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9 Coffee Shops in London You Have To Try

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A Long time before flat whites ruled the world, coffee houses were mostly about the social interaction than the coffee your drinking. And of course, no city did it better than London. The selections have become a little more complicated, however here are (9 cafés in London) you have to try on your next visit! 


This shop embodies a taste of Scandinavia with its delicious homemade sweets. It’s quietly nestled in a corner of Soho, but you’ll know you’re on the right track when a waft of homemade cinnamon buns catches your nostrils. Im telling you the baked goods are just as inspiring as the Nordic interior. 

14 Golden Square, Soho; 

9 coffee shops in london to try


Over Under Coffee is inspired by New Zealand, Dublin and New York. The café is situated in Earl’s Court, and celebrates the diversity of café culture. You will soon feel the family vibe with the intimate space and cosy interior. The baristas are also very welcoming the second you step through the door and according to my friend, they make the best avocado toast! It’s all the rage these days. 

181A Earls Ct. Rd., Kensington; 

9 coffee shops in london to try


Situated in St. Katharine Docks, White Mulberries is the perfect afternoon secret hideaway that can make even the dullest days feel like a holiday. Now i must say it doesn’t look very aesthetic from the outside but, it is definitely worth going to take a look. It’s the only one on the list I haven’t been too mainly because I am too lazy to go! (seriously St.Katherine Dock is far from me ) 

12 Ivory St., St. Katharine’s and Wapping; 

9 coffee shops in london to try


Hampstead Heath, arguably the most inviting area of London, harbours a chic little shop which highlights British charm. The inviting staff are committed to making excellent coffee. They have a motto which is “We don’t do grande.”. I’ve no idea what that means but the coffee the experience was worth the visit. So, take a seat on the leather couch and enjoy a cuppa when you need an escape. 

4a-5a Perrin’s Ct., Hampstead; 

9 coffee shops in london to try


Monmouth Coffee Company is a coffee lover’s paradise. I had to see what all the fuss was about, because of the constant Instagram photos on my feed. The queue from the outside served as a reminder that the Instagram popularity was justified. I guess with a value on tradition and quality above all else, there’s no surprise that the line tends to flood out the door. (afternoons are super busy) The room was filled with the aroma of almond croissants while I was sipping on the perfect flat white (in my opinion), Monmouth really does live up to the hype. 

27 Monmouth St., Covent Garden; 

9 coffee shops in london to try


Guaranteed work done: I tell you right now I can never get anything done in a coffee shop, but it’s a different story at Timberyard in Soho. Just the sheer amount customers clicking away on their laptops will inspire you, if not, you can always book a room for privacy. And the cherry on top, the ridiculous range of pastries, it’s a decent reward for all that hard work you put in at the Timberyard. 

4 Noel St, Soho; 

9 coffee shops in london to try


When you’re a century-old coffee shop in the city that practically invented coffee culture, it’s a big reputation to uphold. Lucky for Algerian Coffee Store, it’s not difficult to keep up the legacy. The best part of this 1887 Soho beauty isn’t the original wooden interior or the 80 different selections. (It’s the price tag). At just over a pound for a cappuccino, I’m telling you right now it’s a londoners dream – you know how expensive it is in London right! 

52 Old Compton St, Soho;  

9 coffee shops in london to try


Are you looking for somewhere with a little kick other than espresso bean can offer? Introducing Holborn Grind, a coffee shop and cocktail bar in one. This is a great place to instagram the hell out of your phone with the neon sign in the corner. It’s a very trendy spot serving you from breakfast to supper time. Go check it out!  

199 High Holborn, Holborn; 

9 coffee shops in london to try


If you love taking flat-lay photos for the ’Gram like I do here, Farm Girl has your back. Its no coicidence that the location is in the heart of Notting Hill which is a notorious instgram hotspot. The stylish café apart from being in a charming area, prides itself with a health-conscious menu and a very sharp-tasting coffee. (Food is a bit pricey though) 

9A Portobello Rd, Notting Hill; 

9 coffee shops in london to try


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  • Reply
    Nayna Kanabar
    August 17, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Wow what a lot of lovely coffee shops to visit. I am bookmarking this post for future teference for my next visit to London.

