle which combines fashion, music, design and now, equally tasteful coffee.
Recommended Order: Matcha Latte
51 Galerie de Montpensier
75001 Paris, France
Skye Coffee is just about as unique as it gets. A metallic van tucked away in the corner of a spacious white and grey warehouse serves up Right Side coffee and Hofman croissants. Jazz music plays in the background and beautiful flower arrangements adorn the rustic communal-seating tables, adding pops of color to thttp://www.skye-coffee.com/he otherwise neutral design story.
Skye Coffee’s chic, relaxed ambience makes it the ideal location to serve as a hub for Barcelona’s creatives.Tthis is definitely a stop if you’re in the Catalan capital.
Recommended Order: Cortado
Carrer de Pamplona, 88
08018 Barcelona, Spain
Stockholm-based microchain Il Caffe recently opened up its very first U.S. location in Los Angeles. A partnership with Swedish clothing giant Acne Studios landed the cafe directly next door to its boutique on Broadway Street – naturally you can expect to find yourself in the company of some pretty well-dressed customers.
Serving delicious Stumptown coffee and panini sandwiches, this hip cafe brings European charm and comfort to the heart of downtown LA. The space sticks to a clean, simplistic layout – much like its stylish neighbor’s high-end design principles. Stop on by for a refuel after indulging in a bit of retail therapy at Acne.
Recommended Order: Macchiato
855 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Little Cloud Coffee
If it has a connection to visvim, of course the customers are going to be stylishly caffeinated.
Little Cloud Coffee, a cafe located inside Tokyo-based menswear brand visvim’s flagship retail store, is known for making coffee with a single house blend and unique ceramic dippers for their classic pour-overs. The unique cafe space continues the brand’s quirky aesthetics, complete with vintage wood and furniture.
Chill out over a cup of coffee after a serious day of shopping Hiroki Nakamura’s extravagantly-priced folk-luxe wares.
Recommended Order: Drip Coffee
GYRE 2F5-10-1 Jingu-mae
Hidden in a Stockholm alleyway you’ll find Snickarbacken 7, a spacious coffee bar integrated into the front of an art gallery and concept shop. The store offers a careful and personal selection of new and vintage fashion, music, magazines, books, antiques, and homewares.
The café itself is a coffee connoisseur’s heaven that embodies the energy, style, and atmosphere of the city by balancing a chic contemporary aesthetic with traditional Scandinavian design. Shop, sip and enjoy.
Recommended Order: Flat White
111 39 Stockholm, Sweden
If Bar Luce looks like it’s a cafe straight from a movie, it’s because it basically is. Envisioned by legendary filmmaker Wes Anderson, the space draws inspiration from the city’s famous landmarks and cafes dating back to the early ’50s and ’60s. Did we mention this is located inside the famous Fondazione Prada?
Colorful Formica tables, patterned wallpaper, pinball machines and jukeboxes, and the overall strong pastel color palette tie the cafe’s decor back to the aesthetic of Anderson’s films. Unwind at Bar Luce after a day spent shopping or taking in modern art exhibits in the heart of the city.
Recommended Order: Cappuccino
Largo Isarco, 2
20139 Milano, Italy
The Monocle Café
Monocle Café is as about simple as they come. This modest cafe is the second coffee shop opened by design consultant and publisher Tyler Brûlé’s Monocle magazine. The small, intimate space is the perfect place to start your day and catch up on some reading.
Allpress coffee, pastries from Stockholm’s Fabrique bakery, and cakes from London-based Lanka are solid options. Paneled and slatted in light wood references its flagship coffee shop in Tokyo.
Recommended Order: Espresso
18 Chiltern St
London W1U 7QA, United Kingdom
- Words: Ryan Glick