Stockholm Hotspot Find: Coffice

Stockholm Hotspot Find: Coffice |

Coffice is the place to go in Stockholm for excellent quality barista coffee made by award winning baristas. This café has some serious coffee cred since its run by the owners of Drop Coffee who are arguably the best roasters in Sweden. But Coffice has a much fresher concept than your average café. Inside you’ll … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Shoreditch Grind

London Hotspot Find: Shoreditch Grind |

SHOREDITCH GRIND, OLD STREET Conveniently located directly on the Old Street station roundabout is Shoreditch Grind a third wave, artisanal café by day and a cocktail bar by night. Is it just me? Or is that a genius idea? A trip to Shoreditch Grind will have you sipping on a flat white (these guys are … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Hi-Collar

NYC Hotspot Find: Hi-Collar |

HI-COLLAR, EAST VILLAGE I keep saying “this is my new favourite restaurant” but this time it really is, promise. Hi-Collar is one of those no-details-spared Japanese hotspots. It’s a Parisian-inspired cafe by day and restaurant/sake bar by night. The place literally transforms as soon as the barman stealthily slides the wall-to-wall cabinet door to reveal … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Toby’s Estate

NYC Hotspot Find: Toby’s Estate |

TOBY’S ESTATE, WILLIAMSBURG Australian transplant Toby’s Estate is the place to go if you’re a creative Australian expat living in Williamsburg. By now you’re probably pining after your old barista’s lovingly crafted flat white with its rich, intense flavours since they aren’t quite as easy to come by in this city. Toby’s Estate has got … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Hester Street Café at the New Museum

NYC Hotspot Find: Hester Street Café at the New Museum |

HESTER STREET CAFÉ AT THE NEW MUSEUM, BOWERY This New Museum X Hester Street Fair collaboration sees the two partners creating a platform for some of NYC’s most creative local artisans to present and sell their food inside a museum environment. Inside you can enjoy baked goods from Café Grumpy, an espresso from Intelligentsia Coffee, … Continue reading

The Curators: Jewellery designer & artist Stephanie Simek on being creative in Portland and her Portland city guide

Portland Sign by Orlando Lane | Portland City Guide |

A little while back I came across a Portland based jewellery designer, Stephanie Simek, who creates the most intriguing little adornments for all of your jewel wearing body parts. I was instantly drawn to her Classealienne Rings – the colourful baubles you see me wearing below which decorate your often-overlooked finger nooks that you can … Continue reading

Sydney Hotspot Find: Reuben Hills

Sydney Hotspot Find: Reuben Hills |

REUBEN HILLS, SURRY HILLS Reuben Hills has all the right cred – voted best coffee by the Sydney Morning Herald, owners from respected coffee stock in Sydney and a decided passion for coffee that you can see and feel as soon as you walk in and take note of all of the high-tech Barista contraptions. … Continue reading

Sydney Hotspot Find: Gnome Espresso

Sydney Hotspot Find: Gnome Espresso |

GNOME, SURRY HILLS After strolling Surry Hills you’ll need a little caffeine hit to keep you perky enough to visit all of the boutiques on your list. Situated right on Crown Street is Gnome – the perfect spot to recharge with a short macchiato and inadvertently overhear an interesting conversation between some cool looking local … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Flake

LA Hotspot Find: Flake |

FLAKE, VENICE I didn’t want to go anywhere else for breakfast the whole time I was in LA. When you’re onto a good thing, stick to it, hey? 🙂 Flake makes simple delicious breakfasts that remind me of Australia (in-the-know breakfast lovers will know exactly what I mean by this comparison!) Best Bit: RAD MUFFIN! … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Smooch

NYC Hotspot Find: Smooch |

SMOOCH, FORT GREENE An Australian café in Brooklyn! The coffee is great but make sure the Australian guy (listen for the accent) with the dreadlocks is behind the machine. The food is okay, but nothing you couldn’t prepare for yourself at home, although the cute menu and vibe makes up for all that anyway. … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Ports Coffee & Tea Co

NYC Hotspot Find: Ports Coffee & Tea Co |

PORTS COFFEE & TEA CO, CHELSEA When we first moved to NYC, our temporary apartment was in Chelsea and Ports was our beloved daily pit stop. The service is great, no line and quality coffee. We love the cappuccino and macchiato. 251 W 23rd St, New York, NY ‎ (646) 290-6151   WE’RE SOCIAL AT … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: The Commons

NYC Hotspot Find: The Commons |

THE COMMONS, CHELSEA The Commons does two things right – they make a proper espresso (it’s short) and they do it with La Colombe coffee. 128 7th Ave, New York, NY ‎ (212) 929-9333   WE’RE SOCIAL AT MELTING BUTTER: Follow on the social web to keep up to date with new posts and … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: La Colombe Torrefaction

NYC Hotspot Find: La Colombe Torrefaction |

LA COLOMBE TORREFACTION, NOHO This one happens to be a favourite among a few of my coffee obsessed friends. The light and space really makes the café a nice place to start the day if you don’t mind lining up for a bit. Cappuccino and cortado (with a slice of olive oil cake) are the … Continue reading

Paris Hotspot Find: Merce and the Muse

Paris Hotspot Find: Merce and the Muse |

A very un-Paris cafe. Reminds me of a cool cafe you would find in Melbourne, Stockholm or New York. The cappuccino is good too. They also bake their own cakes and if it’s on offer, don’t turn down the ridiculously moist coconut cake. Best bit: Bohemian Paris and good coffee.   1Bis Rue Charles-François … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Bonanza Coffee Heroes

Berlin Hotspot Find: Bonanza Coffee Heroes |

Bare walls, sacks of coffee beans, a couple of bearded baristas making really good coffee is all you’ll get at this place. It’s worth a trip to Prenzlauerberg just to get one though. Best bit: Simple. Cappuccino. Oderberger Straße 35 10435 Berlin, Germany +49 171 5630795   LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow on the … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Café KRONE

Berlin Hotspot Find: Café KRONE |

The perfect place to spend Sunday afternoon brunch with The Kings of Convenience playing in the background. It’s bustling but warm and inviting. Best bit: The interiors are what dream kitchens are made of. Oderberger Straße 38 10435 Berlin, Germany +49 30 44312221   LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow on the social web to … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: The Barn

Berlin Hotspot Find: The Barn |

You can tell the owner of The Barn is passionate about coffee and offering quality food. He serves single origin beans from some notable roasters like Stumptown and Denmark Coffee Collective. If you know your coffee you will appreciate this place. Best bit: The coffee is the draw card but you will want to eat … Continue reading