To celebrate the launch of Softer Volumes: Cafés—our hardcover book exhibiting beautifully-designed coffee shops around the world—in this article we've highlighted a selection of the best minimalist café designs. Showcased here are pared-back spaces that ensure the focus remains directly on the specialty coffee they serve.
South Korea's coffee scene is thriving. In the capital city of Seoul, customers can take their pick from thousands of coffee shops, and there are plenty more noteworthy outlets throughout the rest of the country. Softer Volumes has put together a selection of some of the best cafés in Seoul—as featured in our recently published book, Softer Volumes: Cafés.
Around the city, entrepreneurs are embracing Japanese tradition (think slow, unique brewing methods), as well as experimenting with modern flavours and roasting techniques to create an offering unseen anywhere else. Enjoy exploring our selection of the best coffee shops in Tokyo.