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photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch

A cafe with stuccoed walls, a communal table with people working, and yellow booths in front of a window.

Cromwell Place Café

Bakery/Cafe

South Kensington

$$$$Perfect For:Getting Work DoneCoffee & A Light BiteQuiet Meals

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Cromwell Place Café is a serene spot to get some work done. The cafe is inside an exhibition space and gallery in South Kensington, and there’s a strong chance that the sound of soft strings from the classical jazz concert happening next door will drift into the room and impress everyone on your Zoom call. This is a cut above your local coffee shop. You’ll tap away underneath high, stuccoed ceilings, the cutlery for your lunchtime potato galette is plucked from beside a marble fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling curtains add a homely touch. If home is a west London townhouse and you’re a minor royal. The food is hit and miss—we've had crumbly pastry that disintegrates, but also soft, flavourful meatballs—so this spot is best used as a sophisticated place for meetings (nab the communal table with sculptural, Scandi-style chairs) or some solo laptop time.

Brown chairs and table with a plate of food and a coffee on it.

photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch

A bright white bar area with red stools.

photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch

A plate of baguette, ham, pickles, and butter.

photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch

A hallway with wooden floors, leading to a cafe in the background.

photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch

The exterior of a white building with columns framing the doorway.

photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch

Brown chairs and table with a plate of food and a coffee on it.
A bright white bar area with red stools.
A plate of baguette, ham, pickles, and butter.
A hallway with wooden floors, leading to a cafe in the background.
The exterior of a white building with columns framing the doorway.

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