London is full of cute cafes to enjoy a slice of cake with a nice cup of tea or coffee. It’s one of the best cities in the world to meet a friend or relax alone with a book when it comes to cafes.
Visiting a cool café is a great thing to do in London on a rainy day since the weather is pretty much always drizzly.
There are so many cool cafes in every part of London, whether you’re in Central, North, East, South, or West. Of course, good coffee and delicious sweet treats are required, but these cafes also have an added touch of aesthetic décor.
Some of the best locations for beautiful cafes in London are Notting Hill, Hampstead Heath, Clapham, Crystal Palace, and Wimbledon Village. Explore these areas and stop for a coffee while you’re there.
If you’re visiting in the week, a lot of cute cafes in London allow you to work on your laptop, but it’s polite to check with the staff first if it’s ok.
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, London is a fantastic place when it comes to plant-based options. Almost all of London’s cafes offer dairy-free milk alternatives and some vegan and veggie food options.
I won’t be the gatekeeper of cute cafes in London, so here are my top recommendations for cool cafes with the best coffee, and delicious food.
We are talking the full package with an aesthetically pleasing environment and a great atmosphere. Some even include cats!
Keep reading my recommendations for cool cafes in London!
Cool Cafes In London
The Breakfast Club
If you’re looking for cute cafés in London with amazing breakfast, I’ve got you! The Breakfast Club is (like the movie) a classic!
With locations around London in Hackney, Hoxton, Spitalfields, Canary Wharf, Clapham, and Croydon, The Breakfast Club is accessible to lots of Londoners.
This cool café in London offers a classic Full English Breakfast as well as coffee, cold-pressed juices, American waffles, and a great Bloody Mary.
For those with a sweet tooth, they also offer the best blueberry breakfast pancakes ever, topped with maple syrup. Pancakes are available until 12pm.
The Breakfast Club is top of my list of cute cafes in London because the food is so good and the atmosphere is great on a busy weekend for brunch. Also, the staff are always really helpful and friendly.
My favourite location is The Breakfast Club Soho on D’Arblay St. This was the original location and is the most popular. They don’t take bookings, so just turn up and queue.
Luckily, if you don’t feel like queueing, there is another location just around the corner on Berwick St.
Biscuiteers in Notting Hill is one of the most unique cafes in London. As well as beautiful hand-crafted sweet treats and delicious coffee, Biscuiteers offer the opportunity to learn how to ice your own biscuit.
The café runs School of Icing classes in Belgravia and Notting Hill for adults and children alike. This would be a great thing to do with the kids at half term! It’s so much fun and such a unique experience.
Classes cost £90 for two hours – a great idea for a birthday or Valentine’s Day treat.
A must-try at Biscuiteers is the macarons, made using the traditional French recipe. They’re picture-perfect and highly Instagrammable. The kid-friendly café offers a range of macaron gift box sets, complete with a bottle of Prosecco, which are even available to order online.
I love Biscuiteers as it’s one of the most unique cafes in London. Take a friend or a date to visit and they won’t be disappointed.
The area of Notting Hill is also really fun to explore when you’ve finished your coffee and macarons. The closest tube station, Ladbroke Grove, is served by the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.
Head there this weekend if you’re looking for really cute cafés in London!
Palm Vaults is a really cute vegan cafe located in Hackney with a retro-inspired interior. Not to mention plenty of plants and pink accents. Palm Vaults offers a range of vegan food and drinks, including smoothie bowls, avocado toast, and vegan cakes.
As well as having some delicious vegan treats on offer, Palm Vaults is a great spot for some Instagram-perfect coffees and cakes. Check out their Instagram page to get a feel of their aesthetic.
This cafe is open Thursday – Sunday each week and also offers clothing and merchandise, complete with cute baby clothes, which you can buy online! So cute.
Best accessed on the London Overground, Palm Vaults is just 5 minutes walk from either Hackney Central or Hackney Downs stations.
Next on the list of cute cafes in London is another great vegan option, this time located in Brixton, a busy and vibrant South East London neighbourhood.
Pipoca Vegan in Brixton is a rustic cafe turning out plant-based galettes, crepes & other light fare, as well as coffee and vegan groceries. Not just a cafe – Pipoca offer a fully zero waste store where you can stock up on grains, pulses, cleaning products, oils, and more.
