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The Top 10 Cosy Coffee Shops in Bloomsbury, London

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Updated: 27 October 2017

Hiding amongst the picturesque streets and squares of Bloomsbury are some of the best and most inviting coffee shops in London. During the colder months, there’s nothing better than cosying up inside a warm cafe with a hot brew. Here we’ve round up some of the places to get your winter caffeine fix in Bloomsbury.


Bloomsbury Coffee House
Coffee Shop, Tea

Bloomsbury Coffee House

Located near Russell Square, Bloomsbury Coffee House is a basement level café, and a great place to find fresh and flavoursome coffee and tea. There’s also a variety of homemade buns and pastries, together with a lunch menu which changes daily, although generally includes a range of sandwiches, soups and salads. Served in a warm and homely atmosphere, the well decorated interior makes the Bloomsbury Coffee House a great place to relax with a cup of coffee and a pastry.

Bloomsbury Coffee House, 20 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom, +020 7837 2877

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The Espresso Room
Coffee Shop, Tea , $$$

The Espresso Room

Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury on Great Ormond Street, The Espresso Room offers excellent coffees in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. As the name suggests the majority of the coffees served here are espresso-based, and the aim is to deliver the best possible quality of coffee and service. As a result the coffee is excellent, and the friendly atmosphere ensures that a visit to The Espresso Room is a thoroughly enjoyable experience for coffee lovers.

The Espresso Room, 31-35 Great Ormond Street, London, United Kingdom, +07760 714883

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Café in the Gardens
Cafe, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Russell Square London

Russell Square London

Café in the Gardens

What makes Café in the Gardens unique is the fact that it is located in Russell Square Gardens, one of the many idyllic squares which will be found when exploring Bloomsbury. Café In The Gardens offers coffee and other beverages, in addition to a wide array of light meals, snacks and cakes. A popular destination for those who are looking for a refreshing coffee or snack, and an opportunity to enjoy this unique setting in the magnificent Russell Square.

Café in the Gardens, Russell Square Gardens, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, +020 7637 5093

Russell Square London

Russell Square London

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Café Presto
Cafe, British, $$$

Café Presto

When looking for coffee and a bite to eat, there is no need to look beyond Café Presto, where the coffee is fresh and served quickly by the friendly staff. On top of this, there’s a range of fresh made paninis, sandwiches, and salads that are well priced. Located on Torrington Place just off Tottenham Court Road, Café Presto offers a wide variety of options to those who are looking for a quick coffee or snack to take away.

Café Presto, 32 Torrington Place, London, United Kingdom, +020 7580 9914

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Knockbox Coffee
Cafe, Coffee Shop, Pastries, Vegetarian, Contemporary, $$$

Knockbox Coffee

A small coffee shop found on Lamb’s Conduit Street in the centre of Bloomsbury, Knockbox Coffee is a must-try. The atmosphere at feels calm and welcoming thanks to the well decorated interior, which is made up of neatly crafted furniture, in addition to the huge windows which let in plenty of light. In turn, this has helped to create an ideal setting to enjoy an expertly created and immaculately served coffee.

Knockbox Coffee, 29 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London, United Kingdom

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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bea’s of Bloomsbury

Bea’s of Bloomsbury offers a wide range of cakes and pastries to accompany its great coffee, including brownies, scones, cookies and much more. Located a five minute’s walk from Holborn tube station, a visit to Bea’s of Bloomsbury will guarantee great coffee and fantastic cake in a friendly atmosphere.

Bea’s of Bloomsbury, 44 Theobald’s Road, London, United Kingdom, +020 7242 8330

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Freestate Coffee

Freestate Coffee strives to provide its customers with the best coffee from around the world, offering guests coffees which originate from a list of locations ranging from Copenhagen to Miami. The baristas have been intensively trained to be able to create some of the best and most interesting coffees that can be found in the area. The sleek furniture and decor help to contribute towards the calm and relaxed atmosphere. For anyone in search of well made coffee, a visit to Freestate Coffee is essential.

Freestate Coffee, 23 Southampton Row, London, United Kingdom, +020 7998 1017


Lumen Café
Cafe, British

Lumen Café

Using sustainably produced ingredients, Lumen Café serves delicious and fresh food for lunches and light snacks, in addition to its offerings of tea and coffee. Located in the building of a church, the interior is juxtaposed with modern furniture. The outside garden offers a small and peaceful space to relax for when the weather starts warming up.

Lumen Café, 88 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom, +020 7278 2203

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Café
Cafe, Pastries, European, British, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

49 Café

Situated on Tavistock Square, the small yet inviting 49 Café is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy coffee. The interior is stylishly decorated and is warm and welcoming, a feeling which is only added to by the friendly and helpful staff who work there. 49 Café is an ideal destination for those who wish to find excellent coffee, not to mention the fact that it also serves an array of sandwiches, salads, pastries.

49 Café, 49 Marchmont Street, London, United Kingdom, +020 3538 3474

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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Half Cup
Cafe, Italian, British, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$

Half Cup

Having only opened in 2014, Half Cup is definitely worth visiting for those who have not yet tried its coffee, which is perfect for warming up on a cold day. Half Cup serves plenty of delicious and well presented sandwiches and cakes, not to mention its excellent breakfast offerings. The interior feels warm and cosy, whilst some stylish paintings add to the special atmosphere. A trip to there is essential for those who are looking to find a friendly and welcoming coffee shop in Bloomsbury.

Half Cup, 100-102 Judd Street, London, United Kingdom, +020 8617 7835

 

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm