It should be called The Coffeeholic's city. From the rich and dark taste of an espresso, the flavorful and rich texture of a cup of cappuccino to the well-balanced taste of a macchiato, there’re endless types of coffee that London has to offer. Your morning cup of coffee is your measure for the day’s vibes to come, we understand that; London does too. Whether you’re after a cup on-the-go with a small breakfast or somewhere cosy to sit and relax – London has it all.
To save you some time, we gathered a list of the five best coffee shops around London:
1. Caffe Nero
Caffe Nero is a famous coffee chain in the UK with a history of over 20 years of coffee passion. Here, you will get in-door roasted coffee beans, roasted by experienced coffee makers following a traditional Italian roasting method. Beans of similar sizes are roasted together to keep the taste consistent and original. Moist and dense raw beans transform into rich and dark coffee with a perfect aroma.
If you are living near a Nero branch make sure to pass by in the morning; they’re quick and their staff is quite efficient so you won’t have to wait long for your coffee. A visit in the afternoon is probably better for you if you wish to sit around and relax. You can also try out some of the desserts they have. Get an espresso chocolate brownie that any coffee lover will surely fall for. If you’re profoundly interested in the art of coffee-making, check their Brewing Guide.
2. Ozone Coffee Roasters
Ozone Coffee Roasters London branch is at 11 Leonard Street. They have unique coffee makers who make the best coffee beans in London. Their in-house roasted coffee will put you under its spell and you’ll buy it regularly to make your own flavorful coffee at home. Their espresso is rich with a great aroma and they even have some decaf options for your friend who is not into caffeine. You can also choose from a variety of cakes, snacks and eggs to eat if you intend to eat breakfast there.
3. Grind & Co.
Grind & Co is the one for you if you are looking for a living example of success. Their shop started with a single cafe in Shoreditch Grind and it is currently found everywhere in London. It is well-known for its exclusive boutique roasted grind. The aim of the shop was to recreate the Melbourne coffee taste and they successfully did that. Their Espressos are bold in flavour and they have some snacks that are definitely worth a try.
4. Algerian Coffee Stores
This is a historic and authentic coffee shop. It started in 1877 and still strives until now. The shop features an original interior design. It is a grab-and-go coffee shop with no place to sit. Located in Central London right in the middle of the action, this is the perfect place for a quick espresso shot in the morning. They also offer delightful cappuccinos take-outs with a unique taste of sweetness that they’re specialized in. You can also go there to buy original coffee blends, tea, and sweet desserts from all over the world to take home.+
5. Fix Coffee
Are you looking for a mixture of good coffee and a good atmosphere? this is the place for you then. Fix Coffee is probably the newest coffee shop on our list. It is an independent coffee shop that started only in 2009, blending two of our favourite things in the world: music and coffee. Their music choices are spectacular for a relaxing evening and they offer locally-roasted coffee beans, filter coffee and exclusive food and snacks for lunch and breakfast.