Coffee Shops: Amazing Vintage Ambiances

We love coffee shops. There are some amazing spaces around the world and we want you to know them.

In all over the word, there are a lot of original coffee shops, we will say something about coffee in Amsterdam, London and NYC:



Espressofabriek is one of the pioneers of specialty coffee in Amsterdam. They were one of the first companies to roast their own beans in-house and now perform this service for many of the new coffee houses around town. The coffee is fantastic, and their Westergasfabriek space is beautiful. Indoors there are super high ceilings and you can enjoy the lovely Westerpark ambiance sitting outside when the weather is good. There is a second location in IJburg as well.

Pazzanistraat 39, Westerpark
IJburglaan 1489, IJburg

Coffee Shops: Amazing Vintage Ambiances

Two for Joy Coffee Roasters

Widely known for their friendly service and delicious espresso drinks, Two for Joy is sure to brighten your day with their cute bird motif. Two for Joy custom roasts their own beans, resulting in deliciously smooth coffee. Try some of their delectable eats too, like the chocolate chip rosemary cake or lemony lentil soup. With two locations on opposite ends of central Amsterdam to serve you, there is no excuse not to visit!
two for
Frederiksplein 29, Amsterdam
Haarlemmerdijk 182, Amsterdam

Coffee Shops: Amazing Vintage Ambiances


Curators Coffee Studio

There may be seating for as many as six people here, and it isn’t strong on comfort. But Curators is a place to cherish nonetheless if you value beautiful beans and expert brewing. The house espresso blend comes from Nude Espresso, guest beans mostly from Square Mile and Clifton Coffee Roasters. We had a guest filter, the improbably sweet Colonia 8 Estrellas from Bolivia, perfectly brewed. Anyone adding milk or sugar to this beauty should be booted out. Bought-in food is simple but shows the same care that goes into the coffee. A steady stream of City slaves keeps this tiny treasure buzzing with takeaway orders. It’s easy to see why.

Coffee Shops: Amazing Vintage Ambiances

Espresso: £2.20

The bottom line: Serving City workers with well-curated coffee beans.


FreeState Caffe

This former Prêt was transformed in spring 2013 into an independent coffee shop. The uniform fittings have been replaced by second-hand tables and an eclectic selection of pews to perch on. Their back wall is decked out with a line of drip filters for sampling coffees from a changing roster of guest beans. The house espresso blend is sourced from Union Coffee Roasters, but beans from smaller roasters (such as Roasted Rituals and Campbell & Syme) also make an appearance in their La Marzocco machine. To fill your belly, there’s the usual selection of pastries, sarnies and quiches.

Espresso: £2.20

The bottom line: An indy café that’s thrown off the chains.

Coffee Shops: Amazing Vintage Ambiances


El Rey

Stylish in a way that might signal cocktail bar just as much as coffee shop, this is the place to go for friendly service that is also precise about what’s in the cup. An excellent afternoon option, when the sun streams in the windows looking out onto the street. Pair that with some of Nick Morgenstern’s veggie-centric small plates and it’s almost like you’re in California.

Coffee Shops: Amazing Vintage Ambiances100 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002

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