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27 Coffee Shops With Stylish Design You’ll Want To Steal For Your Home

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1 of 27|Coffee Academics|Hong Kong
2 of 27|Mahika Mano|Tokyo, Japan
3 of 27|Truth Coffee Roasting|Cape Town, South Africa
4 of 27|Single O|Botany, Australia
5 of 27|The Grounds of Alexandria|Alexandria, Australia
6 of 27|Skye Coffee|Barcelona, Spain
7 of 27|Hatch|London, England
8 of 27|Caffe Streets|Chicago, Illinois, USA
9 of 27|AP Cafe|Brooklyn, New York, USA
10 of 27|Cafe Kitsuné|Paris, France
11 of 27|Bar Luce|Milan, Italy
12 of 27|Monocle Café|London, England
13 of 27|Café 27|Beijing, China
14 of 27|Café Pause|Stuttgart, Germany
15 of 27|Coastal Café|Kent, England
16 of 27|Happy Bones Café|New York City, New York, USA
17 of 27|Logomo Café|Turku, Finland
18 of 27|Sightglass on 20th|San Francisco, California, USA
19 of 27|Plein Air Café|Chicago, Illinois, USA
20 of 27|The Cake|Kiev, Ukraine
21 of 27|Jury Cafe|Coburg, Australia
22 of 27|Alfred {Coffee + Kitchen}|Los Angeles, California, USA
23 of 27|Intelligentsia|Chicago, Illinois, USA
24 of 27|Black Eye Coffee|Denver, Colorado, USA
25 of 27|The Butcher’s Daughter|New York City, New York, USA
26 of 27|Code Black Coffee|Melbourne, Australia
27 of 27|Fuglen|Tokyo, Japan

No matter how far from home you travel, one thing is guaranteed: you’ll be able to find a cup of joe when your caffeine cravings start.

Coffee shops are as ubiquitous as fast food joints, but they’re not nearly so bad for your health (this one excepted) and they’re far easier on the eyes. Coffee shop culture is officially a thing now, and proprietors have responded by ramping up the style factor in their cafes.

Some go modern; some go classic. Some go minimalist; some go to the max. Whatever flavour you prefer, there are coffee shops out there serving up design ideas you’ll want to swipe for your home. Check out the gallery above for inspiration and read below for the lessons learned.


Exposed Can Be Inviting

Done wrong, industrial design can feel unwelcoming or cold. But done right, it’s a warm and masculine way to dress a space. Just look at Coffee Academics in Hong Kong, Cafe Kitsuné in Paris, and Plein Air in Chicago. These shops boast many of the hallmarks of industrial design – exposed brick, visible piping, bare Edison bulbs – without sacrificing cosiness. The Butcher’s Daughter in New York City adds even more warmth by incorporating greenery and wood elements.

RELATED: 11 Creative Ways To Pull Off The Industrial Look At Home

Surprise And Delight

The devil is in the details, and so is the delight. Your home should feel like your home, with thoughtfully placed details that express your personality. Mahika Mano in Tokyo welcomes guests to lounge in hammocks suspended throughout the cafe. Skye Coffee in Barcelona brings a vehicle indoors. Truth Coffee Roasting in Cape Town goes bold with a floor to ceiling steampunk theme.

Embrace Bold Colours

A coat of paint is an easy way to refresh a room. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour if you’re open to a more daring look. Milan’s Bar Luce was designed by film director Wes Anderson, who is famous for his eccentric use of colour. The teal walls of Stuttgart’s Café Pause feel strong but soothing. Jury in Coburg opts for a trendy palette in an ultra Instagrammable geometric pattern. And speaking of patterns, Alfred {Coffee + Kitchen} in Los Angeles proves that even black and white can be bold.

Less Is Sometimes More

If a neutral palette is more your speed, there are plenty of minimalist coffee shops with design ideas worth stealing. Monocle Café and Coastal Café, both in England, have little in the way of colour but boast an abundance of serenity. AP Cafe in Brooklyn strips its aesthetic back even more.

Good Art Makes The Space

Accessorising is key. Art enlivens your space and adds unique character, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to do it. The Cake in Kiev adds a pop of colour in the form of a Jeff Koons sculpture. Single O in Botany opts for a modern statement with a mural painted directly on the wall. Finland’s Logomo Café in Turku makes an even louder statement by turning the entire shop into a work of art.

RELATED: Secrets To Creating The Perfect Masculine Art Wall

Bring The Outside Inside

Yes, flowers can be masculine and indoor gardens are a perfect way to make sure your home is a tranquil escape from reality. Australia’s Grounds of Alexandria is famous for its bounty of greenery. Beijing’s Café 27 also brings nature indoors with plants and plentiful wood. Other coffee shops, like Caffe Streets in Chicago and Sightglass on 20th in San Francisco, opt for a full wood aesthetic. And who wouldn’t want to curl up in Fuglen? The Tokyo cafe looks like the living room of our dreams.

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  • Shantanu Jain

    Amazing! I like your all ideas but I like the most the sketch gallery wall. This is easy and creative which we can try in our home. Just Print and frame photos online of the art and decor them on wall.


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