A coffee concept store from two of the men who know best, Rob Dunne and Vic Frankowski. The coffee is robust and you drink it standing at the bar. Read more.
This New Zealand newcomer launched its first London roastery and café in Shoreditch a month ago. A huge space and a vast range of breakfast options. Read more.
Unless you’re a coffee connoisseur, it’s best to ask the baristas for advice as the offering here is enormous. Read more.
Espresso-based coffees are served in little illustrated paper cups and there is a tasting notes chart on the wall to help you describe what you’re drinking. Read more.
You might sit on an old gym horse to drink yours but it’s served in floral print china cups and arrives prompt-ish (if you don’t get the new barista). Read more.
Aside from the espresso menu, there’s also a special brew bar here, you can also buy music and DVDs and there’s a private room at the back which you can rent. Read more.
The roastery just around the corner provides coffee for shops all over London but you can sit in with toast and one of their fresh espresso blends with some then buy some beans to use at home. Read more.
Still finding its feet having opened a month ago but the flat white we tried was strong and smooth and the brownies nutty. The beans are also roasted in house. Read more.
A clean, well-run operation that has folk in from all over London trying out the coffee menu — all roasted and blended on site. Read more.
Come here for a toasted ham sandwich and a cortado — both made with extra care. Read more.
Hidden at the back of Stanfords travel bookshop. Earthy tasting coffee made using its own Sacred House Roast beans. Read more.
They bake their own cakes, make their own sandwiches and in the six months it has been open, the coffee has been consistently brilliant. Read more.
Constantly jammed but good fun — if you can get a seat. Otherwise, perch with a delicious pastry on the bench outside. Read more.
Tiny with friendly staff, plates of cakes and coffee roasted and blended nearby — the kind of place you wish you lived next to. Read more.
Nude’s beans are roasted and blended at this little gem — they also provide coffee for 10 Greek Street restaurant — and, if you need advice, the baristas really know what they’re talking about. Read more.
A Soho stalwart open all hours of the day and night. Go here to pick up stories and people watch. Read more.
Wooden boards filled with cakes, lots of space to chill out and plenty of smiling staff. Great coffee, obviously. Read more.
Has a faithful north London following each morning who come for the quick espressos and fresh food including the epic chocolate tart. Read more.
A new cutesy corner cafe with illustrations on the walls, a basic but bright and seating space and carefully brewed cortados and cappuccinos. Read more.
Very comfortable little spot opened by an Italian family about a year ago. Chat to them, the resident bloggers or whoever you come across over a silky flat white. Read more.
A good range of high quality coffee made well in a kitchen-style cafe. The prices are a little steep but it’s a quiet, quaint place worth noting. Read more.
As with most Australian coffee stops here, this is laid back and welcoming. The beans are Guatemalan, Brazilian and Ethipoian and the flat whites are always good. Read more.
A flat white is the thing to get here and you can drink it under a blanket. Go when you’re hungover and combine it with brunch. Read more.
A low lit independent café selling Square Mile coffee and long lines of cakes – to long lines of people. Read more.
A bustling joint that sets the standard for all coffee houses in London for its ability to serve excellent coffee to vast swathes of City workers every day. Read more.
During the day, cappuccino and cakes are served to those in the know. At night, Scootercaffé transforms into a lovely bar serving beers and cocktails in an area lacking in good watering holes. Read more.
Somehow these manage always to be open when it’s raining so just when you need warming up, a cup of strong espresso will land in your hand. Read more.
Sister bars and both Aussie imports using a Square Mile roast. hard wooden benches and slow service but consistent quality of coffee. Read more.
This has created the kind of café culture where there was none. Open in evenings (they also have an alcohol license), but the main business is during the day where the folk with laptops hang out. Read more.
The tiniest of places – so small it seems like the coffee might come out of the wooden walls. Sneak into a small cranny with a long coffee. Read more.
It’s always, always busy but if you can’t sit, it’s worth popping in just to grab a coffee and a cake and check out the wall art which changes every month. Read more.
Not for sitting around in for hours but a good spot for a quick one if you know you need to stay awake before a show. Read more.
They use Square Mile beans and they hate anything overly milky. Here it comes rich and full bodied and you should chase it with a slice of lemon drizzle cake. Read more.
Been here forever but now has a huge range of organic and Fairtrade coffees to buy inside and the cake selection is superb. Read more.
Warm and buzzing but don’t expect to get served quickly – they’ll make the coffee when the coffee wants to be made. Eat lemon polenta cake while you wait. Read more.
A hectic little place with a book exchange, Square Mile coffee served in mismatched vintage china cups and fresh and reasonably priced salads. Read more.
Monmouth coffee, art to buy from all over the walls, crunchy biscotti and hearty organic muesli. Read more.
Very cheery staff who make delicious Square Mile coffee and could talk all day. Read more.
A Kiwi-run café where the barista waiters will ask you how you like yours when you order. Expect to wait a wee while, but the Eggs Benedict is a perfect accompaniment. Read more.
The coffee is strong and so is its fan base. People come to this original rustic Fitzrovia hideaway to hang out and talk about their favourite drink. Read more.
For somewhere to rest after shopping on Carnaby Street, the downstairs brew bar is your place. It offers coffee from all over but the latest offering is a special blend by Has Bean. Read more.
A closet-sized hub worth going to for fresh bread and espresso – made using Square Mile coffee. Read more.
A lively spot with coffee roasted downstairs and excellent baked eggs for brunch. Read more.
The baristas make it look effortless but the coffee is first rate, reaching the right balance of flavour without the bitterness. Read more.
If you're after something healthy, this trendy cafe-bar boasts an array of salads and specials that change daily depending on the season. If not, best opt for their now-famous Guinness cake. Read more.
Excellent paninis and coffee roasted in house and taken huge trouble over. Read more.