The Skylark Café is one of the best in London, thanks to its pretty interiors and prime location in Wandsworth Common. Open seven days a week, this charming spot serves an all-day brunch menu, fresh coffee and alcoholic sips in a Victorian farm house setting.
Best Cafes In London
Looking for a gathering of the best cafes and coffee shops in London? Our hand-picked guide was built with exactly you in mind. Brimming with independent outlets, kooky hangouts and welcoming pit-stops ideal for both work and play, there's no shortage of options for your caffeine fix in the capital. We've picked out a selection of our favourites - go get stuck into our recommended quirky London cafes for all your coffee and cake needs.
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Be transported to Puglia, Italy thanks to yapix and their Veronero coffee, as they're serving the perfect cup to every guest. Better yet? You can can chow down on Italian sandwiches, fresh pasta and traditional pinsa - an Ancient Roman recipe that makes a healthy alternative to pizza.
Rake's Cafe Bar is a quirky Liverpool Street spot that's bursting with coffee, creative cocktails and comfort food from day to night. Think stunning interiors, boozy brunches come Saturdays and a range of internationally-inspired small plates.
Home to laid-back vibes, FAIM IN Fitzrovia is the ideal cafe hotspot. Whether you're looking for a cosy atmosphere to catch up on work or to meet your pals, this venue provides the perfect backdrop. On top of that, there are tasty brekky plates, pastries and live entertainment.
Old Queen Street Café is an excellent choice of cafe thanks to its British breakfast and brunch menus, spanning everything from Bakewell-inspired French toast to eggs benny, with artisanal coffee to match. Fancy something stronger? There are cocktails for that too.
Smith's relaxed and inviting nature makes it one of the top cafes in London to study. Immerse yourself in these Grade II listed surroundings and hit the books, the comfy leather seating, raw brickwork and industrial touches exude a super chilled out feel. The caf serves up a mean cup of coffee as well as a menu that features all-day breakfast and several lighter bites.
Nestled within a Grade II listed building just by Russell Square, Burr & Co. offers you breakfast bowls and all day plates alongside classic cocktails, tasty beers and freshly roasted coffee. The cafe is a great spot to catch up with friends over lunch.
Head down to Stratford where this eco-friendly cafe and restaurant offers a stunning spot to enjoy some fresh coffee and a bite to eat. Whether you're looking to tuck into a hearty fry-up or a homemade sandwich from their deli menu, they've got some excellent food options and gorgeous surroundings to enjoy them in.
The brainchild of Barworks, the genius behind Wenlock & Essex and the 5cc bars, Mare Street Market is a neon-bathed food, drink, and design consortium offering everything a millennial heart desires – from a record shop, florist, bakery, deli, cocktail bar, barber, tattooist, to restaurants galore.
If you're looking for a fabulous spot for a bite to eat and coffee (or, perhaps a few cocktails), then Dear Grace just a short distance from White City station is a top choice. Touting a fabulous space adorned with plants and cool prints along with a range of crackin' menus.
Whether you fancy set menus spanning savoury and sweet treats or the chance to indulge in afternoon tea, Angelo Musa is the place to head if French patisserie is your thing. The famous Michelin Star pastry chef's London location is sure to satisfy.
When it comes down to cute cafes in London, House of Hades is a firm choice. Situated on Morning Lane, this gem boasts a laid-back lounge space for hotdesking and unlimited coffee in the daytime, alongside offering up a delicious variety of pastries to fill up on.
Open daily from 7am to 5pm, EVE cafe serves up an overload of Mediterranean-inspired plates for you to nibble on as you flurry through work emails and a hefty online ASOS shop. From pastries to cakes and breakfast classics with a twist, don't miss out on the place that's on everyone's lips.
If you're looking for a quirky cafe to catch up with mates in, then be sure to check out The Breakfast Club in locations such as Hackney Wick, Hoxton, Canary Wharf and Soho. Sip on a refreshing smoothie, have a coffee and tuck into some egg bennies with a creamy hollandaise sauce, fluffy American-style pancakes, plus special burgers.