Asian Cafes

Embark on a captivating journey through the diverse world of Asian cafe designs (many of which were taken by smartphones), where innovation harmonizes with tradition. From the tranquil Zen-inspired tea houses of Japan to the bustling street-side cafes of Bangkok, Asian cafes offer a captivating blend of ancient customs and contemporary flair. Immerse yourself in the artful fusion of delicate details, serene atmospheres, and innovative design concepts that define these unique spaces. Whether you crave the serenity of a traditional teahouse or the vibrancy of a modern metropolitan cafe, our exploration of Asian cafe designs will transport you to the heart of these culturally rich and visually stunning establishments.

Latest Articles Of Asian Cafes

Koyo Base / Toki City / Gifu / Atelier Write

At BestCafeDesigns.com, we appreciate projects that blend heritage with modern design, and KOYO BASE in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture, does just that. Designed by Atelier Write and photographed by Kenta...

Nodi Coffee Plus / Hong Kong / Unite Unit

Unite Unit’s approach to designing Nodi Coffee’s latest outpost, Nodi Coffee Plus, skillfully blends the precision of a laboratory with the allure of a contemporary art gallery. This...

Arabica / Saigon Central Post Office / Cafes around Saigon

In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, the % Arabica Ho Chi Minh City Roastery offers a thoughtfully designed space in the Central Post Office that combines the area’s historical context with...

SHOWAY ARTS SPACE / Qingpu District / Shanghai / Topos Design

As an architect and the founder of BestCafeDesigns.com, I have always been drawn to cafe spaces that support public buildings, offering a sense of community and vibrancy to their surroundings. Showay...

Felt Coffee Dosan / Seoul / WGNB

FELT Coffee, renowned for its distinctive blend of contemporary design and artisanal coffee culture, unveiled its second outpost, FELT Coffee Dosan, on May 10, 2019, igniting a buzz of excitement...

Coffee Nap Roasters / Seoul / Design Studio Maoom

Nestled in the bustling streets of Seoul, Coffee Nap Roasters offers a serene escape from the city’s frenetic pace. Designed by the talented team at Design Studio Maoom, this cozy coffee spot...

Foreplan Cafe / Seoul / Demas Rusli

Inspired by the world of architecture, Foreplan Cafe provides a welcoming space where patrons can unwind and draw inspiration from their surroundings. Designed to evoke the ambiance of an...

Mad Cafe / ADO HK

Designed by ADO Culture, Madhead Limited is a vibrant and innovative mobile game developer and operator. Their flagship game, “Tower of Saviors,” has achieved legendary status in the Hong...

Modernism Cafe / IDIN Architects

Designed by IDIN Architects Photographed by SPACESHIFT STUDIO / Ketsiree Wongwan Step into a realm of architectural homage and modernist flair at Bangkok’s innovative Modernism Cafe, where every...

Every Half Coffee Roasters Ngô Văn Năm

Photographed by Cafes Around Sai Gon, Stepping into Every Half Coffee Roasters at Ngô Văn N giữam is akin to discovering a hidden gem that seamlessly blends historical architectural charm with modern...

About Life Coffee-Brewers / Cafes around Saigon

Photographed by Cafes of Saigon.  Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, About Life Coffee Brewers emerges from its recent renovation with a fresh perspective, inviting patrons into a rejuvenated...

Harudot / Chonburi / IDIN Architects Thailand

The genesis of Harudot stems from a collaboration between the Nana Coffee Roasters brand owner and a landlord with a passion for plants with unique forms, culminating in a harmonious fusion of coffee...

Brownie Project Gallery / Shanghai / Offhand Practice

Situated at M50 Creative Park in Moganshan Road, BROWNIE/Project gallery blends the vibes of arts and commercials seamlessly. This creative park used to be an old woolen mill manufacturing plant, and...

Cloud Cafe, Victoria Shanghai Academy / MAD Studio

Designed by MAD Studio, the Cloud Café is a popular rendezvous for teachers and students at Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong. As a part of a new extension for the school’s ever-expanding campus...

