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Whether you’re a straight up black or a grande, iced, sugar-free, vanilla latte with soy milk kind of person you can get your coffee fix at these gems. Read on for our round up of the best coffee shops in London.


1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

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.


2 Park Street The Borough London SE1 9AB

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.


The Gentlemen Baristas Southwark, Union Street, London, UK

The Gentlemen Baristas have a constantly-expanding portfolio of excellent coffee shops around London. While some are pretty small and more of grab and go kind of places, a couple have spacious seating and an expanded food menu. Our favourite of the bunch has to be the one of Union Street in Southwark, which is part of the Jerwood arts space. The seating is in a bright (and warm) greenhouse and there’s usually some interesting art installations next door to have a peak at too. On the food menu you’ll find a selection of salads, toasties (hello truffle mushroom and cheese), plus more substantial plates such as salmon on rye and avocado on toast. Fresh juices, cakes, pastries and, of course top notch coffee, seal the deal.


2 London Bridge, London SE1 9DD, UK

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.


11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ, United Kingdom

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?


193 Wardour Street, London W1F 8ZF, United Kingdom

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.


66 Great Titchfield Street, London, United Kingdom

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.


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

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?


27A Foley Street, London W1W 6DY, 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.


36 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8QZ, 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.


28 Choumert Road, Peckham Rye SE15 4SE

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.


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

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.


Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PS

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.


67 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH, United Kingdom

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!


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

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.


170 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7JL, 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?!


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

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.


267 New Kings Road Parsons Green SW6 4RB

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.


8 MacKintosh Lane, London E9 6AB, United Kingdom

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.


103 Chamberlayne Road, London NW10 3NS, 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.


Turnham Green Terrace Mews, London W4 1QU, 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.


161 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8JL, 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.


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

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.


6 Gunmakers Lane, Bow, London, E3 5GG

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.