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
Bloomsbury Coffee House
Address: 20 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RE, (underneath the St Athans Hotel)
Telephone: 020 7837 2877
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.
Address: 49 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AP
Telephone: 020 3538 3474
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
Address: Granary Building, Granary Square 1, London
Telephone: 020 7101 7661
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.
Address: 11-13 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QD
Telephone: 020 7833 8115
Description: Great spot on Exmouth market for brunch with good coffee. They also do supper.
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Address: 54 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RG
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
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
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.
Address: 31-35 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ
Telephone: 0776 071 4883
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.
Address: 85 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AL
Telephone: 020 7387 2860
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
Description: Good coffee shop to get some work done on Brick Lane if you're in the area. Serves drinks at night.
Address: 66 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QJ
Telephone: 020 7580 6755
Description: A good coffee shop in Marylebone not far from Oxford circus.
Address: 13 Charlotte Place, London W1T 1SN
Telephone: 020 7637 3347
Description: A good brunch place in Fitzrovia just off Goodge street on Charlotte Place with equally good coffee.
Address: 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS
Telephone: 020 7278 2203
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
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: 36 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7BD
Telephone: 020 7240 7899
Notes Music & Coffee
Address: 31 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ER
Telephone: 020 7240 0424
Address: 11 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1A 2QH
Telephone: 020 7831 2715
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
Description: Great coffee and lunch place off Old Street in Clerkenwell. Big tables to do work at as well.
Address: 23-25 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TE
Telephone: 020 7242 0467
Description: Great coffee on Leather Lane within walking distance of the college. Good for studying as well.
Address: 213 Old Street, London EC1V 9NR
Telephone: 020 7490 7490
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
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.
Address: Downstairs, 27a Foley Street, London W1W 6DY
Telephone: 0207 637 3794
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...
Address: 27 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RN
Telephone: 020 7253 5754
Description: Great place for brunch in Clerkenwell with delicious coffee.