Adaptive Reuse of an Urban Folk House / Shibuya Cafe / Masashi Miyamoto

A restaurant/cafe specialising in creative “kaiseki cuisine” centred around tuna fish. Located along Meiji Avenue, which runs alongside the Shibuya River in Hiroo, near Ebisu, this restaurant is...

Gulangyu Store / Fujian / Cunpanda

In 2018, a new cafe named 1/2 opened in Xiamen. In the past 4 years, it has developed into a coffee brand integrating coffee, inn, and customization. During the rapid development period, it plans to...

Arabica Xiamen Cafe

In the coastal city of Xiamen, where historical charm converges with modern urban development, Arabica stands as a symbol of the city’s dynamic fusion. Renowned for its picturesque landscapes...

AIUEO Yamashiro Onsen / Gallery Cafe / Koyori

Nestled in the historic Yamashiro Onsen of Kaga City, the AIUEO Gallery Cafe, completed in November 2022 by the architects Koyori, subtly introduces a touch of modernity into the traditional charm of...

Aswell Shop and Cafe / Shiga Otsu / Koyori

In the picturesque City of Otsu, nestled within the scenic Shiga Prefecture, Koyori architects have once again left their mark with a thoughtfully designed select shop and cafe.  Completed with their...

JOURNAL STANDARD KYOTO Mikuracho & CAFE M

The Bay Crews select shop and cafe in Kyoto, meticulously crafted by Koyori architects, introduces a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation within the historic confines of a Kyoto machiya...

Shanghai Cafe / Aloha Cafe / Atelier IN

Nestled in the historic French Concession of Shanghai on Shaanxi South Road, ALOHA Coffee is a distinctive Shanghai cafe located at the ground floor of a heritage residential building. Renowned for...

Alpine Cafe / Cang 41 / Sanctuary in the Snow / JUMGO Creative

After the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, people’s enthusiasm for winter sports, such as skiing, has been reignited. Chongli, a town known for skiing, has also re-catched people’s attention...

Roastery Bali / Expat Coffee / Expat Roasters Seminyak

Taking the coffee world by storm, Indonesia based EXPAT. Roasters have relocated their flagship café and retail experience in Seminyak Bali to larger premises. With bold branding on the mesh wrapped...

Container Cafe / Flask Coffee Shop / New Almaty Architects Workshop

Photography by Damir Otegen Architecture by New Almaty Architects Published with Bowerbird The Flask coffee shop project was commissioned and conceptualised by our friend, artist and coffee enthusiast...

Art Cafe / Bound Cafe / Anatomy Architecture

The spatial understanding of a certain body of space is defined by planes and their behaviour. Parallel planes indicate an uninterrupted sense of journey between planes which continues until the very...

Hotel Continent Centrepoint / Teratas Koffiebar / Makassar City / Panakkukang

Teratas Koffiebar: Crafting Urban Elegance in the Rustic Cafe Bar of Hotel Continent Centrepoint Makassar Panakkukang by Ananda Ardiansyah Architects In the vibrant tapestry of urban living...

Lidi Coffee / Makassar City / South Sulawesi

Lidi Cafe / Makassar Restaurant Lidi Coffee is located on Rusa Street, Makassar City, South Sulawesi. This 400 m2 building used to be a building with the function of practicing doctors and pharmacies...

Thai Coffee / Cafe Unfinished / Anatomy Architecture

Thai Coffee / Cafe Unfinished The cafe is located in ‘Soi Wang Hin’ which means the ‘Stone palace’. The concept of the place’s name is used to expand with architecture...

Lakeside cafe / Lit Time / Fun Connection

Reconstruct a Brand-new Living Paradigm Lakeside Cafe Home Zishan Lake Peninsula, a suburban resort area located just over an hour’s drive from Wuhan. As a multifunctional lakeside cafe for...

