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Monocle travel guide

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We at Monocle like simple things done well. That’s why this month we focus on the essentials – a perfectly brewed coffee, sharply curated retail, and two blissful hotels – one whose build adheres to a traditional local love of limestone.

Café, Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism

The Espresso Room:


While residents of Sydney, Tokyo and Portland have created their own well-loved and supported premium coffee shops, it’s surprising how many in other cities have not. One glaring hole in the froth has always sat over London, where finding a good coffee shop can take the cunning of Miss Marple. Even then, at some point, the relationship always turns bitter – one morning the coffee just tastes bad and you realise the shots no longer hit the mark.

Ben Townsend is one of a new wave of bean connoisseurs who in the past few years…


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