There seems to be new cafes opening all over London, but which ones are really worth it? This list of the 10 coolest cafes in London is your personal guide to the cafes that you NEED to check out next time you’re in the city!
After fifty years of abandonment, the founders of The Attendant decided to turn a 1890’s underground men’s toilet into a chic cafe. They kept the original urinals and attendant station and turned them into a long seating table and kitchen to serve their delicious bakery treats and top-of-the-line coffee. But don’t worry, the owners swear everything has been sterilized and they are up to code!
Address: 27A Foley St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DY
This cafe is my personal favourite of the coolest cafe’s in London. Draught’s is a board game cafe. Enjoy your drinks, cocktails and snacks while you challenge your friends to some of the 600 board games they have available. They have professionals to help you pick out the right game for you and your mates, and they even have board game tournaments. This cafe is perfect to keep all your friends off their phones!
Address: 337 Acton Mews, Hackney, London E8 4EA
Need a coffee and your bicycle repaired? LMNH is the cafe for you! This adorable cafe has a bike repair shop attached to it, and the cafe has tons of food and drink options for people of all ages shapes and sizes. It is widely loved by the community for its friendly vibes and the events it hosts like speed dating and trivia night.
Address: 49 Old St, London EC1V 9HX
Everything in this cafe is completely free. The catch: you have to pay for the time you spend in the building! So long as you are in Ziferblat, you have endless access to wifi, toast, peanut butter, 40 kinds of tea, coffee, conference rooms, you name it! You can stay for up to 4 hours, and you are charged right down to the minute.
Address: 388 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT
5. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
How could a cat cafe not be one of the coolest cafes in London? At Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, you can sip your tea while you play with cute kittys. Stop in for a quick cuppa or stay for high tea, just make sure you book on their website first. Either way, you’ll be making new adorable friends!
Address: 152-154 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6DG
This cafe is perfect for students and people who like to do their work in coffee shops. The beautifully decorated establishment is so aesthetically pleasing that you will feel comfortable spending hours here. Their locations are centered near major traffic areas, so pop in for a cheeky cup of their incredible coffee or to escape the busy city streets. You’ll feel right at home!
Locations: visit their website for more info
7. The Bridge
This cafe gets its name because it literally resides under a bridge . Its decor makes it one of the coolest cafes in london, with walls covered in vintage paraphernalia and neon lights. You won’t run out of things to look at as you stroll through the rooms in a homey escape from the busy streets outside.
Address: 15 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AE
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This alternative cafe encourages its customers to use the space to meet new people and create new relationships. Chat to the chefs and bakers as they prepare your food, sip a coffee with a new friend, or go to one of the couple’s rooms in the back with your significant other to talk through any problems you may have. This space is strictly judgement-free and encourages everyone of all race, gender, sexuality, and age to come and enjoy the delicious treats and company inside Coffee, Cake and Kisses.
Address: 54 Warren St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5NN
9. Cereal Killer Cafe
This cafe is the ultimate cereal lover’s dream. Filled with 80’s and 90’s memorabilia, at this cafe you can treat yourself to the 120 cereal options, 13 of milk choices, and 20 toppings to create your dream bowl of cereal. While it may be on the pricier side, the experience of being transported back to your childhood is priceless.
Locations: visit their website for info
Biscuiteers is a quirky and fun little cafe that has the most instagrammable treats of all the coolest cafes in London. Biscuiteers is known for its delivery service, but thankfully you can get their delicious pastries and cookies whenever you please at their Kensington Park location.
Address: 194 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2ES
So much coffee, such little time! Make yourself at home in one of the coolest cafes in London or get a cup for take away. Let the caffeine rush begin…
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Lisa Morgan Simon is a relocated Jersey Girl living in Boston, Massachusetts. She is in her fourth year at Northeastern University, studying Marketing and Media Production. In addition to working with Society19, Lisa also fulfills her dream of producing live television by working with GoNUxstream, helping broadcast division 1 sports at Northeastern. When she’s not updating Society19’s social media, broadcasting, or writing articles, she’s likely rock climbing in some foreign country. Lisa is a fake vegan but a real queer Gemini with a huge love for animals, Rihanna, and the outdoors.