In a city known for its obsession with tea, you may be surprised by just how good the coffee is in London. When you feel the caffeine cravings come on and you’re in London Bridge, you definitely won’t be short of some of the best coffee in the city. Starting from picking the best quality beans all the way up to the Instagrammable latte art, these coffees are top tier from the source to serving. These are the coolest Central London cafés that serve up the best cups of coffee in London Bridge. Coffee connoisseurs, don’t miss these gems.
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2 Park St, London SE1 9AB
Londoners that know anything about coffee will have heard of Monmouth. Based right beside Borough Market you’ll more than likely find a queue trailing out the door because the coffee here is THAT good. Monmouth switches up their beans pretty often as they buy small quantities from small farms across the world, so when one batch runs out they move onto something different. Colombia, Brasil, Kenya, Ethiopia, Indonesia… The list of incredible countries they source their top-quality beans from goes on, and Monmouth always ensures they buy sustainably and in fair, equal trade. Get your coffee to go, take it around London’s oldest market to pick up a bite to eat and explore the sights of London Bridge with a good brew in hand.
Three Wheels Coffee
The Retail Arcade, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
It all started on the back of a tricycle (hence Three Wheels Coffee), and now it’s one of the best places in London Bridge to sit down for a brew. Rory Doyle created Three Wheels after becoming coffee-obsessed on a trip around South America and in turn all of his beans are sourced from his favourite plantations on the continent. The independent roaster brews such a good cup of coffee that it’s quickly made a name for itself as one of the best cafés in London, and being right beneath an icon like the Shard makes it even better.
The Gentlemen Baristas
11 Park St, London SE1 9AB
Dotted around London you may stumble across the sweet smell of freshly roasting coffee drifting out the door of another of our favourite small London café chains. This quirky coffee spot knows a good brew, and there’s a reason their local customers come back day after day for their caffeine fix. The friendly-faced staff combined with top quality coffee and tasty food options make it the ideal place to sit back and watch the world go by. And it’s not just the food and coffee that’s Instagrammable, the café’s exterior is also just asking to be photographed.
72 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UD
Chapter 72 won Time Out’s Best Local Coffee Shop award in 2018 and clearly for good reason. Owners Rod and Ellie couldn’t be more passionate about coffee, and high quality, ethically sourced coffee beans are top of their priority list. But their menu doesn’t stop at espressos, lattes and flat whites - they’re pioneering the coffee cocktail movement by branching out from simple espresso martinis to crazier concoctions such as their bestseller ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’ with coffee, mango & passionfruit. They even do decaf coffee cocktails as well as a list of classics that don’t involve coffee at all. This is the café for the real coffee connoisseurs of London to sit down with a brew appropriate for every time of day.
Black Sheep Coffee
81 Southwark St, London SE1 0HX
Steering away from traditional coffee trends, Black Sheep Coffee is one of the best places in London Bridge for a cup of the good stuff. It all started with their specialty-grade 100% Robusta coffee from India, when they shipped it over to London to give the city what they thought it needed: above average coffee. The rock and roll interiors, Insta-worthy neon graphics, tasty American-style food and, of course, perfectly roasted brews make it no wonder why the cool people of London people keep coming back.
2 London Bridge, London SE1 9RA
Right at the edge of the actual London Bridge is one of the city’s coolest chain cafés and, of course, a top spot for a brew. Pull up a chair and order your go-to coffee which will arrive at your table perfectly roasted with some pretty impressive latte art. Or switch things up a bit and opt for one of their special lattes (all insanely Instagrammable) - think beetroot lattes, turmeric lattes even charcoal lattes. Plus, any coffee you order can be served with soy, almond, coconut or oat milk if you’re skipping dairy. When you’re looking for a cool spot for a coffee and catch up, find your nearest Grind in multiple locations across London.
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