They also offer a delivery service which you can find out more about on their website.
The cafe inside is really pretty and has a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. I really enjoyed the vegan pancakes which are also gluten free!
If you’re travelling from central London, take the Victoria line to Brixton station and then walk about 14 minutes through Brixton towards Camberwell or Stockwell. The cafe is nestled next to a park just off the main road.
Also in the picturesque neighbourhood of North London’s Notting Hill, Aubaine tops my list of cute cafes in London.
The luxurious French dining experience overlooking London’s Hyde Park is one you won’t forget since it is considered one of the cool cafes in London.
If you’re heading to the theatre on a rainy day in London town, Aubaine is just a short walk away from the Royal Albert Hall. A perfect option for some special pre-theatre dining.
The traditional French décor makes Aubaine one of the most cute cafes in London, and a perfect spot for taking some beautiful pictures.
After enjoying a delicious coffee and French food, step outside into Notting Hill’s picturesque streets where you’ll find endless Instagram-perfect spots.
On the menu at this cool cafe in London you’ll find some delicious options including burrata to start. For the main course I enjoyed the gorgeous miso roasted aubergine.
If you’re looking for cute cafes in London for brunch, Aubaine doesn’t disappoint. Open from 8am Monday – Saturday, the brunch menu has all the favourites including avocado toast.
Farm Girl Notting Hill
I’m always asked about cute cafes in London and this is one I recommend for an Australian style coffee, a healthy brunch, or a fruit smoothie. Farm Girl in Notting Hill is the perfect spot for a cosy cup of coffee on a rainy day in London.
One of my favourite things about this cool cafe in London is the Instagram-perfect coffees on offer. Order a butterfly matcha or a rose matcha for a bright blue or green pop of colour coffee.
The Latte Black is a dark black-navy colour as it contains activated charcoal. As well as being super Instagrammable, these drinks are really healthy and nothing short of delicious!
My favourites on the menu at this unique cafe in London were the acai bowl and farm bowl salad. For dessert you have to try to peanut butter maca brownie. Delish!
If you visit the South Kensington location, definitely try the healthy summer rolls on offer – and they do rolls to go!
You can find Farm Girl cafes in Notting Hill, South Kensington, Belgravia, Fitzrovia, and Soho.
EL&N Cafe have locations all around the world and once you visit you’ll see why they feature on my list of cute cafes in London.
EL&N Cafe proclaims to be the most Instagrammable spot in London, and it’s easy to see why. A pink dream, EL&N is gorgeously decorated with plush velvet furniture and walls finished with gold accents.
This cool cafe in London offers a wonderfully floral afternoon tea package which would be perfect for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or Mother’s Day treat.
If you’re spending the day shopping in London then why not stop in one of the top department stores, Selfridges, and visit the in-store EL&N Cafe? Shopping paired with cute cafes in London makes a perfect day out.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or wedding, EL&N also offer an afternoon tea service and gorgeously decorated cakes for any occasion.
KIN Cafe is a self-professed “plant based paradise”. One of the most popular vegetarian cafes in London, KIN offer a casual spot for naturally delicious plant-based food, with all options as vegetarian or vegan.
KIN is a great option if you’re doing a days shopping as they’re located just around the corner from Oxford Street. Get there via Oxford Circus tube station on the Victoria and Central lines.
On the menu, I recommend the Shakshuka, or the wonderful vegan pancakes with banana, mixed berries, and peanut butter. If you’re having breakfast, try the Acai bowl!
This cute café in London also has a great weekend brunch menu complete with delicious cocktails. You can easily replace the eggs in the brunch options with sesame tofu and vegan hollandaise to make it vegan.
Serving traditional French recipes of confit duck, steak frites, and escargots, this cool café in London is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and after-dinner drinks. On top of this, the coffee is fantastic.
To add to the atmosphere in this unique café in London, Café Boheme put on live jazz to enjoy with your food every day of the week. The café claims to be inspired by the 19th-century French poets who used to meet on Old Compton Street.
A real treasure in Soho, Café Boheme is an undoubtedly cool café in London. If you’re having breakfast, or petit dejeuner, and love a sweet treat, order the classic French toast with delicious berries and luxurious Chantilly.
Plenty of savoury breakfast favourites are available including a Full English and a Veggie Breakfast, so there’s something for everyone.
Cafe Boheme is located on Old Compton Street, Soho. The nearest tube station, Tottenham Court Road is a 4-minute walk away, and Leicester Square is a 9-minute walk away.
If you’re shopping on Oxford Street looking for cute cafes in London, Cafe Boheme is a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of the shops for a gorgeous coffee and cake break.
Peggy Porschen have a few cute cafes in London which are absolutely perfect if you want to take someone special out for an occasion such as a birthday, Mother’s Day, or an anniversary.
Book online to have a beautiful afternoon tea to celebrate.
This unique cafe in London is beautifully pink and flower-filled for the perfect Instagram moment. The gorgeous displays are ever-changing with the seasons so there’s always something new to see whether it’s summer, Christmas or Halloween.
Peggy Porschen has a range of menus at their two locations in Chelsea and Belgravia. For brunch, there is the beautiful avocado on toast.
If you’re looking for something sweeter, go for the delicious pancakes or the brioche french toast. They also have a fantastic range of cakes and cupcakes.
The carrot and hazelnut cake is my personal favourite. However, if you simply can’t decide, Peggy Porschen offer a ‘cake heaven’ tasting menu including cupcakes, cake slices, and macarons, for sharing with up to 6 people.
Peggy Porschen’s cute cafes in London are a must-visit for your birthday or Mother’s Day treats.
If you’re taking public transport you may need to take a short bus journey from either Sloane Square or Fulham Broadway tube stations, or walk for around 20 minutes, to get to Peggy Porschen on King’s Road, Chelsea.
Chelsea is also accessible by boat! Jump on the uber boat at one of the stops along the river – you can tap your oyster card or bank card on the readers to pay. This is a really fun way to explore London!
Staying West in Chelsea, you’ll find plenty of cute cafes in London, and Chelsea Creperie is one of them. In the heart of Chelsea this cozy little cafe is serving up some of the most delicious sweet and savoury crepes in London.
This unique cafe in London is serving all the crepe combinations you can imagine, including all-day breakfast crepes.
As well as a whole range of savoury crepes with vegan and vegetarian options, there’s also something for those with a sweet tooth. My kid’s favourite was the ‘Amazing Apple’, pictured above, topped with gorgeous warm apple and cinnamon.
On top of the menu of crepes, this cool cafe in London offers a range of pastries, waffles, salads, and hot drinks.
Chelsea Creperie is just a 14-minute walk from Fulham Broadway tube station on the District Line. Tables can be booked online and they also offer home delivery.
It’s very close to some of the best London hotels making it an ideal spot for tourists.
Crepes Coffee & Chai
My next pick of cute cafes in London is another creperie. Crepes, Coffee & Chai is a wonderfully unique cafe serving up a rainbow of lattes (literally).
There are lots of beautiful cafes in London, but not many can offer a bright pink cup of coffee.
After a long afternoon of shopping on Oxford Street, wander up to Tottenham Court Road and find the cosy spot, Crepes Coffee & Chai. If you’re hungry, the banana crepe is amazing.
Tottenham Court Road tube station is just a two minute walk away.
The Dulwich Clock Cafe
If you’re looking for cute cafes in London you’ll find plenty nestled in parks and green spaces.
The Dulwich Clock Cafe is located in the gorgeous Dulwich Park in Dulwich Village. Dulwich is a really cute neighbourhood to wander around in South-East London.
This unique cafe in London is beautifully decorated with geometric art and exposed beams on the ceiling.
As well as a stunning location and atmosphere, the Dulwich Clock Cafe is serving up delicious sourdough pizzas and excellent coffee. A great spot for lunch.
Colicci, the business behind the cool cafe, has multiple locations in parks, all of which are cute cafes in London. My favourites of these pretty cafe locations are The Italian Gardens in Kensington Park and The Serpentine Pavilion, Serpentine Gallery.
Each year the Serpentine Pavilion, found in London’s Hyde Park, is re-designed by a world-renowned architect. For example, À table is designed by Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh.
