25 Unmissable Coffee Shops In London

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1. Nude Espresso, W1.

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A micro-roastery, with two locations (one in Soho, one in Brick Lane). Nude know their coffee. Find out more here.

2. Store Street Espresso, WC1.

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Serving Square Mile and other guest coffees, Store Street Espresso is just the ticket. They’ve also recently opened a second cafe in Tavistock Place. Find out more here.

3. Algerian Coffee Stores, W1.

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Algerian Coffee Stores has been trading for over 120 years. That’s 120 years of good, good coffee. Find out more here.

4. Timberyard, WC2.

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With two locations - one in Old St and a new one in Seven Dials, Timberyard’s lure is now twice as strong. Find out more here.

5. Flat White, W1.

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Bringing coffee culture from New Zealand and Australia, Flat White serves, well, the perfect flat white. Find out more here.

6. Dunne Frankowski at Sharps, W1.

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A coffee installation in a barbers shop would sound weird, if Dunne Frankowski hadn’t already proved their coffee cred with their previous shop - Protein. Sit at the bar, and settle in. Find out more here.

7. Monmouth Coffee, WC2.

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Beans, glorious beans. You’ll have to get up early to take a seat in the Monmouth St branch, but the take-away tastes just as good. Find out more here.

8. The Proud Archivist, N1.

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Serving Caravan coffee by the canal, the Proud Archivist is airy, sunny and delightful. Find out more here.

9. Fingers Crossed, N16.

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Fingers Crossed is small but mighty, and serves punchy coffee alongside whopper sandwiches. Find out more here.

10. Tina, We Salute You, N1.

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Airy and inviting, Tina We Salute You is a Dalston/Newington Green treasure. Find out more

11. Look Mum No Hands, EC1.

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Providing coffee and bikes, Look Mum No Hands! serves Square Mile coffee mostly, but with guest blends too. Find out more here.

12. Long White Cloud, E2.

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Located conveniently near Broadway Market and Columbia Road Flower Market, Long White Cloud sells dreamy flat whites, as well as spot-on iced coffee. Find out more here.

13. Caravan, EC1.

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Roasting and serving responsibly sourced coffee, Caravan is a dream. Find out more here.

14. Allpress, E2.

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Consistently good, and consistently busy. Find out more here.

15. Giddy Up, EC1.

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Serving Square Mile coffee, this concession in Fortune Park is perfect in the sunshine. Find out more here.

16. Prufrock Cofee, EC1.

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Well-known for a reason, and serving coffee in the cutest take-away cups in London. Find out more here.

17. Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, EC1.

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Located about 100 yards away from Prufrock, the DOCASA is spacious and serves a consistently good brew. Find out more here.

18. Flat Cap, SW1.

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Serving coffee from a cart in Victoria, and in Borough Market, it’s reliably good. Find out more here.

19. Waiting Room, SE8.

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This Deptford cafe is three years old this year. Here’s to many more. Find out more here.

20. Scootercaffè, SE1.

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Vespas and ventis next to Waterloo. Find out more here.

21. Blacksmiths Coffee, SE1.

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Literally a little hatch in the wall, Blacksmiths is open 8am until midday, Monday to Friday. And they serve donuts too. Find out more here.

22. Federation Coffee, SW9.

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Located in Brixton Village, Federation is just the job for a caffeine hit after a morning of nibbling your way around the other venues in the market. Find out more here.

23. Lowry & Baker, W10.

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Serving Monmouth coffee, this spot has quickly become a Notting Hill staple. Find out more here.

24. The Elgin, Maida Vale, W9.

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Worth the trip to Maida Vale, the Elgin serves Coleman coffee with style. Find out more here.

25. Talkhouse, W11

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With a straightforward menu (espresso, or espresso with milk), Talkhouse is a coffee shop that loves coffee. Find out more here.

PS: You can also check out this useful London coffee map.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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