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35 Unique Coffeehouses

From Push Button Cafes to Faux Indie Espresso Bars

— August 4, 2009 — Lifestyle
While big names like Starbucks and McCafe battle it out to win over consumers for “favourite coffee,” a huge number of people are surpassing chains entirely, heading to unique coffeehouses, local coffee shops, independent cafes and ‘authentic’ espresso bars.

This cluster looks at some of the more unique coffeehouses, coffee shops, cafes and espresso bars featured on Trend Hunter. To be fair, we’ve also thrown in mentionable innovations from bigger chains making an effort to spice up their joe and the way they serve it.
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Activity
Freshness
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Mobile Ordering
Mobile Ordering
Order Your Morning Coffee From Your Phone
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34
Fighting McCafe
Fighting McCafe
Starbucks to Offer Free Wi-Fi
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33
Subway Cafes
Subway Cafes
Subway Tries Espresso & Paninis
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32
The Seva Cafe
The Seva Cafe
No Bill Here - Pay Only What You Wish
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31
Presidential Cafes
Presidential Cafes
The Patriotic Obama Deli Opens its Doors in Brooklyn, NY
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30
Beach Cafe Made of Iron Sheets
Beach Cafe Made of Iron Sheets
Graffiti-Proof East Beach Cafe
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29
Social Experience Art
Social Experience Art
The Pop-Up Cafe Travels Across Amsterdam
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28
American Maid Cafes
American Maid Cafes
Role Play at Royal/T Cafe in LA
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27
Crowdsourced Coffee Prices
Crowdsourced Coffee Prices
Java Street Cafe Lets Customers Pay What They Think is Fair
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26
Energy-Generating Revolving Doors
Energy-Generating Revolving Doors
NL Coffee Shop Harnesses Kinetic Energy
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25
Comfort Food Coffeehouses
Comfort Food Coffeehouses
IHOP Cafe Hops On the High-End Java Bandwagon
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24
Ultra Hip Parisian Bookstore
Ultra Hip Parisian Bookstore
Cool Hang Out
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23
Chic Café
Chic Café
Nestlé's Nespresso Boutique In Paris
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22
Canine Coffee
Canine Coffee
Doggy Java Cafe
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21
Caffeinated Cross-Branding
Caffeinated Cross-Branding
At KISS Coffeehouse, Rock 'n' Roll All Night and Drink Coffee Every Day
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20
Gas Station Coffee Shops
Gas Station Coffee Shops
Say Sayonara to Stale and Watered-Down Truck-Stop Java
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19
Coffee Shop Kitten Rentals
Coffee Shop Kitten Rentals
Tokyo's Cat Cafe Calico
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18
Traffic Jam Cafes
Traffic Jam Cafes
‘Cahoona Coffee' Is Germany's First Coffee Drive-Through
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17
Food Inspired Architecture
Food Inspired Architecture
Cafe Shaped Like Toast
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16
Cardboard Cafes
Cardboard Cafes
B3 Designers at London Design Festival
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15
Suspended Cafeterias
Suspended Cafeterias
The Octospider
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14
Seaside Angletecture
Seaside Angletecture
Unique, Revitalized Waterfront Café Design Lures Diners
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13
Faux Indie Espresso Bars
Faux Indie Espresso Bars
Starbucks 15th Avenue E Coffee and Tea Shops May Even Serve Wine
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12
Japanese Maid Cafe
Japanese Maid Cafe
Anime Fetish Restaurant in Toronto
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11
Tea Houses on Stilts
Tea Houses on Stilts
Terunobu Fujimori Designs The Takasugi-an in Japan
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10
Coffeehouses on Wheels
Coffeehouses on Wheels
Daniel Milchtein's Stunning 'Mobile Coffee Shop' Will Stop Traffic
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9
Glass Courtyard Cafes
Glass Courtyard Cafes
Dan Graham's Cafe Bravo in Berlin Mixes Past & Present
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8
Opulent Eating
Opulent Eating
Luxury Fashion Brand Opens Gucci Cafe in Tokyo
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7
Cowgirls Espresso
Cowgirls Espresso
Serving Sexy Lattes
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6
Bikini-Clad Baristas
Bikini-Clad Baristas
Java Girls Blends Hooters and Starbucks
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5
Chalkboard Cafes
Chalkboard Cafes
Felix Lobelius Creates Handwritten 'Kaffe' Coffee Shop Design
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4
Hooters-Style Coffee
Hooters-Style Coffee
The Grand View Topless Coffee Shop Opens in Maine
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3
Bikini Baristas
Bikini Baristas
Cafe Di Vang 2 in Vietnam Serves Coffee With a Side of Skin
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2
Shipping Container Houses (Follow Up)
Shipping Container Houses (Follow Up)
The Illy House Blooms in 90 Seconds
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1
Shipping Container Cafes
Shipping Container Cafes
Montreal Muvbox Restaurant Serves Lobster & Pizza
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