top coffee spots around london
Check out our top 7 spots for the perfect caffeine fix around London.
1. origin coffee
Origin Coffee are one of the UK’s leading specialty coffee roasters, with a focus on “direct trade, transparency, sustainability and education.” Initially based on charlotte road they have have now opened shops in The British Library and Hammersmith, ideal working places, easily accessible and in the centre of busy, populated areas. They direct trade, and pay at least 50% above standard fair trade prices, meaning every cup of coffee is ethical, and has full traceability.
Kaffeine was named number two on Buzzfeeds list of ‘25 coffee shops to see before you die’ and their great coffee is made by staff that have to have over 3 years of barista training. They opened their first coffee shop in 2009, on great Titchfield Street, and a second on East Castle street in central London in 2015. They serve breakfast, lunch and have an array of “baked treats”, from a menu that changes every week, and the delivery is FREE if you are in the Fitzrovia/ SOHO area.
3. story coffee
Story coffee is located on the corner of St. Johns Hill. They use square mile coffee roasters and and modern standard coffee, who “source and roast some of the finest green coffee worldwide.” They serve all day, reasonably priced brunch, and is a nice quiet place to sit and work or have meetings. They are open all week, and have a sister cafe- ‘story Works’.
Grind offers ‘coffee, cocktails, and all day dining’. With locations in Clerkenwell, shoreditch, covent garden, Greenwich and more, Grind coffee shops are in prime locations for work related activities, as they are easy to travel to, and in social, ‘trendy’ areas. They have a shop that sells merchandise, coffee cups and coffee, and a downloadable app that allows you to skip queues by ordering food/ coffee and paying ahead, which could save you time on a busy morning or give you an extra ten minutes in bed.
5. store street espresso
Store Street Espresso has speciality coffee shop locations on both Store Street, and Tavistock Place. It is described as ‘cosy’ and ‘casual’, with welcoming staff and a good choice in seating, with both indoor and outdoor seats. They have a good selection of cakes and pastries and the best Chai in London.
Everbean is located on Avery Row, Mayfair, and is a very highly rated independent coffee shop that opened in September 2011. They provide great coffee, using quality raw ingredients, cakes and freshly made breakfast and lunch, and the seats available by the window are perfect for sitting and doing work.
7. wilton way cafe
The Wilton way cafe, also home to London Fields Radio, is located on a quiet street in Hackney, and is a popular place to go amongst creatives. It is open all days of the week, and serves good snacks, coffee, and other hot and cold drinks. The food is brought in by top suppliers for example Brindisa, Ginger pig E5 bakehouse, and their coffee beans from Climpson & Sons.