The Serpentine Pavillion and Gallery are located in Hyde Park, London, with the nearest tube stations being Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner. South Kensington tube station is also a 16-minute walk away.
The Monocle Cafe
Next up on my list of cute cafes in London is The Monocle Cafe at 18 Chiltern Street. This cute cafe is serving up luxurious pastries and coffee to an excellent standard in a relaxed and cosy setting.
Perfect for a quick coffee break alone or with friends, this cool cafe in London is funded by a longstanding magazine and news outlet, The Monocle. Launched in 2007, the magazine provides interesting articles on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more.
The London location of The Monocle Cafe is located near Baker Street tube station which is on the Bakerloo, Circle, and Hammersmith & City Lines.
Why not stop off at Daunt Books, Marylebone, just around the corner from this cool cafe in London? Daunt is one of London’s most famous bookshops and would be a perfect place to pick up something to read while you explore all the cute cafes in London.
Brown & Green
There are lots of cute cafes in London hidden inside the beautiful greenery of London’s parks. In Crystal Palace, a trendy South-East London neighbourhood and one of the highest points in London, you’ll find Brown & Green Life.
The latest opening of the Brown & Green cafes in South London, Brown & Green Life is nestled inside the historic Crystal Palace Park. The park is home to some fantastic sights including a dinosaur display which was originally part of the Crystal Palace which burned down in 1936.
If you’re looking for cute cafes in London, you’ll love Brown & Green. In the middle of the park and near the children’s playground, this cafe is always full of life, with kids eating ice cream and the local pooches running outside.
Grab a coffee, and a cake, and take a walk around the dinosaur trail which is right next door.
There are some amazing vegan cakes on offer including chocolate & hazelnut, caramel & ginger, and banana & chai. All of these topped with an incredible vegan buttercream icing.
This unique cafe in London is a great place to visit with kids as they can run and play safely in the surrounding green space. It’s also within a stone’s throw of the children’s play park, so the kids will be endlessly entertained!
A genuine part of the local community, Brown & Green often host community events and even weddings in their fantastic event space ‘Life Upstairs’. More information about community discounts can be found on their website.
This might be the only café on this list with beer on tap! Perfect for a slow summer’s day in the park.
Aside from the cafe in Crystal Palace Park, they also have branches in Mayow Park, Crystal Palace Triangle, Crystal Palace station and more.
My Place Soho
Many cute cafes in London can be found in the heart of the city in Soho. My Place Soho is easy to miss, but don’t judge a book by its cover! This cafe is full of character and a cosy atmosphere.
On a Saturday or Sunday morning, My Place Soho is favoured by locals and tourists curing their hangovers with a delicious full English breakfast.
My favourite on the menu was the beetroot, and sourdough toast. Watch out though, it’s spicy! I also recommend you check out their amazing selection of sandwiches.
Cute cafes in London sometimes come with cocktails! Personally, the best I’ve tried at My Place Soho are the Courvoisier Coffee Martini and the Lychee Martini.
Next on my list of cute cafes in London is a bakery and a cafe rolled into one. Locals love the sourdough bread and pastries from everyone’s favourite bakery, Oree. Fresh bread is baked daily.
With baby blue walls and warm lighting inside, this cafe is super cute and unique. The French-inspired décor is minimalistic and chic – perfect for a quick catch up with a friend and an Instagrammable moment.
Oree cafe have locations all over London including Kensington, Notting Hill, Clapham, and St John’s Wood. All of these locations are home to really cute cafes in London.
This beautiful café also has a birthday and special occasion cakes for sale which can be ordered online!
Oree have multiple locations across London, including in Notting Hill, Kensington, Fulham Road, and Battersea.
Anya Cafe is one of the more well-known on my list of cute cafes in London. Designed by Anya Hindmarch, this stylish spot is one of the most beautiful cafes in London.
A unique spot on this list of cute cafes in London, Anya Hindmarch is a London-based eclectic, designer boutique, and this cafe showcases her aesthetic.
Visit Anya Cafe for breakfast, lunch, tea, or early evening drinks. The gift boxes are a highlight, each designed with Anya Hindmarch’s trademark humour in mind.
