Photos of coffee and coffee shops interiors are still trending on Instagram and London is the perfect place to master this type of photography. I’m not going to lie if I say that sometimes I pick Instagram-worthy places for my meetings (guilty).  What attracts me in coffee shops as a photographer is a combination of a wooden interior, lots of light from big windows and interesting colours. Some places look better on the photos from outside rather than inside, for example, Monocle, Peggy Porschen and Monmouth. Here are 14 of most Instagrammable coffee shops in the city. If you are interested in other places to take a beautiful Instagram photo, please check London Photo Guide. 1. Story Coffee 115 St John’s Hill, London SW11 1SZ |

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So basically, if you ever wanted to feel as a King or a Queen and have your cup of coffee in a place looks like a palace room with high ceilings, mosaic windows and live classic music – you should head to Victoria & Albert Museum. It’s not so obvious from outside, but шf you go to V&A, pass all the shops on the ground floor and get to inner court you will find one of my favorite hidden places in London – V&A Coffee Shop. I sometimes go there for my lunch break to chill and do some blog work. I really like the fact that it’s hidden and not everyone knows about it.  Now the weather is not so good to sit outside, but at summer it’s a small paradise with a small pond in the middle of the court. Interior design is simply mind blowing, I’m amazed every time I go there. Must visit! P.S. One of my resolutions will be to stop eating muffins … but seriously, I just can’t resist, they look so delicious! London, what are you doing! Where? Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL View Map Want to know the best places for beautiful…

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Every Saturday my husband and I start the day with a discussion on who’s going to get out of bed and make the coffee. Whilst I don´t really have a problem with it being me, Nick’s argument is that I have a coffee blog and so there’s no question about who the coffee maker is in our house. My latest coffee discovery is White Americano (aka ‘white amo’) but I used to be a huge fan of flat white. My goal is to learn about the many different styles of brewing coffee, and so far my skills cover Latte and Americano. I thought it would be a good idea to keep moving towards my caffeine-centred goal so this week I went to a Flat White Masterclass run by Costa Coffee. But just before we move on – ‘what is a Flat White?’ I hear you ask (as do the local baristas in my home country of Russia). Let me explain… Flat white is an espresso with hot steamed milk which gives the coffee a very smooth texture. There is no froth hence it’s known as ‘Flat’ and it’s actually one of Costa’s signature drinks. My first encounter with Costa Coffee was…

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I’m back to my mission to explore where Londoners get caffeinated and today’s pick is Prufrock Coffee. I’ve heard about this place for some time already and I finally got a chance to visit it. Also, it’s in my UK Bucket List and I’m very determent to tick as many boxes as possible in the next 12 months. The first thing I like about it is location. It’s a bit off the tourist path so you can actually get a table and enjoy your coffee. I also like the space itself – huge windows bring a lot of light and it’s bigger than most of London’s coffee shops.  I love minimalistic design and Prufrock Coffee made it up in the list of my favourite places. It was lunch time so I ordered avocado salad with poached eggs and latte. The salad was huge and filled me up for another 3 hours. This was perfect because I had planned a lot of walking that day. There were a lot of onions in the salad, if you don’t like it – ask not to add when ordering (this is something I forgot of course…). Latte was… well, I always find it difficult…

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This coffee shop was on my list for quite a long time. It’s located near hell Oxford Street, and I guess it’s the main reason I’d been avoiding it. Interestingly, it wasn’t overcrowded when I got there, maybe because there are not many tourists in London now. Or maybe they simply don’t know about this place… Anyway, there are 2 Curators Coffee shops in the city: Curators Coffee Gallery near Oxford Circus and Curators Coffee Studio in the City of London. I decided to have my Saturday breakfast in one of them before going for a photo walk in Marylebone. What caught my attention the moment  I got there was the pattern on the floor. I would say it’s an ‘Instagramer’s Dream‘ haha. I ended up having orange and lemon cake and a flat white coffee to wake up. When I write about coffee in London coffee shops I’m really struggling to find words to describe it. Coffee here is good almost everywhere, there is nothing to add. So when people ask for my advice on ‘the best coffee in London’ I really don’t know what to say… Maybe to avoid Starbucks and go to local coffee shop. Ones I found a really…

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This is one of three ‘Grind’ coffee shops in London. Holborn Grind review was one of my first posts here on the blog, and here is the first Grind in the city – Shoreditch Grind. I have never seen a coffee shop having it’s own building, and it’s amazing! It stands out quite good and I couldn’t pass by without checking it out. Because of black walls it can look a bit dark, but round shape of the building with huge windows makes this space super cozy and light enough. It’s located at very busy roundabout in East London, which brings this place energetic vibes. When I took these photos in early September it was still very warm to sit outside. And Londoners typically prefer to sit outside, because any day without a rain is a good day already 🙂 What I always like  in Grind coffee shops is music! Which is not a big surprise, because one of the founders is an Australian DJ.  Their coffee meets expectations of a coffee gourmand for sure.  I always go for a cappuccino there. Together with a great location this coffee shop is a good place for casual meetings.  In the evenings…

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I’m trying to have it as a rule that I eat breakfast out on Saturdays. During the week I’m always in a hurry – I only have time to quickly eat porridge with berries and to buy a take away coffee at La Moka. But Saturday morning is finally the time to enjoy the most important meal of the day. We usually go to Jack’s at Junction for ‘Eggs Benedict’ or ‘Eggs Florentine’, but most of the time you have to stand in a queue… I had never queued for a breakfast in my life before I moved to London. Shortly after I got here I realized sometimes it really worth spending 15-20 minutes to enjoy a delicious meal. Queuing in England is like doing sports: there are certain rules, everybody knows what they are supposed to do and you can get ‘punished’ for breaking those unwritten regulations. Lol.  Even though the food is super delicious at Jack’s, last time we went to the coffee shop called Birdhouse. I went there a few times and always found it busy and this made me want to go there even more.  It’s just next to Story Coffee that makes it impossible to leave…

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What I always liked in London is local markets, whether it’s fresh vegetables stalls or designer accessorizes. There are several well-known markets in the city – Portobello Road, Borough Market and Spitalfields to name a few. But what attracts me more are small areas, usually just one street called a market. They are not busy with tourists and are a nice place to hang out at the weekends. Actually you can spend all the day starting with breakfast, then shopping and having a haircut and finally staying late for a drink. This time I went to Exmouth market – a pedestrian street in Islington (North London) with restaurants, shops and coffee places among others. Almost every cafe has seats outsides which makes that street very sociable. Some shops were closed on Sunday, but I was lucky to check out one tiny crafts shop – In With The Old. They have lots of hand made lifestyle products: jewelry, stationery and homewear. After spending some time there I dragged myself out in a search of any local coffee shop. Just on the edge of the market I found Briki – an artisan coffee shop with big windows overlooking the two streets. I immediately…

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