It’s a fact: We’re crazy about coffee! And it is the best incentive to leave the bed in the morning, the best excuse to stop on the road when we are on a trip to explore a new city or to stay with your friends … Having a coffee is more than the action of drinking something tasty; It is a social act. Like hostels, coffee shops are a perfect place to meet people, talk with friends, relax and plan the next adventure.
The offices of the Hostel world are precisely in one of the coolest cities in Europe: London. Here you will find an incredible number of small independent cafés where both the coffee and the interior design will leave you with your mouth open. And as we are big fans of caffeine, I must confess that in recent months we have drunk a large amount of coffee in an attempt to trace the city and find the best places to enjoy a good cup.
Caffeine addicts: Here is our selection of the best coffee shops in London!
Happy International Coffee Day!
1. Brickwood Coffee & Bread
16 Clapham Common South Side
You will fall in love with this cafe before you even try the coffee. With its fantastic decoration, Blackwood Coffee & Bread also offers a menu of delicious food with a great atmosphere. The café is located in Clapham Common a super cool area in South London, right next to the park.
7 Upper St Martin’s Ln (Tower St and Monmouth St)
We love this place! Timberyard is close to the incredible Seven Dials, surrounded by hundreds of stores. It is certainly a great alternative to Monmouth Coffee, which always has a long line of people at the entrance. Do not leave without trying the pasta and the matcha latte … If you are near the east of the city; remember that there is another cafe on Old Street.
3. London Grind
2 London Bridge, London
Right next to London Bridge and very close to the fantastic Borough Market and the Shard (the tallest building in Europe), you can stop at one of the best establishments in London with better coffee and views. Sit back, relax and enjoy the moment. If you’re hungry for caffeine, head to Holborn Grind in the city center or Shore ditch Grind in the east.
23-25 Leather Lane
Just a few minutes from our office (Yes!) And in the heart of Leather Lane’s great food market, this cafe offers everything you need: tasty coffee and a great atmosphere. If we add to that the kindness of the staff, we guarantee that you do not want to leave there…
1 Granary Square
His coffee (and his food) are as good as his twin establishment at the Exmouth Market. Avoid the crowds, especially on summer days, ask for coffee to go and sit in Granary Square while enjoying the tranquility in front of Regent’s Canal.
6. Damson & Co
21 Brewer St, Soho
Being located in the heart of Soho is not the only good thing that Damson & Co has and that is that we are more than confident that its interior design will captivate you from the first moment, as well as its cups of great prints.
66 Great Titchfield St
Caffeine is a 100% Australian cafe, right next to Oxford Street. Get out of the madness and the fever for shopping and take a break. In addition to coffee, this place has excellent service, varied food, and a super relaxed atmosphere.
8. L’Atelier Dalston
31 Stoke Newington Rd., Dalston
In the midst of vibrant Dalston and out of reach of most tourists, L’Atelier Dalston will captivate you with its vintage decor and of course, for its delicious coffee. Get a table outside, as long as the London weather allows it…
9. Tapped and Packed 114
114 Tottenham Ct Rd (at Midford Pl), Bloomsbury
It is clear that this coffee chain is one of the coolest in London. We love the theme of the bikes on which it is inspired (and also for the coffee it serves!) If you have time during your visit to London make the route through its three establishments in Tottenham Court Road, Wardour Street (next to Oxford Street), and Rathbone Place, near the British Museum.
10. The Gallery by Taylor St Baristas
2 Botolph Alley, London
If you can find this little cafe, you will have more than deserved coffee. Just two minutes from number 20 Fenchurch building (also known as the Walkie Talkie with the famous Sky Garden, public access), as well as the river, London Bridge and Monument, this place offers good coffee.
11. Store St Espresso
40 Store St, London, Greater London, WC1E 7DB
They say that the best things in life are free, right? And the museums of London are no exception. One of our favorites is the British Museum. However, before you set out to discover two million years of human history, you will have to stop at Store St Espresso to try their delicious coffee.
12. Blighty Coffee
35-37 Blackstock Road
It is a hidden paradise with an incredible atmosphere and a garden in the back. This cafeteria is also one of those places where the staff is incredibly charming. We recommend this place if you are looking for a relaxed afternoon in the company of local people.