The Best Cafés in London

Whether you're looking for a space to work, socialise or just drink great coffee, we have put together a list of our favourite cafés in London.

Coffee Bean

Coffee Bean

Located on Holland Park avenue, the Coffee Bean has a smart and minimalist ambience. The modernist interior includes a ceiling that changes colour at different times of the day and sleek polished wood panels covering the walls.

The café opened in 2008 and they now serve more than 40 types of coffee made of high quality beans. They also serve a variety of other beverages for those who are less caffeine dependent.

How to get there

Coffee Bean

The easiest way to get there from most parts of London is to take the tube to Holland Park and then walk for 5 minutes up Holland Park Avenue. You can also catch the 198 bus which stops on the other side of the road and goes to and from Oxford Circus.

Nearest Tube Station: Holland Park (Central Line)

Bluetones

Bluetones

Not just famous for it's coffee, Bluetones is also a well known blues and jazz music venue located in Camden Town.

This is a great spot to have coffee in the late afternoon and then stay for some live music later on in the evening. Recent performances have included the famous blues act The Lorem Ipsums and the R&B/Soul singer Lorena Ipsum.

How to get there

Bluetones

The easiest way to get there from most parts of London is to take the tube to Camden town and then walk for 5 minutes along Camden High Street. You can also catch the 170 bus which stops on the other side of the road and goes southbound to Oxford Circus and northbound to Wood Green. Buses to East and West London also come and go regularly from Camden High street.

Nearest Tube Station: Camden Town (Northern Line)

Elliotts Books and Coffee

Elliott Bay Books

Part book store and part coffee shop, Elliotts is a favourite of book worms that like to discuss their latest reads over a decent coffee.

Customers can browse and purchase books covering all genres of literature, philosophy and non-fiction then sit down to relax with a great a selection of fairtrade coffee from Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Vietnam.

The creaky wooden interior is reminscent of the pacific northwest USA and will undoubtedly remind you of 90's TV shows such as Frasier and Sleepless in Seattle.

How to get there

Elliott Bay Books

Buses 19, 38 and 45 go to North and South London from Shaftesbury Avenue which is a few minutes walk away. Bus 14 also travels to and from Clapham via Battersea and Victoria and also stops on Shafesbury Avenue. Alternatively the Covent Garden Underground Station is a 5 minute walk.

Nearest Tube Station: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)

Open Source Café

Open Source Café

If you're looking for somewhere to work on your latest web projects and network with other members of the Tech Community then look no further than the Open Source Café. Located in the middle of the Old Street Roundabout, the Open Source Café provides an ideal meeting place for Web Developers and Coders to collaborate on new ideas.

The Wifi Costs £5 for the first hour and £1 for every hour after that, however the first drink is also included in this price. You can also pay £10 for unlimited wifi and coffee all day.

How to get there

Open Source Café

As the Café is situated right above the Old Street Tube Station it is quickest to get there on the London Underground from most parts of London. However buses to North, West and South London run from bus stations on either side of Old Street within a 5 minute walking distance.

Nearest Tube Station: Old Street (Northern Line Bank Branch)