In a city that runs on caffeine, it’s no surprise that there are an abundance of independent coffee shops on every corner. Whether it’s from a weekend discovering a new neighbourhood, or a morning coffee before a shoot, our coffee escapades have led us to uncover some hidden gems. We won’t bore you with the coffee order, obviously it’s an oat flat white every time.
Here are a few recent finds…
A scandi minimalist space with both indoor and outdoor seating. The offering of baked goods here are unmatched, with focaccia, bagels and croissants to name a few. Visit on a sunny day and you can bask in the sunshine on the pavement, a perfect vantage point to watch the world of Clapton go by.
Tucked just moments from the overground station, Cable Co exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere. With rustic interiors, this cosy haven is staffed with friendly faces and serves up exceptional coffee. A perfect retreat for those seeking comfort and a delightful caffeine fix in the heart of Kensal Rise.
Nestled conveniently next to Clapton Overground, this grab-and-go kiosk offers a takeaway-only experience with well-priced delights and exquisite pastries. The charming owner adds a personal touch, making it a delightful stop for those on the move.
Step into a laid-back, industrial-rustic space that’s as roomy as it is unpretentious. With plenty of tables, it’s perfect for getting some work done. They even have vegan bakery options for those looking for plant-based treats. And, if you’re a dog owner, feel free to bring your furry friend along; just like many Hackney-based venues, it’s a dog-friendly spot!
Discover this Stoke Newington gem, boasting quirky, industrial interiors. The use of plaster adds a unique touch, creating an atmosphere that’s as distinctive as it is inviting. And of course, don’t miss out on their great coffee, making it the perfect spot to unwind in style.
A proudly LGBTQ+ friendly space where everything on the menu is vegan! Revel in the cosy ambiance adorned with charming exposed brick decor and a whimsical disco ball. Venture to the cool outdoor seating area for a delightful people-watching experience. This gem not only caters to diverse tastes but also provides a vibrant and inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy.
Experience a coffee haven that boasts funky and bright interiors. The lively mix of seating options and eye-catching art create a playful vibe, complemented by the super welcoming staff. Beyond its excellent coffee offerings, The Broca proudly embraces an LGBTQ+ friendly atmosphere, making it a standout hangout situated conveniently outside Brockley Station.
In Archway, this charming spot effortlessly combines great ambiance with delightful details. A warm, inviting atmosphere welcomes you to settle into a tucked-away booth and savor the wonderful (coffee-drinking) moment! Cute cups also add a touch of playfulness to your visit. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the place takes your experience to the next level with a delectable selection of sandwiches and pastries, making it the perfect spot to indulge.
You must try this prime spot conveniently situated right opposite Hampstead Heath and the overground station. The cups you’ll find here are not just vessels for exceptional coffee but are part of a larger social enterprise. The coffee beans are roasted by prisoners in HMP The Mount, contributing to a unique initiative aimed at reducing reoffending in the UK. Sip on a cup of coffee with purpose and enjoy the scenic surroundings in this thoughtful and impactful cafe.
It’s time for your next roast!
Whether you’re a seasoned Londoner or just visiting for the weekend, why not give one of these spots a try? If you want to see which coffee shop you’ll vibe with the most, watch our recent coffee shop visits in our TikTok here.
Until next time!