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May 8, 2013
Have your cake and eat it (in a well-designed space), too! From a mosaic tiled Brooklyn café to a treehouse eatery in New Zealand, these eight restaurants will have you booking a reservation faster than you can say, 'brie'.

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Opened in late 2012, Bar & Co. in Helsinki, Finland has that intimate and refined, but minimalistic quality that bistros are known for—all thanks to interior architect Joanna Laajisto. Photo by: Mikko Ryhänen (Pin)

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A restaurant in a treehouse? Apparently so. This architect-designed, birdcage-like wonder in Auckland, New Zealand floats over 30 feet above the ground in a redwood tree, has a full bar, and can accomodate up to 18 guests. (Pin)

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While diners can certainly feast on brioche boxes, Prince Edward Island mussels, and uni toast at Black Hogg, a sweet little eatery in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, it's the cool minimalist interior that people are talking about. (Pin)

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How does a barista serving espressos and Americanos directly on the street sound to you? La Distributrice is reinventing the takeout coffee service by taking over the smallest commercial space in Montréal, Canada with a simple monochrome visual identity designed by fellow Canadian, Gabriel Lefebvre. (Pin)

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No stop is complete in Brooklyn, New York without visiting Reynard in the 72-room, eight-story Wythe Hotel. Exposed brick walls, retro tiled flooring, Thonet chairs, and vintage light fixtures by Works MFG fill this ground floor eatery. After chowing down on butter beans and beef carpaccio, head on up to the sixth floor to the Ides bar for a stunning, must-see view of Manhattan. Photo by: Mark Mahaney (Pin)

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Clad in reclaimed Cor-Ten steel sheet piles, the conveniently located (for surfers, anyway) Third Wave Kiosk in Torquay, Australia opened in 2011 and was designed by local architect Tony Hobba. (Pin)

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When in Stockholm, the not-to-be-missed Coffee Bar inside The Scandic Grand Central in Stockholm, Sweden not only has tasty treats such as apricot shortbread cookies and creamy cappuccinos, but sports a floral patterned tile floor and white wide tiled island topped with a shiny metal countertop. (Pin)

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At The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant located in the Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort in the Phillippines, diners enjoy their buffet-style meals on long bamboo dining tables right next to a glorious waterfall. Skin suddenly feeling a little moist? Sure. Water trickling by your feet? No problem! (Pin)

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Opened in late 2012, Bar & Co. in Helsinki, Finland has that intimate and refined, but minimalistic quality that bistros are known for—all thanks to interior architect Joanna Laajisto. Photo by: Mikko Ryhänen (Pin)

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