In need of a caffeine fix? Get your shots off at these
The King's Cross outpost of Caravan not only boasts a large industrial dining room but a separate coffee bar and on-site roastery. They take their coffee very seriously, so not only can you buy it freshly poured but you can order a whole range of blends and kit to improve your own coffee game. But we think the best way to enjoy it is on the side of one of Caravan's bangin' brunches.
1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom -
King's Cross King's Cross
Monmouth has become a Borough Market staple which means it's often busy, but if you brave the queues you'll be rewarded with one of the best brews in London. They do a mean espresso but it's the classic single cone filter coffee, roasted down the road in Bermondsey, that's the winner here. Buy beans whilst you're there so you can feed your Monmouth addiction at home.
2 Park Street The Borough London SE1 9AB -
London Bridge London Bridge
Bar Termini is more than a little bit spesh. The Italian cocktail and espresso bar is like a time machine and will transport you to back to the 50s. Expect table service, a menu that centres around espressos and a bit of jazz, and if you're after something a bit stronger go for a house negroni - you won't regret it.
7 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JE, United Kingdom -
Leicester Square Tottenham Court Road
By day an espresso bar and by night a cocktail bar, Grind does everything we love. Less restaurant-y than some of its sisters, Holborn Grind keeps things simple and just serves up brekkie alongside their custom blend. And with espresso martinis, hot flat white Russians and espresso old fashioned's on their cocktail menu, you'll never wanna leave.
199 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD, United Kingdom -
Tina We Salute You is one of the most laid-back coffee shops in town. As well as serving up bangin' brekkies and homemade cake they do a bloody good cup of Alchemy Coffee. You've also got pretty amazing artwork inside changing every 8 weeks or so, this place never gets boring.
47 King Henry's Walk, London N1 4NH, United Kingdom -
Farm Girl is known for its colourful interiors and healthy food, but their coffee takes some beating. With beans from The Roasting Party, Cold Brew from Good Beans and a Rose Latte made with rose water infused milk and petals on the menu, they definitely don't do things by halves. They even have a sunny courtyard to sip away in, how bloody lovely.
59A Portobello Road, London W11 3DB, United Kingdom -
Notting Hill Gate
With a roaster, coffee bar and eatery all under one roof Ozone isn't just a place to grab a cup of joe, but somewhere to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner and a few cocktails too. But their on-site roasted coffee is still the main attraction and that eggs benny just happens to go well with it, right?
11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ, United Kingdom -
Old Street Old Street
Lion Coffee & Records is all about, you guessed it...coffee and records. Set up by Chris Hayden (Florence and The Machine’s drummer), Mairead Nash (Owner of Luv Luv Luv & Hate Hate Hate Records) and Lee Rigg, the space does a lot more than what it says on the tin. With a whole host of in-store gigs, art exhibitions and even the odd supper club on the bill, you’ll be roaring for more. Plus there’s all sorts of exciting exhibitions from artists donning the walls...this place is drenched in rock ‘n’ roll.
118 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0QR, United Kingdom -
Hackney Downs Hackney Downs Clapton
Taking inspo from Aussie coffee shops, Kaffeine is all about great coffee, good food and a friendly service. The coffee is spot on every time and with a weekly changing menu you'll never get bored of the grub either; think breakfast brioches, tiramisu icing friands and healthy salads.
66 Great Titchfield Street, London, United Kingdom -
Oxford Circus Goodge Street
There are a ton of chain places in the Aldgate/Whitechapel area which makes Exmouth Coffee Company even more of a gem. There's no sign above the door, so you might not be able to find it by name but you defo won't miss the selection of cakes and pastries in the window. As well as offering plenty of lunch options, their house blend is a winner too...what more could you need from a cafe?
83 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, United Kingdom -
Attendant is the kinda place where you can have a coffee at a urinal. Although this place is housed in a 19th-century public toilet it's far from shit, and they do everything in house from roasting their beans to making cakes.
27A Foley Street, London W1W 6DY, United Kingdom -
Daily Goods is all about Rad Coffee and Good Vibes. It's coffee without the fuss and they focus on pouring out the best tasting cup of ethically sourced stuff they can. And if you're feeling a bit peckish they do a damn good brekkie too.
