London's coffee shops run the gamut from teeny tiny hole-in-the-wall spots to sprawling landmark locations. What we love about these shops isn't just the latte art, but the people who frequent these beautiful spaces. Coffee culture runs deep in this town and it's easy to spot that as soon as you start asking people for their favorite espresso haunts. From where to get the best biscuits to coffee shops that are run like biker gangs, we've got a little something for every coffee culture type.
Okay, okay. Maybe sometimes bigger may actually be better. In the case of this giant space, we’d say it surely is. The grandiose café at the Royal Exchange is one of those places that stuns every single time you walk in.
Maybe it’s the daily roasting, or maybe it’s the fanfare of Sam Smith, but Grind is hot, hot, hot. With locations all over London, it’s hard to pick a fave as all the spaces are modern, airy and bright.
A Soho fave, Tap Coffee recently joined forces with the crew behind Department of Coffee and Social Affairs and we have a feeling they'll be taking over London in no time at all with their cool coffee hangout hubs.
Marathon shoppers understand the importance of a good cup of caffeinated brew while getting their retail groove on. Maybe all clothing shops should take a page from AIDA’s Shoreditch store and offer up fresh chai, matcha, lattes and more.
If an artsy space with soaring ceilings and tons of sunlight is what you're after, Fernandez and Wells Somerset House should be your London coffee shop of choice. This one's an all-day cafe and so much more.
Still don’t know who Janice is, but maybe you can ask on our behalf if you make it to this Farringdon cafe. The coffee’s great, the space is rad and there’s a lengthy list of local gins if you’re hittin’ the hard stuff.
Located in Covent Garden, Monmouth Coffee is just the kind of coffee shop you'd expect to find in any London neighborhood. It's charming, it's cozy and the flat whites are always done to the perfect temp.
Love love love the bright and beautiful spaces Sans Pere creates for coffee drinkers. Check out the Broadway Market spot if you’re all about sipping your cappuccino and peeling into your coconut croissant in a pretty pink space.
Sausage rolls, donuts and really good coffee are the stars of the show at this Southwark cafe and roasting school. And we just love the look of the green storefront of The Gentlemen Baristas.
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