This time tomorrow I will be in London, trolling SOHO’s awesome cafès. It’s time to share my favorite blogs when I’m seeking the best of UK’s brews!
The 5 Best Blogs on Cafès in London
♛ Caffeine Mag
What it is: UK’s only consumer coffee magazine, available in independent coffee shops
What I love: Their dedication in seeking alternative to high-street coffee chains currently dominating the global coffee scene.
♛ Coffee Hunter
What it is: A no-nonsense guide to cafès in mainly Shoreditch, SOHO and central London.
This guy definitely knows his stuff!
What I love: The writer, Peter Thomson, walks and talks and blogs coffee. He says things like “the flat white had pot marked bubbles and the crema had collapsed”. How can anyone not to trust this caffeine-ista?
♛ Cozy Coffee Shops
What it is: Review dedicated to artisan coffee and terrific independent coffee houses. Featured by the BBC in 2008, the page is still going strong after 7 years with über-regular updates.
What I love: The beautifully taken pictures and top-notch recommendations of indie cafès. When time permits, the duo (Mr and Mrs Cosy) also reviews cafès from Peru, Bolivia, etc.
♛ London Thru Cafès
What it is: A blog andalso an app that maps the backbone of fabulous London coffee houses, with hundreds of great things to do nearby.
What I love: A comprehensive guide with crazy accessibility. The reviews pretty much names and covers all of UK’s popular and indie coffee chains.
♛ London Coffee Blog
What it is: A quest to explore London’s ‘cute little independent coffee shops’. What I love: The personal touch that makes the reviews a tad closer to heart.
So if you’re a coffee-lover heading to London, discover these exciting cafès! It’s all about creating that perfect coffee moment, in the words of UK National Barista Champion, Simon Robertson: “However busy you are, in the time it takes you to finish that coffee your normal world is put on hold and you go somewhere else in your head. It’s about creating a moment, creating an experience.”
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