Looking for the best King’s Cross coffee shops? Get your caffeine fix North London style with this quick guide to the best coffee shops in the area — by a local. Enjoy!
King’s Cross is known for many things. A hub for British history, an international meeting point and the uber-important Platform 9 3/4 (any Harry Potter fans here??)
Anyways, on top of all that, they’ve also made a name for themselves in the independent coffee scene recently, and of course, it would be a sin not to share some recommendations. Here you go!
The Best Coffee Shops in King’s Cross, London
The Best King’s Cross Coffee Shops (in no particular order)
Aux Pains de Papy
279 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8QF
With London and Paris being so close to each other I (like the rest of the travel community) was less than excited to spend the next year and a half blocked off from my second favourite city thanks to the panoramic.
Thankfully Aux Pains de Papy was all the remedy I needed to bring France straight to me. The quaint family-owned shop is filled with all the cafe goodness baked in-house (cue flaky croissants that will make your mouth water!) with the best Parisian coffee King’s Cross has ever seen.
Unit 109 Stable St, London N1C 4DR
My favourite local London businesses are always the ones with a story behind it. Grab your popcorn. Redemption Roasters is the UK’s first prison-based coffee company.
What does that mean?
Well, as 50% of prisoners are likely to re-offend without skills and a job after their release, Redemption Roasters offers barista training straight from the prison walls, helping people ‘graduate’ with skills they can use to find work or their own coffee shops after their release. Knowing every dollar you spend is going to a mission like this is pretty cool, so be sure to stop by if you’re ever in the area.
Must-Try: Aylesbury Blend
House of Morocco
82 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DN
With a mission to be thee place for Londoners to “eat, drink, meet” (my 3 favourite activities!) I had to stop by House of Morocco to see what all the fuss what about.
The King’s Cross coffee shop is filled with cozy bohemian vibes that take you straight to Morocco. Their coffee comes fresh from Terrone & Co roasters so you know you’re in for a good caffeine hit. You can even shop for handmade pottery and rugs while you’re here. They really do it all!
Must-Try: Brazil Santos Blend
Unit 32-33, Euston Road St. Pancras Station, London N1C 4QP
Imagine my surprise when I’m at King Cross St Pancras and see the most Instagrammable cafe in the world right in front of my eyes!
Founded out a love for all things pretty—EL&N cafe has made a name for itself across London (and social media).
From juicy smoothie bowls to velvety macaroons this isn’t the kind of place you go for a filtered coffee. But if you’re in for the kind of King’s Cross coffee experience that’ll make you feel like you’ve hopped straight into Mayfair—this is your place.
Must-Try: Rose Spanish Latte
100-102 Judd St, London WC1H 9NT
A family business that loves brunch. Count me in!
Half Cup is a King’s Cross favourite among the independent coffee shop scene. Originally founded as a place to “get away” from the hustle and bustle of London life.
Since then they’ve been nominated for all kinds of awards for the best coffee and brunch in London (in equal respects) so you’re in for a treat.
Must-Try: Nude Espresso Flat White
1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA
Out of all the King’s Cross coffee shops Caravan definitely gets the cool points. Housed in a Victorian Grain Store, the open kitchen and coffee bar doesn’t mess around when it comes to good coffee.
If the weather’s nice, you can enjoy your coffee on their lovely outdoor terrace right on Granary Square (near Coal Drops Yard and really good for people watching) or enjoy the old warehouse interiors with their signature blend.
Must-Try: Tumeric Latte
1 Pancras Rd, London N1C 4AG
Okay, so it’s not exactly one of the lesser-known coffee shops in London (there’s must be dozens at this point!) but that’s because Notes really does coffee right.
Roasted in East London their speciality dark-style blends are absolutely delicious. If you want to take the experience home, you can even buy one of their coffee-making kits.
P.S – They’re even jazz nights on Wednesdays if you’re keen!
Must-Try: Matcha Latte
Map of the Best King’s Cross Coffee Shops & Cafes
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