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Ready for some Melbourne Vibe?
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Ready for some Melbourne Vibe?

Victoria

Wondering if a 35-square-meter café in heart of Budapest can bring on the ultimate Melbourne vibe? My Little Melbourne — the pioneer specialty coffee shop is a pure Hungarian homage to Australian coffee culture. When it opened in 2012, My Little Melbourne was basically the first specialty coffee shops in Budapest. The Hungarian capital may not be most known for its incredible new-wave coffee scene, yet it’s indeed booming since a couple of years now, thanks to the experimental approach of the two visionaries Péter and Dia. Inspired by a memorable trip to Australia, My Little Melbourne is the result of owners Péter and Dia falling in love with the one-of-a-kind coffee culture in Melbourne, while visiting Dia’s relatives. They saw no other option than taking home a piece of Australia to Budapest — quite literally.   My Little Melbourne at Madách Square has in no time gained a cult following, and today it’s still one of the number one coffee brands in Budapest, operating a few branches across the city. It's famous for its flat white and Australian fuzzy drinks, laid back interior, as well as homemade sandwiches and pastries. Champion baristas prepare your choice of coffee drink from the single origin beans of a local micro roastery, Racer Beans and other international roasteries. Since it’s opening, it has been added a brew bar just next to My Little Melbourne and a barista training space in the basement as well. My Little Brew Bar focuses on the filtered coffee culture and offers Syphon, Chemex, Aeropress and Pour Over methods. Plus, the staff is extremely friendly, and the pastries are beyond delicious. Both cafes attract all types of people from across the city: coffee–addicts, locals, tourists and cake-lovers. Speaking of cake, the café offers a wide selection of vegan cakes options as well as plant-based milks. The sign "we love to make coffee for coffee lovers" says it all. PS Get prepared; it’s always busy!

Lore of Warsaw: Yanina Trapachka
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Lore of Warsaw: Yanina Trapachka

Warsaw

From design shops to 'breakfast' at 3pm, Poland's capital is abuzz with creativity. "Warsaw growing with the global trends. A lot of cool new places opening there. Museums, theatres, restaurants, cafes, stores and more. From the other hand, people understand the goals of life in this city, and they fell in love with this city again and again. " Follow one of our first and dearest ambassadors', Yanina's guide for the finest of the Polish capital's coffee, gastro and art scene and step into her world when in Warsaw!

Around The World With Yamil
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Around The World With Yamil

Barcelona

The countdown is almost here and we can't be more thankful for everyone who has used Local's Lore as inspiration or our MY MAPS function as a tool on your journeys. You may find almost 10K images under the #localslore hashtag, curated by our like-minded community of travellers from all over the world. Yamil, is one of them! His disctinct style of content creation and curation speaks of real passion for traveling, but also of the appreciation of two of his hometowns; A Illa de Arousa and Barcelona. "You can be walking down a regular street and suddenly find an art nouveau building with a facade that looks like a piece of art. It still happens to me daily and I think I will never get used to it!" - Read on for Yamil's thoughts on Barcelona, Local's Lore and traveling.

D.A.T.E.: Discover Antwerp Through Experience
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D.A.T.E.: Discover Antwerp Through Experience

Antwerp

Antwerp is exactly the kind of city we're eager to discover; fresh, evolving, open and beyond creative. This is how it felt for the second time as well, thanks to its pioneering approach to tourism, wealth of contemporary culture and forward-thinking locals; approachable, progressive and sincere. We’re beyond lucky and honoured to join to D.A.T.E. (Discover Antwerp Through Experience) for the second time, for its 5th birthday edition along with twenty inspiring minds from the creative industry to contribute an ART BOOK within just four-days-time.   The city welcomed us as locals for the second time; as comeback travellers who want to immerse themselves in Antwerp's one-off creative and cultural scene and meet the city's very own talents and leave as friends. If you were wondering whether the city had anything new to offer, August Hotel in the PAKT area – just a doorstep from the two-Michelin-starred restaurant, The Jane made it straight to the top of our “stay” list. YUST – the city’s newest hub for creatives offers flexible housing, unique events, food, drinks and great services with a baseline of art and culture or the freshly opened Tim Van Laere Gallery housed in a raw concrete shell at the Nieuw Zuid (New South) quarter might be the answer to your question; it did indeed.

Favourite cafe in Kyoto: Wife&Husband
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Favourite cafe in Kyoto: Wife&Husband

Kyoto

Are you familiar with those moments when you spot something on Instagram and fall in love instantly so deeply that it becomes a reason to travel? Our current number one craving destination-wise is located in the very heart of Kyoto. The tiny rustic-feel coffee-picnic-antiques concept belongs to a real-life husband and wife team behind Wife&Husband Cafe. If you weren’t familiar with the concept at first sight – and why would you, it will melt your heart. Upon approaching the coffee shop, the first thing you’ll notice is the hanging benches, tables, hats, and picnic baskets outside the shop. Nor it’s purely decoration or items for sale, but your essentials for a proper picnic in the realm of Kyoto’s grassy banks of the Kamo River. Wife&Husband Cafe’s picnic basket service gives you a generous serving of fresh coffee in a thermos, ceramic cups, a tablecloth and rusk biscuits – to chill like a local. Welcome to this romantic fairy tale of Kyoto, enjoy your coffee!

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