Where To Drink Coffee
A guide to coffee shops of the world, somewhat ambitious and faintly ludicrous.
The description for each coffee shop is about the size of a large postage stamp, with text so small it needs a magnifying glass to read, and most of that is taken up with address and whether or not takes credit cards. Useful information is entirely missing, for example who roasts the coffee beans.
For UK, noticeable more for what is missing than what is included.
For Greece, all of two coffee shops, Tailor Made and The Underdog, and the entry on this page is shared with Serbia. For Athens alone, I could add several other coffee shops worthy of note: Just Made 33, Taf, Mr Bean, Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies aka Δυο γουλιές & δυο μπουκιές, Taresso, Little Tree Books and Coffee.
For Cyprus, nada, not a single coffee shop listed.
Who is going lug around this heavy book when it is devoid of information and maybe has all of two coffee shops for the country you are thinking of visiting?
Where to Drink Coffee is part of a series, Where Bartenders Drink and Where Chefs Eat, with the same format would be equally useless.
Where to Drink Coffee is the one guide you do not need. It would be difficult to imagine a guide less useful.
It is always best to use your feet, wander around and find coffee shops yourself, you then have the pleasure of discovery. And once you find one good coffee shop, ask for recommendations of other places to try.
If you need a coffee shop guide for Northern England, which also covers roasteries, cannot go far wrong with The North and North Wales Independent Coffee Guide.
Standart has a guide in each issue to a town or city and coffee shops worth visiting.
Drift each issue is devoted to one city.
On-line The Little Bicycle Coffee Shop occasionally features coffee shops and coffee culture in towns and cities.