Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Category: Area Guide
A round-up of our favourite coffee shops in East London
Hackney excels in the art of coffee. Whether it’s an expertly roasted espresso, flat white or pour over, this London borough has you covered. Check out our neighbourhood favourites.
*EDITOR’S CHOICE* 46b Espresso Hut
This pint-sized coffee emporium is well respected among coffee aficionados. The coffee is skilfully made using their Synesso coffee machine, while the beans are purchased from local roasters, Square Mile.
Address: 46b Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton, E9 6DF
Telephone: 07702 063172
This Homerton hotspot is a local favourite, and it’s not hard to see why. Hatch makes a mean flat white and even stocks oat milk dairy-free customers. It has a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere and offers a range of live events, including exhibitions, DJ sets and art courses.
Address: 8 MacKintosh Lane, Homerton, E9 6AB
Telephone: 020 8533 5007
Esters in Stoke Newington is everything a neighbourhood café ought to be: relaxed, friendly and low-key. The quality of the coffee is also fantastic, courtesy of their experienced baristas and Has Been roasters of Staffordshire.
Address: 55 Kynaston Road, Stoke Newington, N16 0EB
Telephone: 020 7254 0253
Sat within a stone’s throw of Haggerston Park, Lanark Coffee has been making a name for itself as the undisputed champion of speciality coffee. This minimal coffee shop rotates its roasts regularly and hosts a great range of quality choices, such as Alchemy and Square Mile.
Address: 262 Hackney Road, E2 7SJ
The Grand Howl
The Grand Howl vegetarian café is a hidden treasure. Not only does the café produce the most delicious cakes, pastries and sandwiches, but it also roasts its coffee in-house and offers a full range of plant-based milks.
Address: 214 Well Street, London Fields, E9 6QT
Telephone: 020 3659 9631
The Roasting Shed
As the name suggests, The Roasting Shed roasts its speciality coffee beans on site. All beans are responsibly sourced directly from farmers and cooperatives across the globe. There’s also a fantastic range of pastries and baked goods to go with your coffee order.
Address: Mick’s Garage, 8 Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
Telephone: 077377 83151
Hackney Coffee Co
This Cambridge Heath café has a distinctly South American feel, after the owner, Kevin Mills, found his coffee enlightenment whilst backpacking around Colombia. The beans are roasted by Bristol-based roasters, Extract, in small batches, to ensure a high quality product.
Address: 499 Hackney Road, Cambridge Heath, E2 9ED
Telephone: 020 7613 5587
Keeping it in the Hackney family, HER (Hackney Espresso Room) serves espresso by local roasters, Climpson and Sons. This bright and friendly space is also perfect for those looking for a spot from which to work throughout the day.
Address: 13 Downham Road, Haggerston, N1 5AA
Telephone: 020 7249 0880
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