George Howell Coffee – Boston, MA

The George Howell Coffee location, connected to The Godfrey Hotel in Boston, is a classy spot to meet up with friends or sip on a cup of coffee before exploring the city.  When I walked into this coffee shop I immediately felt like I was in an art studio. The space was large with  art…

The Coffee Bar – Washington DC

The Coffee Bar is the type of place one could spend all day reading, people watching, and drinking coffee.  The fact that it is located in the center of a residential neighborhood makes it quite homey as well. As I approached the shop on a Sunday morning, I was already impressed with the amount of people…

Maketto – Washington DC

In short, Maketto is a place with a lot going on. This lively restaurant and coffee bar also sells clothes and high end sneakers, making it a one of a kind coffee experience.  When I first walked in, I was very confused as to why all I could see were clothes and sneakers. Then walking…

Baked and Wired – Washington DC

Baked and Wired is not only a sweet tooth’s wonderland, it is also a coffee lover’s paradise. Located in Georgetown, this bakery has a room dedicated to just coffee orders. While the coffee portion of the bakery is small, the quality of the coffee is not compromised. They serve coffee from three different (and amazing) roasters:…

Chinatown Coffee Co. – Washington DC

Ironically, the most noticeable aspect of Chinatown Coffee Co. in DC’s Chinatown was how quiet this spot was. No music was playing and the only people ever talking were customers ordering their coffee. Everybody else in the shop seemed to be busy at work on their laptops.  This coffee shop was also long and narrow…

Houndstooth Coffee – Austin, TX

Houndstooth Coffee was one of the most welcoming coffee shops I have been to in a while. The second I walked into the door, smiling baristas welcomed me to the shop.  The first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful personalized La Marzocco espresos machine with “Houndstooth” engraved on the front.  In addition, the…

Gracenote Coffee Roasters – Boston, MA

This tiny coffee bar nestled right in the financial district of Boston is a nice escape from the busy city. They roast their beans in Allston and have them delivered to this location as well as other cafes serving their coffee. Most of their options are to go, so I ordered a cortado which I…

Scada Café- São Paulo, SP, Brazil

If there were cafés in the cinemas in the U.S., I would probably be going to the movies more often.  I found Scada Café after doing some research about coffee shops in São Paulo.  I knew it was in the Shopping Bourbon, but after circling through the entire mall a few times I realized I…