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95 Innovative Cafe Concepts

From Eclectic Dutch Coffee Bars to Canine-Centered Coffee Shops

— September 15, 2015 — Business
These innovative cafe concepts demonstrate that consumers are eager to get their daily caffeine fix in unique and creative ways. With so many coffee bars competing for the same clientele, many coffee shops have sought innovative ways to draw in new customers.

Animal-themed coffee bars are one cafe concept that has gradually risen in popularity over the years. These unique coffee bars allow animal lovers to spend some quality time with cats, dogs and other animals without the responsibility of purchasing a pet of their own. These animal-inspired coffee shops include pop-up cat cafes, avian coffee bars and canine-centered coffee outposts.

Other coffee shops have tried to stand out by catering to socially conscious consumers. These cafes set themselves apart from name-brand coffee chains by supporting the local community in different ways. Some of these ethical cafe concepts include victim-supporting coffee shops, social enterprise cafes and homeless-helping coffee bars.
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Social Enterprise Cafes
Social Enterprise Cafes
Milk Cafe Provides Work for Asylum-Seeking Women in Glasgow
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94
Farm Animal Cafes
Farm Animal Cafes
The Thanks Nature Sheep Cafe Cheekily Celebrates the Lunar New Year
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93
Victim-Supporting Coffee Shops
Victim-Supporting Coffee Shops
This Cafe Provides Jobs for Victims of Domestic Violence
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92
Stuffed Animal Cafes
Stuffed Animal Cafes
This Japanese Cafe is Specifically Designed to Serve Stuffed Animals and Toys
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91
Ugly Animal Cafes
Ugly Animal Cafes
The Blobfish Cafe in Shoreditch Will Have Three Blobfish Hosts
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90
Finance-Themed Cafes
Finance-Themed Cafes
This Pop-Up Restaurant is Specifically Designed for Accountants
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89
Pop-Up Bodypaint Cafes
Pop-Up Bodypaint Cafes
This Coffee-Mate Creamer is Promoted with a Cafe That Bares It All
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88
Cozy Cuddling Cafes
Cozy Cuddling Cafes
McVitie's Pop-Up Romantic Cafe Accepts Hugs as Payment
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87
Charity Coffee Shops
Charity Coffee Shops
Paper and Cup is a Social Enterprise Created by Spitalfields Crypt Trust
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86
Feces-Themed Cafes
Feces-Themed Cafes
Korea's Poop Cafe Is Feminine and Dainty With Themed Treats
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85
Canine-Centered Cafes
Canine-Centered Cafes
This Vegetarian Dog Cafe Will Be Opening in Montreal in the New Year
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84
Timeless Film Cafes
Timeless Film Cafes
Disney World's 50's Prime Time Cafe Pays Tribute to Film Nostalgia
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83
Bike-Powered Coffee Carts
Bike-Powered Coffee Carts
The Sustainable and Affordable Wheely's Cafe Can Take on Starbucks
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82
Coffee-Roasting Churches
Coffee-Roasting Churches
This Los Angeles Church Cafe is Non-Profit and Serves Up Quality Java
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81
Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
The Roundhouse Cafe in Montreal Serves Aboriginal Food and Coffee
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80
Homeless-Helping Cafes
Homeless-Helping Cafes
This Socially Conscious Coffee Shop Provides Jobs for the Homeless
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79
Cartoon Cat Coffee Shops
Cartoon Cat Coffee Shops
The Hello Kitty Cafe is a Dedicated Space for Hungry Fans
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78
Pop-Up Animal Cafes
Pop-Up Animal Cafes
Annie the Owl Bar is a Pop-Up Bar Featuring Some Nocturnal Winged Friends
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77
Eclectic Dutch Coffee Bars
Eclectic Dutch Coffee Bars
This Coffee Bar in Alkmaar Boasts a Warm, Refined Character
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76
Giant Camera-Shaped Coffee Shops
Giant Camera-Shaped Coffee Shops
Cafe Dreamy is a Relaxing Retreat for Shutterbugs
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75
Ecological Chinese Cafes
Ecological Chinese Cafes
This Chinese Cafe Puts an Emphasis on Building Community & Upcycling
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74
Fundraising Pop-Up Cafes
Fundraising Pop-Up Cafes
The Baja Beans Roasting Pop Up to Help the Community of Pescadero, Mexico
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73
Shirt-Pressing Cafes
Shirt-Pressing Cafes
This Unique Cafe in Japan Has Maids That Will Iron Your Garments
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72
Scrap Wood Coffee Shops
Scrap Wood Coffee Shops
A21Studio Makes a Store from Recycled Wood
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71
Small-Batch Coffee Roasters
Small-Batch Coffee Roasters
Nylon Coffee Roasters Operate a Sustainable Coffee Bar in Singapore
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70
Pop Up Cat Cafes
Pop Up Cat Cafes
This Temporary Cat Cafe Provides the Purrfect O-paw-rtunity to Talk Cat Health
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69
Video Game-Themed Cafes
Video Game-Themed Cafes
Super Mario-Themed Pop-Up Cafes Have Recently Opened in Japan
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68
Anime Character Cafes
Anime Character Cafes
The Sanrio Character Ranking Awards Cafe Celebrates the Best Cartoons
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67
Guitar Repair Cafes
Guitar Repair Cafes
This Unique Coffee Shop Offers Java and Guitar Tune-Ups
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66
Comfortably Relaxing Cat Cafes
Comfortably Relaxing Cat Cafes
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is Europe's First Cat Cafe
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65
Cosmopolitan Espresso Bars
Cosmopolitan Espresso Bars
'West 4' is a Moscow Coffee Bar is Inspired by Manhattan
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64
Pop Up Dog Cafes
Pop Up Dog Cafes
This Los Angeles Shop Features People-Friendly Shelter Dogs Up for Adoption
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63
Corner Store Cafes
Corner Store Cafes
Cafe Fargo is a Pristine New Cafe in a Buffalo Residential Area
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62
Pop-Up Ramadan Cafes
Pop-Up Ramadan Cafes
Ramadan Garden by Ghaf Kitchen Celebrates the Holy Month
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61
Retro Camera-Inspired Cafes
Retro Camera-Inspired Cafes
The Dreamy Camera Cafe is Both Stunning and Surreal
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60
Full-Service Fashion Cafes
Full-Service Fashion Cafes
Gucci's 1921 Cafe is the Fashion Brand's First High-End Dining Service
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59
Entertaining Pop-Up Cafes
Entertaining Pop-Up Cafes
This Cafe Pop-Up is Loaded with Things to Get You in the Door
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58
Mock Coffee Chain Cafes
Mock Coffee Chain Cafes
'Dumb Starbucks' is a Mysterious Cafe That's Spoofing Starbucks
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57
Cabin-Inspired Cafes
Cabin-Inspired Cafes
The Cafeina Cafe by mode:lina architekci Boasts a Homey and Cosy Atmosphere
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56
Contemporary Treed Cafes
Contemporary Treed Cafes
The Foresty Cafe Ki Welcomes You to an Enchanted Artificial Arboretum
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55
Nordic Korean Cafes
Nordic Korean Cafes
This Eclectic Cafe in South Korea Exudes a Colorful Personality
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54
Bulletproof Coffee Shops
Bulletproof Coffee Shops
Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Coffee Shop Boasts High-Tech Brewing Equipment
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53
Medieval Church Cafes
Medieval Church Cafes
This Amsterdam Cafe is Located Within the City's Oldest Building
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52
Quaint Hybrid Cafes
Quaint Hybrid Cafes
Supreme Roastworks is a Hybrid Retail Concept Located in Oslo
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51
TV Show Cafes
TV Show Cafes
The Television Program-Inspired Breaking Bad Coffee Shop is Located in Turkey
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50
Converted Jungle-Like Cafes
Converted Jungle-Like Cafes
Form.3 Architects Turns a Historic Building into a Boutique and Cafe
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49
Experimental 3D Printing Cafes
Experimental 3D Printing Cafes
This German Coffee Shop Serves Its Customers 3D-Printed Figurines
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48
Rustic Coffee Bar Outposts
Rustic Coffee Bar Outposts
The Latest Department of Coffee Location is Modern Minimalism
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47
Modern Cave Cafes
Modern Cave Cafes
The Tea Mountain Tea Shop was Designed by A1 Architects
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46
Continental Retail Cafes
Continental Retail Cafes
The Rozove Cafe and Store is a Pink-Hued Paradise
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45
Positivity-Rewarding Cafes
Positivity-Rewarding Cafes
Marmite's Twitter Shop Treats 'Lovers' for Free, While 'Haters' Pay
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44
Sitcom-Celebrating Cafes
Sitcom-Celebrating Cafes
The Real Life Central Perk Pop-Up Shop Commemorates 2 Decades of Friends
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43
Repair Shop Cafes
Repair Shop Cafes
The Roadside Torque Coffee Shop is Convenient for Commuters
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42
Multipurpose Coffee Shops
Multipurpose Coffee Shops
The Easy Tiger Goods Store Sells Everything From Coffee to Shoes
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41
Iconic Department Store Cafes
Iconic Department Store Cafes
Cafe Cuillier Inside Galleries Lafayette is Perfectly Parisian
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40
Furniture Store Cafes
Furniture Store Cafes
Tokyo's IKEA Lotus Collection Cafe is a New Place to Eat IKEA Food
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39
Cinematic Fashion Cafes
Cinematic Fashion Cafes
The Wes Anderson Prada Restaurant Boasts a Whimsical Design
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38
Bike Factory Cafes
Bike Factory Cafes
Heritage Bicycles in Chicago is Part Bike Shop and Part Coffeeshop
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37
Hybrid Laundromat Cafes
Hybrid Laundromat Cafes
This Hybrid Space Allows You to Enjoy a Latte as You Do Your Laundry
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36
Revamped Coffee Shops
Revamped Coffee Shops
Modern Coffee Receives an Design Overhaul Courtesy of Arcsine Architecture
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35
Members-Only Coffee Bars
Members-Only Coffee Bars
This North London Coffee Shop Sits Within a Coworking Club
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34
Hybrid Yoga Cafes
Hybrid Yoga Cafes
Toronto's Yogaville Pairs Classes for Relaxation with Treats
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33
Home Kitchen Cafes
Home Kitchen Cafes
The Homey Little Man Cafe Sits Inside a Former Post Office Building
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32
Repurposed Minimalist Cafes
Repurposed Minimalist Cafes
These Architects Take This Old Workshop and Turn It into a Cafe
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31
Charismatic Timber Cafes
Charismatic Timber Cafes
The Coffee Cake Cafe in Russia Boasts a Quaint Wooden Interior
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30
Delightfully Picturesque Cafes
Delightfully Picturesque Cafes
The Kale Cafe Embodies a Suburban Charm
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29
Shipping Crate Cafes
Shipping Crate Cafes
The IT Cafe in Athens was Designed to Reflect Food Packaging
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28
Steel Bar-Clad Cafes
Steel Bar-Clad Cafes
Penda Designs a Forward-Thinking Cafe in Beijing
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27
Pay-Per-Minute Coffee Shops
Pay-Per-Minute Coffee Shops
The Ziferblat Cafe Offers Unlimited Drinks, Snacks and Wifi
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26
Laboratory Coffee Shops
Laboratory Coffee Shops
Second Cup Debuts 'Cafe of the Future' in Toronto
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25
Recording Studio Cafes
Recording Studio Cafes
The Songbyrd Record Cafe in Washington Has a Recording Booth
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24
Color-Coded Coffee Shops
Color-Coded Coffee Shops
This Pantone-Themed Colorful Cafe is For Bright Color Enthusiasts
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23
Metropolitan Cat Cafes
Metropolitan Cat Cafes
The Recently Opened Meow Parlour is the First NYC Cat Cafe
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22
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
The Flipboard Cafe in Melbourne is a Relaxing and Inventive Place to Relax
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21
Multi-Purpose Social Cafes
Multi-Purpose Social Cafes
Giraffe Perth Offers, Food, Gifts and Art, All for a Cause
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20
Sensorial Coffee Bar Pop-Ups
Sensorial Coffee Bar Pop-Ups
The Nespresso Connoisseur Club Experience is Multifaceted
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19
Renovated Prison Cafes
Renovated Prison Cafes
The Jury Cafe Boasts Sustainable Design Details and Vivid Signage
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18
Apartment-Inspired Cafes
Apartment-Inspired Cafes
This Amsterdam Coffee Roaster Just Opened a Chic, Homey Cafe
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17
Tiny Geometrical Cafes
Tiny Geometrical Cafes
This New Coffee Shop in Paris is an Expansion of the City's Java Scene
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16
Eroticized Coffee Shops
Eroticized Coffee Shops
The Maid Cafe Caters to Otaku in New York City
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15
3D Printing Cafes
3D Printing Cafes
The MakersCafe Coffee Shop Design Offers Customers a 3D Dining Experience
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14
Garden-to-Table Cafes
Garden-to-Table Cafes
This Kreuzberg Garden Project is an Organic Food Hub with a Quaint Cafe
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13
Cultural Institution Cafes
Cultural Institution Cafes
Pennethorne’s Cafe and Bar is the Latest Eatery at Somerset House
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12
Boutique Cafe Hybrids
Boutique Cafe Hybrids
Citizenry in Toronto is Redefining the World of Cafes
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11
Homey Eclectic Cafes
Homey Eclectic Cafes
The New Neighborhood Tangent Café is All About Comfort Branding
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10
Steampunk Contraption Cafes
Steampunk Contraption Cafes
Have a Cup of Java at the Cape Town Coffee Shop Called 'Truth'
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9
Apothecary-Inspired Coffee Shops
Apothecary-Inspired Coffee Shops
The New Orleans Starbucks Looks Like an Old-Fashioned Pharmacy
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8
Hybrid Barbershop Cafes
Hybrid Barbershop Cafes
Hurwundeki in London Serves Homemade Food and Affordable Haircuts
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7
Skylighted Wooden Cafes
Skylighted Wooden Cafes
OpenScope Studio has Designed an Independent Coffee House
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6
Anti-Loneliness Cafes
Anti-Loneliness Cafes
Stuffed Animals in 'Moomin Cafe' Never Let You Dine Alone
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5
Hybrid Coffee Bars
Hybrid Coffee Bars
All That is Solid's Cafe Interior Design Suits a Range of Needs
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4
Minimalist Juxtaposed Cafes
Minimalist Juxtaposed Cafes
This Coffee Shop Combines Timber & Concrete for a Raw Interior Design
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3
Cozy Eco Cafes
Cozy Eco Cafes
This Cafe Interior Features a Sustainable Green Wall Installation
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2
Indoor Garden Cafes
Indoor Garden Cafes
The Modular Design of this Beijing Cafe Offers a Constant Supply of Fresh Air
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1
Contemporary Prague Cafes
Contemporary Prague Cafes
The Proti Proudu Bistro is Inspired by the Idea of Connection and Coffee
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