I’ve been meaning to write a blog post all about this and it’s been sitting in notebook to produce this!
All dedicated to cool cafes on the map.
Giving it away by the title but if you are a foodie as much as me, sit down and grab a hot chocolate you’ve got some reading to do!
So when I have a free weekend, I usually will search cool cafes etc in my area (Essex) if not in London. I like finding unique places to eat brunch in and try something new….anyone else agree?! Slightly the reason is because they will be a picture heaven.
I just like to explore and find new places, especially the independent cafes that not every human, cat and dog have been to!
I’ve listed below all my top cool cafes I recommend and address if you fancy a venture.
1. Elan cafe – a bloggers favourite.
If you haven’t seen this cafe plastered all over Instagram, maybe refresh your page lol. It is definitely a location people will go for pictures and get that cute candid shot! The good thing is there is now 4 scattered across London and they all have slightly different interior.
Address: 239 Brompton Road, Chelsea London, SW3 2EP (Chelsea branch, which is the current newest).
2. Maison Bleu – Essex
I come across this independent cafe on the news page surprisingly and I instantly fell in love. I immediately text my friend asking if she had plans for the weekend?! With the most welcoming owner and afternoon tea to beauty and the beast I was sold. We just popped in for a waffle but it for sure looked amazing. Also including a gift shop out the back with the most beautiful home pieces.
Address: Meon Cl, Chelmsford, CM1 7QQ
3. Peggy Porschen – another bloggers dream
All I can start off by saying is visit Peggy Porschen early. There will be lines of people from probably 10am onwards and it doesn’t cater for probably more than 15 people. I’m going to be brutally honest on this cafe, I was so up for getting a photo with the beautiful pink floral walls and look all candid. However in my opinion it really is just an Instagram spot and not for sitting down sipping on your hot chocco. Maybe I went on a bad day but wasting £7 on a drink that I couldn’t even stomach was not selling it to me.
Address: 116 Ebury Street, Belgravia London, SW1W 9QQ
4. The Glasshouse Tea Room – Essex
I found this tea room by word of mouth and my obsession continued I had to visit it of course. With the vintage feel, afternoon tea service and the most amazing panini I felt right at home. Another independent cafe but they for sure put the love into what they serve.
Address: 118 high street, Braintree, CM7 1LA
5. Cereal Killer Cafe – all kinds of cereal
This was on my bucket list for years and after visiting it last year I dream of going back. It serves any kind of cereal topped with whatever milk e.g strawberry, bubblegum whatever you want! They also cater all the American cereals you cannot get in supermarkets! Not to mention awesome interior, see the second photo below and you sit on literal beds.
Address: 129a Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA
6. Spectrums collections cafe – pink hue dreams
So this cafe opened up newly last year, it was an extension of the brush brand spectrum collections. Pretty amazing, I actually visited here by myself and the lady who worked in the cafe became my photographer. I can not fault this place in the slightest, it’s not as well known I believe so it hasn’t become so hectic you cannot sit down as it probably only seats 15-20 people.
Address: 43 Carnaby st, Soho London, W1F 7EA
7. Farm girl – food heaven
Firstly I will say this is another cafe to either get there early or book a table. We ended up waiting 45 minutes which was worth it but it wouldn’t of been if it was raining. Farm girl is another one of those Instagram places that everyone ventures to and of course I wanted to go check it out! We stopped for a late brunch and it was definitely worth the wait! There is three branches in total so research which one you would like to go to first!
Address: 59A Portobello Road, London, W11 3Db
I hope you have enjoyed my top 7 cool cafes and the slightly different blog post to give you some inspo because I am always looking for cool places. I will for sure do an updated one, when I find some more places I think are worthy to be added to the list…
Until next time.
*watch was gifted from Adexe London*