A GUIDE TO THE BEST CAFES IN LONDON
No one could ever accuse London of lacking coffee shops- thousands occupy the city. A self-proclaimed cold brew fanatic, London’s love affair with caffeine has only intensified my love for the Big Smoke.
Whether you’re visiting or living in the Big Smoke, these are the best cafes in London, my favourite places to savour coffee-
Monmouth Coffee Company: In my opinion, the best coffee in London. Monmouth is my go-to for at-home cold brew beans and a flat white or latte on the go.
Ozone Coffee Roasters: A touch of ‘coffee snob’ vibes, but the flat whites are good enough, it’s worth it.
Grind (multiple locations): Love a place that’s versatile, Grind excels at breakfast (don’t miss the sweet potato cakes or flat white) and does excellent espresso martinis in the evening.
Prufrock Coffee: The best pour over I’ve had while living in London. The rest of the espresso menu doesn’t disappoint either.
The Attendant: Housed in a former Victorian Toilet (from the 1800s), grabbing a brew here feels special
Department of Coffee and Social Affairs: Bean options for espresso, and yes- great flat whites.
The Gentlemen Baristas: Smooth espresso makes for a great flat white.
TAP Coffee No. 26: Strong Scandi vibes and great coffee. Need I say more?
Monocle Cafe: Is this place a bit trendy? Yes, but they serve buns from Fabrique (the best!) and usually have a nice hot tea or other beverage on offer if you’re in the mood for something different than coffee.
Farm Girl Cafe: Cute and healthy breakfast eats. The coffee is good (there’s better in London), but their fun lattes make it worth a stop in- think: rose and tumeric lattes.
The Wren: Situated within St Nicholas Cole Abbey, there’s no arguing having coffee here means enjoying it in a beautiful setting. And, all proceeds benefit the Abbey so you can feel good about your cup, too.
Kaffeine: Excellent coffee and beautiful decor. Need I say more?
Cabbie Coffee: Often found in Camden Market, coffee served from a refitted black cab makes a great market perusing brew.
Host Cafe: A church turned coffee shop, this cafe is inside an ornate Gothic church. An independent cafe, it’s run by the Moot community with the goal of opening up the church to the public. The building is one of the oldest churches in the city dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Paper & Cup: A cute cafe with lots of books to browse, good mochas and all of the pastries, somehow, I always find myself in Paper & Cup on Sunday mornings when I’m near Colombia Road Flower Market.
Have you ever visited London? If you’re a coffee fiend, where did you find the best brew?
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