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 Hasegawa, this project transforms a former warehouse into a dining café and ceramic store, celebrating Toki City’s rich ceramic tradition known for its high-quality clay […]

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 design philosophy transforms the coffee shop into a futuristic space that not only serves as a place to enjoy a cup of coffee but also as an […]

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, located within the expansive National Exhibition and Convention Center in Qingpu District, Shanghai, is a prime example of this ethos. Serving as a creative […]

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 among coffee aficionados and design enthusiasts alike. Nestled within a dynamic urban landscape, the café shares its space with Juun.J’, an iconic Korean fashion label […]

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 seamlessly blends modern aesthetics with nods to traditional Korean landscapes, creating a tranquil oasis for weary urbanites. The focal point of the space […]

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 architectural practice, Foreplan Cafe’s interior is characterized by its minimalist decor and cozy atmosphere, inviting guests to relax and enjoy a moment of respite from the […]


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 Kong mobile gaming industry, amassing over 10 million users in record time. With a rapid expansion from 20 to 200 employees, many of whom are unfamiliar […]

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 corner whispers of iconic design influences from visionaries like Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier. This captivating establishment is not just a cafe but a living tribute to […]

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 coffee culture. The establishment, housed within a mid-20th century building, beautifully preserves and showcases the architectural ethos of that era—think V-shaped gates, flat […]


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 space that celebrates the essence of casual urban living. Stepping into the café, visitors are greeted by a meticulously landscaped courtyard setting, a serene […]

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 culture and botanical aesthetics. Architecture and Interiors by IDIN Architects Landscape design by Youkubdin Constructed by Wimutti Construction Limited Partnership Photography by […]

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 the building it occupied was transformed from an old factory. Designed by Offhand Practice Photography by Hu Yanyun To explore cafes worldwide see bestcafedesigns.com. A top […]


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, it plays a very important role ensuring staff and student’s well-being and their fondness of the campus.  Photographed by Workshop 10 To […]


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 housed in a solitary remaining Taisho-era folk house that has been renovated. Designed by Masashi Miyamoto Photography by Koki Yamamoto Published with Bowerbird To explore cafes worldwide […]

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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 launch branches in Xiamen and surrounding islands. CUN PANDA NANA received this design commission. The client expects to create a […]

Arabica Xiamen Cafe

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, including the scenic Gulangyu Island and the iconic Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen has evolved significantly over the years. Ingrid Shi, a seasoned architect and photographer holds a […]

AIUEO Yamashiro Onsen / Gallery Cafe / Koyori

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 this hot spring town.  Gallery Cafe The gallery cafe, an extension of the Kyoto-based AIUEO assorted goods brand, features colorful goods and hand-drawn […]