CARAVAN

1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom
King's Cross King's Cross

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.

MONMOUTH COFFEE

2 Park Street The Borough London SE1 9AB
London Bridge London Bridge

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.

BAR TERMINI

7 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JE, United Kingdom
Leicester Square Tottenham Court Road

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.

GRIND LONDON BRIDGE

2 London Bridge, London SE1 9DD, UK
London Bridge London Bridge

An espresso bar, cocktail bar and restaurant, Grind does everything we love. The London Bridge site is right next to Borough Market and it serves up food from brekkie right through until late, but it’s those espresso martinis and hot flat white Russians that keep us coming back.

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TINA WE SALUTE YOU

47 King Henry's Walk, London N1 4NH, United Kingdom
Dalston Kingsland

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.

FARM GIRL

59A Portobello Road, London W11 3DB, United Kingdom
Notting Hill Gate

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.

OZONE

11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ, United Kingdom
Old Street Old Street

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?

TAP COFFEE

193 Wardour Street, London W1F 8ZF, United Kingdom
Tottenham Court Road Oxford Circus

TAP Coffee is much more than a place to grab a cuppa joe. As well as carefully sourcing the beans to make sure you get the best cup of coffee, their bright and open space is great place to work from, catch up with friends or just enjoy a pastry with your morning paper – it’s a good all rounder and place you can easily lose a few hours.

LION, COFFEE & RECORDS

118 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0QR, United Kingdom
Hackney Downs Hackney Downs Clapton

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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.

KAFFEINE

66 Great Titchfield Street, London, United Kingdom
Oxford Circus Goodge Street

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.

EXMOUTH COFFEE COMPANY

83 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, United Kingdom
Aldgate East

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?

ATTENDANT

27A Foley Street, London W1W 6DY, United Kingdom
Goodge Street

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.

DAILY GOODS

36 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8QZ, United Kingdom
Denmark Hill

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.

SMALL WHITE ELEPHANT

28 Choumert Road, Peckham Rye SE15 4SE
Peckham Rye

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.

ST DAVID COFFEE HOUSE

5 David's Rd, London SE23 3EP, United Kingdom
Forest Hill

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.

FEDERATION COFFEE

Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PS
Brixton Brixton

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.

CLIMPSON & SONS

67 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH, United Kingdom
London Fields Cambridge Heath

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!

FOXCROFT & GINGER

69-89 Mile End Rd, London E1 4TT, United Kingdom
Stepney Green

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.

THE HABERDASHERY

170 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7JL, United Kingdom
Stoke Newington Rectory Road

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?!

GINGER & WHITE

4a-5a Perrin's Court, London NW3 1QS, United Kingdom
Hampstead

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.

LITTLE H

267 New Kings Road Parsons Green SW6 4RB
Parsons Green

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.

HATCH

8 MacKintosh Lane, London E9 6AB, United Kingdom
Homerton

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.

CABLE CO

103 Chamberlayne Road, London NW10 3NS, United Kingdom
Kensal Rise

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.

CHIEF COFFEE

Turnham Green Terrace Mews, London W4 1QU, United Kingdom
Turnham Green

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.

FIX

161 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8JL, United Kingdom
Barbican Old Street Old Street

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.

BLIGHTY CAFE

35-37 Blackstock Rd, London N4 2JF, United Kingdom
Finsbury Park Finsbury Park

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.

THE PEANUT VENDOR

6 Gunmakers Lane, Bow, London, E3 5GG
Bow Road

Not only is The Peanut Vendor the perfect place for a coffee stop on a walk around Vicky Park – they get their house beans from The Barn and only source other varieties from small roasters, so you know they’re taking it seriously – but it’s also a homeware showroom, so you can browse around for the perfect side table whilst enjoying your brew.

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