Uplifting cafes in Shoreditch

soothe the soul

London’s bad weather isn’t half as bad if you have a cozy environment to hide into.  Warm up within the cozy, wooden surfaced environments of the following cafes in Shoreditch, East London.  Here are some popular local favorites:

Leila’s Shop | 15-17 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch, London

Leila’s Shop is a romantic produce, bakery, kitchen and café where you’ll find displays of fresh local produce, cakes and pastries.  The kitchen takes up a large portion of the café.  Get front row seats to all the baking and food preparation.  Nicely tucked into a side street, the kitchen environment and shop offer a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of London. Enjoy espresso drinks and tea inside and outside.  

AllPress Espresso | 58 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London

Although large coffee bags are being roasted and ground, the environment at AllPress Espresso is incredibly inviting.  On a typical weekend, find couples and families enjoying fresh coffee and light brunch.  During the weekdays, find local office workers and creatives meet to discuss work in the conversation friendly environment.  A delicious array of sandwiches and pastries are available at the register.  There’s no WiFi so you’ll see many people pouring over the news or talking with friends.

Kahaila | 135 Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets, London

Escape the grunginess of Brick Lane by visiting Kahalia.  Spacious and open, the café has many large wood tables for people to spread out and work from.  All profits go towards a volunteer organization that runs the café.  WiFi is available and you’ll find regulars co-working from this space.

Ozone Coffee Roasters | 11 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London

Industrial and cavernous but completely inviting with a low wooden bar and booths.  WiFi is available.  You’ll be able to find a delicious menu of sandwiches and fresh baked pastries.  A dramatic space to visit and escape the London rain.

Shoreditch is a bit grungier part of London where the gray skies seem even grayer.  Bad weather can be a great compliment to the experience of cozy café environments.  So curl up with a book and sip your tea!