Lovely London cafés offering coffee to go.
It’s the simple comforts from our daily routines that we miss the most during this period. And not being able to get a cup of proper coffee from our favourite cafés is high on this list. However, many spots are still offering takeaways, so you might not be entirely out of luck. Here are some cafés around London that let you grab the heavenly bean juice to go. (Featured image: Monocle)
Coffee. Cake. Booze. That’s what the sign outside St Paul in Islington tells you they have available for takeaway. Do you really need anything else during a lockdown?
📍 74B St Paul’s Road, Highbury East, N1 2LJ
2. Lucia’s Coffee House, Wood Green
Lucia’s Coffee House is a local champion with its own unique “403” blend. This dates back to the phone number of Lucia’s Roastery, a 1920s coffee house in Cyprus well known for serving the best blend in town. Today, this little café in Wood Green pays homage to Lucia by serving delicious 403 coffee that’s available for takeaway now.
📍 162 High Road, Wood Green, N22 6EB
3. Bread And Bean, Holloway
Bread and Bean on Junction Road reopened for takeaway four weeks ago and it’s been glorious for locals. Their eye-catching, frothy flat whites are back on sale—and combined with their soft pastries, you’re always onto a winner.
📍 37 Junction Road, Upper Holloway, N19 5QU
4. Brickwood, Clapham
It’s convenient that the sun is out across Britain, just as we’ve been legally permitted to sit in the sun and take in the rays. What better way to enjoy this privilege than a beautiful, takeaway iced coffee from Brickwoods in Clapham? They’ve been open for the past two weeks and they’re covering all your caffeine needs.
📍 7ab, 16 Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common, SW4 7AB
5. Old Spike Roastery, Peckham
Old Spike sits in Peckham Rye and serves a devilishly good flat white. It’s back open, following a 1-in-1-out policy, from 9am-5pm every day. Spike some proper coffee into your life and don’t look back at your inferior home blends.
📍 54 Peckham Rye, Peckham, SE15 4JR
6. Stir Coffee, Brixton
Brixton Hill favourites Stir Coffee have reopened their site as a takeaway-only spot. It’s the perfect place to refuel your day and grab a frothy beverage to enjoy in the sun.
📍 111 Brixton Hill, Brixton, SW2 1AA
7. Cable Co., Hammersmith and Kensal Rise
This lovely independent coffee shop serves an awesome selection of brews and bakes. They’ve got a delicious menu of seasonal guest espressos, alongside a bespoke Colombian coffee from Climpson & Sons as their House blend. Oh and their ‘Nitro’ cold brew is an absolute winner on a sunny day! Cable Co. also has a gorgeous ‘Lovewall’ painted by Los Angeles based artist James Goldcrown on its shutters—so it’s worth a visit even when it’s shut!
📍 100 Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, W6 0LE or Bridge House, Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Green, NW10 3NR
8. Café Zee, Ealing
Café Zee is back open for business, selling a range of delicious takeaway coffees, pastries and cakes. They also take orders on Deliveroo, where customers can order a range of tasty meals, from pancakes to eggs benedict.
📍 5 New Broadway, Ealing, W5 5AW
9. The Monocle Café, Marylebone
Monocle Café is the heartbeat of Marylebone High Street and it is back open for (takeaway) business. Get down early though, it closes its doors at 14:00.
📍 18 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 7QA
10. Proud Mary’s, White City
Proud Mary’s is a laid-back, west London favourite. It’s open for takeaway from 9am-3pm, and also features a host of mouthwatering food options on UberEats. It’s a perfect local spot to grab your daily flat white before heading back home to put your feet up.
📍 1C Oaklands Grove, White City, W12 0JD
11. Cafe East, Bow
The hip café known for its scrumptious, colourful, fruit-covered pancakes and waffles is back, baby! And they serve excellent coffee that you can takeaway.
📍 426 Roman Road, Bow, E3 5LU
12. Exmouth Coffee Company, Spitalfields Market
A café that came together in 2012, courtesy of a coffee connoisseur and an expert chef, Exmouth Coffee is one of the most well-loved east London spots. Thankfully, it’s reopened to dish out its delightful coffees and mouthwatering brownies.
📍 83 Whitechapel High Street, Aldgate East, E1 7QX
13. Sazzy And Fran Café, Bethnal Green
Sazzy and Fran sits right in the heart of Bethnal Green and is a game changer for the coffee and cinnamon rolls combo. They’re open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, so get down for your caffeine fix and a cheeky sugar boost.
📍 3 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0HU