Coffee shops are the best place to sit back and watch the world pass by. If you are an introvert or an extrovert, coffee shops provide us with the opportunity to frolic with friends or relax with a good book. It is a resting place for the mind, body and soul.
Although coffee shops are designed in a way to give you a pleasant experience, some go beyond the wildest of the imaginations with its unique décor and history.
Here are the 7 craziest and wildest coffee shops of the world where you will have a unique experience of your own.
1. Café Central – Austria, Vienna
Wonder where Sigmund Freud and Leon Trotsky drank their favorite blends of coffee? It was at Café Central in Vienna. Founded in 1876, tourists flock to this coffee shop to experience the grandeur like no other. With its high ceilings and impeccable décor, it is a sight to behold.
2. Truth Coffee – Cape Town, South Africa
Inspired by a steam-punk motif, Truth Coffee’s décor resembles something straight out of a futuristic graphic novel. With vintage typewriters, exposed pipes and coffee beans draining from a probat coffee roaster, the beauty of the vintage décor combined with modern technology is only to be witnessed in person.
3. The Grounds of Alexandria – Alexandria, Australia
With the promise of garden to the plate, The Grounds of Alexandria sources its produce locally and is built on the foundation of good coffee. Their dual probatone roasting machines churns out different variations of coffee served inside the property’s humongous garden. It is a spectacular natural oasis built in a big city and is the perfect place to relax with a good cup of coffee.
4. Salvaged Ring Café – Nha Trang City, Vietnam
This coffee shop belongs to a carpenter who salvaged scrap wood and built a striking circular shaped structure which houses two floors of exquisite décor. Salvaged Ring Café houses a garden and a courtyard with climate control and adaptable to many functions and events.
5. The Coffee Academics – Hong Kong
Coffee Academics is the ultimate dream for any coffee connoisseur. Each month, this coffee shop creates a unique flavor of coffee inspired by the cultures from around the world. It might not have an eye catching décor, but with their passion to produce distinctive flavors makes this an ultimate experience for all coffee lovers.
6. Gerbeaud – Budapest, Hungary
Gerbeaud was founded in the 1800s and has stood the test of time with its perfectly brewed coffee and delectable short eats. The café’s menu includes ancient Hungarian dishes served inside the traditionally designed café adorned with chandeliers, vivid sculptures and marble ornaments.
7. Caffe Florian – Venice, Italy
Opened in 1720, Caffe Florian is the oldest café in Europe serving the best coffee and food inside rooms designed based on different themes, like their Oriental room. The cuisine consists of traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist and each dish is exquisitely prepared with flavors of the past. For all the art lovers, Caffe Florian also houses a museum of contemporary art.