London Insight: 5 Lesser Known Coffee Joints in Town
Did anyone say coffee? I am in! As this is probably the case in every big city, coffee joints pop up like wild mushrooms. However, not all of them are popular or in general known by basically everyone. Those are the very cute, the very small and sometimes even hidden little coffee joints. I tried a few of them - after having stumbled upon them or been told by a local. Here they are, exclusively for you.
The Old Haberdasher - New Cross
New Cross? Never heard of this part of London, I hear your saying. Well, I don’t blame you, for before I moved to the big smoke I didn’t know New Cross either and actually the only popular thing about it is Goldsmiths College. However, there are very cute little coffee spots (students need their caffeine!). One of them is The Old Haberdasher. This is actually a traditional pub serving fresh, local food, mainly British classics and light Mediterranean dishes (what a mix). Their coffee is oh so good - check it out and tell shabby (meant in an affectionate way) New Cross I said hello!
Find them at 44 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NP .
London Particular - New Cross
The London Particular is very much focused on fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. They are also said to be South London’s best budget eat. Try their exceptional coffee creation; you’ll taste the love. This little coffee spot is not far away from New Cross Station and well worth a visit. Don’t forget to try one of their healthy and utterly tasty sandwiches.
_Find them at 399 New Cross Road, London SE14 6LA _.
Jackson & Rye - Soho
Let’s now head over to London’s most well-known part: Soho. Jackson & Rye might not be unpopular but I really wanted to highlight it here as this New York themed spot is perfect for brunch - and coffee. Being restaurant, café and bar, this place offers what your heart desires, right in central London. They mainly serve hearty British breakfast - their eggs are yummy - and I definitely recommend you try their buttermilk pancakes! They offer hand drip coffee and have daily specials. Very tasty coffee variations are on the menu but at a comparatively fair price. Enjoy a good morning there.
Find them at 56 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 4JF .
BB Bakery - Covent Garden
The first time I went to BB Bakery I had no choice. Yes, I was with my mum and granny and it was raining cats and dogs (what’s new?). Not having been a real Londoner yet, or at least not having learned lessons on how to act accordingly, we didn’t have umbrellas with us. I am so glad we stumbled upon this spot. It brings a traditional French touch to London town and is the perfect café for a little break - especially, when it’s raining outside.
Find them at_ 6-7 Chandos Pl, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HU _.
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers - Hither Green
This little coffee joint I wanted to save for last as this is probably the most hidden one I know and also the cutest, I think. The English family I lived with introduced me to it as it is only a stop from where I lived. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers seems like a very unusual name for a café but there is more to it than you might think. Well, they are both: florist and coffee shop. What a cute idea. It is very cozy and really small inside but super lovely. They make sure the coffee they serve is fair trade. The cake is yummy. They are also French inspired. A real inside tip and a coffee joint you should visit!
Find them at 15 Staplehurst Road, London SE13 5ND.
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