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63 Innovative Cafe Culture Ideas

From Industrial All-Day Cafes to Members-Only Coffee Shops

— March 4, 2016 — Lifestyle
From immersive dining concept to innovative business models informed by social good and the sharing economy, cafe culture is evolving at an exponential rate globally as the so-called "third-wave of coffee" continues to push the product from being considered a commodity to a gourmet food item.

Located within the Kit and Ace flagship store in Toronto's posh Yorkville area, the Sorry Coffee Company runs a quaint coffee shop that is carving out its own take on cafe culture. The Sorry cafe has the unique quality being cash-free and has an ever-changing logo that is replaced every three months by a rotating assortment of local artists.

Boasting a unique business model and an even more unique name, the Fair Folks & a Goat is a cafe in Greenwich Village that offers a subscription service for its drip coffee. For a flat fee of $25, members of Fair Folks & a Goat are able to access unlimited coffee for the period of a month.
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Car-Powered Cafes
Car-Powered Cafes
The 'Toyota Barista' Stunt Demonstrates How Much Energy Brakes Generate
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Citrusy Chocolate Drinks
Citrusy Chocolate Drinks
This Hot Chocolate is Made with Orange Zest and Ginger
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Non-Profit Volunteer Cafes
Non-Profit Volunteer Cafes
The Rio Coco Coffee Cafe Sends its Profits to Local Schools
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Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
The Roundhouse Cafe in Montreal Serves Aboriginal Food and Coffee
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Crime-Themed Cafes
Crime-Themed Cafes
The Water's Coffee Shop Location is Based Off the TV Series Breaking Bad
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Speakeasy Cafe Rebranding
Speakeasy Cafe Rebranding
Starbucks Stores are Transitioning to Serve Wine and Beer in the Evening
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Artisanal Donut Cafes
Artisanal Donut Cafes
Grumpy Donuts Offers Handcrafted Specialty Desserts
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Japanese Video Game Cafes
Japanese Video Game Cafes
The Capcom Cafe Serves Themed Meals and Offers Exclusive Game Previews
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Retro Record-Playing Cafes
Retro Record-Playing Cafes
The 'Long Play Cafe' Combines Coffee and Vinyl Records
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Nitrogen-Chilled Coffee
Nitrogen-Chilled Coffee
The NBHD Neanderthal Cafe Chills Its Iced Coffee Drinks with Nitrogen
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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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Bulletproof Coffee Shops
Bulletproof Coffee Shops
Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Coffee Shop Boasts High-Tech Brewing Equipment
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Medieval Church Cafes
Medieval Church Cafes
This Amsterdam Cafe is Located Within the City's Oldest Building
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Robotic Coffee Brewers
Robotic Coffee Brewers
This Cafe Features a Robot That Can Brew Five Pour-Overs at a Time
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Weekend-Inspired Coffeeshops
Weekend-Inspired Coffeeshops
This Enchanting New Cafe Resides in Amsterdam's Jordaan District
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Quaint Suburban Cafe Concepts
Quaint Suburban Cafe Concepts
This Charming German Cafe is Designed to Be a Meeting Place
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Line-Free Coffee Shops
Line-Free Coffee Shops
This Starbucks Store Eliminated Lines by Introducing Text Message Orders
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Cabin-Inspired Cafes
Cabin-Inspired Cafes
The Cafeina Cafe by mode:lina architekci Boasts a Homey and Cosy Atmosphere
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Contemporary Teahouse Bars
Contemporary Teahouse Bars
The Rabbit Hole Offers a Stylish Cocktail-Inspired Eatery Concept
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TV Show Cafes
TV Show Cafes
The Television Program-Inspired Breaking Bad Coffee Shop is Located in Turkey
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Quaint Hybrid Cafes
Quaint Hybrid Cafes
Supreme Roastworks is a Hybrid Retail Concept Located in Oslo
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Repair Shop Cafes
Repair Shop Cafes
The Roadside Torque Coffee Shop is Convenient for Commuters
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Continental Retail Cafes
Continental Retail Cafes
The Rozove Cafe and Store is a Pink-Hued Paradise
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Positivity-Rewarding Cafes
Positivity-Rewarding Cafes
Marmite's Twitter Shop Treats 'Lovers' for Free, While 'Haters' Pay
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Iconic Department Store Cafes
Iconic Department Store Cafes
Cafe Cuillier Inside Galleries Lafayette is Perfectly Parisian
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Coffee Tasting Kits
Coffee Tasting Kits
These Kits from 'Pilot Coffee Roasters' Provide a New Way to Enjoy Coffee
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Crime Series Cafes
Crime Series Cafes
This Coffee Shop was Created in Honor of the Show Breaking Bad
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Bike Factory Cafes
Bike Factory Cafes
