Another Sprudge cafe guide from Berlin, a coffee city on the Brink.
A Roman barista, dressed in a fetching bow tie and burgundy vest, drags a porcelain saucer across the counter towards me. Around him, Italians storm the bar with espresso orders, waving dockets in a violent bid for his precious attention. The barista, however, is oblivious. Staring into the distance with intense focus, he’s in what […]
Considering my long-standing aversions to cold weather, grey buildings and thick accents that aren’t Irish or parseltongue, my first visit to Budapest was off to a pretty grim beginning. Throw in an ominous lack of Googlable specialty coffee spots, and one disappointing bowl of goulash might have unleased a nervous breakdown of Nicolas Cage proportions. Thankfully, […]