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These days, whether you're in Moscow, Miami, or Madrid, a good café is likely to be nearby. And there's no better way to learn about a place than by striking up a conversation with a local over a cuppa joe.
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128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA
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Stumptown is a mainstay in Portland and a must on your list. The latte was one of the best I’ve ever had and the raspberry hazelnut scone was perfect. As I typically do in a new town, I struck up a conversation with the person next to me. There’s...
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200 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
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Stop by Reveille Coffee Co and your morning will be instantly better. The light, airy space in North Beach serves up coffee, pastries, and some of the best avocado and egg toast you’ll find in the city. Founded by Christopher and Tommy Newbury,...
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270 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
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San Franciscans take their coffee seriously. Very seriously. The authenticity and provenance of beans matter to customers, and as a result, third-wave coffee companies abound here. Sightglass is one of the best independently owned and operated...
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1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
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At the intersection of Hyperion and Sunset is the heart of Silver Lake, the source of the pulse; Intelligentsia Coffee. Fueling the neighborhood with crafted cups of caffeine, Intelligentsia has become the east side center of community and...
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4402 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
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Lux has the best vibe in town. Jeff built the coffee shop in such a central location to be near the soul of creative Phoenix. The coffee is hand-roasted in house, and you can pair it with a seasonal pie or a bear claw, or even a full-fledged meal....
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103 Murray St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
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The artisanal, high-quality coffee beans here attract Dallas' creative class. The light café fare, interesting art, and live music (every other Thursday) is what keeps them there. Visit this coffee shop in Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood to tap...
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9 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
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Joe Coffee is a great go-to coffee shop where the product is excellent, and—wait for it—the service isn't snooty! The company prides itself on hospitality, is family-owned, and provides a well needed dose of caffeine after a long day wandering...
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2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
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Panther Coffee, in the ultra-cool Wynwood Art District and two other Miami locations, makes all drinks and brews to order, specializing in cortaditos, espressos, and roasting their own beans. It’s a hip spot with a Pacific Northwest...
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Calle de la Palma, 49, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Though toma means "Take it" in Spanish, this cafe offers more than takeaway service. With a very intimate lounge, Toma's staff are able to interact with customers while showing off their impressive coffee knowledge as well as English. Homemade...
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Rosenthaler Str. 72A, 10119 Berlin, Germany
In the popular Rosenthaler Platz, this cafe is a popular meeting spot for local entrepreneurs, creative business types, and students. With its outdoor seating, it's also a great place for people watching. The coffee is good, and like most cafes in...
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G/F, Zing!,, Bigfoot Centre, 38 Yiu Wa St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
You’ll be on the go during your visit to Hong Kong, but there’s always time for a cuppa. International design magazines are strewn across the main table, and a chandelier hangs from exposed pipes at the hip The Coffee Academics. Try the Classico...
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Bol'shaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, 13/6, стр.1, Moskva, Russia, 125009
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Coffeemania has different locations in Moscow. I like their offerings and the vibe. Pictured here is one of their amazing teas. If you are in Moscow, no matter the season, you need to try some tea.