Looking for the best London Bridge cafes? Here’s where to get your coffee fix near the London Bridge area—from a local!
London Bridge is one of my favorite areas in London.
Encapsulating everything that comes to mind when you think of “hustle and bustle” London Bridge is where you go to feel like you’re a proper city dweller. And like the city dweller you are, you’ll need your caffeine fix to charge up for all that Londoning you’ll be doing.
Without further ado, here are the 5 best London Bridge cafes to get your coffee fix, with addresses, menus, recommendations and all you need to get in on the London Bridge coffee scene.
1. Monmouth Coffee
2 Park St, London SE1 9AB
Every niche needs a trailblazer. And when it comes to the London coffee scene, Monmouth is it.
Tucked right alongside Borough Market The Monmouth Coffee Company is a Londoner favourite, sourcing all their coffee beans from across the world, and on track to be one of the best coffee shops in London.
In fact, it’s a bit like coffee roulette really—one day it’s Kenya, then onto Colombia and a hop to Indonesia, depending on what’s roasted for the day. But outside of their amazing coffee, Monmouth has been on a mission of sustainably for the past thirty years, with all their supply chain accounted for (from start to finish), and fair and equal trade.
If you’re any bit of a coffee connoisseur you’ll be pleased to know you can even take the mighty beans home yourself. From Bolivia’s Finca La Llama to Ethiopian Suke Quto beans, roasted to perfection. But I must say, the storefront’s pretty cool too.
Overall, it’s a great place to grab a brew and take in the morning ambience before heading off for a busy day good ole London Bridge.
P.S – The queues get quite long during rush hour and lunch, so try to avoid visiting during peak hours!
Must-Try: Finca Altamira (a medium roast with hints of plum and cherry jam!)
163-167 Bermondsey St, London SE1 4UW
Do you like your coffee scandalous and with a funny backstory? Let’s head to Fuckoffee baby—where you come happy and leavy edgy (their words, not me).
The quirky London Bridge coffee shop has been stealing Londoner’s hearts (and keeping their wallets intact) for years now, and they’ve got no signs of stopping.
From Banana Choc Frappes to Chai Latte’s with any plant milk you can think of—and of course, some good-ole no-frills coffee, you’ll be spoiled for caffeine (and smoothie) options here.
Oh, back to the story funny backstory. In 2015 the landowner decided the name ‘Fuckoffee’ was way too offensive to the whole of London, forcing the owners to change their name to F*ckoffee. But the funny bit is that if you use the loo here you’ll see the tiff centre stage—with the letter outlining the reasons for removal proudly on the door.
Despite their ‘cool’ factor, there are some things that are no laughing matters at Fuckoffee, like making sure their supply chain is ‘shade-free’ (read more of their story here!)
P.S – Pets and bikes are welcome!
Must-Try: Banana Honey Smoothie
3. Three Wheels Coffee
The Retail Arcade, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
Three Wheels Coffee has two loves, Bicycles and..you guessed it, coffee!
After quitting his job and journeying to South America, owner Rory fell in love with the people (and the coffee) of South America. After buying a tricycle when he returned to the UK, Rory put two and two (or, two and three?) together—a coffee shop, on a bike!
Slowly but surely Three Wheels Coffee became one of the best independent cafes in London. Of course, all the beans are from South America, and it’s partnered with Assembly if you like to enjoy your coffee in more on a sit-down atmosphere.
Otherwise, you can have your cuppa near London Bridge station (as they’re right below the Shard) or enjoy sweeping views along the Thames at their No.1 London Bridge hub.
P.S – Three Wheels Coffee is only open mid-day, so time your visit!
4. The Gentlemen Barista
11 Park St, London SE1 9AB
If you have a Gentleman to impress (or just want a really good cup of coffee) pay a visit to London Bridge’s fanciest coffee establishment—The Gentleman’s Barista.
Opened in 2014 their London Bridge cafe is one of four branches, so clearly they’re doing something right! Coffee here is all roasted in-house, with ‘The Gatsby’ being a particular favourite.
But coffee isn’t their only speciality. This is also where London Bridgers go to grab a bite for their lunch break, with tons of spicy falafel wraps and focaccia just waiting for busy city dwellers.
Must-Try: Deepstalker Blend (with Light Brown Sugar, Cacao and Walnut)
5. Roasting Plant Coffee
4 Borough High St, London SE1 9QQ
Willy Wonka coffee anyone? As one of the most unique coffee shops in London Bridge I’ve seen, Roasting Plant Coffee had to make the list.
The innovative cafe makes coffee ‘your way’ straight from their Javabot—where you can watch the action and choose your grind, straight to order!
All the coffee beans are lined up nicely with a strong and smooth aroma to get you pumped for the day ahead. It’s also super close to Borough Market and the Thames, perfect for popping in for a pick-me-up before taking a stroll through the city.
Must-Try: Roasting Plant Blend
Bonus: Change Please
Borough Market, Bedale St, London SE1 1TL
I know but I said 5 best coffee shops in London Bridge, but it’s hard to leave life-changing coffee out of the mix. Change Please the best cafe in London Bridge to get a good brew and give back simultaneously.
All proceeds from the cafe go directly to their mission of ending homelessness, providing everything from employment to housing and therapy for the city’s most vulnerable. They believe that in empowering the homeless with barista training, you can truly change a life, one coffee at a time.
Must-Try: Double Espresso
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Quick Tips for Visiting London Bridge Cafes
• If you prefer your coffee at home, consider picking up a few bags of brew from your favourite London Bridge coffee shop (hint hint: more support for a local London business and less Starbucks is what I’m saying!)
• If you’re visiting a London Bridge cafe, don’t forget to explore the London Bridge area after you’ve had your coffee!
• London Bridge is quite close to the Thames, so consider making your coffee a to-go for a lovely walk around the city
Which London Bridge coffee shop was your favourite? Let me know in the comments!
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