Best Cafes or Coffee Shops in London

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ok, I own it so i'm biased, but Shoreditch Grind has the best coffee and is one of the coolest scenes in Shoreditch! Also a cocktail bar at night and a recording studio upstairs!

Grab a seat at the window where you can watch the citizens of Silicon Roundabout buzz in and out of Old Street Roundabout. Coffee/sandwiches by day and cocktails are served in the evening.

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boutique deli - excellent coffee (Monmouth Coffee Company), cakes, sandwiches, salads, meat and cheese counter etc. Eat in or take away. Extremely popular with locals - a must try!

Perfect for a coffee, breakfast or light lunch . Delicious pastries, salads and sandwiches available to take-away, eat inside or at road side tables to sit and watch life go by. Our favourite!

Great Deli 3 mins from the flat on foot (turn right out of the building) - has everything you can need, including great bread and probably the best coffee in London. (It's not easy on the pocket mind)



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$$· 208-212 Westbourne Grove·Map·Hours·Website·

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This stems from the famous Daylesford Organic Farm in the Cotswolds of England. Fresh organic food restaurant as well as take away options, coffee and groceries.

An organic cafe offering delicious & healthy food direct from their farm. On the lower ground they also have shop that sells nice amenities for the home and great cook books too!

Top quality organic ingredients makes the food here utterly delicious but healthy and ethical too! It really is difficult to match the quality and feels like home cooked food. The restaurant in ope... read more

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Since 1900 this workers’ caff has provided carbs and protein in eggy, meaty and pan-fried form to the good people of east London. Traces of bygone eras, like art deco interior details and Formica t... read more

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Packed every day full of people who know just how fresh, delicious and healthy the food here is. Well, if Canadian French Toast (bacon & maple syrup) sounds healthy. Very fresh shakes too, and a wo... read more

Great local Cafe with communal table. They serve fresh juices, fabulous breakfast dishes an great coffees. Great for brunch, lunch or early light dinner.

Stylish cafe with outside tables and daily changing blackboard menu for soups and stews.

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In a street of pretentious coffee bars this one takes the biscuit

Very popular coffee shop on Broadway Market. Get your freshly roasted Coffee Beans.

One of the best coffees in the area. Roasted locally, just 50 metres from the flat, under the overground arches!

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great coffee place, especially famous for their filter coffee. You can also buy beans/ground coffee here. James Murphy comes here when he's in London!

This place is amazing for coffee and cake/breakfast! They do the best coffee in the area and supply to many local cafes. A must try!

Small bites with artisan coffees made using beans sourced directly from exporters and roasted daily.

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In Shoreditch, or TechCity, one of the best brunch places in London. All day brunch in case you don't want to fight the crowds on the weekends.

This is a classic East London brunch place. Every item on the menu has a twist, which can make it a bit pretentious, but the food is delicious! The coffee is very good and we would recommend the eg... read more

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Upon arrival at look mum no hands! (LMNH), the name suddenly makes sense – the coffee shop is also a bicycle store. The place is often full on Saturdays, packed with couples, groups of friends and ... read more

Amazing coffee, they do healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner, open until late so either a morning coffee or a good pint of IPA in the evening. Very trendy place, its a workshop space as well as the m... read more

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This Patisserie is not nice to see but I promise you, you will find the same cake you can find at Belen...try the pastéis de nata custard tarts. And price are incredible low. Enjoy!!

The best pastel de natas (Portuguese custard tarts) in London and good Portuguese coffee. Popular with the local Portuguese community.

Let your taste buds transport you to the sunshine and warmth of Lisbon at Lisboa Pâtisserie. Get here early to grab some of their famous pastel de nata – these custard tarts fly out the door as soo... read more

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely French deli (go there whilst you can, the owner might be deported soon as he's French!), awesome cheese. In fact, it's all lovely. Make sure you bring a credit card though.

Beautiful place to sit outside for breakfast and watch the world go by, (lunch is also incredible - try the salads and chai latte tea!)

Charming French cafe/ deli in the heart of Broadway Market, great for a light lunch.