Heritage Bicycles in Chicago is Part Bike Shop and Part Coffeeshop
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Cinematic Fashion Cafes
Cinematic Fashion Cafes
The Wes Anderson Prada Restaurant Boasts a Whimsical Design
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Members-Only Coffee Bars
Members-Only Coffee Bars
This North London Coffee Shop Sits Within a Coworking Club
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Ever-Evolving Cafe Logos
Ever-Evolving Cafe Logos
The Sorry Coffee Co Uses Its Cups as Blank Canvases for Local Designers
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Members-Only Coffee Shops
Members-Only Coffee Shops
This Small Cafe in New York Offers Bottomless Coffee for a Monthly Fee
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Alchemist Coffee Shop Branding
Alchemist Coffee Shop Branding
Estudio Yeyé's Almanegra Brand Identity Features Vintage Accents
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Home Kitchen Cafes
Home Kitchen Cafes
The Homey Little Man Cafe Sits Inside a Former Post Office Building
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Menswear Brand Cafes
Menswear Brand Cafes
The Frank & Oak Toronto Flagship Houses Cafe St Viateur
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Hybrid Cafe Film Studios
Hybrid Cafe Film Studios
Spreadhouse Coffee in NYC Also Houses a Film Production Lab
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Psychedelic Candy Cafes
Psychedelic Candy Cafes
Kawaii Monster Café Blends Fairytale Imagery and Unconventional Menu Items
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Hybrid Yoga Cafes
Hybrid Yoga Cafes
Toronto's Yogaville Pairs Classes for Relaxation with Treats
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Recording Studio Cafes
Recording Studio Cafes
The Songbyrd Record Cafe in Washington Has a Recording Booth
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Homey Bar Cafes
Homey Bar Cafes
The La Maison Bleue Cafe Combines an Eatery, a Bar and a Quaint Cafe
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Stadium-Style Cafes
Stadium-Style Cafes
This New Starbucks Location in Las Vegas Features Communal Seating
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Metropolitan Cat Cafes
Metropolitan Cat Cafes
The Recently Opened Meow Parlour is the First NYC Cat Cafe
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Color-Coded Coffee Shops
Color-Coded Coffee Shops
This Pantone-Themed Colorful Cafe is For Bright Color Enthusiasts
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Airy Greenhouse Cafes
Airy Greenhouse Cafes
This Converted Greenhouse Cafe in Beijing Was Designed by Four O Nine
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Cozy Cupboard Cafes
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
The Flipboard Cafe in Melbourne is a Relaxing and Inventive Place to Relax
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Renovated Prison Cafes
Renovated Prison Cafes
The Jury Cafe Boasts Sustainable Design Details and Vivid Signage
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Hybrid Bookshop Cafes
Hybrid Bookshop Cafes
This Quaint Istanbul Bookshop Has a Cafe and Swingsets
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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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Cultural Institution Cafes
Cultural Institution Cafes
Pennethorne’s Cafe and Bar is the Latest Eatery at Somerset House
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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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Chic French Bakery Branding
Chic French Bakery Branding
Boulangerie 41 is a French Patisserie Located in Mexico
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Playful Coffee Bars
Playful Coffee Bars
Café August Marries a Vibrant Brand Identity with Quirky Decor Accents
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Cafe-Inspired Tech Offices
Cafe-Inspired Tech Offices
This San Francisco Office Takes Its Design Cues from Coffee Shops
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Hybrid Bike Shop Cafes
Hybrid Bike Shop Cafes
'The Wheelhouse' is a Bike Shop That Doubles as a Coffee Bar
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Artisanal Japanese Cafes
Artisanal Japanese Cafes
Tokyo's Sarutahiko Coffee Boasts Local Products and Home-Grown Goodies
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Hybrid Barbershop Cafes
Hybrid Barbershop Cafes
Hurwundeki in London Serves Homemade Food and Affordable Haircuts
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Industrial All-Day Cafes
Industrial All-Day Cafes
This Bar and Restaurant in Gdyna, Poland Boasts a Vintage Aesthetic
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Child-Oriented Cafes
Child-Oriented Cafes
The ‘28 For’ Coffee Shop Features Children's Play Areas & Walls to Draw On
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Hybrid Coffee Bars
Hybrid Coffee Bars
All That is Solid's Cafe Interior Design Suits a Range of Needs
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Fast Casual Street Cafes
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Lumee is a Bahrain Restaurant Boasting a Contemporary Heritage Style
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Cozy Eco Cafes
Cozy Eco Cafes
This Cafe Interior Features a Sustainable Green Wall Installation
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Contemporary Prague Cafes
Contemporary Prague Cafes
The Proti Proudu Bistro is Inspired by the Idea of Connection and Coffee
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