The Top 10 Cosy Coffee Shops in Bloomsbury, London

Bloomsbury ©  giuliaduepuntozero
Bloomsbury © giuliaduepuntozero
Photo of James Hart
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 , $$$
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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.

The Espresso Room

Coffee Shop, Tea , $$$
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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.

Café in the Gardens

Cafe, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Russell Square London
Russell Square London
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 Presto

Cafe, British, $$$
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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.

Knockbox Coffee

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

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 | © Melanie Seasons

Freestate Coffee

Coffee Shop, Coffee
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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.

Lumen Café

Cafe, British
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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.

Café

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

Half Cup

Cafe, Italian, British, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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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.