Where to Drink Coffee: Liz Clayton and Avidan Ross

The insider's guide to where the world's best baristas go for a cup of coffee - 600 spots in 50 countries.

Where to Drink Coffee is the insider's guide. The best 150 baristas and coffee experts share their secrets - 600 spots across 50 countries - revealing where they go for coffee throughout the world. Places chosen range from cafés, bakeries, and restaurants to some more surprising spots, including a video store and an auto shop. The recommendations come with insightful reviews, key information, specially commissioned maps, and an easy-to-navigate geographical organization. It's the only guide you need to get the best coffee in memorable global locations.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 203 x 137 mm (8 x 5 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 348 pp
  • ISBN: 9780714873923

Liz Clayton is one of the world's foremost coffee writers. She is editor at Sprudge, writer for Twitchy, and author of Nice Coffee Time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Avidan Ross is the founding partner of Root Ventures, an inventor, glassblower, and coffee connoisseur. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

"A genius book that will tell you where to get the best coffee, no matter what city you're in... Whether you're discovering new places in your home town, or writing a hit list for your next holiday, it's indispensable."—Buzzfeed

"Third-Wave coffee roasters devote near-religious levels of obsession to their beans, and the payoff is right there in the cup."—Epicurious

"We say Tokyo, you say... good coffee? Once considered a virtual dark-roast wasteland, our metropolis has seen the so-called "third wave" coffee movement sweep over the city with force." —Time Out

"The artisanal coffee movement has arrived in Paris - but with a French twist." —Washington Post

"The number of quality independent coffee shops is exploding, not just in London but across the country in cities like Bath, Manchester, Bristol, and Edinburgh." —Guardian

"[C]hock-full-of-caffeine tome." —Publishers Weekly

"It's the only guide you need to get the best coffee in memorable global locations."—Acquire

"Phaidon's 'Where to' books are as indispensable as Trip Advisor, Untappd and Google Maps when it comes to travel resources. Joining the likes of Where Bartenders Drink and Where Chefs Eat on your coffee table this fall is their latest tome, Where to Drink Coffee... The recommendations are paired with reviews, key information and special maps along with an overall design that's geographically organized so it's easy to navigate."—Cool Material

"This is the only guide you need to find a proper cup. In Where to Drink Coffee, 150 top baristas and coffee experts share their secrets: 600 killer coffee spots across 50 countries."—Werd

"[T]he ultimate insider's guide to finding excellent coffee... Replete with tips, reviews, and maps to help readers find the best coffee in different corners of the globe, this book is for all fans of the mighty bean." —New Worlder

"Espresso or flat white, full-bodied or mild, earthy or tart... From Sweden to Singapore, the perfect caffeine fix awaits - and a new book tells you where to find it." —Financial Times

"Bean there... drunk that... Top baristas and coffee experts share the secrets of more than 600 spots across 50 countries - revealing where they'd go for a great cup of coffee."—Good Things Magazine

"Where to Drink Coffee is clearly of use to any coffee lover... A good guide and one well worth investing in. The design work and quality of production is, as ever, all done to a high standard."—LondonLampost.com

"Never drink an insipid Americano again... This is your one-stop guide to tracking down the finest brews from San Francisco to Seoul."—Stylist

"Macchiato, espresso, or cappuccino - whatever your preference here's where to enjoy a great cup of coffee."—Italia!

"[A] veritable who's who of coffee pros. If ever there were a group of people you'd want coffee shop suggestions from, it would be these folks."—Sprudge

"The latest installment of Phaidon's smartly designed, painstakingly researched "Where to Eat and Drink" series is the perfect gift for traveling coffee-lovers... The subtitle sums up perfectly how they'll feel about it; this comprehensive coffee guide is truly grounds for celebration."—Travel + Leisure Online