Yesterday you read about what to do, today is all about the London fix. The coffee fix that is.
While I am partial to a cheeky Gingerbread and Cream Latte from Costa, London has plenty of alternatives:
1. Cupcakes and Shhht (Elephant & Castle). Buried in the depths of Lambeth – no really, it’s like Lambeth’s answer to BoxPark.
I first heard of these guys at a blogger event where they were dishing out their freakshakes.
My recommendation for you is to sample a flat white with the peanut butter cupcake. All of their cakes are vegan, which I am very happy about as I think they typically taste better.
2. Paper and Cup (Shoreditch). A cute little find that my housemate recommended to me after a Sunday mission for peonies at Columbia Road Flower Market. It’s a tiny little venue with a cosy, motivating vibe and, shocker, non-London prices! For a fantastic flat white, I paid £2.50. Coupled with a granola, honey and Greek style yogurt pot (£2) and I was a happy bunny.
3. Natural Kitchen (Marylebone). A favourite among my colleagues and I for the natural goodies you can purchase here. While on the more expensive side, I have opted for a sustainable alternative in their coffee flask scheme. Whereby you invest in the cup (a tenner for App holders) and you receive four free coffees back plus 25p off every takeaway coffee after. Investment in a clean brand and in the environment!
My coffee recommendation is a Coconut Flat White.
Other contenders include: Shoreditch Grind and the little coffee shop in Swan Wharf co-work spaces.
Where is your favourite coffee spot?