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for brunch, lunch and dinner (Wednesday through Sunday). Open kitchen, outdoor space and contemporary menu with a focus on fresh local ingredients.

The London Particular (named after the term Dickens used to describe the fogs of Victorian London) is a little gem in an unexpected location. The standard of food is excellent - so is the coffee.

We love The London Particular for breakfast. Delicious healthy food, great buzzy vibe, fair priced food. We love this for brunch. Heavily recommend their 'Bad vege Sandwich'! We've tried making it... read more

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Always busy coffee place right in the heart of Angel. Have a walk and discover some nice independent shops (vintage, decoration, food)

CoffeeWorks uses excellent quality coffee and ingredients for their baked goods, the baristas are friendly and make a mean flat white. Their iced lattes and home made marshmallows can't be beaten.

The best coffee in the world. Stop here and try - I promise you won't regret it! Try the mushroom, roast garlic and brie toasted brioche to really seal the deal!

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best cheese in London, smelly smelly cheese shop... brilliant. If only there was an app on the smartphones that did smell.

Just stick your head into the cheese room and breathe it in! Love this shop (and apparently the coffee is great too)

A world class cheese shop, famous across the globe for its delightful and broad range of cheeses.

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Your room overlooks Monmouth Street, the home of Monmouth Coffee. People say it's the finest in London. Personally I'm happy with Starbucks, which astonishingly has more shops in London than New York.

Pay homage to the World Renowned Monmouth Coffee Company. Must visit for any Coffee fan.

Zagat rated "Java junkies" think they've "tried great coffee until" they come to this "busy" Covent Garden"institution" or one of its newer siblings, which enthusiasts say "must be credited with bring

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The key to Leila’s shop is simplicity; the breakfast menu may be small consisting of just eggs, a cheese sandwich, a polish platter of sausages, pickles, horseradish and rye, but be grateful for th... read more

***£ MUST Café breakfast/brunch. Lovely local place. So much love and care. Simple and delicious food. Omelletes, brownies, coffee all so nice. Next door check Leila grocery shop.

Leila's deli/shop and cafe is one of those places you shouldn't miss...great for bread, fruit and organic wine. Small cafe that serves great eggs for breakfast and simple lunches. Love!

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Organic, Fairtrade coffee & teas, snacks, toasted sandwishes, smoothies. Great baristas, Free WiFi. 25 types/blend coffee inc Guatemala, Mexico, Peru. Owner Ian Henshall, Alt Press journalist.

With 15 years of experience, Coffee Plant creates a range of own-roasted beans. On our visit, Peruvian beans were the pick of the day – incredibly complex, starting with roasted peanut notes swerving

Organic and fair trade coffee shop and celebrity-spotting hang-out. Great for people-watching. We have seen Annie Lennox here a few times... Right opposite 'The Electric' too, so more celebs there...

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely! The Turkish take on English breakfasts, with roast lunches on Sundays etc. They are super nice, always busy and not too expensive. Great fresh juices and smoothies.

Best and relaxed breakfast place, seating outside too. Full spread breakfasts, English, Mediterranean. A favourite with coffee aficionados, this tiny cafe has something of a cult following

Relaxed cafe and place to sit outside for breakfast or lunch, with a fantastic lengthy menu and good value! People travel the distance to get here, yet it's a moments walk from the flat.

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get the bus to Hackney Wick or walk along the canal for tasty brunch fare. Enjoy views of the Olympic Park from their canal side terrace.

The Best Breakfast in London....well, almost. The Counter cafe is part of Stour Space and an artist's collective the backs onto the canal. It's great for eating, writing, laptopping and hanging out.

The centre of the art community of Hackney Wick, from here you can pick your way around the local grass roots galleries, catch them before they vanish in a commercial maelstrom.

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely coffee place. Coffee, Tea, Chocolate is really good, as well as their home made patisserie. Every month they have a new art exhibition on the walls. Charming little coffee place!

Tina’s puts you instantly at ease: large communal table in the middle (sofas too) populated with help-yourself jars of Marmite and and jam, and locals helping each other with the Guardian crossword.

