Petal covered cupcakes, blooming teas, rose and lavender lattes, and even ice cubes with real flowers inside… flower cafes are popping up all over the world in the latest trend of Instagrammable food and drink you have to see to believe.
This trend has spread worldwide from Japan to LA, and it looks like it’s going to be more than blooming flower teas on offer. Trends in food and drink have exploded over the past few years in large part due to the importance and rampant consumption of social media in our lives.
With restaurants even offering better lighting for Instagram photos or offering incentives if you post pictures of their food on the platform, it’s little surprise that establishments are going out of their way to chase the next big thing. The age of unicorn treats is coming to an end; now it’s all about the floral.
Here are some of the prettiest cafes around the globe offering a wealth of blossoms and delightfully dainty flowery food and drink to go along with it!
With endless dried flowers hanging from the ceiling, this flower cafe in Gangnam and Hongdae in Seoul is possibly the prettiest cafe in the world. Treat yourself to one of their specialty herb blended teas or floral macarons. With every order you get your own mini bouquet, and if you want some more, they have a flower shop in-store.
668-3, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
With mile high windows, a loft, and buckets and buckets of flowers, this high-class cafe isn’t too far from Arriate’s Gangnam location. This is a place where you come for the atmosphere. It’s cozy, especially the arkened lofted area surrounded by warm dark woods and flowers abound.
110 Yeoksam-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul
You’ll have to walk through the extensive flower market to get to this cafe. With branches all over Tokyo, it’s the flagship location by Omotesando Station that is home to a magical fairy forest of a cafe. Each week the Aoyama Flower Market Tea House has a weekly flower that they decorate the cafe with, meaning multiple visits is definitely encouraged. Highlights here are the flower parfait, rose jelly (like JELL-O), and the flower french toast.
107-0062 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Don’t be fooled by this treehouse cafe, you’re still in Tokyo! Made famous by its appearance in the Japanese drama “Dear Sister,” it’s a place worth visiting regardless for its quirky aesthetic. You’ll need to go up the stairs above the Fleur Universelle flower shop to get inside, where plants change with the season and they have some seriously good muffins.
5-15-11 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Another cafe tucked above a flower shop (sensing a theme?), this warm, romantic cafe is filled to the brink with roses and antique finishes. If you ever wondered what it’d be like to have tea in a doll house, you won’t find a better place. Get the rose tea or a smoothie that comes with a strawberry cut into a flower.
92/17 Pham Ngoc Thach St., Phường 6, 3, Hồ Chí Minh
Everything here is beautiful. The desserts are beautiful. The decoration is beautiful. The cafe itself is just stunning. With every order you get a flower crown to wear as you enjoy your daisy piped cakes and lavender tea. Seriously, Fuji Flower Cafe’s offerings are art.
No. 49-1, Alley 22, Lane 553, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
Very pink and very pretty, Élan Café is a dainty flower cafe with locations in Mayfair and Knightsbridge. There are pink roses everywhere inside, and that includes in the food and drink as well.
239 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London
What better place to have a flower cafe than Paris? Another flower shop/cafe hybrid, Peonies takes their flowery desserts seriously. Nothing is without flowers. The pink matcha is particularly pretty and the avocado toast is covered in sprouts and petals. It’s positively divine.
81 Rue du Faubourg, Saint-Denis, Paris 75010
The United States is shockingly lacking in its floral cafe offerings, but this Venice cafe is leading the way in style. It’s a café, flower shop, and boutique with seasonal flowers lining the entrance. This collaborative place is a working studio as well, with art and goods for sale.
824 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Whether it's at home or abroad, get yourself (and your camera) to one of these flower cafes before everyone else does.