These 6 cities have mastered café culture

If you love coffee, put these destinations on your must-visit list.

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Melbourne residents are so committed to café culture that even a bit of rain can't keep them away. Melbourne residents are so committed to café culture that even a bit of rain can't keep them away. (Photo: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com)

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Melbourne, Australia's coffee love affair

Australians, on the whole, are obsessed with coffee, and no city embodies this national love affair more so than Melbourne. The city's cafés have become famous the world over for their friendly atmosphere, delicious coffee and trendsetting ways.

While coffee has been in Melbourne for a very long time, the culture the city knows today can be attributed to mid-20th century settlers from the traditional coffee-drinking regions of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. They cultivated a café culture that has become such an integral part of the Melbourne of today; the city even hosts an annual coffee expo. Unsurprisingly, global chains like Starbucks have failed to take root here.

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