If you're into the whole 3rd wave coffee groove, this coffee shop is worth the 10 minute walk, a great little neighbourhood spot to collect your thoughts.

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Their coffee will keep you going for hours :). This place does lovely breakfasts and lunches served by very friendly staff and chef. Also pretty child friendly.

Local fave for breakfast and lunch. High quality and very kid friendly, which should be taken into consideration mid week lunchtime if that might be a problem!

This is our local family Internet cafe which has an amazing salad bar as well serving a Brasserie style menu - always busy with shared table seating and a play area for kids.

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small but great café! Next to hairdressers and Bourough Wines. I recommend portobello mushrooms, rocket, garlic, goat's curd on toasted sourdough!

Nice little café popular with hipsters and creatives alike

Great sourdough toasties (try our favourite- mushroom and goat's curd) & lovely coffees

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Artisan grocery store selling specially sourced produce and featuring the famous Cheese Room! Lovely cafe serving breakfast, lunch and delicious cakes.

Time Out says : The best cheeseboard in Marylebone, and possibly in all of London, plus serious sandwiches, irresistible charcuterie, and fabulous baked goods. There are cheeseboards and then there... read more

Known for Everything Else Consistently recognised and awarded for being a very special place to indulge your cheese addiction, La Fromagerie one of the best cheese shops in London - and most likely... read more

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Highly recommended cafe at Borough Market. One of the companies most actively raising the standard of London coffee.

The best coffe shop in London, only a hop skip and a jump by tube to London Bridge, perhaps followed by a walk along the Southbank of the Thames!

Our favourite cafe and coffee. Seems other people feel the same based on the length of the queue on the weekend. Worth waiting for and the queue moves quickly! We like the “white long black” - part... read more


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$$· 93 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a gorgeous cafe for excellent coffee and menus that offer something much less ordinary than standard fare. It gets very busy so not one for thinking you'll visit at peak times but if you're... read more

Casual breakfast-til-late neighbourhood spot serving New York and Middle Eastern influenced dishes - spectacular breakfast - you have to have bacon and egg or aubergine pitta!

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good for brunch, but be prepared to que! Fantastic coffee. Great burger, probably best avoid at peak brunch times and go to Zetter instead, or modern pantry.

This is our favourite breakfast haunt in London. As well as excellent coffee, a great menu, friendly good service it's also one of the few places in London you're unlikely to have to queue for a ta... read more

Exceptional coffee can be found at Workshop, the local cafe for coffee excellence!

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A cosy cafe close to the park to have a quiet coffee or enjoy their yummy hot chocolate. Turns into a bar in the evening. Live music on Tuesday nights.

Cool, trendy atmosphere (bare brick walls, mismatching chairs, you get the picture). Nice coffee. Licensed. Sometimes music in the evenings. Near the farmer's market (Saturdays 11-2pm).

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like traditional English breakfast type of thing, this is the best old English cafe you can find in Central London (in my view, check it out on Tripadvisor)! 5.40GBP for a full breakfast & tea.

The Regency Café opened in 1946 on Regency Street, near Westminster London. This popular place is definitely the place to go for a good old-fashioned full English breakfast! The cafe is designed i... read more

Regency cafe is a famous local cafe good for typical English breakfast if you are up for it, they do other English dishes too, very good price and just 5 mins walk

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A bit of a home from home, the front room cafe does proper English breakfasts, the staff are friendly and the free wifi draws a regular crowd. Soon to open in the evenings too.

Great for breakfast, lunch or diner. Lovely staff, not crazy prices, good traditional English breakfast. My staple for breakfast with friends from all horizons.

The décor is eclectic which gives it a homely feel. Friendly staff. They serve delicious coffee, cooked breakfasts, a number of vegetarian dishes and for lunch I recommend the bangers and mash.

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The yummiest breakfast in the neighbourhood. Sun yourself whilst you munch on your brunch. Nuff said:).

Cafe for breakfast onwards - there is another smaller version closer to the house - it is opposite the Bush theatre. They are a local business so let's support them!

A local favorite great for amazing brunches, quick bite for lunch or tea time. Try the QPR bun, deliciously yummy! Can be pretty busy over the weekend.