Following the celebrations of London's annual coffee festival, now is the ideal time to visit the city's dozens of independent coffee spots and sample some of the finest blends and artisan roasts.
Caledonian Sleeper has created a list of some of the top cafes and experiences to soak up London’s coffee culture.
A new addition to the coffee scene is Catalyst in Holborn. With a spacious Scandi vibe, the cafe boasts its own coffee roaster in the basement, which is visible through the glass floor. It serves up a range of brews and vegan friendly food, along with a decent cocktail list and craft beers in the evening. It conveniently opens early from 7am and closes late so it’s the perfect place to get a morning pick-me-up or to unwind after a busy day.
Challenge your coffee making skills with a hands-on course at the Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. From grinding coffee and preparing shots to steaming milk and artistic latte pouring, the masterclasses provide the essential techniques to making the best cuppa. With their own speciality blends of coffee beans and pods available to purchase in their shops, you’ll be able to enjoy the perfect brew at home. To find out more and book a course visit Department of Coffee and Social Affairs.
If you’re looking for a more unusual setting, Look Mum No Hands! is well worth a visit. Not only is it a café, it’s also a fully functional bicycle repair workshop. However, you don’t need a bike; make the most of the welcoming surroundings by trying its range of cakes and fresh coffee from local coffee roasters Square Miles. It also hosts several events including film screenings, art exhibitions and craft workshops.
Book a journey of a night time and experience London’s colourful coffee culture with Caledonian Sleeper.