Your Go-To List for Your Coffee Fix…
On our trip a couple of weeks ago, we hit the ground running when it came to finding the best coffee places in London. As coffee shop owners, it’s no surprise that we love our caffeine fix. Whenever we travel, Lee has a list of places he wants to go to. New York was the longest list I’ve ever seen.
When it comes to coffee shops, we both look for different things. I’m all about the general looks of the shop, the vibe and the branding. Whereas Lee is all about the coffee and the produce. Together, we always find those gems, places where you can get a decent cup of coffee from that you’ll want to add a picture of to your feed.
I’m really excited about this post, as for the first time my husband Lee is guest posting with me. I asked him to collaborate on this with me and he happily accepted. Plus, we got a little help from a friend, Andy who is a London local. As with most posts like this, we’ll constantly keep adding to it as and when we discover new places. So here is our guide to the best coffee places in London…
Grind is a go-to for coffee goers. Their coffee is great (you can even get it now in capsules for your Nespresso machine), their latte is a must-order. There’s a lot of locations around London, all with the same signature pink pop against a dark interior.
The Hoxton Hotel, Holborn
This one is a dark horse, as it’s not actually a coffee shop. However, when we stayed at the Hoxton Holborn, we grabbed a coffee before we went exploring and it was some of the best coffee we had. Their roaster is Origin Coffee Roasters, some of the best in the industry. Their interiors are amazing, so if you wanted to sit down, relax or even work, their lobby is ideal for this.
When Lee and I first discovered Caravan coffee it was a small pop-up outside Kings Cross. Now there are so many locations, all with their statement cool, industrial style. Their coffee is amazing, I love having a simple espresso from here. Location wise, you have to check out their Bankside store. It’s just so cool, modern and edgy.
Attendant actually has a couple of locations across London. However, their Fitzrovia location is by far the quirkiest. It’s located in an old public toilet, so it’s one of those joints whereby if you didn’t know about it, you’d walk past it. The coffee is amazing, I always love Australian coffee. The oat latte was delicious. You’ll want to show this off on your Instagram Stories, you’ll get all the comments from friends and family.
The Monocle Cafe
I visited Monocle Cafe way back when and fell in love with the place. It’s so hip, I definitely felt not cool enough to go into. The coffee is fantastic and the food is delicious. It’s compact but worth visiting or grabbing a coffee-to-go.
26 Grains is more of a brunch place but has fabulous coffee. They are walk-ins or takeaway only. If you visit, you have to order an iced latte, they are delicious. The interiors are stunning, with very typical scandi coffee shop vibes. However, their outdoor seating is just as gorgeous, perfect for the feed.
Creme is not your typical coffee shop, in fact, it’s not a coffee shop at all. It’s more of a bakery with delicious cookies (you have to try the white chocolate and miso one). However, the coffee is delicious, their almond latte was amazing. In the heart of Soho, if you needed to grab something for your caffeine fix, you have to try this place out. If you need a bit of pink for the gram, then you can beat coming here.
Granger & Co
I popped into this place whilst I was at a design show and loved it. As expected, Granger & Co serve Australian coffee and it was delicious. What made me fall in love with the place more was the location and the place. The interiors are stunning, so cool, modern with a little traditional. Plus, the food is delicious, you have to book yourself in for brunch ASAP.
Lee insisted that we go and check out Kuro whilst we were recently in London. It was a little trek, but it was totally worth it. This small hole in the wall is a great little spot off the main street, with delicious coffee. Lee confirmed that the matcha was delicious, I personally fell in love with their almond latte. With it being so small, there wasn’t much in terms of interiors, it’s clean, white and simple, a perfect spot to relax in.