With its huge windows, spacious Wilton Way coffee spot Footnote feels very bright and public. It’s the perfect kind of place to meet for a low-key coffee date with a person you’ve never met before, and if things go well you can hang around for brunch which runs from familiar options like avocado on toast, through to less common but equally tasty pico de gallo on sourdough.
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Ararat Bread is a tiny bakery on Ridley Road that makes delicious meat or cheese topped naan flatbreads for a couple of quid or less.
Hacha is Dalston bar that makes a dangerously delicious margarita, and other tequila and mezcal drinks, alongside a small menu of tacos and ceviche.
You can get the best cocktails in Dalston at Three Sheets, a tiny bar and coffee shop that’s perfect for a drink with a friend or two.
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Flying Horse Coffee
If you work in or around Shepherd’s Bush, Flying Horse Coffee is a useful place to get some work done.
Watch House Tower Bridge
Watch House is a slick, comfortable coffee spot behind Gabriel's Wharf in Bermondsey, that'll also feed you.
The Black Cab Coffee Co
The Black Cab Coffee Co is a sleek coffee shop between Vauxhall and Battersea with a decent all-day breakfast menu.
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