I’ve made my way through a majority of London’s coffee spots, so I’m sharing my favourite 7 that not only offer an amazing selection of coffees, food and pastries but are also beautifully decorated. That’s an Instagram win-win.
Scroll through to read a bit about each…
Grind has been around for 6 years, and as a result they’re serving some of the best coffees in London. I’m swooning over Grind Clerkenwell. I mean, just look at the decor and these Instagram-worthy pink sofas. The marble tables are perfect for flat-lay shots, too.
Grind’s Instagram page is every bit as stylish as their branches – they’re definitely worth a follow.
The gorgeous Delauney Counter is a traditional Viennese café, serving a selection of coffee, teas, pastries and sandwiches to eat in or take away. The relaxed and cozy atmosphere is reminiscent of typical Mittel-European cafés, serving simple but exceptional food, freshly prepared every day by The Delaunay chefs.
It’s really more of a restaurant, but I couldn’t let Bourne and Hollingsworth slip past. Food bloggers, take note: Bourne and Hollingsworth in Clerkenwell has a full kitchen and serves some seriously Instagram-worthy dishes, using locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Set in the heart of the historic and vibrant Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace is one of London’s secret gems. I like to come here for my meetings – it keeps me inspired. What I love most about Dalloway Terrace is that they change their décor seasonally. During the cold months, it offers the peace and charm of a secluded secret garden – completed with heaters, cozy blankets and furs.
Pachamama is not only a great spot for coffee, but also for food. Make sure you have enough storage on your phone, as you’ll want to Instagram a lot. Tip Don’t leave without having tried their Peruvian chocolate with toasted quinoa, it’s the best I had!
The Ned’s Instagram page speaks for itself. Set in the former Midland Bank building in the City of London, just a few steps away from Bank Station, The Ned is my new favourite spot for coffee.
And last, but not least is Palm Vaults – which you would have seen a lot on Instagram. Influencers from all over the world frequent this chic independent coffee shop. Located in East London, Palm Vaults is known for their custom latte art, blush velvet seats, marble topped tables and of course, a giant palm tree that greets you at the front door.
I hope this guide will inspire you to visit new and exciting places to enjoy a good coffee.
GRIND CLERKENWELL (above) | Kurt Geiger Kensington bag sold out, similar style here | Chicwish one-shoulder ruffle top | Topshop mom jeans | THE DELAUNEY COUNTER (below) | Grace& Oliver coat old, similar style here | Self Portrait lace midi dress | Launer Traviata handbag |
BOURNE AND HOLLINGSWORTH CLERKENWELL (above) | YSL Touche Éclat Cushion Foundation | YSL Touche Éclat Glow Shot | YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain | DALLOWAY TERRACE (below) | Brora polo neck jumper | Charles & Keith handbag old, similar style here |
PACHAMAMA LONDON (above) | THE NED (below)| Coast Lowie Volume Sleeve Shirt |PALM VAULTS (below) |Monsoon Alicia Velvet Blazer | Marks & Spencer Velvet Choker Necklace | Sophie Hulme Mini Envelope Crossbody Bag |