Best Cafe Designs Worldwide

30+ Countries Featured: From Paris to Kyoto to Sydney to Barranco
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Best Cafe Designs Worldwide

30+ Countries Featured: From Paris to Kyoto to Sydney to Barranco
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Best Cafes Around the World

Andrew started the idea of Best Cafe Designs by photographing cafes during coffee breaks, working as an architect in Sydney CBD.  The initiative has expanded to a 30+ international collaboration of architects, designers, photographers and writers featuring cafe designs from all over the world.  Countries featured so far include: Vietnam, Lebanon, Pakistan, UK, Germany, Peru, Romania, Japan, Israel, France, Spain, Australia, Italy and many more!    

See best cafe designs by clicking on any of the continent regions below!

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Coffee Shop Lovers

Best Cafe Designs is a coffee lover's paradise, where they can explore visually stunning local café spaces that celebrate their passion for exceptional brews and artistic ambiance.

Espresso Travellers

Best Cafe Designs is an ideal resource for travelers seeking unique and visually captivating coffee experiences around the world, offering a global tour of exceptional café designs that enhance their journeys.

Architects / Interior Designers

Best Cafe Designs is a platform for architects and designers to showcase their exceptional café projects and gain inspiration from a global network of design enthusiasts.

Cafe Coffee Bar Operators

Best Cafe Designs serves as an invaluable resource for cafe operators, offering insights into exceptional cafe designs that can inspire and transform their own spaces into inviting and innovative coffee destinations.

Coffee Lovers

Best Cafe Designs is a coffee lover's paradise, where they can explore visually stunning local café spaces

Travellers

Best Cafe Designs is an ideal resource for travelers seeking unique and visually captivating coffee experiences

Architects / Designers

Best Cafe Designs is a platform for architects and designers to showcase their exceptional café projects

Cafe Operators

Best Cafe Designs serves as an invaluable resource for cafe operators, offering insights into exceptional cafe designs that can inspire and transform

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By Penelope Barker

Andrew engaged an accomplished architectural journalist Penelope Barker, a former editor at Vogue Living, Belle and Indesign magazines, and a well respected writer in the architecture and design space to write stories about these amazing pictures from all over the world.

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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...
Capriole Cafe / Den Haag Netherlands / Bureau Fraai
Bureau Fraai converts Capriole Cafe former paint factory into a coffee bar, restaurant and business...
Loretta / Wellington NZ / Parsonson Architects
Loretta, located directly beneath Parsonson Architects studio, is the ‘little sister’ of...
Coffee Culture / A-Z of Cafes and Coffee Shop Cities Around the World
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About Life Coffee-Brewers / Cafes around Saigon
Photographed by Cafes of Saigon.  Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, About Life Coffee...
Delatite Cellar Door / Mansfield / Clemenger Architects
With sweeping views across Taungurung Country, the Delatite Cellar Door provides a unique wine...
Third Cliff Bakery / Boston / Thought Craft Architects
Designed as its first brick and mortar location, Third Cliff Bakery anchors and activates the corner...
Cafenated Coffee Co / Berkeley / Holder Parlette
Cafenated Coffee Co, located in Berkeley, California, this project reimagined the site of the old...
Austral Hotel / Colac Victoria / Porter Architects
A historic old regional Victorian pub located in Otway area of Colac. The redevelopment at Austral...
Best Cafe Booth Seating Designs
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Best Cafe and Coffee Shop Interior Design Ideas
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Best Cafe Exterior Design Ideas
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Mug ‘n’ Hug / Limassol Cyprus / dogma
In the heart of Limassol, Cyprus, a sensory haven unfolds, guided by the principles of efficiency...
50 Best Cafe and Coffee Shop Counter Designs
We have curated 50 Best Cafe and Coffee Shop Counter Designs from everywhere in the world. Each cafe...
Harudot / Nana Coffee Roasters / IDIN Architects Thailand
The genesis of Harudot stems from a collaboration between the Nana Coffee Roasters brand owner and a...
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...
Capriole Cafe / Den Haag Netherlands / Bureau Fraai
Bureau Fraai converts Capriole Cafe former paint factory into a coffee bar, restaurant and business...
Loretta / Wellington NZ / Parsonson Architects
Loretta, located directly beneath Parsonson Architects studio, is the ‘little sister’ of...
Coffee Culture / A-Z of Cafes and Coffee Shop Cities Around the World
Bestcafedesigns.com is a digital publisher like no other. We are a top 100 architecture blog, and we...
About Life Coffee-Brewers / Cafes around Saigon
Photographed by Cafes of Saigon.  Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, About Life Coffee...
Delatite Cellar Door / Mansfield / Clemenger Architects
With sweeping views across Taungurung Country, the Delatite Cellar Door provides a unique wine...
Third Cliff Bakery / Boston / Thought Craft Architects
Designed as its first brick and mortar location, Third Cliff Bakery anchors and activates the corner...
Cafenated Coffee Co / Berkeley / Holder Parlette
Cafenated Coffee Co, located in Berkeley, California, this project reimagined the site of the old...
Austral Hotel / Colac Victoria / Porter Architects
A historic old regional Victorian pub located in Otway area of Colac. The redevelopment at Austral...
Best Cafe Booth Seating Designs
Booth seating are a great design element to integrate in any cafe, coffee shop or restaurant. They...
Best Cafe and Coffee Shop Interior Design Ideas
In the world of coffee culture, the interior design of a cafe or coffee shop plays a important role...
Best Cafe Exterior Design Ideas
The exterior design of a cafe serves as its visual identity, inviting patrons to step in and...
Bar London 22 / Slovenia / GAO Architects
Designed by Petra Zakrajšek and Sara Hočevar of GAO Architects, London22 Bar in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is a space where simplicity meets artistic expression. Completed in...
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...
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...
World of Coffee Review / Dubai / The Need for Coffee
The following is an interview with The Need for Coffee, and their review of the World of Coffee in Dubai 2024. The more I delve...
Cafe Design Considerations
As bestcafedesigns.com explores cafe designs all over the world, we thought it would be good to interview an architect to get some insights into how...
Intellect Coffee Dubai / Cafe on Wheels / ibahousedesign
Intellect Coffee is a coffee roastery based in Dubai, UAE with a café/showroom space in Al Quoz, Dubai as well as a café-on-wheels concept for...
Han Restaurant / Slovenia / Gao Architects
Designed by Petra Zakrajšek and Tjaša Najvirt of Gao Architects, this café in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality. Spanning 289m²...
100 Best Architectural Blogs and Websites to Follow in 2024
Interim update this time for bestcafedesigns.com  The site recently was ranked in the top 100 architecture blogs globally at feedspot, coming in at no. 75. ...
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...
BAR OMA IETJE / Heesterveld / Open Architects
In the heart of Amsterdam’s Heesterveld neighborhood, a once-neglected complex has undergone a remarkable transformation, breathing new life into the community. Designed by OPEN architects...
Coffee House Concepts – Cafes in Drawings Axonometrics and Diagrams
Coffee house concepts epitomize the intersection of design ingenuity and the evolving culture of coffee consumption. Architects and designers showcased on bestcafedesigns.com display a myriad...
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...
Kirkuk Mars Coffee House
Crafted by Mustafa Jamal, an architect, interior designer, and graphic designer, the Mars Coffee House at Kirkuk University embodies the concept of ‘framing memories’ with...
La Joie Dose Bakery & Cafe / Riyadh Saudi Arabia / Livelli Architects
Nestled in the heart of Riyadh, La Joie Dose Bakery & Cafe transcends conventional design boundaries, offering a double-height space that immerses patrons in an...

