Where to Find the Best Coffee in London

Coleman Coffee Roasters

As well as being the roastery behind the coffee at some of our favourite London cafes, Coleman Coffee opened its first solo branch near Waterloo station last year. Serving high-quality Arabica coffee from a pleasingly simple menu of filter, cappuccino, piccolo or espresso, Jack Coleman and his team also sell beans for at-home coffee-making on those weekends you just can’t drag yourself out of bed for one of their freshly-brewed cups. Colemancoffee.com


Serving Square Mile coffee, alongside beans from a guest roaster from the UK every weekend, Kaffeine’s two W1 cafes offer excellent coffee, expert staff, delicious cakes and beautiful decor – we’d happily spend a good hour or two at either branch. Kaffeine.co.uk

Allpress Espresso

From their own Dalston roastery and coffee shop to the many wonderful cafes that serve their unique blend (Violet and The Monocle Café among them), New Zealand brand Allpress is committed to excellence – and the results speak for themselves. Allpressespresso.com

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Workshop Coffee Co.

Workshop’s original Clerkenwell cafe is not only a favourite brunch spot (they also serve lunch, dinner and drinks), but also the site of the brand’s roastery and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto a rather beautiful living wall. The baristas are knowledgeable and skilled and coffee very good indeed – take away a bag of the Cult of Done Espresso beans to recreate the experience at home or try out Workshop’s Aeropress or French press coffees in the cafe itself. www.workshopcoffee.com

Fernandez & Wells

Great food, great wine and great coffee – Fernandez & Wells truly has it all. Vogue loves the Stumpy, F&W’s trademarked mini flat white, served in a small Duralex glass and just the right strength for a mid-afternoon coffee run. Owners Jorge and Rick met while working at Monmouth Coffee, and have transferred their expertise into choosing the best single-origin beans each season from Has Bean Coffee in Stafford for their in-demand espresso-based drinks. Fernandezandwells.com

The Monocle Café

Monocle’s chic Chiltern Street Cafe serves Allpress coffee rather than its own blend, but it’s so stylish that it deserves its own place on the list. Impeccable interiors and Scandi-chic ceramicware set the scene, whilst the food is a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian – the cardamom buns (supplied daily by Fabrique bakery in Hoxton) are the best we’ve tried. Cafe.monocle.com

Climpson & Sons

Broadway Market offers an overwhelming wealth of wonderful food and drink options, but Climpson & Sons has stood the test of time. Roasting its own coffee in London Fields, Climpson & Sons offers speedy service in its own cafe as well as supplying beans to venues around the city. Climpsonandsons.com

Ozone Coffee Roasters

Real coffee aficionados will love Ozone Coffee Roasters – it offers single origin coffees through a range of different brewing methods including Aeropress and Syphon and its own roastery. The roastery itself is downstairs at the cafe so you can look down on it as you sip your espresso, and a variety of coffee kit is on sale to take home. Ozonecoffee.co.uk



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