Best Wine Bar in Singapore / Wild Card / Hui Designs

Best Wine Bar in Singapore / Wild Card / Wine bar Client’s Words “We didn’t give @huidesigns an easy brief – a space for any time of day, where it’d be nice for a solo cuppa or glass of...

Kazakhstan / Julius Cafe / New Almaty Architects Workshop

Designed by New Almaty Architects Workshop (NAAW) Photography by Damir Otegen Origin and meaning of café Julius cafe is a small specialty coffee shop in the center of Almaty. The client for the...

Cat Cafe Bangkok Thailand / Petrichor Cafe / AA+A Architecture

Designed by Anatomy Architecture + Atelier Photography by VARP Photography Cat Cafe in Bangkok Petrichor Cafe is a remarkable architectural masterpiece that seamlessly blends...

Kun ming / China Cafe / ido & Friends Café / Aurora Design

Aurora Design|ido & Friends Cafe China – Friendly Hub Functionalism, Friendly Expression The late 19th to mid-20th century saw the rise of the modernist wave in Europe. From urban streets to...

Forest Cafe / Spiral Cafe / REMM Studio

Designed by R.E.M.M Studio / Maryam Rezazadeh Mazandaran Forest Cafe Spiral Cafe is the design of a small coffee shop in the green space of Mazandaran Forest. This cafe, along with 29 other...

Alchemy Origin / Metagram

Project Type: CafeLocation: Two Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, GF Lobby​Design Team: John Chow, Renee Chow / MetagramLighting Designer: Light Origin Studio​Accolades:Muse 2023 Season 2 – Gold Award...

Espresso Alchemy Nina Tower / Metagram

COMPLETED NOVEMBER 2019 Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong Boutique Cafe; Full-Scope Design Text by Architect / Metagram Espresso Alchemy Nina Tower / Metagram The concept for the cafe was inspired by the rich...

Fineprint HK / Metagram

Kiosk Cafe Lead Designers – John Chow; Renee Chow / Metagram Fineprint HK / Metagram Featuring an industrial palette of materials, the cafe’s cubic form both contrasts with and complements...

Espresso Alchemy Harbour City / Metagram

Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong​Boutique Cafe; Full-Scope Design​Award Winning:Silver (DrivenxDesign HK21) Text by Architect / Metagram The objective of the Espresso Alchemy café design in Hong Kong’s...

Urban Cafe / Backhaus / INS Studio

Architect: INS Studio Lead Architects: Wisnu Wardhana Photography by Akasa Rana For further Asian Cafe designs click here In German language Backhaus means house of bread. This urban cafe is...

Maros Cafe / Hifi Coffee Eatery / INS Studio

Architect: INS Studio Lead Architects: Wisnu Wardhana Photography by Akasa Rana For further Asian Cafe designs click here Initially, the owner of Maros Cafe / Hifi Coffee Eatery wanted to build a...

Cafe in Makassar / MKO Culture / INS Studio

Architect: INS Studio Lead Architects: Wisnu Wardhana Photography by Akasa Rana For further Asian Cafe designs click here The Idea for MKO Culture came up along with the client’s desire to...

Coffee Shop in Phnom Penh / Pleng Chan

Pleng Chan: Where Nature, Art, and Coffee Harmony Flourish in an Urban Coffee Shop in Phnom Penh Nestled in the heart of bustling Phnom Penh, Pleng Chan is a meticulously landscaped oasis that...

Jeju Island Orchid / Cafe The Container

Where Architecture Meets Playfulness on Jeju Island / Orange Container Cafe Basket Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Jeju Island, Cafe The Container is a delightful architectural marvel...

Hong Kong Cafe / Hap Coffee

Hong Kong Cafe, known as Hap Coffee, welcomes patrons with its striking design elements. Its full glass frontage bathes the interior in natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere. Complemented by...

Makati Cafe / Annex House Manila

Introduction to Annex House Makati Nestled in the pulsating heart of Poblacion, Makati Cafe at Annex House Manila emerges as a cultural haven, ingeniously housed within a post-war Filipino...

