The winter season is the perfect time to explore London's cozy cafes. From the recently opened Ekstedt at The Yard to the family-run Carter's, there are plenty of places to get a warm cup of coffee and a delicious snack. The Grind is quickly becoming a staple in London, with its headquarters in Shoreditch and additional cafés in Soho, Holborn, London Bridge, Clerkenwell and Royal Exchange. The recently opened Ekstedt at The Yard, located in the five-star Great Scotland Yard hotel in Westminster, is a must-visit.
The restaurant is designed so that all tables have a view of the fireplace used to cook all the dishes. Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt is at the helm and uses British ingredients with a Nordic methodology. The menu changes seasonally and there is a highly praised tasting menu, as well as an à la carte offering. Snacks from the Fire are essential as an aperitif and include a celery donut prepared in cast iron and a unique smoked pastry cream with hay, served with chives and trout roe.
The outside of the café is adorned with leafy green plants, and the wisterias bloom bright purple in spring. Carrer Portobello is one of the most famous streets in the area, known for its lively market and eclectic antique boutiques.
Minimalist London cafésserving excellent artisanal hot and cold coffees are spread across the city. Popular local coffee chains or coffee shops include Gails, Costa Coffee, Pret a Manger, Cafe Nero, LEON and Elan Cafe.
Whether you're looking for specialty artisan coffee or your basic order, you won't have a hard time finding great coffee shops in London. The Victoria and Albert Museum houses one of the most beautiful café interiors in the entire city - Momo's Garden Cafe. This café offers rich coffee with some of the flattest pastries London has to offer, all in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. With beautiful interiors adorned with luxurious carpets, dull oils and warm lamp light, there's no better time to visit than in winter.
Located in the lively area of Dalston, this London café offers the chance to watch beans being roasted while drinking coffee. Grind is at the top of the list for nicest cafés in London and offers everything from incredible lattes to delicious brunches, all in a fun and vibrant environment. Coffee is a way of life in Scandinavia, and this café aims to bring a part of Danish “hygge” culture to London to share it with others. Carter's is a family-run café mixed with a modern restaurant, where people who want to explore central London can go for coffee, tea or a quick bite. London has no shortage of cozy cafes perfect for visiting during wintertime.
From Ekstedt at The Yard to Momo's Garden Cafe at Victoria & Albert Museum to Carter's family-run cafe - there are plenty of places to get your caffeine fix while enjoying some delicious snacks!.