When you’re new to town, knowing where to go for a good flat white, or even any coffee of relative strength and quality, can be a minefield! I’ve had my fair share of caffeine catastrophes and no one deserves to go through that, so today I’m going to lay out the London coffee landscape, just for you.
Order your coffee a little different at this cosy Clapham café. Usually they have two bean blends on display which you can then choose to drink however you like it, with milk, sugar, on ice, etc.
18 Clapham Common South Side, SW4 7AB
A classic Australian and New Zealand inspired café in the heart of Clapham Common. You’ll need to get here early on weekends to avoid the queues.
16 Clapham Common South Side, SW4 7AB
Get your kick before a big night out in Soho. The neon lights will show you the way.
42 Maiden Ln, WC2E 7LJ
If strength is what you crave in your caffeine, taste a few samples at their Borough Market location where you can also buy their beans, whole or ground, to take home.
2 Park St, SE1 9AB
Feeling a bit classy? Take a long lunch or just people watch at this swanky King’s Cross establishment.
Granary Square, 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA
Visit their branch at Spitalfields Market to grab a scrummy Crosstown Donut to have with your coffee.
6 Lamb Street, E1 6EA
If you’re more into coffee for the chocolate, this is the mochacchino 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 for you to sprinkle over your coffee to your hearts content.
2-4 Bedale St, SE1 9AL
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