When in need of a break or when we want to experience the local atmosphere in the country we’re visiting, the best places for that are the coffee shops of course. With a lot of benefits of the coffee, we can’t afford to skip our daily dose no matter the place! We put together a list of most popular coffee shops around Europe that you must visit if you find yourself nearby. Pause the sightseeing, sit down and enjoy the view of the planet’s favorite drink – coffee.
1.Timberyard – London
Timberyard was voted Europe’s best independent coffee shop on multiple occasions. It’s set up in a way to accommodate to people who heavily rely on technology. They offer unlimited and free Wi-Fi connection and enough electrical plugs for all of your gadgets. It’s not uncommon to see a lot of freelancers enjoying their coffee while working on the go in Timberyard.
And if you’re a freelancer who needs a comfortable space to arrange a business meeting, Timberyard has you covered with their conference space and meeting rooms.
Address: 4 Noel Street, Soho
2. Café Marly – Paris
The best café in the Louvre area, Café Marly is located under the arcades of the Richelieu galleries. It has one of the most enchanting dining rooms in Paris and a terrace that overlooks the Pyramid. It has an intimate and cosseted setting with woodwork and décor that keeps the memory of Louvre when it was a royal residence.
The menu matches the café’s sophisticated theme, and you will get that royal feel once your coffee is served. Sit back and enjoy the view.
Address: Cour Napoléon
3. De Jaren – Amsterdam
With its impeccable surroundings, De Jaren is one of the most popular spots for people of Amsterdam. It has two terraces over the Amstel River, which makes it a perfect place for summer time. You can cool yourself off with cool drinks and coffee while gazing upon the river in the summer, or warm yourself up with their chicken soup in the winter.
While you go sightseeing in Amsterdam, De Jaren will be the perfect place to catch a break.
Address: 20 Nieuwe Doelenstraat
4. Coffee & Coconuts – Amsterdam
Now if you want to see something fresh and enjoy coffee with some homemade food, head over to the Coffee & Coconuts. It’s a great place to enjoy the vibe of Amsterdam; you will love its wooden interior and homey atmosphere. The combination of an old and new wave of interior design match perfectly to create a surrounding for relaxation and enjoyment.
The high ceiling gives the place a lot of breathing space, and comfort.
Address: 282 Ceintuurbaan
5. Cafe Capitale – Brussels
This café is a blend of great coffee and great music. They have their own roastery, lab center, and bakery. But the coffee is the center of everything, accompanied by the selected music. They say they specialize in coffee, and they are not joking, there is a wide coffee choice in Café Capitale, and the interior is decorated with coffee sacks.
No matter what type of coffee you choose, you will not be disappointed.
Address: 45 Rue du Midi
6. Caffè della Pace – Rome
This café is mostly known for its cocktails that can break your credit card, but the espresso it has is incredible. Mostly popular in the evening hours, Caffè della Pace lets you relive the scenes from Dolce Vita. Being near Piazza Navona, it’s a big tourist attraction and is visited daily by the locals. It’s a place to sit and relax with your cappuccino or espresso in the true flavor of Rome.
It has a very classic design which made it favorite café for a lot of visitors.
Address: 3 Via della Pace
7. Café Central – Vienna
Among Vienna’s wide choice of historical cafés, Central is the place to grab a great coffee with a cake on the side. Its interior is art on itself, and to be honest; it doesn’t even need the windows for you to enjoy the view. Its majestic pillars and themed lighting can really take you back in time all while you sit in the most comfortable but simple looking chair ever.
The luxurious interior is matched all the way from the menu to the cutlery.
Address: 14 Herrengasse
8. Café Comercial – Madrid
To get the real taste of old Madrid, head over to Café Comercial. Its dark furniture faded floors and blue, well, everything else keeps the tradition alive from 1887. It’s a place where you can enjoy great coffee, chocolate, and draft beer. Since there are cinemas nearby, Comercial is a great meeting place to start the evening before checking out a movie.
But it’s not an evening only type of café. You can have a great breakfast there as well; the menu is suitable for everyone and any time of the day.
Address: 7 Glorieta de Bilbao
9. Nomad Coffee – Barcelona
Nomad Coffee is the result of Barcelona’s thirst for true coffee. It offers a lot of different types of beans for your coffee, and you can even buy them to carry them home. It has a minimalistic setting designed especially for the modern coffee lover. It follows today’s most popular theme and design that a lot of modern coffee shops implemented.
The coffee is great, baristas are very skilled, and it’s a coffee-focused café that will satisfy all your senses.
Address: 12 Passatge Sert
10. Cafe Gorille – Milano
Café Gorille is a small restaurant in one of the newest parts of the town. Its popularity is on the rise from the moment it opened up. Besides great coffee, you can enjoy delicious meals as well. It’s a great place for morning coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is located in front of the Vertical Garden, and it’s a great place for a weekend brunch.
If you find yourself in Milan over the weekend, Café Gorille is a great place to catch a break and enjoy good coffee.
Address: 20 Via Castilla, MilanoConclusion
When in Europe – explore all the coffee shops! But we think that you will like these we listed the most. Don’t be in a hurry; there will be plenty of time for the same old tourist attractions. Taste the true soul of the city in its coffee shops. Share this list with your travel buddy; we are sure both of you will like it.