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14 cafes to try in london

ldn3london best cafes; even with the help of our best friend google i find it rather difficult to decide on which cafes to try in certain neighborhood when travelling. either there are too many options or not enough convincing ones. while i was in london for couple of weeks i had the chance to some-intentionally-try and some-happen-to-stumble-upon several really cool cafes. just fyi, it was a pure torture sorting through my london photo album. like, somebody please teleport me back?

peyton and byrne

have a stroll around covent garden and drop by for your caffeine fix and pick up some of their famous pastries while at it.

peyton and byrne peyton and byrne44 wellington st, london wc2e 7bd, united kingdom


sipping on your cuppa joe by porcelain urinals – it doesn’t get more attractive than that.

attendant london attendant london27a foley st, london w1w 6dy, united kingdom

tap coffee no.193

it’s hard to miss.

tap coffee no.193 tap coffee no.193193 wardour st (btwn oxford st & noel st), soho, greater london, w1f 8zf, united kingdom


located right by the national gallery it’s a perfect spot to get your artsy pants on. well, after the coffee that is.

notes cafe london notes cafe london31 st martin’s lane wc2n 4er, united kingdom

primrose bakery

cos cupcake : love.

primrose bakery primrose bakery69 gloucester ave, london nw1 8ld, united kingdom


where all the freelancers in town gather to be anti-social.

timberyard cafe london timberyard cafe london4 noel street, london, w1f 8gb, united kingdom


i would be lying if i say this wasn’t our second choice because the queue was too long at the breakfast club a block away.

bill's london bill's london36-44 brewer st, london w1f 9tb, united kingdom


right up my alley.

kaffeine london kaffeine london66 great titchfield st, london w1w 7qj, united kingdom

granger & co

rosie from the londoner anyone?

granger & co london granger & co london granger & co london175 westbourne grove, london w11 2sb, united kingdom

the wallace collection

when in rome do as the romans do, si?

the wallace collection the wallace collectionhertford house, manchester square, london w1u 3bn, united kingdom

the breakfast club

avoid weekends. avoid peak hours. other than that, so worth it. wait, does this place have anything to do with the movie?

london best cafes the breakfast club london the breakfast club london33 d’arblay st, london w1f 8eu, united kingdom

nude espresso

calm your hip soul down after a stroll along brick lane.

nude espresso nude espresso26 hanbury st, london e1 6qr, united kingdom

le pain quotidien

well, i should’ve known that borough market is closed on sundays.

P1120244 copy P1120249 copy P1120251 copy15 winchester walk, blows yard, london se1 9ag, united kingdom

fernandez & wells

upset about the fact that ‘david’ by michelangelo in victoria and albert museum which you thought was real for a second but realized it’s only a plater cast? well, me too. just cross over and grab yourself a nice cup of coffee. life is suddenly all better.

london best cafes fernandez & wells8a exhibition rd, london sw7 2hf, united kingdom

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  • Reply Elizabeth Angelia

    LOOOOVED THIS ENTRY!!!! and omg I saw the real David in Italy!!! hehe also I’ve heard so many great things about granger & co, can’t wait to finally visit London sometime :)

    March 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      omg you didn’t! he was so big the ‘fake’ one in london. i really wanna see the real him though :P

      March 24, 2016 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Keri

    Awww these photos are beautiful. I am such a sucker for a cute cafe with photogenic decor. I need to try them all!! That is if I ever end up in London…haha

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    March 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Emily Maric

    Thank you for sharing all these places, I will keep them in mind when I visit London. I also appreciate you taking the time to create a post like this, which was probably very time consuming.

    March 22, 2016 at 1:28 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww no emily thank you and i appreciate you taking time to drop by!