Coffee Shops in Makati / Odd Cafe

Coffee Shops in Makati present Odd Cafe by Via Villafuerte and her talented team at Oddefy Agency, where innovative design elements take center stage. The space boasts a captivating wavy framed mirror...

Vietnamese Art COFFEE NHIỆT ĐỚI Tropical

Vietnamese Art COFFEE NHIỆT ĐỚI Tropical is not only a uniquely styled space, it also has a life of its own as a gallery showcasing a captivating collection of copyrighted artworks created by talented...

Cafe Bangkok / Flat+White Cafe

Cafe Bangkok / Flat+White Cafe designed by Context Studio presents a minimalist design masterpiece with its pristine white-on-white color palette, creating an ambiance of pure serenity. The...

Coffee Shop Bangkok / Wannabe Ice Cream

Coffee Shop Bangkok / Wannabe Ice Cream invites patrons to savor artisanal ice cream amidst captivating neo lighting displays. With an emphasis on premium ingredients and handcrafted creations, this...

Best Cafe in Bangkok / Risu Cafe

Best Cafe in Bangkok / Risu Cafe, designed by the renowned ForX Design Studio, stands out as a multifunctional haven that seamlessly blends a home, cafe, and co-working space into one harmonious...

Bangkok Cafes / Floral Café at Napasorn

Bangkok Cafes / Floral Café at Napasorn is a visual delight that immerses visitors in a world of breathtaking floral displays. Nestled amid eclectic furniture and vintage coffee machines, this cafe...

Cafe Hong Kong / Whatever Coffee

Cafe Hong Kong / Whatever Coffee has a raw concrete aesthetic, channeling an urban-industrial vibe that blends seamlessly with its grungy street presence. Inside, the cafe’s comic displays...

Hk Cafe / Artista Perfetto

Hk Cafe / Artista Perfetto offers a distinctive and artistic dining experience with its unique plywood ceiling installation, creating a visually captivating canopy that adds a touch of whimsy to the...

Two ALGEBRAIST COFFEE Shops in Changsha / STILL YOUNG

Against the gorgeous landscape of Yuelu Mountain and Xiangjiang River, the sparkling sunset at Juzizhou Islet and the colorful signboards in the Jiefangxi business area complement each other, making...

Suzhou China Cafe / Wonderland Cafe / Xiaodesign

Architects: Xiao.Design Photography by Yiwen Xu and Runzi Zhu Text description provided by the architects – Xiaodesign. The location of Suzhou China Cafe / Wonderland Cafe is far away from the...

Kyoto cafe / Hoo Coffee Shop / Koyori

Text provided by the Architect Photography by Junichi Usui Setting / Location of Kyoto cafe Hoo Coffee Shop is a quaint and charming establishment nestled near the fine street network adjacent to...

Little Saigon Cafe / Chu Ba Cafe Vietnamese Coffee

Little Saigon Cafe, or Chu Ba Cafe Vietnamese Coffee, beckons with its raw and original interior design. The unapologetic embrace of raw materials, such as exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and authentic...

Old Saigon Cafe / Kiosque Cafe

Old Saigon Cafe, known as Kiosque Cafe, charms visitors with its original street food aesthetic. The cafe’s design authentically captures the essence of bustling Saigon streets with its vibrant...

Coffee Shops in Islamabad / Burning Brownie

Coffee shops in Islamabad, exemplified by Burning Brownie, offer a delightful escape with their casual atmosphere and rustic timber finishes. The warm and inviting ambiance, accentuated by the timber...

Best Cafe in Islamabad / Cafe Crema

The best cafe in Islamabad, Cafe Crema, stands out with its light-colored aesthetic that bathes the space in a refreshing and inviting ambiance. The harmonious blend of soft hues and elegant design...

Islamabad Cafes / 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...

Beirut Coffee Shop / Hachichit Albe

Beirut Coffee Shop, known as Hachichit Albe, offers a captivating design featuring lofty high ceilings that provide a sense of grandeur and spaciousness. The integration of art throughout the space...

