The Best Cafes in london

We take a look at some of the best coffee shops that you'll find across London.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 24th Aug 2022

When living in or frequently visiting London, it's important that you know a good meeting spot. Cafes are some of the best places to meet people for a catch-up and grab some quality food and drink at the same time. There's a plethora off amazing independent brewers across the city too for you to get that coffee fix.




Artisan is the kind of cafe that has a true passion for coffee. They have freshly roasted beans from Curious Roo Coffee Roasters, an independent roastery with origins from across the world. They have multiple locations across London and they've all been designed to create an atmosphere that is fun and funky.



Brunswick East

Brunswick East is located in Dalston and Hackney Downs and they serve Australian-inspired brunch and speciality coffee. Opened by two sisters, the aim was to bring the very best of Australian cafe culture to London. You'll find some absolutely gorgeous food here presented in an equally beautiful style.



Look Mum No Hands!

The name of this cafe takes from the fact that it's also a bicycle workshop. So, if your bike is ever in need of repair and you need somewhere to spend some time, you can just step right in. You'll find it on Old Street and alongside amazing food and drink you'll find plenty of cycling memorabilia. It's somewhere a bit different for you to try.



Intermission Coffee

This cafe in West Hampstead prides itself on being a key place for you to take a breather. Focussing on creating a relaxing atmosphere, they have drinks that can easily soothe your soul. Their coffee will help you reset when you need to so you can get back out and enjoy your day.




You'll find Kaffeine in the beating heart of Fitzrovia, you'll find delicious treats in abundance here as they make some of the nicest baked goods you'll find. Another place inspired by Australia and New Zealand, once you try the food and drink here you'll keep on coming back for more.



Kiss the Hippo

Kiss The Hippo have a few branches throughout London from Shoreditch to Richmond and Fitzrovia. They sell their own blend of coffee that is recognisable through the red hippo logo. They have a wide range of flavours from across the world to try, so there's definitely a reward to be found in trying more than one coffee.



Ozone Coffee

Ozone Coffee places a huge emphasis on sustainability and have two locations in London, in Shoreditch and London Fields. They combine welcoming environments and speciality coffee, with a commitment to local suppliers and minimising waste. They also offer some gorgeous food.





Crouch End has an absolute gem in the form of Beam, it's no surprise that this cafe is usually thriving with people as it has a huge sense of community running through it. You'll also find Beam in Highbury and Notting Hill but Crouch End is the best branch. They get the simple things right with mouth-watering food and drinks that feel repleneshing.



The Coffee Jar


We highly recommend that you sort yourself some breakfast at The Coffe Jar. Their dishes are the perfect size to start you off on your day and are delightfully presented. Found in Camden, the baked goods on offer are perfect if you're looking for something to eat on the go.



Federation Coffee

Federation in Brixton has a wide range of coffee to choose from. They are proud of the coffee that they serve and their house espresso is made by Curve Roasters in Margate. They constantly have guest blends in so you'll find that the menu never really becomes static. The perfect place for those in search of new tastes.



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