Top Coffee Spots in London Vol. II
by Nina Christopoulou
Since the first Volume of our favourite coffee spots around the city was so popular, we decided to do a Volume II. Of course, this was enabled by the longstanding tradition of incredible coffee spots in the city. So have a look at our second edit of top picks, and decide where your next dose of caffeine will originate from!
1. Allpress Espresso Roastery
This Shoreditch marvel is the coffee spot that serves the original Allpress Espresso which has a tradition dating back to 1987! The aesthetics of the café are excellent, and the flavour of the coffee is quite unique. It’s no coincidence that its ships all around the world, anywhere from the US to Europe and even Australia…
Credit: @Urban Coffee London
2. Workshop Coffee
This one boasts a perfect location, at the heart of Fitzrovia. The coffee is killer, and there is an incredible coffee subscription program through which you receive a monthly package suitable strictly for coffee addicts! The note attached to it gives you more info on where your coffee originated from, giving you insight as to its origins (place and people that is).
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3. Farm Girl Café
Ever heard of a Rose Latte? No? Well, now you have. And it is definitely delicious; but then again so is the entire coffee selection of Farm Girl. The menu is quite extensive with options such as the Liquid Gold Latte and Butterfly Matcha which sound and taste divine. These Aussie cafes pride themselves for their coffee and great but most importantly healthy food options! Now there’s one coffee spot that makes it to the top of everyone’s list!
Credit: @Farm Girl Cafe
This little known coffee corner in Angel is ideal for coffee lovers! The flavor of coffee is perfect, while it also has one of the best versions of Freddos (espresso or cappuccino that is). Their love for coffee is evident, and our love of Briki should be too! Wouldn’t you agree?
Credit: @Briki London
5. Story Coffee
A mere minutes away from Capham Junction, Story Coffee has found the perfect way to balance out the hustle and bustle of the nearby commute routes with the serene environment afforded by the minimal Scandinavian interior. Needless to say that its coffee is sublime! Give it a try and you won’t regret it!
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6. HR Higgins
When it comes to coffee, HR Higgins know their stuff, and that is evident from the moment you walk through the doors. Their staff are not only polite, but also knowledgeable, a skill useful for the coffee connoisseurs out there! But the biggest selling point in our opinion: the perfect desserts you can accompany your coffee with… Their dessert selection knows how to steal the show!
Credit: @HR Higgins London
7. Monocle Café
The pinstriped tent at Chiltern Street marks the spot. This one is petite, but don’t let the size fool you! You will find yourself mesmerized by everything from the Allpress blended roast to the staff and ambiance… It also has a modest selection of pastries and dishes that you will find yourself drooling over.
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8. Origin Coffee Roasters
Origin is cool, hip, funky and any other trendy adjective that comes to mind! CN Traveler included the Charlotte Road branch in its list of 18 top coffee spots around London, so how could it be missing from ours? An insider’s tip though: it’s not exclusive to London, with coffee shops in Cornwall as well.
Credit: @Origin Coffee Roasters
9. Rosslyn Coffee
This newcomer is one to keep an eye out for. Rosslyn coffee is well rooted in Melbourne’s coffee culture, and the London branch opened its doors in 2018 to entice us to spice up our coffee preferences. Specialty coffee in London will never be the same after Rosslyn, so we suggest you give their coffee a try as soon as possible!
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10. Camden Coffee Co.
This one stands by the visitors of the Camden Market, giving them their caffeine shot before they start their long day of shopping and browsing around. And they do a very good job at that, offering a quality brew, and one of the best Freddos around the city – we recommend the Freddo Espresso which is quite strong and quite perfect if you ask us!
Credit: @Camden Coffee Co.