      March 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply sileas

    Omg isn’t one place hipper than the other? That was serious research you did. Very much worth it, I guess ;)

    March 22, 2016 at 2:26 am
    • Reply annie lee

      it was sort of like an unintended research! lol

      March 24, 2016 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Christa Sagmoe

    Awesome post with yummy photos. I want to go to all 14! ~ Christa

    March 22, 2016 at 4:42 am
  • Reply Yasmin

    Instead of bar crawls, they should have cafe crawls haha! Love visiting a fun and cute coffee shop, especially if there’s food and cupcakes to keep me occupied. Then I could live there all day :)

    xx Yasmin

    March 22, 2016 at 4:48 am
    • Reply annie lee

      isn’t that already a thing? ;)

      March 24, 2016 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth T.

    Annie, this post is literally like my dream come true :D Coffee? London? Cafe hopping? Hahaha exactly my kind of trip/traveling <3 Loving all of these quaint little shops that you visited! Hope you're having a great week!

    XO, Elizabeth

    March 22, 2016 at 11:49 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i have a feeling we’re gonna make such great travel buddies elizabeth!

      March 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Jalisa

    Such a great, helpful post for someone like me who’s never been to London before! It’s always great to know before hand which places are the best to eat, lounge and relax. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!



    March 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks jalisa! i appreciate bloggers who take their time listing down all the cool cafes making our lives so much easier lol so i thought i’d share one myself with you guys!

      March 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Oh wow 14 cafes! can’t wait to try them when I go back, you always find the best cafes Annie ;)

    have a great day!

    March 22, 2016 at 11:10 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      it would’ve sounded way better if it was 15 lol! i hope you’re having a great vacay tiffany!

      March 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Doreen's Style Diary

    Thank you for your recommendations. Hopefully I’ll get to visit them one of these days.

    March 23, 2016 at 8:21 am
    • Reply annie lee

      do let me know if you do :)

      March 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Valerie Price

    I’m loving all these cafes…everything looks so amazing! Thanks for the recommendations!

    March 23, 2016 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Neng Neng

    Awesome! I need to save this post for my London trip next month :)

    March 23, 2016 at 10:04 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i’m already jealous, you’re gonna love it there!

      March 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Elisa

    Oh, thanks for this post, dear Annie!
    I can imagine myself drinking tea at the wallace collection right now :)
    xx Elisa

    March 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      living life the british way, right? ;)

      March 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Kandice

    this is very relaxing to read and view. I love cafes. I can only dream to go any of those cafes :D

    March 23, 2016 at 11:54 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      you can start from the ones here, there are plenty :D

      March 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Lee

    So many great recs! I will have to revisit this post when I visit London. I can’t take my eyes off that chocolate cupcake. WOW!

    Love, Liz

    March 24, 2016 at 4:53 am
    • Reply annie lee

      that one is my favorite of all!

      March 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Vivian

    Thanks so much for sharing Annie! My little sister works in London but I bet she didn’t know these hidden gems! I’ll definitely visit one of these cafes when I’m going to visit her :) Happy Easter! xoxo Vivian

    March 24, 2016 at 5:32 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      awww when are you visiting her? i can’t wait to go back!

      March 24, 2016 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    14 cafes? You must have had a lot of coffee during your London trip:):) All the places look really cozy and the food you can see in the photos looks very tempting too, especially the cupcake with Toblerone on top:)

    March 26, 2016 at 8:16 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      the original primrose hill branch was my favorite one.. so adorable i can’t even!!

      March 28, 2016 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Joyce

    Ahhh I’m in London now and I’m so glad that I was able to find this post! I hope to get to a few before my time here is done!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    March 28, 2016 at 7:44 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      joyce. can we please swap lives? you are seriously all over the globe! haha! have fun love!

      March 28, 2016 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    Those cafe are stunning with good view, great atmosphere and yummy food <3

    xoxo, Best Bags for Women and Men 2016

    April 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply Dorky

    Agreed with all your choices! Pancakes at sunday has become quite popular these days’ 👍

    May 24, 2016 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Kaitlyn

    You have such wonderful photos! It makes me nostalgic for London!

    September 16, 2016 at 9:25 am
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