London is one of the visited countries in the world. Whether you are a backpacker, flashpacker, digital nomad, or luxury traveler. There is something for everyone. Apart from sightseeing, there comes a time when you need a break. This article aims to get you to the most beautiful cafes in London.
Here you will find 14 independent instagrammable cafes, with incredible decorations and (very) good coffees, far from the clichés of Starbucks or Maccas coffee.
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You cannot leave London without visiting the most instagrammable cafe in London. Sketch offers more than one pretty room for your gorgeous picture hunger. Whether you are a fan of floral or color pink or pods or 18th-century vibes or a unique experience, the sketch is a must-visit. This cafe/restaurant is best to visit when you have a good few hours to enjoy. Although the restaurant is limited to 90 mins table booking, you can shift to another room perhaps East Bar inside Sketch for finishing up the drinks.
Address: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7659 4500
2. EL&N Cafe
Another beautiful cafes in London is the EL&N. It offers the prettiest decor and they are in various locations each one pretty as the other one. You can find them at St Pancras, Park Lane, Hans Crescent, Lowndes Street, Brompton Rd, Carnaby Street, Market Place, and Selfridges. their fam is going overseas too soon to open in Doha! This pretty pink cafe is a dream of locals and visitor’s Instagram feed.
3. Saint Aymes
One of the best pretty cafes in London is Saint Aymes. The decor is gorgeous and so are their Instagram-worthy drinks and food. Great spot for that wonderful afternoon tea or enjoy yum cocktails. There is also a nail bar in case if you are in the mood for indulgent treats and some nail TLC
Address: 59 Connaught St, St George’s Fields, London W2 2BB, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 7503 566556
4. Peggy Porschen
You’ll fall in love with this chic bakery/ coffee shop before you’ve even tasted their specialties. Their decoration is incredible, soft pink, with lots of little details, you won’t know where to look! The atmosphere is cozy, with yummy cupcakes and other sweet treats; plus tea and champagne. Just a perfect place for that Instagram shot.
Address: 16 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AB, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7730 1316
5. Farm Girl Cafe
Fram girl cafe is run by Aussies in 3 London locations now. Mixed with pretty and a bit of rustic decor; they offer healthy food, coffee, and fun fact- their good-looking food has been photographed more than Kate Moss! 3 locations are Notting Hil, Fitzrovia, Knightsbridge, and Soho.
One of the other beautiful cafes in London is Grind. Their aesthetic is on point and food and coffee are great too. With more than five different locations in London; you can’t be too far away from one of the grind! London Bridge, Greenwich, Liverpool Street, Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Soho, and Royal Exchange.
Drunch is one of the local’s and visitors’ favorite too. This black and white and sometimes floral establishment offers lunch, brunch, and dinner too. (Shisha also if that’s your jam) The moment you step through the picturesque floral entrance you will feel like you’ve entered a home-from-home. They have two locations; Drunch Mayfair which is a no alcohol cafe and Drunch Regent’s Park is more like a Bar and restaurant.
8. Daisy Green Collection
If you are after a bit of art with cafe vibes, head to the Australian restaurant/cafe at Daisy Green Collection. They have also recently opened a new restaurant with a lamington theme.
Address: 20 Seymour Street W1H 7HX London, UK
Phone: +44 20 7723 3301
9. Dalloway Terrace
Dalloway Terrace is one of London’s most popular outdoor, all-day dining restaurants. Yes it’s not a cafe per se but you can def order coffee and all the other treats. Especially with their decor changing every season, it looks stunning all the time.
Address: 16-22 Great Russell Street WC1B3NN London, UK
Phone: +44 20 7347 1221
10. Tiffany Blue Box Café at Harrods
One of the pretty theme coffee shops in London is Tiffany Blue Box Cafe at Harrods. As the movie suggests you can try breakfast at Tiffany’s or their amazing afternoon tea experience comes highly recommended too. Although it is temp closed, keep an eye out on their new opening dates.
Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7225 6800
11. LINNAEAN Cafe
If you are after a bit of pampering plus cafe fix, Linnaean cafe could be your best bet. Imagine tasty brunch, balayage service, a glowing facial plus massage all under one roof that is amazingly decorated, very clean, and very professional. It’s a symbol of a self-care day and the food has lots of veggie and vegan options.
Address: Embassy Gardens, 2 New Union Square, Nine Elms, London SW11 7AX, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 3971 0805
12. Palm Vaults
If you are into nature, you will like this beautiful cafe in London because they have hanging plant baskets all over the ceiling. It offers a light interior for simple cafe dishes and cakes. Although it is temporarily closed, keep an eye out for their opening dates.
Address: 411 Mare St, London E8 1HY, United Kingdom
The following restaurants also come highly recommended as they offer beautiful interior and delicious food also.
- 24 Mayfair
- The Collins Room At The Berkeley
- Aubaine inside Selfridges
- Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
- Winter Garden at The Landmark London
- Bafarat Cafe
- Greenwich Grind
- Treves & Hyde
- The Coral Room
- Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings
- Sexy Fish, Mayfair
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14 thoughts on “12 beautiful cafes in London you must see”
Some wonderful places listed here. Cool blog! When lockdown lifts I’ll check some out!
This is a great list. I will share with a friend that is planning on moving to London.
OMG! LOVE all of these pretty cafes, love the last one, I think that would be my first stop. Sketch would be my second. Looks like I need to get back to London Asap!
Wow. These are truly beautiful. As well they are unique. I love to visit unique places.
I have been to Harrod’s. I would love to visit Dalloway Terrace.
I want to go to the Daisy Green Collection – oh heck, I want to go to all of them – I miss European Cafe’s , there is nothing comparable here in Las Vegas. Blessings
How beautiful are the photos of some of these cafes? These look to be such gorgeous options. Would just love to visit the city of London again just to check these cafes out before exploring the UK more broadly once more. Lovely post!
These are all worth visiting! If I ever get a chance to be in London, I’d like to visit Sketch first. The place looks really nice and cozy!
I want to visit each cafe! It looks so nice and serene. I can’t wait to try their food soon.
This just makes me want to visit London even more! These are lovely cafes — very appealing and ‘aesthetic’, and I bet their coffee & food are good!
Those Cafes all look beautiful! I can imagine people taking lots and lots of selfies before getting their coffee lol.
Wow, these places look so cool. The decor is amazing, I hope the food taste just as good.
beautiful! I can stay in any of these cafe’s all day LOL. Most of these places are a total dream! so instagrammable’ I bet coffees are excellent too.
I have never been in London, but it is my biggest wish. Thanks for theese wonderful photos and guide.