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75 Creative Cafe Concepts

From Nostalgic Cereal Cafes to Iconic Gaming Eateries

— March 4, 2015 — Lifestyle
Concept and single-theme cafes are one way restaurateurs are infusing the casual dining experience with fresh ideas.

Whether it's a cat cafe, offering customers the chance to hang out with a litter of kittens as they enjoy their latte, or a hybrid cafe-laundromat, where you can simultaneously do a load of laundry and eat a sandwich, there seems to be no shortage of original and sometimes bizarre concept cafes that are redefining the consumer dining experience.

London in particular plays host to a wide variety of cafe-based experiences, like an owl cafe where you can enjoy a nightcap among nocturnal birds, the infamous cereal cafe carrying an endless array of sugary breakfast foods or a more refined oatmeal pop-up cafe that aims to add international ingredients into porridge.
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Activity
Freshness
74
Windup Bird Cafe
Windup Bird Cafe
This Toronto-Based Restaurant Infuses Asian Cuisine with Literary Culture
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73
Farm Animal Cafes
Farm Animal Cafes
The Thanks Nature Sheep Cafe Cheekily Celebrates the Lunar New Year
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72
Pitch Black Cafes
Pitch Black Cafes
Tim Hortons' Dark Roast is Promoted in a Cafe That's All Black Inside & Out
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71
Snack Cafe Rebrands
Snack Cafe Rebrands
The Simply Crispy Cafe in Belfast Now Only Serves Potato Chip Sandwiches
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70
Customer-Attracting WiFi Campaigns
Customer-Attracting WiFi Campaigns
Mcdonalds Uses Funny WiFi Network Names to Attract Customers
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69
Cozy Cuddling Cafes
Cozy Cuddling Cafes
McVitie's Pop-Up Romantic Cafe Accepts Hugs as Payment
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68
Community-Building Cafes
Community-Building Cafes
Sisters Of The Road Provides Good Food and Hospitality To The Homeless
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67
Canine-Centered Cafes
Canine-Centered Cafes
This Vegetarian Dog Cafe Will Be Opening in Montreal in the New Year
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66
Bike-Powered Coffee Carts
Bike-Powered Coffee Carts
The Sustainable and Affordable Wheely's Cafe Can Take on Starbucks
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65
Handprinted 3D Wallpaper
Handprinted 3D Wallpaper
This London Patisserie is Brought to Life with Graphic Wallpaper
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64
Socially Responsible Cafes
Socially Responsible Cafes
East Van Roasters Helps Women Transition Back into Workforce
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63
Chicken Chain Cafes
Chicken Chain Cafes
KFC's Japanese Cafe Serves Coffee, Tea, Dessert and Fried Chicken
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62
Adorable Star-Themed Cafes
Adorable Star-Themed Cafes
The Kiki & Lala Cafe Offers a Variety of Starry Menu Items
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61
Pay-As-You-Feel Cafes
Pay-As-You-Feel Cafes
The Real Junk Food Project in the United Kingdom Offers Services by Donation
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60
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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59
Cartoon Cat Coffee Shops
Cartoon Cat Coffee Shops
The Hello Kitty Cafe is a Dedicated Space for Hungry Fans
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58
Simple Health-Consious Cafes
Simple Health-Consious Cafes
The Weight Watchers Feel Good Cafe Shows How Easy Eating Well Can Be
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57
Giant Camera-Shaped Coffee Shops
Giant Camera-Shaped Coffee Shops
Cafe Dreamy is a Relaxing Retreat for Shutterbugs
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56
Ecological Chinese Cafes
Ecological Chinese Cafes
This Chinese Cafe Puts an Emphasis on Building Community & Upcycling
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55
Wireless Signal Blocking Cafes
Wireless Signal Blocking Cafes
The Faraday Cafe is an Unconnected Space Outside of the Media
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54
Shirt-Pressing Cafes
Shirt-Pressing Cafes
This Unique Cafe in Japan Has Maids That Will Iron Your Garments
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53
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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52
Cyclist-Focused Cafes
Cyclist-Focused Cafes
Cafe Velo is for Those on Wheels
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51
Negotiable Payment Cafes
Negotiable Payment Cafes
The UK is Offering Its First Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe
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50
Alphabet Tea Houses
Alphabet Tea Houses
El Te Tea House's Giant LED Letters Lead into a Rainbow Inspired Shop
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49
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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48
Oatmeal-Oriented Pop-Ups
Oatmeal-Oriented Pop-Ups
The Porridge Cafe is a Breakfast-Oriented Restaurant in London
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47
Comfortably Relaxing Cat Cafes
Comfortably Relaxing Cat Cafes
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is Europe's First Cat Cafe
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46
Cozy Cat Pubs
Cozy Cat Pubs
Tokyo's Cat Pub is Like a Grown-Up Cat Cafe
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45
Social Enterprise Cafe-Bars
Social Enterprise Cafe-Bars
No. 178 is a Spot in London Town to Chill Out and Eat Well
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44
Charming For-Good Cafes
Charming For-Good Cafes
The Peace Coffee Shop is in Minneapolis’ Wonderland Park
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43
Guitar Repair Cafes
Guitar Repair Cafes
This Unique Coffee Shop Offers Java and Guitar Tune-Ups
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42
Food-Inhaling Restaurants
Food-Inhaling Restaurants
At Cafe ArtScience, Patrons Ingest Their Meals Through Inhalation
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41
Pop Up Dog Cafes
Pop Up Dog Cafes
This Los Angeles Shop Features People-Friendly Shelter Dogs Up for Adoption
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40
