The World’s Most Beautiful Cafe Designs
In a celebration of global cafe culture, Australian architect Andrew Chung showcases seven of the world’s most beautiful cafe designs, from Islamabad to Barranco and from Sydney to South Korea.
We hope you enjoy this worldwide coffee adventure.
Em En Caffe
Glamour and comfort set this place apart from a host of excellent Islamabad cafes.
Popularly known as ‘Pink Cafe’ (for one very obvious reason), Em En Caffe comes alive with a vibrant pink and floral theme that infuses a sense of frivolity and glamour into the dining experience.
The playful use of pink hues and abundant floral accents creates a whimsical and inviting atmosphere, making it a delightful destination for those looking to indulge in a coffee experience surrounded by a garden of colors and positive vibes in Pakistan’s capital city.
Photography by Unaiza Karimullah
Em En Caffe, Ground Floor, Block 5e Super Market, F6 Markaz, Islamabad 44000 Pakistan. Open 8.30am to midnight daily.
A cool and calm cafe in Ca Mau, on the southern tip of Vietnam.
The city of Ca Mau sits in the Mekong Delta at the southernmost tip of Vietnam. It’s a city of canals and waterways and boasts a number of designer cafes well worth a visit.
One such cafe is Anni Coffee, a multi-story space with a calm, cave-like interior that riffs on natural textures of brick, timber, and leather enlivened with glass pendant lighting and simple graphics depicting coffee harvesting and coffee-making accouterments.
Upstairs, a full-height window allows patrons a serene view of tropical greenery, while the cool and calm interior gives respite from the outdoor tropical heat.
Photography by Nhu Nguyen Huynh
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Anni Coffee, 10 Nguyen Thai Binh, Ward 5, Ca Mau City. 6am – 10pm daily.
Nestled adjacent to Lindfield train station, Lindfield Cafe / Goodfields Eatery designed by Giant Design is a captivating dining destination that seamlessly marries convenience with aesthetics.
The all-day breakfast and lunch space was created by father and son duo George and Anthony Karnasiotis (ex. The Butcher’s Block, Wahroonga)
The space is adorned with lush greenery, infusing a natural vibrancy into the urban setting, while exposed ceilings and warm timber finishes create an inviting, rustic-industrial ambiance.
Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite or savoring a leisurely meal, this establishment offers a harmonious blend of comfort and style that welcomes all who pass by.
Photography by Andrew Chung
Shop 4/5 37 Lindfield Ave, Lindfield NSW 2070
Ciclos Cafe in Barranco, Peru, is a vibrant oasis for both design enthusiasts and coffee connoisseurs.
Stepping inside, you’ll be greeted by the cafe’s striking yellow interior decor, which exudes warmth and a cheerful ambiance.
Beyond the inviting yellow tones, the landscaped courtyard beckons, offering a tranquil escape where patrons can savor their coffee amidst a lush and serene setting, creating a harmonious blend of design and nature.
Photography by Kaybeth Pacheco
Jr. Colina 111, Lima 15063, Peru
200 Degrees in Sheffield invites you into a captivating industrial-inspired space, where the exposed ceiling and raw elements of the interior create a unique urban charm.
Retro timber displays and light fittings add a touch of nostalgia, infusing the cafe with a warm and inviting atmosphere.
With its traditional shopfront, this cafe seamlessly combines the old and the new, offering patrons a delightful journey through the melding of industrial aesthetics and classic design.
Photography by Deva Qu
25 Division St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4GE, United Kingdom
Nostalgia in Suwon beckons with a timeless and inviting design, featuring rustic timber posts and beams that infuse the space with a warm, vintage charm.
The integration of lush, green planting throughout the interior brings a touch of nature indoors, creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere.
Adding to the sense of history and tradition, the cafe showcases antique fittings, and a tranquil courtyard space provides a serene retreat for patrons looking to enjoy their coffee in a charming and nostalgic setting.
Photography by Kay Poon
South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Suwon-si, Gohwa-ro 13beon-gil, 36 KR
Aera is a culinary sanctuary where modern design harmoniously merges with the wonders of nature.
Its meticulously landscaped courtyard, adorned with vibrant art installations, offers a tranquil haven for patrons to relish their coffee and pastries in an enchanting environment.
Inside, the cafe showcases sleek and alluring dark interiors, complemented by the rich warmth of timber finishes and an irresistible bakery display, fashioning an elegant and welcoming ambiance that caters to both coffee aficionados and art enthusiasts.
Photography by Niculae Vladimir
Fasanenstraße 74, 10719 Berlin, Germany
About the author
Andrew is an architect, photographer, website designer, coffee drinker, and founder of bestcafedesigns.com, featuring cafe designs worldwide. It started in Sydney CBD and is now featuring over 30 countries. It is a site that crosses design with travel and is growing every day with a global audience.