Order Anya Hindmarch’s take on Abdereen’s favourite, Otto’s Buttery with spiced brown sugar. A traditional Aberdeen breakfast, you’re lucky to find these among Anya’s morning goods.
If you have a sweet tooth, go for Anya’s Afternoon Tea. This is Anya’s playful take on traditional British afternoon tea. Served every day between 11 am-5 pm, this is a perfect choice for any birthday, baby shower, or special occasion.
Located in Belgravia, amongst many other cute cafes in London, you can get to Anya on public transport easily. The closest tube stations are Knightsbridge or Hyde Park Corner.
One of my favourite cute cafes in London is EllaMia. This unique cafe in London brings a taste of Los Angeles‘ craft coffee culture to London. At night, the cute cafe becomes an adult evening affair.
If you’re a fitness freak, this is the place for you. EllaMia is serving up delicious peanut butter and banana protein shake for a post-workout treat. Also, don’t miss out on their turmeric booster shots!
For breakfast, choose from a variety of healthy snacks including acai bowl, and mixed berry granola. For lunch, EllaMia has some delicious options on offer – caesar salad, quinoa salad, or the smoked applewood panini.
One for the health-conscious among us, EllaMia has found the perfect balance between healthy, delicious food, and indulgence. Sweet treats are available OF COURSE! Order the hazelnut dulce dacquois – you won’t be disappointed.
Located a short 4-minute walk away from Leicester Square Station. If you head to this area, you won’t be far from any of my top picks of cute cafes in London.
My Old Dutch
Cute cafes in London should also have delicious food, and this next one doesn’t disappoint.
My Old Dutch is one of the more unique cafes in London and was recommended by a Dutch friend of mine who visits regularly with her family to enjoy traditional Dutch pancakes.
This Dutch pancake house makes my list of cute cafes in London as it is beautifully decorated with flowers hanging from the ceiling and neon lights on the walls. So cute!
Established in 1958, the cafe now has three locations around London in Holborn, Chelsea, and Kensington, and they also offer takeaway.
The butterscotch pancakes are served in a stack, choose from a variety of sweet toppings from fruit, cream, chocolate, and sauces to make your own combination. Pair with a coffee, hot chocolate, or milkshake!
Alternatively, if you prefer a savoury snack, order a classic 15 inch pancake topped with anything from a full English breakfast to chilli con carne. From the starters, don’t miss out on the Kaasballen or Bitterballen, deep fried balls of mozzarella cheese or meatballs.
My Old Dutch cater to vegans with three savoury vegan pancake options and alternative milks.
On Mondays, you can get any classic sweet or savoury pancake option for just £6.95 in their ‘Monday Madness’ offer! This is a great idea for a fun and budget-friendly activity for the kids at half term.
Booking is available online, although tables can’t be booked for Monday Madness or Pancake Day, which are fun on a first come first served basis, so just turn up and queue.
In trendy Shoreditch in East London is Shoreditch Grind, a chic cafe with a cute atmosphere and fantastic coffee. This cool cafe in London is a great spot for an Instagrammable coffee break.
An Instagram-ready interior and a good cup of coffee are essentials when searching for cute cafes in London, and Shoreditch Grind has both.
On Saturdays and Sundays, Shoreditch Grind serves up Bottomless Brunch for groups of up to four people. Bookings must be made in advance and the table is yours for 90 minutes.
Enjoy small plates and brunch classics with bottomless prosecco for £16 per person!
Grind is one of the most cool and cute cafes in London. They also have locations in Greenwich, London Bridge, and Liverpool Street.
The Gallery Cafe at St Margaret’s House
The Gallery Cafe at St Margaret’s House has a 100% vegan menu, great coffee, and sustainable and local produce made fresh daily. The cafe has been featured in The Guardian, Secret London, and Londonist as a great vegan cafe.
The full English breakfast with marinated tempeh and scrambled tofu was absolutely delicious – I definitely recommend it! Also on the menu are pink pancakes, perfect for an Instagrammable breakfast.
For lunch, visit the salad bar for a choice of four salads made fresh every day. There’s also a great selection of vegan cakes and doughnuts on the counter.
This cute cafe in London is located near Bethnal Green station in East London. If you’re travelling on public transport you should take the Central line to Bethnal Green and then take a short 5 minute walk.
