London is full of fun, fanciful cafés that are perfect for a light afternoon meal or the perfect instagram photo. Here are 5 of my favorite London Cafés, along with my recommendations on what to order at each. What’re your favorite London cafés?
The Ivy Chelsea
Kew Greenhouse Café
195 -197 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EQ, United Kingdom
This darling café is every botanical fanatic’s dream! The back patio opens up into a beautiful garden, and the café’s orangery is the perfect place to meet up with friends or enjoy a nice cup of tea alone. Even better yet, the entire restaurant is stuffed full with every type of plant imaginable, making it a beautiful garden oasis away from busy London.
I recommend: Vegetarian English Breakfast
Read the full post about The Ivy Chelsea, here.
Peggy Porschen Café in Chelsea
219 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EJ, United Kingdom
If you’ve done any kind of research on cute cafés in London, you’ll undoubtedly have come across this pink floral building from Peggy Porschen Café. Featuring a multitude of baked goods and a floral exterior that changes regularly, this is one of London’s cutest, most photogenic cafés.
I Recommend: Lobster & Citrus Salad with native lobster, fennel, blood oranges and samphire
59 Connaught St, St George’s Fields, London W2 2BB, United Kingdom
This delightful café has beautiful purple flowers against a white exterior, and is famous for their 24k gold foods like waffles and cappuccinos, Saint Aymes in London is famous the world over for being over the top and cutesy. If flowers, golden desserts, and an atmosphere made to cater to instagrammers is your vibe, this is the perfect café for you! Be aware however, that they require a £40 minimum order, wait times can exceed an hour for coffee and pastries, and the staff here have a reputation for being exceedingly rude to customers.
I Recommend: 24k Gold Cotton Candy or the Apple, Passion Fruit, Papaya, Mango, Pineapple Smoothie
Zen Café (Tokyo ZEN Bakery)
South Bank, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom
This adorable Japanese-owned café is a delightful pit stop just off the street near the London Eye Ferris wheel near the Thames River. Inside expect to find lots of Japanese-French pastries, an assortment of hot drinks, and a cozy atmosphere with an “at-home” kind of vibe. We were immediately welcomed warmly when we entered the doorway, and once the owner discovered that we could speak basic Japanese, they treated us like family. I can’t recommend this place enough!
I Recommend: Indian Spiced Chai Latte
I hope you enjoyed this roundup of 5 of the cutest cafés in London! If I forgot any, please let me know in the comments below 🙂
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Krystal S. says
All of these sound adorable but I think the Zen Cafe sounds like it would be my favorite.
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Larissa Page says
Peggy Porschen Café in Chelsea was my favorite