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    elizabeth allcock
    August 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I love going for coffee on a Saturday morning! Will bookmark this for when I am next in London.

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    Anna Szoke
    August 18, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    As a coffee addict myself, I read every word of yours like “ok memorize, because once you are in London you have to check out these places”. White Mulberry seems like the closest to my heart in style, but Ginger and White is also inviting!

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    August 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    This is a really helpful post for coffee/breakfast lovers who are planning to go to London or are there already. Thanks for sharing this!

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    August 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I love coffee shops! They’re so cozy and helps me to really think (work). I think I’m in love with Timberyard already!

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    five little doves
    August 18, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I’m not a coffee drinker but I am a cake eater – and these all look great! I love London and how there are so many hidden gems on every street!

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    Nayna Kanabar
    August 18, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    What a wonderful selection of coffee shops, London seems to have so many on every street corner that its nice to go to ones that are recommended.

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    kathryn Maher
    August 18, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Great list of coffee shops here. I haven’t been to London lately but I do love my tea and cakes. Next time I take a trip I’ll be sure to keep your list as reference.

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    Tiina A
    August 19, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Thank you so much for these tips! So far I’ve only been to Nordic Bakery – it’s a must for a Finn craving of rye bread;) The other places are still unknown forme.

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    Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women
    August 20, 2017 at 6:56 am

    It’s been some time since my last visit to London and no doubt I will find myself visiting again soon. When I do, as a lover of good coffee, I will need to check out the selections on this list. Looking forward to it.

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    August 20, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Ohh.. so much perfect for coffee lover like me..Shall take a note of all these while I’ll be there to visit London next year.

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    August 20, 2017 at 8:02 am

    All these coffee shops in London looks like a nice place to relax and chill out with friends. I will try out for Farm Girl

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    August 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I loved that timberyard as my work is also important to me and I can have coffee while working there as well…

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    Ketki Sharangpani
    August 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Such a cool collection of quirky coffee places, especially love the last one.. Also great pictures, the breakfast and pastries look delicious,

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    David Elliott
    August 21, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Those look like some pretty amazing coffee shops in London. I don’t remember going to those when I was there, but if I make it back I will have to try some of these.

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    Margarette Puno
    August 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! These coffee shops looks all so awesome! I will definitely saved this and will try this someday.

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    August 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I want to go to every one of them. It’s been far too long since I’ve been to London. I think it’s time to get my passport in order.

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    August 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    This is perfect! Coffee culture wasn’t big when I lived in London (maybe I just wasn’t that in to it… I’d only just started drinking coffee… Starbucks with 3 sugars: yuck!) Now I love coffee so I’m always on the lookout for new, great coffee shops and roasters to try.

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    August 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Such a good list and a few I’m yet to try! I’ll be keeping this post bookmarked for my next trip into London.

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    Elizabeth O
    August 21, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Even though I grew up in London and know my way around the proverbial block, I moved to the States a few decades ago and appreciate information like this.
    I still have family in the UK so, I’ll make sure to hit a few of these spots on my visit. Bookmarked. Thanks Hal. I didn’t know you were a Brit! 🙂

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      August 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      indeed i am elizabeth 🙂

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    August 21, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    This is a great roundup, I’m definitely bookmarking this for when I go to London!

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    August 22, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Not a coffee person, but do love a good hot chocolate. Will defiantly try and check some of these out next time I go to london.

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    August 22, 2017 at 3:04 am

    This is such a great list, Im def bookmarking it for our next trip. Thank you so much for taking the time out – can we see a tea post next?

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    September 11, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I planning a trip to London this October, so I’m glad I came across your article! I will be sure to check out the Nordic Bakery

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    September 11, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Very cool! Filing away for future use!

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    January 9, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I love this piece to bits! I’m a huge coffee shop fan, and I love learning about the best coffee places in a city. i’m actually planning a visit to London in the next few months, so this is definitely helpful 🙂

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    Elise Ho
    January 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Great ideas for our upcoming trip. The hubby loves to start each day in a different coffee shop.

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