Beirut Cafe / Urbanista

A Beirut cafe that offers a creative atmosphere to linger in Keeping up with the global trend, Beirut has its fair share of specialty coffee shops. Urbanista entices with its industrial charm...

Cafe Beirut / BN Coffee Bar

Cafe Beirut, affectionately known as BN Coffee Bar, captures attention with its architectural elegance, boasting vaulted ceilings that exude a sense of grandeur and spaciousness. Pendant lighting...

Coffee Shop in Beirut / Dar Beirut

The coffee shop in Beirut, Dar Beirut, is a captivating step back in time, featuring a period aesthetic that transports patrons to an era of timeless charm. With its carefully curated design elements...

Coffee shop in Haifa / La Cafe Roses

The coffee shop in Haifa, La Caffe Roses, immerses patrons in a captivating floral wonderland with its abundant rose display. A symphony of colors and fragrances intertwines seamlessly with the...

Israel Cafe / Sketch Cafe

Israel’s Sketch Cafe is a haven for creativity, where every visit is a unique artistic experience, thanks to its novel sketch furniture and backgrounds. Patrons can savor their coffee while...

Haifa Cafe / HaPina Cafe

The Haifa cafe, Hapina Cafe, offers a delightful design experience with its eclectic furniture that infuses character into the space. Complemented by rustic displays, this cafe’s ambiance is a...

Suwon Coffee Shop / Nostalgia Suwon

Suwon Coffee Shop, Nostalgia 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...

Cafe in Suwon / Jung Jiyoung Coffee Roasters

A cafe in Suwon, South Korea, with space, a great ambience and views over a UNESCO World Heritage Site  Jung Jiyoung Coffee Roasters in the Suwon district of Seoul is a character-filled cafe with...

Suwon Cafe / Cuore Espresso

Suwon Cafe, Cuore Espresso designed by Design Studio Maoom, is a design gem featuring a fabric ceiling, artistic screens, and thoughtfully placed greenery. The cafe’s combination of elements...

ly cafe đẹp Nhiệt Đới / Art Coffee

Ly Cafe Đẹp Nhiệt Đới, or Art Coffee, offers a unique experience with its seamless integration of artwork throughout its space. Nestled in a tropical paradise, this café not only serves delicious...

Coffee Shop / The Friends Coffee

The Friends Coffee & Tea, a welcoming coffee shop in Ca Mau Vietnam, is enveloped by lush garden surrounds, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor experience. Patrons can savor their coffee in the...

Cafe in Ca Mau / Anni Coffee

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...

Pakistan Cafe / Silk Route Cafe

A Pakistan cafe like no other, high in the mountains of Hunza The spectacular Hunza Valley in Northern Pakistan lies on the ancient silk route to China and draws  travellers from the world...

Coffee Shop near Hunza Valley / Mountain Cup

Mountain Cup, a cozy coffee shop nestled near the enchanting Hunza Valley, offers a tranquil haven for coffee enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. With its rustic charm and panoramic mountain views...

Coffee Shop / Ginger Fort Cafe Hunza

The Coffee Shop at Ginger Fort Cafe Hunza welcomes you with its inviting rustic charm, featuring rich timber and warm brick finishes. These elements come together to create a cozy and comfortable...

Basement Cafe / Coffee shop

The Basement Cafe, part of Coffee Shop Cafe Independents, stands out with its edgy and grungy basement design. This unique ambiance creates a distinctive atmosphere, inviting patrons to enjoy their...

Kyoto Machiya

Kyoto Machiya offers a unique experience with its design, featuring a Japanese courtyard and traditional screens. The cafe’s tranquil ambiance seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces...

Claesson Koivisto Rune

The Claesson Koivisto Rune cafe presents a design that embraces modern and minimalist aesthetics. The cafe’s clean lines, sleek furnishings, and uncluttered space create a refined and inviting...

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