While you’re there, why not check out what’s on at St Margaret’s House? Their mission is to improve communities by offering creative and wellbeing spaces and workshops.
The wellbeing sessions available at St Margaret’s House include yoga, life coaching, dance fitness classes, and even acupuncture. Classes are affordable with entry starting as low as £2. Discounts are also available for those on low incomes.
Blue Brick Cafe
If you’re looking for cute cafes in London, head to East Dulwich in South-East London. The neighbourhood is packed with cute cafes and nice pubs, great for a Sunday morning stroll.
Blue Brick Café is a cheery and quaint little café, found on the corner of a pretty residential road, offering vegan breakfasts and lunches with a really cute blue tiled exterior and mismatched wooden furniture inside.
The café is open every day 9am-5pm and even serves up Sunday roasts and weekend specials. All day veggie and vegan breakfasts are available and they are delicious!
Also on offer are some fantastic vegan cakes and sweet treats including my favourite vegan chocolate cake. Enjoy with a cup of coffee and sit outside on a sunny day.
Cookies & Scream
On the other side of London on Holloway Road you will find one of the city’s most popular vegan cafes and bakery, Cookies and Scream. Everything on offer here is dairy, egg, wheat, and gluten free, so all dietary requirements are catered for.
The menu at this cute café in London changes daily, but my favourite products on offer (so far) have been the cookie sandwiches with vanilla frosting and the amazing thick milkshakes with ice cream.
Cookie dough flavour and Affogato with espresso were both delicious!
Cookies and Scream are located on Holloway Road, approximately 350 metres down the high street after turning right out of Holloway Road tube station. This station is served by the Piccadilly Line – an easy journey from King’s Cross St Pancras.
I always make sure to visit Cookies and Scream café whenever I am North of the River Thames because they have on offer some of the most delicious vegan sweet treats in London, and great coffee too. Make sure to check them out if you are ever heading that way!
Cat Cafes London
If you’re looking for cute cafés in London, what could be cuter than visiting a café full of cats? London has a few great options when it comes to cat cafes, and here are my favourites.
Whichever you choose, you are sure to have a really fun day and make some new furry friends.
Whiskers & Cream
Whiskers & Cream Cat Café in Archway, North London, offers delicious coffee and bites to eat Relax and enjoy some gorgeous afternoon tea in the company of a furry friend.
My personal favourite on the menu was the delicious hot chocolate. I chose the 70% cocoa chocolate from Ecuador and added marshmallows on top.
If you’re hungry, this cool café in London offers some really unique and interesting light bites to eat such as the tortilla bake, guacamole, and garlic bread. There is also a range of bagels and bread for which you can choose your own filling.
Whiskers & Cream have excellent vegetarian and vegan options, including a great range of vegan cakes and desserts. The bagel with vegan cream cheese is delicious.
If you’re visiting the furry friends at Whiskers & Cream, remember they have some rules to keep the cats safe, including no flash photography and no feeding.
Archway tube station is a short 6-minute walk away from the whisker wonderland and is accessible on the Northern Line. Alternatively, you could take a quick bus from Highbury & Islington Station.
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
If you’re further East and looking for a cat cafe in London, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is one of the most long-running and popular in London.
London’s first cat cafe, Lady Dinah’s, is nestled in the hustle and bustle of trendy Shoreditch in East London. The Evening Standard has called it an “East London institution”.
This cute cafe in London is a must-visit for any cat lover and would make an excellent surprise for any cat loving friends or family. Why not treat a friend to a birthday surprise full of coffee, cake, and cats!
Lady Dinah’s offers special booking types for birthdays and occasions. There are two fantastically named rooms to enjoy – the Basement Forest and the Mad Catter’s Tea Room.
If contented cats weren’t enough, the cute cafes in London also offer sip & paint sessions so you can enjoy an evening of painting with a glass of wine, with cats! This is one of the most unique cafes in London and a great place to spend a relaxing evening.
Advance booking is essential to Lady Dinah’s which can be made on their website. The closest station is Shoreditch High Street which is served by the London Overground. If you’re travelling by tube, the next closest station is Liverpool Street.
I hope you found my list of cute cafes in London useful! London is a great place to find beautiful cafes and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or a slice of cake.
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