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From Hidden Indie Coffee Houses to Laundromat Cafes

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Apr 15, 2011
Sick of your neighborhood coffee chain? As this selection of unique coffee shops from around the world shows, there's more you can do to add pep to your coffee than adding a new syrup or crazy milk alternative. While some of these innovations could be enjoyed in just about any city, others are so niche tha you'd need a substantially sized city to draw a crowd.

Among the unique coffee shops, you'll find in the list: a vampire cafe, a DIY sewing cafe, push-button pop-up coffee shops, a light therapy cafe in Sweden that helps ward off depression and exhaustion in the long winters, traffic jam cafes, a cardboard cafe, coffee shops where you can rent a kitten, coffee shops for dogs and a pay-what-you-want coffee shop.