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FOOD_DRINK
Pasteleria Ideal
Allow a few minutes for a spin through another one of Mexico City's unique establishments, Pasteleria Ideal. Originally built in 1927, this two-story bakery borderlines on ridiculous with its towering quinceañera cakes, thematic jelly treats and layers...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Kyoto Cafés
When we were researching a visit to Kyoto we found Inside Kyoto to be an invaluable resource. It’s run by Chris Rowthorn, an American who has been in Kyoto for more than 20 years. Rowthorn is also the editor of the Lonely Planet guidebooks for Japan...
CULTURE
The Wheelhouse, Downtown Los Angeles
Tami and Chase Spenst wanted to build a one-stop shop for the everyday bicycle rider. After finding a space in the heart of Los Angeles' creative community, they designed a warm and approachable indoor/outdoor space (with a service center and coffee...
FOOD-DRINK
Anthology Coffee, Detroit
While in Detroit for this week's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), we took a break from previewing Ford GT supercars and Buick's Avista concept coupe to get our dose of caffeine: a few bags of single-origin, freshly roasted Anthology...
FOOD_DRINK
Little Collins
Named after a busy city street in Melbourne, Australia (the country's self-appointed coffee mecca), Little Collins offers up high-quality coffee as well as breakfast and lunch. With staples like egg sandwiches and schnitzels, there are also plenty...
DESIGN
Verve Coffee's New West Hollywood Space
In Santa Cruz, beach-goers, surfers and mountain bikers frequent Verve Coffee Roasters' popular cafes. Verve’s mission to source relationship-based direct trade coffees, paired with friendly and approachable customer service, has made them...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Québec City
A visit to Québec City means stepping outside of the ordinary. While most on the North American continent are used to Spanish or English as the native languages, this Francophone region offers more than their distinct tongue. Only a few years back...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Macau's Small Shops
There's much more to the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Macau than high rolling and mega-luxury hotels. The peninsula has a unique story, other than being the only Chinese territory where one can legally gamble in a casino: it was formerly...
FOOD-DRINK
Pisacco
Born from the passion of a group of friends who love art and cuisine, Pisacco is a charming restaurant and bar. It's a place characterized by a direct relationship with contemporary art: from the name (an intentional misspelling of Picasso) to the...
FOOD-DRINK
Pavé
Pavé is a "living room with a laboratory" and is one of the yummiest places in town for sweets and pastries. Located in Milan's Porta Venezia area, this bakery and pastry shop represent a singular case of successful young entrepreneurship and quest...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth Philadelphia: Food + Drink
by Mark Likosky Philadelphia seems to get a bad rap from many people who visit the city for work and get stuck in Center City with no idea where to go for lunch. The reality is Philly—as one of the largest cities in the US—is brimming with great places...
FOOD-DRINK
Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa
by Chérmelle D. Edwards The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town...
DESIGN
Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York
In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs...
FOOD-DRINK
Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris
by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away from the restaurant, which is located...
DESIGN
Marcy & Myrtle by Harbor Projects
by Chérmelle Edwards At the intersection of Marcy and Myrtle avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn stands a new cottage-like coffee shop of the same name, Marcy & Myrtle, by interior architecture and design build firm Harbor Projects, and one...
FOOD-DRINK
A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans
by Chérmelle Edwards Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Porto
by Ross Belfer Porto is no longer limited to its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Old City, replete with meticulously preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline-style architectural structures and seven river-expanding bridges—not to mention its renowned...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: London Coffee Shops
by Anya Lawrence For a city that rarely sleeps, it's no wonder that London's coffee shop scene is booming. Gone with the dominance of generic international chains, the emphasis is no longer just on the convenience of grabbing a freshly brewed cup...
TRAVEL
City Guides: Detroit
Since overhauling our City Guides last fall, we've had many an opportunity to make our way back to Detroit and delve further into one of the most culturally rich cities in the country. While there, various team members found that the ever-expanding...
FOOD-DRINK
Le Petit Zinc
Tucked away in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, this French restaurant serves up delicious food—including the best crepes you'll find in the city. But it's perfect for a quick coffee or fresh juice while enjoying their outdoor area. The decor is quite...
FOOD-DRINK
Isa e Vane
After years of being the go-to caterers in Milan, Isabella Coppini and Vanessa Pellizza Tricarico are familiar faces among the city's foodies. The pair and their delicious food can now be found at Isa e Vane, a cafe and deli they recently opened...
STUDIOS
Woodstock Foundry
The Woodstock Foundry opened in March 2012 as a bright and airy space intended for mixed creative use. Besides the working foundry, the three-story building also houses several design stores and studios, including O.live's, Dear Ray Jewelry, Selah...
FOOD-DRINK
Da Matteo, Sweden
It might be a surprise to hear that Scandinavia consumes more coffee per capita than any other region in the world. On a recent trip to Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg—a cultural mosaic port city on the country's (relatively) balmy southern...
FOOD
Urban Bean
The coffee shop trend has not skipped out on Minneapolis. The city is piled high with unique places to get a good latte and scope the scene—and Urban Bean is the perfect spot. Housed in what used to be old Muddy Waters on 24th and Lyndale, this coffee...
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