Booking.com reveals some of the best places to savour the best coffees
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with more than one million incredible places to stay, has revealed their top endorsed destinations to satisfy even the wildest of caffeine cravings. In celebration of International Coffee Day on 1st October, this break-inspired list is capturing the hearts of baristas worldwide.
Like all things Parisian, drinking coffee should be done in style and away from any tourist trap. The 11th arrondissement is a hotbed of diverse, creative individuals that are seeking out hip, boutique cafes to Instagram their flat white from. The new Café Oberkampf has quickly become a hotspot for bloggers and fashionable travelers with their finger on the pulse. Stay around the corner in a former textile factory at the stylish Hôtel Fabric.
Considered to be the coffee capital of Australia, a bad experience here is hard to come by. The cobblestoned laneways in the CBD are a hive of activity with the sound of grinding coffee beans and espresso machines drowning out the morning commuters passing by. Stay in the heart of Melbourne at Flinders Loft and be a hop, skip and a jump away from Axil Coffee Roasters to get a morning fix. Nothing is better than enjoying coffee – while it’s still hot – in the comfort of a four-poster bed and easing into the day with style.
Espresso is the lifeblood for most Romans. Italians like their coffee strong and drunk fast. Often drinking five or more espressos a day, a ‘drink and go’ philosophy is seen at most coffee bars around the city. One of the most iconic and popular bars to visit is Sant’Eustachio Il Caffe. Serving over 6,000 coffees a day, they know a thing or two about coffee. Sip an afternoon espresso on a private rooftop at La Maison D’Art Luxury Suite and enjoy the stunning views of the Pantheon nearby.
A delicious cup of Turkish coffee has a long history. Hundreds of years ago it was invented by the Ottomans and is still available on every corner of Istanbul streets. The taste trick is in the preparation, so be prepared for a rich, full-bodied experience. From the hip ‘House Café’ chain to the nostalgic ‘medieval café without a name’ located at Corlulu Alipasa Medreses – Istanbul is preparing coffee everywhere for everyone. Part of a 139 year old historical building, Hotel Miniature is a stone’s throw away from Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Home to the largest coffee chain in the world, Starbucks, Seattle is worth a visit. Drop by the first original Starbucks at Pike Place Market for a taste of a true original. With a rich coffee culture across the entire city, visitors are likely bump into bars everywhere. Booking.com recommends finding a cup of Joe at local coffee houses, or roasters in the always jazzy University District and ‘cool’ Capitol Hill. Watertown Hotel in the University District offers access to Seattle’s best coffee spots. The hotel also has the Pineapple Café where guests can pick up their first cup in the morning before exploring.