I freely admit that I am a bit of a coffee snob and one of my goals is to find the perfect coffee. With that in mind, I love trying out the independent coffee shops in London. Often they have a quirky vibe, interesting menu and the staff have incredible passion when it comes to the coffee they serve.
Below, in no particular order, I have captured my journey across the coffee shops of London. Where possible I have added their contact details.
Mud Café in Tooting
141 Mitcham Road | Tooting, London SW17 9PE, England
Fabulous coffee shop discovery in Tooting London @mudcafes . Flat white sharp and corn fritters with avocado, bacon and spicy tomatoes is exceptional !
18-20 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9RG, UK
+44 20 8772 9085
Brilliant menu- the corn fritters are off the charts and the coffee was top quality.
They have a sister shop in Tooting (MilkTeeth) https://www.instagram.com/milkteethcoffee/ which has become one of my go to places. Edgy interior design.
7 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JE, UK
+44 7860 945018
The art of the affogato @terminisoho . Never tried an Affogato before. Needless to say it was sensational.
147-149 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS, UK
+44 20 3802 8805
Great little place in Westbourne Grove- total coffee geeks- in a nice way!
Over and under coffee
181A Earls Ct Rd, Kensington, London SW5 9RB, UK
Cute independent coffee shop @overundercoffee in Earls Court, London. Coffee was smooth!
Brickwood Coffee & Bread
11 Hildreth St, London SW12 9RQ, UK
+44 20 8772 6818
Aussie founded and owned. Loved their take on the BLT, the B.L.A.T. Coffee was not too shabby either.
66 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7QJ, UK
+44 20 7580 6755
Unquestionably one of London’s finest independent coffee shops. Love coming here whether after a gym session or just to hang out. Staff / Baristas are real experts in their craft: @kaffeinelondon.
9a Cullum Street ,London EC3M 7JJ
020 7283 4642
Breakfast and coffee is fantastic! Great ambiance and vibe there.
Drop shot coffee
281 Wimbledon Park Road, SW19 6NW London, UK
Discovered a fabulous new coffee shop @dropshotcoffeeldn in South West London. Fantastic neighbourhood vibe and coffee was 5 stars.
150 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5LB, UK
+44 20 3875 5555
Lovely interior, extensive menu, with something for everyone.
101 Redchurch St, London E2 7DL, UK
Great Coffee! carrot cake is awesome! And Cortada is smooth!
59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB, UK
+44 20 7229 4678
One of the most ‘instagrammed’ cafes in London. Amazing atmosphere, delicious coffee and great staff. https://www.instagram.com/farmgirlcafe/
80 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7FE
Next door to one of my favourite spin studios: Psycle London. Such passion for their coffee!
Balans soho society
187 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6SH, UK
+44 20 7376 0115
I didn’t know this brand and after walking past it enough times on the way to Saturday morning gym,I decided to give it a go. Very cool branding and enjoyed the relaxing vibe in the Kensington branch!
The Nova Building, 11 Sir Simon Milton Square, Westminster, London SW1E 5DJ, UK
The Bondi breakfast, smashed Avo,pancakes….all yum.
As you would expect from an Aussie owned café, the coffee was fab.
Minnow, 21 The Pavement, London SW4 0HY, United Kingdom
+44 20 7720 4105
The perfect Café. Healthy Breakfast and Flat White whilst watching the morning go by, gazing out over Clapham Common
The Ivy Cafe Wimbledon Village
75 High St, Wimbledon, London SW19 5EQ, UK
Whilst the Ivy doesn’t qualify as an Independent café/coffee shop-I like to try a new branch out whenI can. Very consistent and totally focused on quality- Great coffee!
75 Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TJ
By far the quirkiest coffee shop location in London- filling a space that was a public toilet/WC! Don’t worry it has all been sanitized!
Great atmosphere and music. Oh and pretty damn good Coffee!
5-6 Picton Pl, London W1U 1BL
020 7487 3733
Did not have high expectations coffee wise but was pleasantly surprised! The donuts look amazing too!
83 Duke St, Mayfair, London W1K 5PF, UK
Great coffee and super fresh food with a twist
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie
96 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4SG, UK
Another day, another Ivy- always efficient service and consistent menu!
45 Phillimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RZ, UK
THE BEST FRONT OF HOUSE AND KITCHEN STAFF IN LONDON- No question!
The coffee and smoothies are first class and help refuel the soul after a tough work out. They have such a great philosophy. Always feel at home here!
Flocafe Espresso Room
40 S Molton St, Mayfair, London W1K 5RW, UK
New coffee shop experience. Tried the Honduras Premium unique blend – smooth. Trendy crowd. Great vibe and tunes – reminded me of Ibiza chill.
225 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6SA, UK
Fine, smooth cuppa Coffee!