Best Coffee in London Bridge

Runway East

21st June 2022

Competing to brew the best coffee in London is a tradition at this point, and London Bridge has some strong contenders. 

From your early morning coffee fix to a late-night espresso martini, the likes of Park Street, Bermondsey Street, and Borough Market offer a concentrated selection of delicious coffee.

Here's the best SE1 has to offer, all just a few minutes away from our Borough Market office.

The Gentlemen Baristas, Park Street

The most British coffee shop on this list, The Gentlemen Baristas offer 'well-mannered coffee' in a friendly cafe on Park Street.

This cafe is perfect for meetings outside of the office, with an all day food menu of irresistible shareables to indulge in — think classy cheese platters and charcuterie boards.

£2.70 for a flat white? That morning caffeine fix never seemed so easy!

Monmouth Coffee Company, Park Street

Monmouth Coffee are the coffee experts. They use single-origin, fairtrade and sustainable beans from India to Colombia.

The cafe has been around for 30 years and is a champion of fair-trade coffee beans for just as long.

The decor of the cafe is minimalistic and gives the place a spacious and airy atmosphere. It also comes equipped with super fast WiFi making it a great alternative to the office to switch things up.

WatchHouse, Bermondsey Street

WatchHouse is a lovely little place with a slice of London Bridge history.

Named after the watch house built for soldiers guarding St Mary Magdelene's Church, the owners have kept and preserved the original features of the octagonal building.

The single-origin coffee is also amazing! Grab a pastry for those quick lunchtime dashes between meetings, maybe even treat yourself to an espresso martini after work on a Friday!

Chapter 72, Bermondsey Street

Chapter 72 is a tranquil cafe-bar run by a friendly couple on Bermondsey Street.

The duo make a mean flat white in the day and have mastered their espresso-based cocktails, so much so that they run espresso martini classes in the evenings!

Settle into this woody and warm cafe with a croissant, or grab a pick-me-up anytime you're in Bermondsey.

Crol & Co, Newcomen Street

Crol & Co is another fantastic coffee shop in SE1 with an interesting history.

Set in an old betting shop with authentic Victorian floorboards and brickwork, the roastery owners are also antique collectors and have included some amazing artefacts and decorations.

Along with food, cocktails, wine, and craft beers, they serve amazing coffee in their restaurant and relaxing outdoor seating space.

Who needs pubs when you've got a decent coffee shop?

Roasting Plant Coffee, Borough High Street

Roasting Plant Coffee is a small but international chain making an immersive coffee-making experience with their Javabot. Pick up to four varieties of beans for your own custom blend!

The beans are displayed and ground before your eyes, whirring around the cafe as they're roasted in tubes.

The beans are roasted and ground daily giving you an always fresh espresso, and it's one of the only cafes that offer three sizes for an extra-large cup of joe.

Three Wheels Coffee, Shard Arcade

This espresso bar might provide a quick hit, but it's got a story long in the making.

Celebrating the joint history of coffee and bicycles, this coffee shop was inspired by the founder’s trip through South America, hitching a professional espresso machine to his tricycle. 

The idea was brought home to London, using fair trade coffee beans from South America to power the espresso bar set up in the Shard Arcade.

This is the drink destination for the Shard's professionals, and a good coffee choice if you want to feel like a proper Londoner.

London Grind, London Bridge

This is a chain that's dominating the city, with cafes in Covent Garden, Liverpool Street, Shoreditch, Soho, Whitechapel, as well as London Bridge.

As well as a coffee bar, London Bridge Grind includes a restaurant, serving food from avo-on-toast to risotto and burgers all day.

Neon signs and a chic list of turmeric, beetroot, and charcoal lattes make this a trendy and popular coffee shop choice, but it's also a spacious and relatively chill spot to settle in to and get some work done during the week.

The London Bridge location is right between Borough Market and the Bridge itself if you fancy a stroll along the Thames afterwards!

Lantana Coffee, Southwark Street

Lantana Coffee is an Australian coffee shop and restaurant serving up the country's diverse blend of food culture.

Their vegan and veggie brunch options are abundant, with everything from maple fried toast to Indonesian fried rice.

Lantana feels light and breezy, bringing the Australian attitude to a converted 18th century building and their delicious single-origin coffee beans to the city.

Black Sheep Coffee, Southwark Street

Black Sheep Coffee is an independent coffee shop with cafes across London and Manchester. 

The shop uses a range of specialty coffee beans, including a world-first 100% speciality grade robusta coffee bean from India.

Our favourite drink is the Black Hoof which is loaded with espresso, coconut oil, cinnamon and microfoam.

Fancy a bite? Make sure you try the Norwegian coffee waffle!

With a common thread of excellent tasting and thoughtfully sourced beans, you'll be hard-pressed to go wrong in SE1.

Either let your cravings lead the way — an espresso martini and international brunch — or unlock your inner cafe connoisseur to bag yourself a different bean every day.

If you’re trying to save for that trip away to Seychelles, Runway East our members are treated with unlimited tea and coffee of the finest variety. We know how important a great and inexpensive coffee is!

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