The City is full of amazing coffee spots and with so much on offer it can be difficult to decide where to go. The team at City Matters have researched some of the best coffee shops in the City so that you can go and get your caffeine fix.
Old Spike Roastery
If you’re a City enthusiast and love your coffee then be sure to check out Old Spike.
Situated on Fenchurch Street, Old Spike is not only aesthetically pleasing, with clean and sharp interiors but also a great spot to work from or even just grab a coffee on the go.
They offer a great selection of coffee, including, the standard espresso, iced coffee, and latte. However, for those who are not huge coffee lovers, they have a great variety of herbal teas to try alongside fresh juices. The chai latte is a great shout.
If you’re trying to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle, they offer a great range of salads.
Undoubtedly, this is everything you would expect from a modern-day coffee shop based in the City.
Old Spike is the first speciality coffee roastery operating as a social enterprise and have since been at the forefront of using coffee as a vehicle for social change.
80 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 4BY
Located just outside Liverpool Street Station, Cult London coffee and restaurant brand, Grind has a three thousand square foot location that brings Grind’s all-day offer of coffee, food and cocktails to Broadgate Circle. The restaurant and cocktail bar offers a dedicated grab-and-go café for takeaway, alongside its all-day dining menu.
The coffee comes directly from the Grind roastery, based right here in London, and the cocktail menu features classic and seasonal tipples, headed up by the infamous Grind Espresso Martini.
38 Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS
This hidden gem is just a short walk from Liverpool Street station in the 100 Liverpool Street building, simply go up the escalators and you’ll arrive. You’re then greeted by the stylish coffee shop island, surrounded by plenty of tables and sofas, perfect if you want to sit down for an informal meeting or if you want to relax on your own.
BloomsYard has a broad range of tempting drinks and tasty food to keep you going through your day, along with their coffee coming from a roastery in Brixton, they take pride in their speciality coffee. Get there in the morning to try a filled croissant, or later when the wine bar comes out, there is always something new to try.
100 Liverpool St EC2M 2AT
There are few things better than walking round the Tate Modern and seeing the world class art exhibitions but, then heading for the Terrace café really is the cherry on top. Located on the first floor, the café has one of the best views around with a spectacular view of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. Enjoy a great cup of tea or coffee while you soak in the views with one of their pastries in hand, perfection. Not only is the café a great place for families to visit after seeing the exhibitions for a quick bite but, also perfect if you want to bring a laptop and get some work done.
If you arrive for lunch then you can enjoy their delicious seasonal lunch menu with dishes such as quiche Lorraine, butternut squash tart and field mushroom soup. Maybe a cup of tea isn’t what you’re looking for, the Terrace Café has you covered, with their selection of beers and cocktails, there’s bound to be something just right for you. The hardest part of going to the café we found was leaving it, but with some much going on at the Tate Modern we’re bound to be back very soon.
Tate Modern SE1 9TG