9 Roasteries Worth Their Weight in Beans
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So you might be a little bored of artisan coffee and all the #latteart that comes with it, but you have to admit it's a damn sight better than Starbucks. These roasteries are London's finest. Not only do they make beautifully rich and well-rounded coffee, they also roast their own bean blends on site. Welcome to the world of coffee geeks...
Inspired by nomadic lifestyle and community spirit, the cafes' ethos is mirrored in their pieced-together interiors and reclaimed furniture. Speciality coffee takes centre stage and is changed on a weekly basis while the simple food menu makes for a more than decent breakfast option.
A re-vamped multi-storey 1920's joiner's factory blessed with an open-plan layout and an outdoor area - this roastery/cafe is any designer's wet dream.
Keeping things real in Peckham, The Old Spike Roastery are a 100% nonprofit roastery and coffee shop set up exclusively to provide the community with great coffee whilst simultaneously helping the homeless.
If you're in need of something a little bit extra to get your morning well and truly off the rocks, go nuts and swap your morning latte for an espresso martini over at Caravan.
A Fulham classic - serious coffee with a relaxed atmosphere. Whilst the chairs are nice, the focus is definitely on the in house roasted blends with espressos and drip coffees being their speciality.
With friendly staff, an upbeat atmosphere and locally sourced food, Climpson & Sons is an ideal morning stop-off. Sit outside on a sunny day and enjoy your brew while people watching.
One of three Tap coffee shops, this is the one where the magic actually happens. These guys roast their own blend in store once a week, with beans from Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador.
The chaps at Dark Arts Coffee are dripping with cool. Laze on one of their sofas with your brew and enjoy the satisfaction of having broken in to the Slytherin common room.