Spots to enjoy a coffee or a beer on Little Corn Island

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As paradises go, Little Corn Island is one of the best of them out there today. While its profile is slowly increasing on the world stage, the difficulty incurred in getting here has shielded it from over-development to date.

However, it has developed enough that there are a number of excellent places where one can have a coffee or a beer during the course of their stay.

Below, we will discuss the best venues to have either of these stimulating drinks while on Little Corn Island

1) The Lighthouse

Want to have a coffee or a beer at a place with a view, or want to have the convenience of having your morning caffeine a few short steps from one of the cutest bungalows that you seen on your travels?

Heading up to The Lighthouse will help you achieve this goal. Situated high up on the hill above town past some of the best building lots on Little Corn, this property is a hotel that has an attached bar and cafe.

Growing in popularity over the short time that it has been open, it is a favorite among the local expat community for late-night parties, so if you wish to mix with this crowd, head up here in the evening.

Otherwise, it is a great place anytime during the day for an epic view of the Caribbean Sea from one of the highest points on the island.

2) Cafe Desideri

Being an Italian-themed restaurant situated in the heart of the main village, if there’s any place you can trust to get coffee right, it’s here.

With online rankings exceeding 9/ 10 on sites like TripAdvisor, and local residents swearing by this place, it is highly likely that you will have a quality experience here.

On a scorching day in April, be sure to try their iced coffee, as it will satisfy your craving for java and cool you down at the same time.

3) Tranquilo Cafe

Situated right next to Cafe Desideri on the main drag, Tranquilo Cafe is one of the oldest mainstays of the travel scene on Little Corn Island.

Having been around for a long time and still garnering some of the highest rankings here courtesy of its customers, it can also lay claim to making a fantastic cup of coffee, and come sunset, it is a great place to have a Sundowner beer as well.

Keep an eye out for daily specials, as they offer spectacular value for the quality of the food that you get.

4) Driftwood Beach Bar

Located on the property of Yemaya Resort on the Eastern side of the island, the Driftwood Beach Bar is located on one of the most spectacular beaches on Little Corn.

Specializing in upmarket cuisine, it is one of the best places for fine dining on the island, but if you just want to have a beer or a nice cup of coffee, it is certainly possible to do so here as well.

A caffeinated holiday in Kona

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There is no better place to go on holiday in the United States of America than to the big island of Hawaii.

It is on this island where the growing region of one of the world’s best-loved coffees can be found. Kona is home to these plantations, where coffee trees soak in over 300 days a year of sunshine due to volcanic mountains that rise to the east.

If you want to enjoy a caffeinated holiday in Kona, this guide will tell you everything you need to know in the paragraphs below…

Rent a villa in the centre of it all

If you don’t want to be in a hotel that is far away from the coffee fields, there are plenty of Big Island vacation rentals available in the Kona area where you can relax in style.

With poolside villas that contain all the amenities you could ever want, it will provide you the veneer of luxury that is currently absent from your daily life.

Tour the fields where the world’s best coffee is produced

As soon as you get over your jet lag, make arrangements to take a coffee tour to one of Kona’s many plantations.

Before one of this area’s many blends find its way into the pretty artisanal bags that you have seen at the grocery store, the “beans” grow as fruit on trees before they are harvested, dried, and re then packaged for shipment and sale.

You can see how this process all unfolds by joining a guided tour, as they will show you how everything is done the moment the fruit is picked from the tree to the journey it embarks on as it makes its way through the local mills.

From the misy mountainsides to small farms in the artsy town of Holualoa, there are many venues that you can explore in the Kona area.

Get a strong cup of coffee in town

With so much amazing coffee being available locally, it is no surprise that many outstanding cafes have sprung up in the towns of Kona, Holualoa, and Kailua.

After exploring the plantations earlier in your trip, you’ll want to make daily runs down to the main drag that passes through these centers to sample some of the best java that can be found there.

Personally, we recommend the The Coffee Lounge, as they use cubes of frozen coffee to cool your java, and they also offer a delectable menu with standout dishes such as chorizo burritos, as well as yogurt parfaits that are stuffed to the gills with berries.

Check out the area’s other top attractions

There’s more to do in the Kona area than drink coffee, tour plantations, and admire the view of the ocean from your luxury villa.

Start with Hulihe’e Palace, which once served as a vacation home for Hawaiian royalty. Filled with unique antique furniture and other objects that tell the story of Hawaii’s royals in the 19th century, it is a great place to go when you want to take a break from the beach.

The Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center (honors Hawaii’s first astronaut), The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum (shows how period general stores looked on the Big Island in the past), and the Moku`aikaua Church (highest structure in the area and crafted with local wood and volcanic rock) are other attractions worth a look when you aren’t snorkeling, surfing, swimming, etc.

Best cafes in Munich

Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

Heading to Munich on the German part of your Euro Trip this summer? If you want to do more then just drink beer, eat bratwurst, and wear lederhosen, there are many coffee houses that are well worth checking out.

Below, we will lift the veil off the best cafes in Munich, so take notes on the following places…

1) Cafe Jasmin

Feeling like a parlour straight out of the Gilded Age, Cafe Jasmin is a unique place to go for coffee in Munich.

While the atmosphere is well worth it on its own, the breakfast here comes highly recommended, as its rich nature will help you get over the lag that you might be feeling after a long night at the beer halls the night before.

With a nice terrace, this place is a great place to be when the weather is cooperating as well as when it is in one of its moods.

2) Cafe Frischhut

Home to Munich’s tasty but entirely unhealthy Schmalznudel, Cafe Frischhut is a German diner where you might have struggles communicating with the wait staff if your German isn’t on point, but you’ll put up with any difficulties to get a taste of this addictive friend dough treat.

Be sure to get a cappuccino with your hunk of grease and carbohydrates, as it is highly spoken of by locals and expats in the know in this popular city in Germany.

3) Chocolaterie Beluga

If your chocolate tooth demands to be fed, then heading to Chocolaterie Beluga is the best way to quiet this craving when in Munich.

A well known shop that trafficks not only in various types of the delectable candy, but also in cups of hot chocolate that draw line ups throughout the year, this is the place you’ll want to go if you need your fix of cocoa.

If you can’t decide what to get, we recommend that you try their brownies, as many locals swear by them.

4) Cafe Lotti

If you need to get in touch with your inner girly girl, or if you owe your better half a big favor, then heading to Cafe Lotti will ameliorate both of the prior mentioned situations.

Painted in pink in its interior, and furnished like a Barbie House within, you’ll feel five years old again at a tea party with your friends – only this time, it’ll be real.

The pastries, coffee selection, and hot chocolates are all raved about, which will make the prices – and for the guys, the feminine decor, well worth it.