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: 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

Sydney City guide: 11 restaurants that give Melbourne a run for her money

Not to rub it in, but I’m feeling pretty refreshed (and even a little tanned!) after a nice holiday in Australia for the last couple weeks. Normally on a trip all the way out to Australia I’ll always spend a good amount of time with my first city love, Melbourne but this time I cheated … 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

New York City guide: The coffee snob’s guide to NYC

Italians and Australians in my experience are two of the fussiest coffee drinkers in the world. And it just so happens that most of my friends living in NYC are either Australian, Italian, or people who have lived in Italy for a substantial time – basically; my friends are a bunch of coffee snobs. Since … 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 city guide: How to blend in with the cool people (or try to)

I jumped at the chance to spend this last weekend in Berlin with Mikee, who had been there all week schmoozing with industry folk at Bread & Butter. I was really in the mood for a dose of Berlin’s attitude; you know, cool, laid-back, edgy yet stylishly hedonistic – the kind of attitude that cool … 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: 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

Stumptown: Leading America’s new wave of hat-wearing, beard-having, coffee enthusiasts

The last time I was in New York for work, I planned to begin my first day the same way I would start my days in Melbourne, with a good coffee in a city café while listening to nice tunes on my iPod. I was horrified when I arrived to work and had two choices … Continue reading