The Coffee Page

At time permits, and correspondents file reports, we will compile notes pertinent to travel and coffee. Lets face it we all frequent a 'Coffee Bar/Cafe' somewhere on our travels, even to have a 'cup of tea'!


Underground Victorian public toilet in London converted to a cafe!!

Bean buzz better than sex, say hotel guests

Sex or coffee as a wake-up call? A survey (in 2013) by Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts has found that a cup of coffee surpasses a little undercover action as the morning pick-me-up for 53% of respondents.

The global study of coffee drinkers and frequent travellers in six countries also found that 78% of coffee drinkers would rather give up alcohol, social media or sex with their spouse for a year rather than forfeit coffee - proving that a bean buzz remains the ultimate high. And 73% of people surveyed would sacrifice in-room TVs and Internet access for the perfect cup of coffee. Guests staying at Le Meridien properties has put the theory to the test, as the hotel chain rolled out its Master Barista Programme, installing a coffee expert at each of its properties.


A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee." The husband said, " You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee." Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee." Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me." So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says........ "HEBREWS"

And news from the world of science - Bio Fuel from coffee grounds! What next!

How to pay less at a cafe??


The walls of COMICS CAFE are hung with original sketches, paintings and lithographs signed by the grand masters of the comics world: Hergé, Uderzo, Jacobs, Geluck, Pratt, Morris, Roba, Moebius and many others. Guests eat in a veritable museum of the Ninth Art! A comics bookshop and art gallery can also be found on site. This 1760-m2 complex is located right in the middle of Brussels’ historic city centre. One of the most beautiful rooms in COMICS CAFÉ, devoted to Tintin, is housed in a 17th-century chapel once owned by the Thurn und Taxis family.


LUGANO - Switzerland - Ticino region. Swiss Italian sector.

If you happen to visit this city then the "Great Cafe" is an exquisite place. A simple coffee will drain $5 from your pocket and a 'cake' a further $13.30, but what a building and such a central position. Note under the history section the significance of the listed room on the first floor.
In March 1945, while the venue operated as usual, in the "Cenacolo" room on the first floor the secret, high-level meeting was held between German and Allied officials at which the foundations were laid for the surrender signed at Caserta on 2 May 1945. The bloody war was finally over, saving northern Italy from untold suffering as well as from the immense destruction that a "scorched earth" policy would have caused.
St Petersburg is a vibrant cafe city. It doesn't matter if you are there winter, or summer there is always a cafe worth consuming some of your time at. We have a small selection and welcome feedback from you
Coffee in Kolkata
Something I did not expect to do was have good coffee in a city like Kolkata. I had, ceremoniously drunk, what I thought was my last good caffeine at the organic coffee outlet situated in Singapore Airport. But no! Due to circumstances we found our selves whisked into this coffee/pizza styled restaurant right on Park Street in central Kolkata. It is there, but I have lost the name details. I thought I took with me in the form of a card! Hopefully someday I will find it. Meanwhile good hunting it does exist!
Florian Cafe Venice
The oldest cafe in Venice. Right in St Marco Square. Some people claim this to be the oldest continuously operating cafe in Europe. Incredible position!

Expensive yes, but not many competitors! Click the picture to visit the website.

Or for something more 'visual try this 360 degree look inside!


Camel Milk Latte Abu Dhabi
Good Coffee in a large airport??

Many of you know this is a challenge. You can forget the aircraft you have just flown in. Which airline has decent coffee?? I know of none, not even in business class. Cedele Cafe in Terminal 2 (only) of Singapore Airport is an Oasis! Fairtrade coffee, prepared correctly with proper milk - not UHT that many other outlets in Asia use!! They are conveniently situated below the Transit hotel and a 'public' (pay) private lounge which has 'nap suites'.
Coffee Machine in Space!!




South Korea



Railway Station Bars Cafes Estonia

Coffee Lover Blogs

Coffee Table People
Primarily focused on coffee, but leads into food with coffee etc.

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