The Best Coffee in London

best coffee in london

Most days I feel like coffee is the glue that holds my life together. I mean there’s really nothing worse than looking forward to a coffee (extra hot with cinnamon) to start the day, only to be disappointed with a bitter and burnt mess.

Just awful really.

When I was visiting, there wasn’t a day I went without a coffee (or three) and so I’ve compiled a thorough guide on where to find the best coffee in London.

1. Nude Espresso
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 26 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR

This place not only roasts great beans but employs people who know everything about how to brew them. I have only had the pleasure of stopping by the one in east London, although there is now a second cafe in Soho Square! Do yourself a favour and stop by for breakfast too and thank me later.

2. Kaffeine
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 66 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7QJ

Inspired by the amazing coffee culture in Australia and New Zealand, Kaffeine seems to be a grab-and-go kind of coffee shop. It’s incredibly popular at what seems like opening hours and for good reason.

best coffee in london
best coffee in london
3. Allpress Espresso
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 58 Redchurch St, Shoreditch E2 7DP

It’s a mad dash to grab a table among the trendy brunch crowd but I promise it’s worth it. The staff are so friendly & extra brownie points for roasting their own coffee!

4. Espresso Room
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 31-35 Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3HZ

It’s set in one of the loveliest streets of London and the name rightly describes it’s diminutive size. It’s a sweet little cafe with coffee that never disappoints. It’s inspired by Melbourne’s coffee kiosks, so it goes without saying this is a favourite of mine.

best coffee in london

5. Attendant
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 27A Foley St, London W1W 6DY

This cosy cafe was once a Victorian public toilet and without doubt one of the quirkiest places I’ve ever stepped foot in. I’m not too fond of the thought it was once a public toilet but once you get past that, the coffee is absolutely delightful.

6. Climpson & Sons
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 67 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH

A line out of the door every weekend (really just ridiculous) but if you can get a seat, it’s a lovely & cosy space to enjoy their  perfectly made coffee.

best coffee in london

7. Ozone Coffee Roasters
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 11 Leonard St, London EC2A 4AQ

This place is for the real coffee enthusiasts. The strong aroma fills the cafe which creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The perfect antidote for a chilly Sunday morning!

8. Workshop Coffee Co.
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 27 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5RN

Right from stepping foot in the door, I love the vibe of this place. A trendy atmosphere with a cosy yet hip interior (think wooden tables & floor to wall windows). The food is slightly overpriced if you’re staying for brunch but the coffee is nothing but great quality.

Do you have a favourite coffee shop in London? Would love to know!!

  • MissLilly

    I’m so happy that in the past 2 years or so the coffee culture in London seems to have expanded towards good quality tasty coffee. I have to admit I still don’t know what is my favourite, still have a lot to try! I’m also quite glad that these nice coffee chains are now coming to the west as well :D

  • Simi Atanda Lindgren

    I have to take my husband to these, some I haven’t heard of and I am a Londoner! x
    http://www.whiitelist.com

  • Great post! I’m always on the hunt for a good coffee stop when I’m in the city! x

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  • Monique Greene

    Also, Sacred Cafe on Carnaby Street. Seems to be owned or managed by a Kiwi, which makes sense when you taste the coffee.