What’s cooler than being cool? Iced coffee.
‘Tis the season for iced coffee – but where are the best places for a cool, caffeinated cup o’ joe?
1. Brooklyn Coffee, Spitalfields
Brooklyn make their coffee exactly the way it should be: extra strong.
? 139 Commercial Street, E1 6EB
2. Timberyard, Covent Garden
Not content with iced coffee alone, Timberyard decided to serve it with a vegan and gluten free doughnut from Borough 22, too – because why the hell not?
? 7 Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H 9DL
3. Ozone Coffee, Old Street
Ozone’s Coffee Bar is ideal for the cooler coffee drinkers amongst us. Why not swap standard milk with oat milk for an extra creamy, extra rich and oatily delicious latte?
? 11 Leonard Street, EC2A 4AQ
4. Paper & Cup, Shoreditch
Paper & Cup is a beautiful, not-for-profit social enterprise created by the Spitalfields Crypt Trust selling cheap books and great coffee. Go and enjoy a delicious iced latte and discover your next read.
? 8 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP
5. by. CHLOE, Covent Garden
A vegan fast food restaurant is perhaps the last place you’d expect to find great coffee – although they did come over from New York, and New Yorkers are pretty renowned for their excellent joes – but by CHLOE.‘s iced coffee is pretty damn good.
? Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, WC2B 5HA
6. Kaffeine, Fitzrovia
When it comes to caffeine, these guys don’t mess around. They even named their shop after the stuff.
? 15 Eastcastle Street, W1T 3AY or 66 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7QJ
7. The Department of Coffee & Social Affairs, various locations
The Department of Coffee & Social Affairs only serve proper coffee made with proper ingredients – perfect for grabbing your daily caffeine fix (or hourly, depending how much sleep you got the night before).
8. Planet Organic, various locations
Planet Organic have a pretty manic drinks menu. Everything you see can be poured over ice, and they have every milk alternative under the sun. Try an iced turmeric latte, a detoxifying charcoal latte or, just to be safe, one of their more standard options.
9. Monocle Café, Marylebone
The Monocle Café is the perfect place to pro-caffeine-ate (/prə(ʊ)ˈkaffɪneɪt/ – verb – 1. to delay or postpone action until you’ve had a coffee).
? 18 Chiltern Street, W1U 7QA
10. Workshop Coffee, various locations
These guys are The Sh*t when it comes to summer-friendly coffee. They’ve even taken the iced coffee thing one step further with their legendary Affogato made with a freshly pulled shot of espresso and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Now that is cool.