COFFEE TRAILS: Coffee Shop Dates in London

COFFEE TRAILS: Coffee Shop Dates in London

Amid the hustle and bustle of city life, there is nothing nicer than a quiet, coffee catchup on a sunny afternoon. 

There’s certainly no shortage of spots for a caffeine fix around London, so let us help you narrow down your search. 

Here are some of the best Cafes in London for a coffee date, whether you’re meeting a pal, family member or looking to spend a couple of hours to yourself. 

Flotsam & Jetsam- @flotsamandjetsamcafe

Location: 4 Bellevue Parade, London SW17 7EQ

Opening Hours: 7.30 am - 4 pm Monday Friday, 8 am - 4 pm Sat & Sun

floats and jam cafe

Flotsam & Jetsam (via Instagram/flotsamandjetsamcafe)

Flotsam & Jetsam is an independently owned Antipodean-style café. The coffee shop sources all its ingredients locally, offering a variety of different menu options, such as smashed avocado & feta, pancakes + more. 

Stir Coffee- @stir_coffee

Location: 111 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1AA

Opening Hours: 8am - 3pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm Saturday + Sunday

Stir Coffee is located just a few minutes walk from Brockwell Park in Brixton, so if you’ve got some nice weather, grab a takeaway and head for a nice stroll. 

For those with a sweet tooth, the vegan almond croissants get a lot of attention from customers!

Stir Coffee

Stir Coffee (via Instagram/stir_coffee)

Biscuiteers- @biscuiteersltd

Location: 194 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2ES

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday, 11am - 5pm


We are completely obsessed with both the interior and exterior design of Biscuiteers in Notting Hill so we suspect you will be too! 

As the name suggests, they’re experts in iced biscuits, cakes + macaroons. There are also options for afternoon tea! This will be a very Instagrammable catchup, that’s for sure. 


Biscuiteers (via Instagram/biscuiteersltd)

Notes- @notescoffee

Location:  1 Pancras Rd, London N1C 4AG

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 8pm Mon - Tues,  7.30am - 10pm Wed - Fri, 9am - 9pm Sat, 10am - 6pm Sun

If you’re meeting a friend for a post-gym or work catchup, you may want to opt for something a little more relaxed and casual. If that’s the case, Notes in King Cross is a great shout. 

Alongside their signature Notes coffee, the coffee shop has quite an extensive menu for both brunch and dinner time. Perfect if your a foodie! 

It also has later opening hours, so works well for an evening meetup. 

notes cafe

Notes (via Instagram/notescoffee)

Dominique Ansel Bakery- @dominiqueansellondon

Another option for those with a sugar craving!

The stunning floral arch at the Dominique Ansel Bakery’s door is enough to draw anyone through the door, but it’s the cakes that will make you stick around. 

The star of the show tends to be their signature Cronuts, which change flavour every month. 

Images via Instagram