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Best Cafe Design FAQ

Best Cafe Designs is a curated platform that celebrates exceptional coffee house and interior designs from around the world. We showcase stunning coffee shop designs, provide insights into trends, and offer a space for architects, designers, café owners, and coffee lovers to connect and share their passion for coffee culture and innovative design.

Whether you run a modern coffee shops, design studio, Scandinavian, mid-century or Shanghai asian cafe, submitting your café design is easy. Visit our “Submit” page and follow the instructions to share your project details, high-quality images, design story, and your bio or design firm profile. Our team will review your submission, and if it meets our criteria, it may be featured on our platform.

Not currently, although Best Cafe Designs is in collaboration with experienced architecture firm and designers who specialize in café design.  The site is a great source of inspiration, and a source to see local architecture, creative lighting, raw materials and see more ideas about cafe.  

Absolutely! Best Cafe Designs is a community of design aficionados, café owners, architects, and coffee lovers. You can connect with like-minded individuals, share your insights, and engage in discussions through our platform and social media channels.

No, accessing Best Cafe Designs content is entirely free. We encourage everyone to explore our curated café designs and articles. Additionally, there is no fee for submitting your café design for consideration.

Best Cafe Designs was founded by a group of passionate architects, designers, and coffee enthusiasts who shared a common love for cafe interior design. We recognized the art of coffee and the significance of café aesthetics in enhancing the coffee experience and wanted to create a platform that celebrates and shares the artistry of café design with a global audience. Our platform started as a way to inspire and connect like-minded individuals who appreciate the fusion of design and coffee culture.

Our mission at Best Cafe Designs is to be the ultimate source of inspiration and knowledge for anyone who values exceptional café aesthetics. We aim to celebrate innovative café designs, empower architects and designers to showcase their work, assist barista and café owners in transforming their spaces, and provide coffee lovers with a visual and sensory journey that deepens their appreciation for coffee culture. Our mission is to elevate café aesthetics, one design at a time, and foster a community that shares our passion for the perfect fusion of design and coffee.

We strive to provide fresh and inspiring coffee shop interiors content regularly. You can expect new café designs, articles, and features to be added on a consistent basis, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in café aesthetics and architecture.

We welcome collaborations and partnerships with brands and businesses that align with our platform’s values. If you’re interested in advertising or collaboration opportunities, please contact us through our “Contact” page, and we’ll be happy to discuss potential arrangements.  Whether you have modern furniture, glass windows, chandelier, sleep lighting fixtures, plywood, wooden furniture, mosaic, reclaimed wood or house-made products and suppliers, we would welcome a discussion on partnership.

  • To stay in the loop, follow us on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), subscribe to our newsletter, or simply visit our website regularly for fresh café design inspiration, articles, and updates.  See articles for recently renovated cafe’s, cozier curve ceilings, copper toned latte touch device users, amazing hue and walkway spaces or that cafe with sleek lighting features, that services comfort food and transforms into a late-night bar

Cafe Interior Design

The Best Cafe Designs website is a virtual haven for design enthusiasts seeking inspiration from the chic and diverse world of cafe interiors. As you navigate through the gallery’s curated images, each nuance of floor layout, seat selection, and retro accents is a testament to the meticulous artistry behind cafe design. Whether it’s a cozy nook clad in exposed concrete in Prague or a sleek, zen-like renovation in Chai Parada, the website invites users to explore these spaces like a home away from home. The infusion of potted plants, perforated lamp shades, and sleek lighting fixtures entices visitors to not only appreciate the visual aesthetics but also explore the tactile elements that make each cafe a unique experience. With an artful touch, the designers expertly renovate existing buildings, transforming them into inviting spaces where one can savor a cup of coffee and bask in the ambiance, making every visit an enticing journey through the world of cafe design.