This is a bus many of us wouldn’t mind taking to work, especially on Mondays!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 3 April 2015

Welcome on board the newest coffee and smart-gadget friendly bus that’s bringing on the smiles in San Francisco. Launched by Leap, you get to travel in cafe-style mode while sipping your favourite brew as you plug into cyberspace via its many power outlets. There is free WiFi too.

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A pop-up potato chip sandwich cafe just opened in Ireland… and sold out on its first day

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 19 January 2015

They say there are two kinds of people in the word: those that add potato chips to their sandwiches and those that don’t. I haven’t added crisps to a sandwich since I was in primary school but I still know how heavenly those first few bites are. And it looks like a lot of other people do too because an Irish pop-up cafe just opened serving up only chip sandwiches.

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Come eat cereal from morning til night at London’s Cereal Killer Cafe

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 December 2014

There’s no shame in eating cereal for dinner, contrary to what some people might say. In fact, if given the choice between a home cooked meal and a bowl of cereal, I’d have a hard time choosing. And the staff at London’s Cereal Killer Cafe probably know the feeling. Located in Brick Lane, this cafe serves only cereal from 7am til 10pm.

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New London cafe sells 60 different types of cereal from all over the world

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Cereal doesn’t just have to be for mornings. Now that twin brothers Gary and Alan Keery have opened ‘Cereal Killer Café’ in Brick Lane, London, Londoners can have cereal at any time of day! With a selection of over 60 types of cereal from around the world, some popular flavours include Cap’n Crunch and Lucky […]

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A foot tour of Newcastle supporting our favourite small businesses

Zac Editor

By Zac in Cool Travel on Friday 31 October 2014

Newcastle. It’s that biggish town above Sydney, right? As Australia’s seventh largest city, Newcastle is making a name for itself as one of Australia’s best kept secrets. On the travel site, Lonely Planet, for instance, it was named one of the best 10 places in the world to visit. It’s little wonder, then, that one of the Lost At E Minor offices is located right in the heart of it.

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This cafe in Melbourne will lift your spirits with caffeine… AND lots of cats!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Monday 6 October 2014

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Cats, cats and more cats. If you’re having a cup of joe in Melbourne and think you’re hallucinating way too many cats prancing about and stretching their paws out at the cafe, know that your coffee hasn’t been spiked. You’re probably just at Cat Cafe Melbourne in Queen Street, the first of its kind in the Australian city.

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Dine at Café Didu, leave a plasticine masterpiece behind

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 9 January 2014

Combining cafe lattes with art, Cafe Didu is a one-of-a-kind place you’ve just got to visit while traveling through Moscow. Not only does this place serve up the usual club sandwiches, herring and flavored hookah, but make yourself comfy because Cafe Didu is also known for its quirky and colorful plasticine wall. Mold until your […]

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The Grounds Alexandria: the perfect country escape in the city

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Imagine being stuck in the beautiful (ha) industrial area of Alexandria on an early weekend morning having not yet had breakfast. I bet you’re feeling pretty miserable right now. I was too, until, like an oasis in the desert, I stumbled upon The Grounds. What is The Grounds, I hear you say? Well, it may […]

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Fleetwood Macchiato: Sydney’s own slice of coffee nerd heaven

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Jai Pyne spent a good seven years as frontman of (arguably) one of Australia’s best indie bands – The Paper Scissors. Now that band is done and dusted, he’s allowing another passion to shine through. We caught up with Jai to talk all about his newish Sydney cafe Fleetwood Macchiato, located in inner-city Erskineville, and his love affair with everyone’s favourite pick me up.

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Let’s Cafe in Taiwan prints customers’ pictures on their coffee

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in Video on Friday 19 July 2013

Leaves. Love hearts. Smiley faces. I’m easily impressed when it comes to creative baristas etching cute decorations on top of my morning latte. But Taiwanese coffee shop, Let’s Café, certainly takes the cake by printing their customers’ own photos onto ordered coffees. It’s all thanks to an elite coffee machine that uses cocoa powder, latte […]

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Manchester Press: Fresh bagels in the heart of Melbourne

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Monday 15 July 2013

On a very cold and rainy Melbourne afternoon, after getting caught in the drizzle, I was hanging for a nice strong coffee and toasty warm bagel, so I pulled out my trusty iPhone and found the perfect place: Manchester Press. The converted industrial space is tucked away in Rankins Lane (like any good Melbourne institution) […]

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Just a Cafe

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Some of you may have seen this ad in The Age, as well as in bus and tram stops throughout Melbourne a couple of months ago. Founded by eco-artist Joost Bakker, SILO By Joost has been featured in The Age and Epicure a few times now. Read more here.

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Twenty and Six Espresso: the best coffee in Melbourne?

Ainslie Wills Reader Find

By Ainslie Wills in Cool Travel on Tuesday 9 April 2013

This is where I get my daily caffeine fix in North Melbourne. Set up by a couple of designers turned cafe owners, they make, in my opinion, the best coffee in Melbourne without the coffee snobbery and they also have an impressive menu to boot.

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Corduroy: a cafe gem in Sydney’s Surry Hills

Alana Saphin Reader Find

By Alana Saphin in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 3 April 2013

Until recently I didn’t realize you could become a loyalist to your barista. If you’ve discovered one good coffee roaster, where’s the need to discover another, right? Wrong. I now know what it feels like to “cheat” on your barista. Corduroy is much more than your typical hole-in-the-wall espresso joint. Nestled on Foster street in […]

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Ponyfish Island: Drink coffee on an island in the middle of Melbourne

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Monday 11 March 2013

Ponyfish Island is hidden under the Elizabeth Street Footbridge in Melbourne and surrounded by the muddy water of the Yarra River. The island is a great place to grab a bite to eat, drink a coffee or sink a few beers. A collaboration between Grant Smillie, Jerome Borazio and Andrew Mackinnon, Ponyfish Island has an […]

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