5 Unique Cafes From Around The World
As a coffee lover, I like to visit a couple cafés when I travel to chat with the local people and of course, to try the coffee.
Some cafés are cookie cutter in design and others go above and beyond anything you have seen before. We round up our top five unique cafés from around the world:
1) Café Central―Vienna,Austria
This grand coffee house opened in 1876 and was a meeting place forartists, philosophers, writers and political figures like Sigmund Freud and Leon Trotsky. After extensive renovation, the café continues to operate today serving Viennese-style coffee and pastries. The historic building was the former home of The Vienna Stock Exchange and boasts cathedral ceilings, antique chandeliers and a live piano player.
2) Café Eutopia – Kaiwaka, New Zealand
If you ever wanted to feel like Alice in Wonderland, Café Eutopia on the North Island of New Zealand would be the place for you. The unique boat-like cement structure will beckon you off the main highway as a large bird sculpture greets you at the main entrance. Here you can enjoy organic food and coffee in the main courtyard, garden, or in a series of joined rooms.
3) Naha Harbour Treehouse Café―Japan
The Naha Harbour Treehouse Café serves up Japanese delights with a view, as it is perched on to pof a faux 20-foot tall banyan tree in Okinawa, Japan. Take the elevator or make your way up the spiral staircase and you will be rewarded with a stunning view of the ocean.
4) The Island in the Mur Café―Graz, Austria
The Island in the Mur Café (or The Murinsel) is a floating platform in the Mur River, which is accessible by two bridges on either side of the river. This modern seashell structure that was built in 2003 can hold up to 350 guests and is both a café and amphitheatre.
5) New York Café―Budapest
A strange name for a café in Budapest don’t you think? Well, the café resides inside the former New York Palace Hotel, which was built by The New York Life Insurance Company in 1894. The hotel and café was renovated extensively in 2001 and was re-opened again in 2006 as The Boscolo Budapest Hotel. Your eyes will light up at the gold, bronze and marble that dominate the ornate and eclectic design. The café dubs itself as,“The most beautiful café in the world.” We couldn’t agree more.
Where is the most unique or unusual café thatyou have ever seen?
Sources:Wikipedia, Café Central, Café Eutopia, New York Cafe