5 of the Best Coffee Shops in London

With over 1500 cafes dotted throughout the city, Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee.

Since most establishments charge nearly four pounds for their caffeinated offerings, it’s worth doing a bit of research to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Luckily, we’ve done most of the hard work for you and picked out five of the best coffee shops in London.

Check out the list below and get exploring those coffee hot spots!

1. Ozone (Shoreditch)

Where? Ozone, 11 Leonard St, EC2A 4AQ
Why go? For hip coffee in an even hipper setting

First on our list of the best coffee shops in London is Ozone Shoreditch. Adored by the office workers in and around London’s Silicon Roundabout, Ozone Shoreditch is renowned for its artisan roasted coffee, raw industrial interior and hipster-friendly grub (think buttermilk pancakes, Eggs Benedict and wholegrain risotto!) It can get busy so try and drop in during the late morning or early afternoon, post breakfast / lunch rush.

Top tip: If you’re all about keeping up with the latest trends in coffee, then we recommend trying Ozone’s infused cold brew coffee … all the cool kids are drinking it. 

Ozone Coffee Shoreditch Best Coffee Shops London

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2. Jacob the Angel (Covent Garden)

Where? Ozone, 11 Leonard St, EC2A 4AQ
Why go? For delectable Middle-Eastern style treats and an instagram-worthy exterior

Hidden away in the colourful and bohemian enclave of Neal’s Yard, Jacob the Angel and the surrounding courtyard is as Instagram friendly as avocado and poached egg on toast. With an eclectic mix of fresh cakes and Middle Eastern style baked goods, Jacob the Angel is a must-visit for food and coffee lovers.

There are a few seats inside the café, but this is more of a grab-and-go kind of place. Why not treat yourself to one of their mouth watering Sabich (Iraqi stuffed pitta bread) and your favourite hot beverage, then head out into Neals Yard courtyard to get that all-important Instagram shot?

Top Tip: All their cakes are freshly baked, so be sure to grab a slice with your coffee to go!

Jacob the Angel Covent Garden Best Coffee Shops London

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3. Monmouth Coffee

Where? 27 Monmouth St, London, (Covent Garden) / 2 Park St, SE1 9AB (Borough Market) 
Why go? To taste years of coffee brewing experience! 

With over 35 years of roasting, sourcing and retailing experience, The Monmouth Coffee Company have long been key players in London’s coffee scene and no doubt deserve their place on this list of London’s best coffee shops. Situated in two of London’s bustling districts (Borough Market and Covent Garden) Monmouth have come a long way from their humble beginnings, roasting coffee beans in a London basement.

From their in-depth knowledge of coffee curation to their extensive knowledge of sourcing and farming, it is fair to say these guys know a thing or two about coffee. Perfect for the traveling coffee connoisseur, their cafes offer an array of coffee in a myriad of forms, sourced from cherrypicked single farms, estates, and cooperatives.

Top Tip: Put your coffee tasting skills to the test and try a few samples from their collection. If you find one you like you can buy a whole bag of fresh beans, the perfect souvenir for traveling coffee enthusiast.

Monmouth Coffee Company Covent Garden Best Coffee Shops London

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4. Kaffeine

Where? 66 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, W1W 7QJ, UK / 15 Eastcastle Street W1T 3AY
Why go? For the perfect place to recharge and refuel after a spot of retail therapy! 

Inspired by the coffee culture of New Zealand and Australia, independently owned Kaffeine (next up on our list of the best coffee shops in London!) prides itself on its espresso coffee and seasonal fresh food. Located just five minutes from Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, Kaffeine’s two cafes offer the perfect space to re-charge after a busy afternoon shopping.

Top Tip: If you’re a fan of pastries and cakes then Kaffeine will not disappoint. Their Lemon Poppyseed Cake and Portuguese tarts are amazing!

Kaffeine London Oxford Street Best Coffee Shops London

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5. Prufrock Farringdon

Where? 23-25 Leather Ln, London EC1N 7TE
Why go? For the perfect place to recharge and refuel after a spot of retail therapy! 

Famed for their quality coffee and diverse retail selection, the Prufrock Café in Farringdon is another must-do for the traveling coffee lover. Founded by three coffee enthusiasts, Prufrock has a wealth of experience behind its operation and the team are all super friendly and knowledgeable. Offering a variety of guest roasted beans alongside tasty seasonal food, Prufrock will probably leave you hungry and thirsty for more!

Top Tip: The café is so great at making coffee that they also offer Barista training courses, so if you have ever wondered what the difference is between a flat white, a latte and a cappuccino … Prufrock are the ones to ask.

Best Coffee Shops London Prufrock Farringdon

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