The most popular independent coffee shops in the world revealed – and 3 are in the UK

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  • January 23, 2024
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Published Jan 23, 2024, 11:35am|Updated Jan 23, 2024, 6:07pm

We Brits love a cuppa, but it’s not just tea that gets the nation going each morning.

A new ranking of the most popular independent coffee shops in the world has put three UK cafes in the top 10 – and they’re worth a visit if you’re looking for a decent pick-me-up.

Looking at TikTok views, Instagram hashtags and Google search volume, Betway analysed 300 of the hottest spots around the globe, with coffee houses in Manchester and London beating New York to the punch.

Following Onibus Coffee in Tokyo and Panaderia Rosetta in Mexico City, and AMA in New Delhi, Federal in Manchester took fourth place to become the UK’s favourite.

The Aussie-inspired cafe has racked up over a million TikTok views, 11,332 Instagram hashtags and 33,100 average annual searches on Google.

Launched in 2014 by Portuguese former hotel manager Claudio and hospitality PR whizz Emily, who hails from Northern England, Federal now boasts four locations in the Northern Quarter, Deansgate, Oxford Road and Altrincham Market.

Serving up cocktails, brunch favourites and of course coffee, it boasts ethically-sourced ingredients and work with independent roasteries and farms.

And the coffee used by the baristas here actually comes from Ozone, a caffeine institution with locations in London, New Plymouth and Auckland that was fifth on Betway’s list.

Garnering 2.6 million TikTok views and 14,000 Instagram posts under the hashtag, Ozone is beloved for its stylist interiors (very fitting given the Shoreditch and London Fields settings) and commitment to low-waste sustainable food.

As a B Corp Certified brand, Ozone is committed to working with responsible providers, so self-confessed coffee snobs can enjoy its range of speciality blends guilt-free. There’s also a subscription service available, where you can explore 52 brews from different locations via a weekly delivery to your door.

London’s Feya came tenth in the world and third in the UK, with almost two million views on TikTok and more than 100,000 Google searches per year.

While one of Feya’s selling points are its French pastries, its pink, floral interiors are always a hit on Instagram.

With locations in Marble Arch, Bond Street and Knightsbridge, Feya is a must-visit stop for coffee and cake in the capital – just make sure you take plenty of pictures for the grid.

The top 10 most popular independent coffee shops in the world

  1. Onibus Coffee, Tokyo, Japan
  2. Panaderia Rosetta, Mexico City, Mexico
  3. Federal, Manchester, UK
  4. AMA Cafe, New Delhi, India
  5. Ozone Coffee Roasters, London, UK and New Plymouth and Auckland, New Zealand
  6. Crew Collective & Cafe, Montreal, Canada
  7. Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco and Los Angeles, USA
  8. Cafe Olimpico, Montreal, Canada
  9. Fox in the Snow, Columbus, USA
  10. Feya, London, UK

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