Iconic and Unique Cafes for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

By Deidre Casandra M. | 22, Dec, 2022
Iconic and Unique Cafes for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Traveling is fun, but eating at a one-of-a-kind cafe in a different country is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You might have some unique experience dining in those viral "must-visit" cafes, but here are our top 5 picks of unique cafes that we feel may be worth a try at least once.

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1. Angelina - Paris, Franceangelina paris chocolate

Image Credit: Angelina Paris on Instagram

Have you seen people on Tik Tok getting their croissants dipped into a hot chocolate in a beautiful café in Paris, and here are you wondering why? Well, we've got an answer for you! This particular hot chocolate is from the legendary Angelina Paris café, one of the oldest café located in Paris, France.

Built since 1903, people have been coming here for its signature hot chocolate. What makes this hot chocolate unique is how incredibly luscious and rich it tastes in this drink. Composed of three selected kinds of African cocoa from Nigeria, Ghana, and Cote d'Ivoire, these cocoa are combined with Angelina's best-kept secret recipe that made this hot chocolate so famous today. Join other TikTokers scooping a dollop of cream, mixing it into the hot chocolate, and dipping the croissant to experience the truly special Paris café experience.

Halal Status: They don't serve pork here, but please double-check regarding the use of alcohol or pork gelatin.

Location: 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday (8.00 AM-7.00 PM), Friday to Sunday (8.30 AM-7.30 PM)

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2. Wiltlover Cafe - Mandaluyong, Philippineswiltlover cafe manila

Image Credit: Wiltlover Café via Instagram

Wiltlover Café is a café that serves a range of high-quality coffee beans that are sourced locally with the presence of professional baristas and machines. What makes it truly unique is that this place is a must-visit if you know all too well about Taylor Swift! Yes, this Instagrammable cafe is a cafe that is highly decorated with Taylor Swift as inspiration. Suppose you are traveling to forget about your ex-boyfriend. In that case, this cafe is a great place to rave with your other Swifties best friends while listening to the newly launched Midnights album because we bet this Wiltlover Cafe will be streaming these heart-wrenching songs all day long to help you with your healing.

Halal Status: They don't serve pork here, but please double-check regarding the use of alcohol or pork gelatin.

Location: Cybergate 3 Mandaluyong (Main), GF Robinsons Cybergate 3 Pioneer St. Mandaluyong City

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday (8.00 AM-2.00 AM), Sunday (10.00 AM-10.00 PM)

Note: Pet-friendly during Sundays and Holidays

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3. Halal Ubud Burger (HUBBER) - Ubud, Indonesiahalal ubud burger

Image Credit: Halal Ubud Burger via Instagram

While traveling, going for a place to eat with convenience, in our opinion presents a unique twist. Imagine traveling for a short time to Bali but managing to do everything at once. A hidden gem in Ubud, Halal Ubud Burger is a great comfort food provider for travelers. All burger patties are homemade, perfect for anyone looking for decent burgers in a foreign country.

Rated at 4.4 stars on Google review, this is one of the few Halal-certified cafés available in the small town of Ubud that is worth a visit. No need to worry regarding your prayer activities as there is a prayer facility on its second floor to accommodate Muslim travelers.

However, its uniqueness comes from how the cafe is located. Just a few minutes from this cafe, you can explore Ubud's Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace, temples, rice paddies, and other cultural attractions in the same area.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Location: Jalan Raya Ubud No.23, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (8.00 AM– 10.00 PM)



4. Maysan Coffee & Laundry - Selangor, Malaysiamaysan coffee & laundry

Image Credit: Maysan Coffee & Laundry via Facebook

As its name suggests, you can have lunch while waiting for your laundry. Coming here makes everything convenient as you can save time by eating and running errands all at once. Maysan Coffee & Laundry is a Halal-certified café in the state capital of Shah Alam, where food is mainly made from fresh ingredients. Rated 4.0 stars on Google review, their popular fusion dishes here would be a must if you had the chance.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Location: Lot RS-1-8, Block A Retail Level 2, TREFOIL @ Setia City, Jalan Setia Dagang AH U13/AH, Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor

Opening Hours: Daily (closed on Mondays), 11.00 AM-10:00 PM

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5. Gallery Drip Coffee - Bangkok, Thailandgallery drip coffee

Image Credit: Gallery Drip Coffee via Instagram

A one-of-a-kind café in the capital city of Thailand where you can sip their fresh hand-grind bean coffee while enjoying the artistic ambiance. The café serves a truly unique experience for its visitor as they showcase local artsy handmade art throughout the café as if you're in an art gallery. Rated at 4.6 on Google review, most reviewers agreed that this place is a favorite local coffee cafe worth visiting. Due to its popularity, be sure to come during off-peak hours to experience the unique café experience here fully.

Halal Status: They don't serve pork here, but please double-check regarding the use of alcohol or pork gelatin.

Location: อาคารหอศิลปวัฒนธรรมแห่งกรุงเทพมหานคร (BACC) 939 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Opening Hours: Daily (closed on Mondays), 10.30 AM-08.00 PM

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We hope these selections of café inspire you to travel the world and experience a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Check out more information like this only at HalalTrip.


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