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Where is the Best Coffee in London?

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Published June 12th 2011
London coffee connoisseurs, we need your help. It is time for you, to let us know, exactly which cafe serves the best coffee in London? And we mean the very best coffee.

Our WeekendNotes London team have already proclaimed some of their top coffee hotspots; Kat Parr Mackintosh proclaimed Monmouth Coffee Company, Lantana, Bea's of Bloomsbury, Dose Espresso, J A Cafe and Fernandez & Wells to be some of London's best coffee shops. Plus other highly rated coffee shops on WeekendNotes London include Sacred Cafe, Notes, Music & Coffee and Market Coffee House.

But now we want to hear from you, our loyal readers - exactly where do you find that perfect cup of coffee in all of London? Perhaps you know of a cafe which deserves to be on this list, if so, we would like to hear from you.

Just drop us a comment and let as know what your top coffee spots are and why they are the best. It doesn't matter if it is a cafe in the suburbs or a trendy hotspot - let us know your top picks.
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Flat White in SoHo
By Amand235 - reader
Monday, 13th of June @ 07:57 am
By Ayrlogan - reader
Monday, 13th of June @ 04:08 pm
By zsuzs0 - reader
Wednesday, 15th of June @ 07:16 pm
I would have no idea, being in Australia. I would though, like to know when Britons first started to drink Coffee.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Friday, 8th of July @ 07:49 am
Flat White, St Ali and Caravan. Ha all Aussie or Kiwi joints. Love the antipodean coffee invasion.
By tang. - reader
Sunday, 24th of July @ 09:10 am
I dont drink coffee much but when I have one from terra nera, I have to admit I do enjoy it! Steve gilgamesh security
By Anonymous
Monday, 8th of August @ 05:48 pm
ST ALI Clockenwell
By Anonymous
Sunday, 26th of June @ 04:15 am
Riccardo's on Paul Street, EC London
By u-luv - reader
Tuesday, 14th of June @ 11:43 am
Terra Nera Camden best coffee and fine teas in london
By Anonymous
Friday, 12th of August @ 12:19 pm
Bar Italia, Soho
By chloe19 - reader
Saturday, 27th of August @ 06:04 pm
Clerkenwell is pretty much bursting with excellent coffee places!
-Prufrock Coffee in Leather Lane
-The Espresso Room on Great Ormond Street
-Bea's of Bloomsbury
-Caravan on Exmouth Market
-St Ali on Clerkenwell Road
Even up to dose espresso on Long Lane

But Prufrock Coffee is the best. Definitely.
By Anonymous
Friday, 2nd of September @ 12:27 pm
Anyone got any tips for south west London??
By jkhar - reader
Tuesday, 13th of March @ 09:44 am
Hi you will find yhr best coffee shop in South East London in the amazing community called Royal Arsenal by the Thames River. The coffee shop/deli is called COUTURE FOOD HALL. You will taste the best coffee and the most delicious cakes, pastries, panini and other tasty delicacies. Must be visited!!!
By smith6 - reader
Saturday, 10th of September @ 07:15 am
Charmaine Mok
By Anonymous
Thursday, 20th of October @ 07:37 pm
By mrdol0 - reader
Monday, 7th of November @ 10:53 am
caffe' vergnano
By gfrat - reader
Saturday, 10th of December @ 10:18 pm
Jody wonders when we first started to drink coffee over here. As far as I'm aware the first coffee house opened in Oxford in 1650 and it was followed by the first London coffee house (probably no more than a wooden shack) two years later. The importer of this new exotic drink was a Sicilian called Pasqua Rosee.
By Sandra Lawson - senior reviewer
Monday, 20th of February @ 10:09 am
Best coffee in Blackheath is at 'Handmade Food', on the main street of Blackheath - Tranquil Vale. Great food and warm sunny seating upstairs too! One of my favourite spots to hide away.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 21st of February @ 05:27 pm
Climpson & Sons on Broadway Market in London Fields is my favourite coffee, but there is always the Monmouth cafes, Espresso Room and Lantana too, yes often Aussie/NZ Baristas! *little tip - I always check first if a cafe uses whole (full fat) milk - if so then I proceed in hope.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 21st of February @ 05:34 pm
After wandering around the lovely Greenwich Markets, take the cobble stoned path (Turnpike Lane) to Red Door Cafe for the best coffee and a great little warm place.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 21st of February @ 05:37 pm
Organic Stall in front of Spitalfields Church (Liverpool Street)
By alix1 - reader
Thursday, 1st of March @ 12:20 pm
Definitely Flat White in Soho
By Anna S - senior reviewer
Thursday, 15th of March @ 04:08 pm

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