After spending the Christmas break in pyjamas, finding the energy to revert back to your daily routine may be proving quite a struggle. But if there’s one thing sure to get us through this cold, dark month; it’s coffee. Luckily for you, London is full of the most incredible independent coffee shops so you’ll never be short of choice. Caffeine devotees this one’s for you; you can thank us once you’ve woken up.
79 Lauriston Road, E9 7HJ
Perched in Victoria Park Village, this adorable rustic café is a delight both on the eye and the taste buds! The décor and dainty vintage china here may scream old-English tea shop, but the coffee is award-winning and is sure to satisfy those caffeine cravings. Enjoy a cup along with their selection of squidgy homemade cakes, crusty breads and delectable pastries and you’ll soon forget all about those January blues. They also have a pretty outdoor seating area out the back and will even put together a picnic essay writing words per page hamper for you (should you get a mild day)!
255 Munster Road, SW6 6BW
Based in trendy Fulham, this airy café-come-restaurant-come-bar has gained a loyal following of caffeine dependents due to its super strong coffee and calming interior. Stop by for a speedy espresso on your daily commute or kick back in the vast seating area to while away a rainy afternoon. Also offering an affordable and highly appetising ‘farm-to-table’ menu, you may find yourself staying for more than just a coffee!
2 Park Street, The Borough, SE1 9AB
Brewing some of the highest quality espresso-based and single cone filter coffees since 1978, Monmouth has gained itself a reputable name amongst London coffee connoisseurs. Their beans are roasted nearby at the Covent Garden roaster, giving the coffee its superbly fresh and strong taste, but despite the top-notch quality, their prices are pleasingly low! And if our word isn’t testament enough, just take a look at the out-the-door queue and be assured; this place won’t disappoint.
22c Great Windmill St, W1D 7LD
For coffee with attitude, pop into Soho Radio just around the corner from Piccadilly buy essay Circus. Broadcasting a live radio show from their studio at the back and selling hot beverages and branded merchandise at the front, this small yet multifunctional hideout serves up some of the best coffee in the area. Pick up a cup to take away from their small, yet high quality range, or sink a mug to personal essay the blended sounds of their chat and tunes.
Long White Cloud
151 Hackney Road, Hoxton, E2 8JL
As blissful and as soothing as the name implies, a cup of coffee at Long White Cloud on Hackney Road will have your worries and woes float away at first sip. Surround yourself with the local artwork that hangs on the walls, unwind to the sounds of live jazz during their regular musical events or indulge in their selection of imported New Zealand treats. This is coffee worth getting out of bed for.