Timeout magazine has a solid and inclusive list of London’s best coffee. It’s a bit patchy, but it’s a great list.
Their inclusion of J&A, the London Review Bookstore Cafe and To Tea suggest that Timeout Magazine was going for a quirky vibe. I’ve visited all the others and can second the Timeout Guide’s recommendations.
The comments on the article make more some good reading on the latest new cafes and discoveries. But the passionate recommendations from readers for chains like Costa, Joe and the Juice and Starbucks suggest that Londoners don’t quite understand the concept of independent coffee yet.
They also have separate lists for areas outside central London. The East London Cafes list is excellent.
In a separate article, Timeout readers voted on the best coffee in London and Prufrock took the cake.