International Coffee Day | Hidden Gem Coffee Shops

Happy International Coffee Day! Who doesn’t love coffee? From Lattes, Americanos, Cappuccinos or even coffee CAKE! Nothing compares to the sensational aroma of walking into a coffee shop inhaling the warm, earthy scent of roasting coffee beans. They can be a safe haven for some me-time or a social hub to catch up with friends. This International Coffee Day, we decided to explore some of the best coffee shops around the world. So wherever in the world you are GG girls, there’s a coffee shop waiting for you!

New York

Devoción, 69 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA

This unique breed of coffee shop does exactly what it says on the tin: ‘from the tree to the cup’. They gather coffee beans from hand-selected Columbian farms straight to your coffee cup all in 10 days. Now that’s what we call fresh coffee! Not only is their coffee delicious, but the shop has beautiful rustic surroundings, with plants climbing the walls and a skylight to brighten up your Monday morning.

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Coffee Island, 5 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London, UK, WC2H 9NY

Not just your average coffee shop but an extraordinary experience. Sit at the Espresso & Brew Bar, and watch your coffee be brewed right before your eyes through sophisticated brewing methods, such as pour over, Chemex, AeroPress and cold drip. You’re guaranteed to leave Coffee Island not only with a speciality coffee but the knowledge to match!


North Tea Powerhouse, 39 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, UK, M4 1LA

Escape to this cosy coffee shop on a cold winters morning in Manchester. With a variety of coffee, loose leaf teas, cakes, breakfast and lunch, this little gem provides home comforts at any time of day. Embedded in the quirky area of Northern Quarter, you can follow your coffee stop with exploring the surrounding vintage or independent shops to find unique buys.


Bondi Hall, 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Just a 5-minute walk from the world famous Bondi Beach, this quaint, contemporary find is tucked away providing delicious coffee and treats for all. Roasts from Reuben Hills are expertly brewed and served in ceramics from local businesses. There is an open concrete counter, displaying an array of pastries and bakery goods that could tempt even those on the strictest of diets.


Boot Café, 19 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 Paris, France

Like something off a movie, this former cobbler’s workshop is a tiny coffee wonderland. Seating only 8 people inside, it’s not uncommon to see a line forming down the street of people trying to get a taste of these expertly brewed coffees. This rare hidden gem is the place to go for a coffee and cake stop in Paris (if you can find it!).


Lian Coffee, 185 Fuchengmen Inner St, 中國北京市西城区金融街阜成门内大街185号

Not only does this secret treasure serve amazing coffee and nibbles, but it’s décor encompasses many elements of traditional Chinese culture and architecture. From gold tiles to draped greenery hanging over windows, you are bound to feel immersed in the surrounding culture. Whilst sipping your coffee, you might catch sight of the Miaoying Temple’s white pagoda, which is a landmark in this area, taking your coffee break to the next level.

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Kate Ellis

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