The coffee game has picked up a lot in London over the past 5 years. We take you through all our favourite London neighbourhoods and list our best places to enjoy a brew.
The number one tip to finding great coffee in London is to follow the Australians and Kiwis. They all made the move over a few years ago and have established themselves as the leaders on the scene.
Ozone Coffee is a must for anyone near the Old Street Roundabout. On entering, you’re greeted with a very cool industrial fit-out and the smell of roasting coffee from their mini-roastery downstairs. The booths are cosy and the bar stools give you a good view of the open kitchen in the centre of the space. Great food and delicious coffee - it’s really everything you need.
Flat White in Soho is one of the originals. Located in the centre of Soho, the small cafe has a big name - and for good reason. A flat white coffee wasn’t even a thing in London until these guys set up shop. The space is small but cosy, and a great way to break up a day’s shopping in London’s busy centre. Don’t forget to check out the ‘flattie’ sign above the til.
Further north, you can’t miss Climpson and Sons on Broadway Market. Open everyday but especially busy during the days the market is on, the coffee is worth the wait. A timber interior and casual seating make this a perfect place for a coffee date or a meet-up with friends. On sunny days the doors are open and the sun streams in, but it’s also a cosy space when it’s raining. If you’re peckish, their avocado on toast is divine.