Video Game Cafes
Video Game Cafes
The Artnia Cafe is Based on Final Fantasy
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39
Retro Camera-Inspired Cafes
Retro Camera-Inspired Cafes
The Dreamy Camera Cafe is Both Stunning and Surreal
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38
Corner Store Cafes
Corner Store Cafes
Cafe Fargo is a Pristine New Cafe in a Buffalo Residential Area
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37
Mock Coffee Chain Cafes
Mock Coffee Chain Cafes
'Dumb Starbucks' is a Mysterious Cafe That's Spoofing Starbucks
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36
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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35
Iconic Gamer Eateries
Iconic Gamer Eateries
The Eorza Cafe is a Restaurant Inspired by Final Fantasy XIV
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34
Entirely Bamboo-Built Cafes
Entirely Bamboo-Built Cafes
The Kontum Indochine Cafe is Traditionally Sustainable with Bamboos
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33
Nordic Korean Cafes
Nordic Korean Cafes
This Eclectic Cafe in South Korea Exudes a Colorful Personality
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32
Contemporary Treed Cafes
Contemporary Treed Cafes
The Foresty Cafe Ki Welcomes You to an Enchanted Artificial Arboretum
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31
Couture Pastry Shops
Couture Pastry Shops
Prada Not Only Sells Clothes, But It Will Soon Sell Prada Pastries
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30
Fairytale Cat Cafes
Fairytale Cat Cafes
The Temari no Ouchi Anime Cafe is Designed Exclusively for Feline Guests
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29
Fashion Boutique Cafes
Fashion Boutique Cafes
The Roberto Cavalli Caffe is an Extension of its Boutique in Saint-Tropez
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28
Converted Jungle-Like Cafes
Converted Jungle-Like Cafes
Form.3 Architects Turns a Historic Building into a Boutique and Cafe
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27
Bowling-Inspired Bar Cafes
Bowling-Inspired Bar Cafes
The Nicky’s Food & Drinks Eatery Embraces the Popular Pastime
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26
Modern Cave Cafes
Modern Cave Cafes
The Tea Mountain Tea Shop was Designed by A1 Architects
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25
Furniture Store Cafes
Furniture Store Cafes
Tokyo's IKEA Lotus Collection Cafe is a New Place to Eat IKEA Food
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24
Sitcom-Celebrating Cafes
Sitcom-Celebrating Cafes
The Real Life Central Perk Pop-Up Shop Commemorates 2 Decades of Friends
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23
Surreal Artistic Eateries
Surreal Artistic Eateries
This Salvador Dali-Inspired Restaurant Pays Homage to the Great Artist
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22
Exhibit Space Eateries
Exhibit Space Eateries
The 19 Greek Street Cafe Features Doodle-Accented Wall Decals
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21
Nostalgic Cereal Cafes
Nostalgic Cereal Cafes
London's Cereal Killer Cafe Serves Over 60 Types of Cereal
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20
Hybrid Laundromat Cafes
Hybrid Laundromat Cafes
This Hybrid Space Allows You to Enjoy a Latte as You Do Your Laundry
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19
Chromatic Bohemian Bistros
Chromatic Bohemian Bistros
The Vibrant Bistro in Poland is Tailored to Free-Spirited Personalities
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18
Undulating Timber Coffeehouses
Undulating Timber Coffeehouses
The Six Degrees Cafe is a Cozy Retreat
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17
Laboratory Coffee Houses
Laboratory Coffee Houses
Café Coutume Aoyama is Inspired by Science
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16
Cafe General Stores
Cafe General Stores
The Lucky Penny is a Hybrid Store and Cafe
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15
Shipping Crate Cafes
Shipping Crate Cafes
The IT Cafe in Athens was Designed to Reflect Food Packaging
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14
Delightfully Picturesque Cafes
Delightfully Picturesque Cafes
The Kale Cafe Embodies a Suburban Charm
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13
Anime Monster Eateries
Anime Monster Eateries
The Pikachu Cafe in Japan Celebrates the Iconic Pikachu Pokemon
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12
Charismatic Timber Cafes
Charismatic Timber Cafes
The Coffee Cake Cafe in Russia Boasts a Quaint Wooden Interior
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11
Steel Bar-Clad Cafes
Steel Bar-Clad Cafes
Penda Designs a Forward-Thinking Cafe in Beijing
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10
Laboratory Coffee Shops
Laboratory Coffee Shops
Second Cup Debuts 'Cafe of the Future' in Toronto
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9
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
Cozy Cupboard Cafes
The Flipboard Cafe in Melbourne is a Relaxing and Inventive Place to Relax
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8
Wavy Wood Coffeeshops
Wavy Wood Coffeeshops
The Don Cafe House by Innarch is Inspired by Sacks of Coffee Beans
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7
Multi-Purpose Social Cafes
Multi-Purpose Social Cafes
Giraffe Perth Offers, Food, Gifts and Art, All for a Cause
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6
3D Printing Cafes
3D Printing Cafes
The MakersCafe Coffee Shop Design Offers Customers a 3D Dining Experience
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5
Homey Eclectic Cafes
Homey Eclectic Cafes
The New Neighborhood Tangent Café is All About Comfort Branding
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4
Cardboard Coffee Houses
Cardboard Coffee Houses
The Trash Cafe is Made Entirely from Upcycled Items
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3
Easygoing Coffee Houses
Easygoing Coffee Houses
The Stock Coffee Shop Features an Informal Design
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2
Hybrid Coffee Bars
Hybrid Coffee Bars
All That is Solid's Cafe Interior Design Suits a Range of Needs
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1
Indoor Garden Cafes
Indoor Garden Cafes
The Modular Design of this Beijing Cafe Offers a Constant Supply of Fresh Air
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