7 Kiwi-Approved London Coffee Shops


When you’re new to town, knowing where to go for a good flat white, or any coffee of relative strength and quality, can be a minefield! I’ve had my fair share of caffeine catastrophes and no one deserves that, so today I’m going to lay out the London coffee landscape just for you.

Monmouth | Borough

If strength is what you crave, taste a few samples at Monmouth’s Borough Market location where you can also buy their beans, whole or ground, to take home.

Rabot 1745 | Borough

If you’re more into coffee for the chocolate, this is the mochacino lovers dream. Rabot 1745 is the love child of Hotel Chocolat, so naturally there is a self-serve pot of chocolate shavings located at the counter to sprinkle on your coffee to your hearts content.

Grind | Covent Garden

Get your kick before a big night out in Soho. The neon lights will show you the way.

Caravan | Kings Cross

Feeling a bit classy? Take a long lunch or just people watch at this swanky King’s Cross establishment.

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs | Spitalfields

Visit their branch at Spitalfields Market to grab a scrummy Crosstown Doughnut with your coffee.

The Black Lab | Clapham Common

Order your coffee a little different at this cosy Clapham coffee house. Usually there are two bean blends to drink however you like, with milk, sugar, on ice, etc.

Brickwood | Clapham Common

A classic Australian / New Zealand inspired café in the heart of Clapham Common. You’ll need to get here early on weekends to avoid the queues.




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