Coffee

Coffee afficionados are rife in London, and there is a great selection of coffee shops to satisfy them. If you’re a big coffee buff, look out for the London Coffe Guide or the Independent Coffee Book: London to find more options.

  • Allpress Espresso Roastery


    Address:
    58 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
    Telephone:
    020 7749 1780
    Website:
    http://www.uk.allpressespresso.com/
    Description:
  • Bloomsbury Coffee House


    Address:
    20 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RE, (underneath the St Athans Hotel)
    Telephone:
    020 7837 2877
    Website:
    http://www.bloomsburycoffeehouse.co.uk
    Description: A quiet coffee shop with a lot of tables to do work.They offer a breakfast and lunch service. It's within walking distance to UCL and IALS.
  • Café 49


    Address:
    49 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AP
    Telephone:
    020 3538 3474
    Website:

    Description: This place is 5 minutes walk from Goodenough and has absolutely sensational sandwiches, scrumptious salads, and potent pesto pastas. The coffee is delicious, the staff are friendly and the prices are affordable. Definitely worth a visit folks! #WSHOM
  • Caravan


    Address:
    Granary Building, Granary Square 1, London
    Telephone:
    020 7101 7661
    Website:
    http://www.caravankingscross.co.uk
    Description: The sister restaurant of the Exmouth market Caravan outpost, this one is in the Granary square restaurant hotspot up by King's Cross. Great for Brunch and coffee. They also do supper.
  • Caravan


    Address:
    11-13 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QD
    Telephone:
    020 7833 8115
    Website:
    http://www.caravanonexmouth.co.uk/
    Description: Great spot on Exmouth market for brunch with good coffee. They also do supper.
  • Coffee List


    Address:

    Telephone:

    Website:
    http://100cups.blogspot.co.uk/p/map.html
    Description: Someone mapped out 315 independent coffee shops across london!
  • Continental Stores


    Address:
    54 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RG
    Telephone:

    Website:
    http://www.storestreetbloomsbury.co.uk/shop-eat/ss-espresso/
    Description: A fabulous coffee shop on Tavistock Place right around the corner from Goodenough. A good selection of sandwiches and excellent coffee. A great study spot (I'm slightly biased I wrote my entire dissertation here - the barristas are friendly and wonderful!) Is the sister shop of Store Street Espresso not far away.
  • Department of Coffee and Social Affairs


    Address:
    14-16 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7SU
    Telephone:
    020 7419 6906
    Website:
    http://www.departmentofcoffee.co.uk
    Description: Another good coffee shop on Leather Lane within walking distance of the college. Good for studying as well.
  • Drink Shop Do


    Address:
    9 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX
    Telephone:
    020 7278 4335
    Website:
    http://www.drinkshopdo.com
    Description: During the day, Drink Shop Do is a coffee shop with yummy cakes. In the evening it hosts a range of activities and then turns into a great dance spot. Nice and close by King's Cross.
  • Espresso Room


    Address:
    31-35 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ
    Telephone:
    0776 071 4883
    Website:
    http://www.theespressoroom.com/
    Description: A great local independent coffee spot on Great Ormond Street. Limited opening hours (weekdays only) and teeny tiny but they really know about coffee.
  • Fork


    Address:
    85 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AL
    Telephone:
    020­ 7387 2860
    Website:
    http://www.forkdeli.co.uk
    Description: Coffee shop on Marchmont street right around the corner from Goodenough.
  • Full Stop Bar


    Address:
    202 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
    Telephone:
    020 7739 7086
    Website:
    http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/full-stop-bar-london
    Description: Good coffee shop to get some work done on Brick Lane if you're in the area. Serves drinks at night.
  • Kaffeine


    Address:
    66 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QJ
    Telephone:
    020 7580 6755
    Website:
    http://www.kaffeine.co.uk/
    Description: A good coffee shop in Marylebone not far from Oxford circus.
  • Lantana


    Address:
    13 Charlotte Place, London W1T 1SN
    Telephone:
    020 7637 3347
    Website:
    http://www.lantanacafe.co.uk/
    Description: A good brunch place in Fitzrovia just off Goodge street on Charlotte Place with equally good coffee.
  • Lumen


    Address:
    88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS
    Telephone:
    020 7278 2203
    Website:
    http://www.lumenurc.org.uk/lumencafe.htm
    Description: Café with ethically sourced food right around the corner from the College.
  • Monmouth Coffee Shop


    Address:
    27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9EU
    Telephone:
    020 7232 3010
    Website:
    http://www.monmouthcoffee.co.uk/our-shops/covent-garden
    Description: Want to buy good coffee? Missing your Colombian dark roast medium ground? Very good quality and variety of coffee and they will grind it for you for your specific coffee machine.
  • Notes Music & Coffee


    Address:
    31 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ER
    Telephone:
    020 7240 0424
    Website:
    http://www.notes-uk.co.uk/
    Description:
  • Notes Music & Coffee


    Address:
    36 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7BD
    Telephone:
    020 7240 7899
    Website:
    http://www.notes-uk.co.uk/
    Description:
  • Orchard Kitchen


    Address:
    11 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1A 2QH
    Telephone:
    020 7831 2715
    Website:
    http://www.orchard-kitchen.co.uk
    Description: Posh vegetarian - food is great. One to go to for a birthday treat. They have three other venues locally.
  • Ozone Coffee Roasters


    Address:
    11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ
    Telephone:
    020 7490 1039
    Website:
    http://www.ozonecoffee.co.uk/
    Description: Great coffee and lunch place off Old Street in Clerkenwell. Big tables to do work at as well.
  • Prufrock


    Address:
    23-25 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TE
    Telephone:
    020 7242 0467
    Website:
    http://www.prufrockcoffee.com/
    Description: Great coffee on Leather Lane within walking distance of the college. Good for studying as well.
  • Shoreditch Grind


    Address:
    213 Old Street, London EC1V 9NR
    Telephone:
    020 7490 7490
    Website:
    http://www.shoreditchgrind.com/
    Description: Good coffee shop on the edge of the Old street roundabout. Two other locations in Soho and Holborn. Also does cocktails in the evening.
  • Store Street Espresso


    Address:
    40 Store Street, London WC1E 7DB
    Telephone:
    020 7637 2623
    Website:
    http://www.storestreetbloomsbury.co.uk/shop-eat/ss-espresso/
    Description: A great coffee shop on Store Street near the UCL and LSHTM campuses as well as Senate House. Is the sister shop of Continental Stores on Tavistock place. Nice independent - good choice after the British Museum or an Oxford Street shop. Brownies to die for.
  • The Attendant


    Address:
    Downstairs, 27a Foley Street, London W1W 6DY
    Telephone:
    0207 637 3794
    Website:
    http://www.the-attendant.com/
    Description: Coffee in an old Victorian urinal in Fitzrovia. They have kept the old fittings. Very small and busy. I've only coffee but I know friends have had cocktails...
  • Workshop Coffee


    Address:
    27 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RN
    Telephone:
    020 7253 5754
    Website:
    http://www.workshopcoffee.com
    Description: Great place for brunch in Clerkenwell with delicious coffee.

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