Shoreditch has so much to offer, particularly if you are a lover of art, music, or all things vintage. It also has plenty to offer to coffee lovers too! In this guide we’ll run through our top 10 java joints in the area.
Pitfield is not just a coffee shop, but a retro haven consisting of a cafe, gallery, and interiors shop where you can find beautiful unique pieces for your home, gifts for friends, and lifestyle items. The cafe is a relaxing space serving specialist coffee as well as cakes and food, perfect for working or socialising.
Cream is the place to go if you want an ever changing menu of exquisitely presented food, made from fresh, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. It’s also the place to go for a cracking cup of coffee, and the staff have got their latte art down, so the whole affair is ridiculously Instagram worthy!
Lantana Shoreditch has a bit of an industrial, urban feel to it, and is open 7 days a week for their special blend of coffee, breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and even cocktails for that much needed after work beverage! This hip spot also caters to meetings, staff events, etc.
Fix 126 is a favourite with those grabbing a coffee before work in the area, and it has a communal feel with it’s exposed brick and school chairs. Their coffee is locally roasted exclusively for Fix, and they feature weekly guest blends. You can also grab a fresh pastry or sandwich!
Shoreditch Grind was the original branch of this independent coffee company, and the distinctive round black building is something of a local landmark. There’s a recording studio upstairs, while downstairs serves up coffee and cocktails, as well as food.
Kahaila is a wonderful little cafe on Brick Lane which serves up coffee, cakes, and sandwiches from local suppliers! It is charity run, and they are big supporters of local products. They also have a great range of vegan and gluten free offerings, so there’s something for everybody. Oh and the prices are seriously reasonable, you’d never know you were in London!
Look mum, no hands!
If you like coffee, and you also like bikes, then Look mum, no hands! is the place for you! You can enjoy a nice hot cup of java and have your bicycle repaired at the same time! They have four full time mechanics, and they even put on screenings, workshops, and events for cycling enthusiasts.
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
Coffee, cake, and cats are a winning combination, and Lady Dinah’s allows you to sit and enjoy a brew while 13 lovely moggies roam about. You can have high tea, and they even do knitting classes. Unleash your inner crazy cat lady (or gent) and enjoy this cosy and calming space.
Cafe 1001 is a cafe and a club in one, and is a truly impressive space in the Old Truman Brewery. The menu consists of great fresh food made from scratch, at seriously reasonable prices, and the events range from up and coming live bands, to well known artists, and all night raves, or art exhibitions and film showings!
Nude Espresso in Shoreditch ticks all the boxes: espresso and filter coffees, beans you can buy and take home, and even a light brunch menu. Oh, and it also doubles as a training school, where the expert team hold masterclasses on a Saturday.
We hope this has given you some inspiration for your next caffeine fix, we highly recommend working your way through the whole list, although perhaps not all in one day.