36 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8QZ, United Kingdom -
Small White Elephant is far from the minimal, industrial looking coffee shops of East London. This eccentric coffee shop is filled with art and plants and is full of surprises. But one thing you can guarantee is a bloody good cuppa joe and with plenty of home cooked grub, you could easily spend all day in here.
28 Choumert Road, Peckham Rye SE15 4SE -
St David Coffee House is a real hit with the locals and does some of the best coffee around with Square Mile espresso and rotating filters. And the artwork covering the walls is all by local artists and for sale and you'll probably end up with more than just caffeine fix here.
5 David's Rd, London SE23 3EP, United Kingdom -
Federation Coffee take the stuff seriously and their house espresso is a bespoke blend roasted by Campbell & Syme in North London, and with lots of guest specials, this is the perfect place for coffee geeks.
Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PS -
Climpson & Sons have been roasting beans in London for years, so it comes as no surprise that they serve up one of the best cups of coffee in town. It's a chilled out spot during weekdays and you won't be able to resist ordering a pastry too!
67 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH, United Kingdom -
London Fields Cambridge Heath
Foxcroft & Ginger is much more than just a coffee shop. The coffee is good and comes from The Roasting Party in Sydney, but they're also the kings of sourdough and make bangin' pizzas, sarnies and pastries; including the CRUFFIN.
69-89 Mile End Rd, London E1 4TT, United Kingdom -
Brunch and coffee is what The Haberdashery do best and there's no better place to spend a Saturday morning. There's Nude espresso coffee, vintage crockery and French toast, what more do you want?!
170 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7JL, United Kingdom -
Stoke Newington Rectory Road
Ginger & White is a proper family run cafe that serves up Square Mile coffee, an all-day brunch and lots of homemade cakes. Everything has been tried and tested and there's nothing shabby about this place - you are in Hampstead after all darling.
4a-5a Perrin's Court, London NW3 1QS, United Kingdom -
Bringing the Californian vibes to Parsons Green, Little H is a deli-cum-cafe serving up Monmouth coffee and lots of healthy treats. But their juices and smoothies are the stars of the show; they even do a SUPERFOOD cookies 'n' cream smoothies with banana, dates, cashews, cacao nibs & milk. YUM.
267 New Kings Road Parsons Green SW6 4RB -
Whether you want breakfast, a coffee, or an after-work drink Hatch is here for you. The creative cafe serves up healthy sarnies, salads and soups and even hosts the odd pop-up dining club. With art workshops, film nights and a hairdressers in the space, that quick coffee will easily turn into a whole afternoon. Oh, and it's an instagrammable dream.
8 MacKintosh Lane, London E9 6AB, United Kingdom -
Cable Co know a thing or two about coffee. Serving up Climpson & Sons beans, alongside guest local roasters these guys will make sure your coffee is absolutely perfect before serving. And with lots of superfood smoothies, this place won't just give you your caffeine fix.
103 Chamberlayne Road, London NW10 3NS, United Kingdom -
Sure Chief Coffee does a good cup of joe, who wouldn't with Workshop Coffee and Drip Coffee at hand?! But Chief Coffee is the BOSS because it's filled with classic pinball machines from the 80s & 90s; think Cactus Canyon, Monster Bash, Medieval Madness and Cirqus Voltaire, and they even offer lessons if you're a bit rusty.
Turnham Green Terrace Mews, London W4 1QU, United Kingdom -
Get your fix without the fuss at FIX. Serving up their own blends of Climpson & Sons, and lots of pastries and treats, it's the perfect place for an afternoon pick me up, and they also have a pretty bangin' playlist.
161 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8JL, United Kingdom -
Barbican Old Street Old Street
Blighty cafe is all about the community and don't just do coffee and brunch. Oh no, these guys host life drawing classes, yoga lessons, table tennis and much much more. And if you just wanna enjoy your full English and coffee in peace, you can always chill out in their sunny garden.
35-37 Blackstock Rd, London N4 2JF, United Kingdom -
Finsbury Park Finsbury Park