12 Unique Cafe Storefronts You Have To See Around Asia

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Grab your purses, pack your bags – it doesn’t matter if you’re in a committed relationship with coffee or a matcha-lover – we’re (virtually) travelling around Asia in search of the prettiest cafe storefronts to satisfy our wanderlust.

Vietnam

Think Vietnam, think coffee! The Vietnamese love their cà phê strong, dark and intense. And of course – it’s a no brainer that their coffee shops are a must-visit when travelling to the land of the Ascending Dragon!

September Saigon

All Day Coffee

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Thailand

The Land of Smiles has been gaining popularity among cafe hoppers around the world, with various coffee shops and brands expanding their reach in Thailand, (we’re looking at you, Stylenanda!). Their local cafe game is going strong too – and not to forget their expertise in architectural and interior design.

Pompano Roasted Cafe

Bottom Express

Korea

If you’re a fan of K-dramas and K-pop, you’ll know that there’s plenty of cafes that you’ve added to your ‘To Visit When I’m In Korea’ list (ok, that’s us too!). Korean cafes are well-known for their unique menus, and with the ever-growing popularity of K-culture, there’s no doubt that Korea is one of the top-visited places in the world for a fun cafe-hopping experience.

Zapangi

Cheong Su Dang

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Japan

As one of the largest coffee markets in the world, the Japanese are undoubtedly well-known for their coffee vending machines and convenience store coffee with the grab-and-go concept. That doesn’t mean that the Japanese don’t know how to take things slow – they have nationwide cafe franchises and there are lots of new cafes mushrooming everywhere in Japan.

Little Darling Coffee Roasters

Lemon Pie Asakusa レモンパイ洋菓子店

Hong Kong

Cafes in Hong Kong have evolved from the traditional cha chaan teng to a myriad of contemporary independent roasters and cafes. Being coffee addicts, we love to see what Hong Kong has to offer.

Oldish

Grain of Salt

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India

Cafe culture has long been ingrained in the Indian culture – the country is mostly known as a tea-loving nation, but their coffee culture has been described as ‘the next big thing’. As the world’s 6th largest coffee producer, we can’t wait to visit more modern tea shops and cafes!

The Project Café Ahmedabad

Hamoni Cafe By The Greens

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Sue aspires to be a writer with a passion. Hailing from sunny Malaysia, Sue lives to eat and doesn't mind having thosai for breakfast everyday. Her dream is to one day swim with her all-time favourite animal, whale sharks.