The Best Cappuccino Outside of Italy. Prego.

by Emese Graham
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November 8th  is World Cappuccino Day. To celebrate, we thought we’d let you in on one of our secret travel obsessions: coffeeshops! Here’s where our Flighties love to get their caffeine fixes all around the world (and please don’t roast us for not including the obvious choice – Italy). 

Torquay Larder, Victoria

Where to find it: 5 Gilbert Street, Torquay, Victoria, Australia

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Victoria’s surfing capital is also home to a number of noteworthy cafés, perfect for warming up before catching the next swell. Rebecca Mack of Bow Valley highly recommends Torquay Larder, saying she thoroughly impressed with its “amazing cappuccino and delicious food, too!”

Scandinavian Embassy, Amsterdam

Where to find it: Sarphatipark 34, 1072 PB Amsterdam, the Netherlands


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Corinne Spitznagel of Vancouver is quick to call Scandinavian Embassy her favourite place for a cappuccino. The café is walking distance from the Albert Cuyp Market and has “some of the most delicious coffee I’ve ever tasted”, she says. While you’re visiting, try taking part in their coffee tastings or hands-on espresso brewing workshops. 

VCR Café, Kuala Lumpur

Where to find it: 2, Jalan Galloway, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Mary Kaboudani of Vancouver hopes more people get the chance to check out VCR Café in Kuala Lumpur. Serving up artisanal roasts and hearty brunches, it’s a worthwhile stop to make while exploring the city. If you like to have something sweet with your coffee, arrive hungry and order the French toast, which VCR loads up with a berry compote, mocha sauce, cookie crumble and a scoop of espresso ice cream.

Ábaco Libros y Café, Cartagena

Where to find it: Calle de La Iglesia at Calle de La Mantilla corner Nº 3-86, Cartagena, Colombia


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This adorable book store and café became a regular haunt for Expert Traveller, Kristin Ray while she was visiting Cartagena. The “awesome coffee” and relaxing atmosphere is the perfect place to unwind after a full day of exploring the Colombian port city. 

Caffe Reggio, New York City

Where to find it: 119 MacDougal Street, New York, USA


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Expert Traveller, Stephanie O’Brien loves to visit Caffe Reggio every time she pops over to New York City. The Italian cappuccino was introduced to Americans by Caffe Reggio founder, Domenico Parisi, whose original espresso machine Stephanie encourages people to see for themselves inside the café. 

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Where to find it: Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Road, United Arab Emirates


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Expert Traveller, Kristin Ray had the pleasure of trying a 23k gold cappuccino at Le Café in Emirates Palace. The signature cappuccino is sprinkled with real gold flakes and served on a polished silver tray alongside luxurious pieces of dark chocolate and dates. “It’s an experience!” says Kristin. 

Strange Love, Toronto

Where to find it: 627 Queen St. West, Toronto, Canada


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Aaron Stubbings of Toronto is a massive fan of Strange Love café. He recommends the fashionably quirky coffee shop for anyone who’s exploring trendy Queen Street and needs a pick me up. Strange Love’s specialty French pastries are the perfect pairing for your jolt of carefully curated caffeine. 

Coffee Academics, Singapore

Where to find it: Marina Bay Financial Centre, #01-01, MBFC Tower 2, 10 Marina Boulevard, Singapore


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Singapore is among the top foodie destinations that our Expert Travellers love to explore. For some of the best specialty coffee, find your way to one of Coffee Academics’ four locations. Shops offer several courses for serious baristas and they’re home to the world-famous “coffee in a cone”. Sip on a cappuccino from a chocolate-coated waffle cone for a special (and very Instagrammable) treat. 

Dritan Alsela Coffee, Düsseldorf

Where to find it: Schlüterstr. 3a, 40235 Düsseldorf, Germany

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While you’re making your way down the River Rhine, save time for a stop at one of Mary Kaboudani’s favourite cappuccino hotspots, Dritan Alsela Coffee in Düsseldorf, Germany. The coffeeshop’s founder and namesake is on a mission to spread his passion for barista excellence across the world (hence his trending hashtag #coffeemakesmetravel). We get it, Dritan!

Flight Centre’s Expert Travellers can help you design the perfect foodie itinerary. Find out where your cravings can take you! Drop into the Flight Centre store in your neighbourhood or call us anytime at 1-855-796-8359.