12 Most Instagrammable London Cafes

Instagrammable Cafes in London

The Most Instagrammable Cafes in London

Our hunt for the most Instaworthy cafes and Brunches is on again. This time we have collected some recommendations from our fave travel bloggers and added some of our own to create the perfect list of Instagrammable cafes in London. Get your brunch besties ready for the gram and go explore these amazing cafes in London. 

 

Elan Cafe | @elan_cafe

Contributor: Mongan Moments 
 
Elan Café is a small, local chain with 3 locations in London, each one prettier that the last. The most recent opening is located near Oxford Circus and is home to the most wonderful flower wall, as well as plenty of adventure inspired slogans. With colorful acai bowls and unique lattes, the menu also doesn’t disappoint when it comes to Instagrammability. In fact, the selection of cakes is usually so beautiful and delicious looking that it’s hard to choose just one!
 
Elan Café is on a mission to serve up quality coffee in a sustainable way, and in beautiful, modern settings. The star of the show at the Oxford Circus branch is the flower wall, complete with a lit up slogan “Adventure awaits, but first coffee”. It’s the perfect way to encourage any travel lover to pop into the store, and adds a wonderful sense of adventure to the whole café. Don’t miss out on trying one of their alternative lattes; whether you’re a fan of turmeric or prefer matcha or chai, there’s a special latte at Elan for you!
 

 

 

Coppa Club | @coppaclub 

Contributor: The Crowded Planet
 
I love Instagrammable cafes, and I actually booked a weekend in London just to go to Coppa Club, a riverside cafe not far from Tower Bridge famous for having these inflatable ‘igloos’ overlooking the river.

I think the igloos were supposed to be just a pop-up thing, for a few months or so, but they’ve proven to be so successful that they’re there year round now. However, to enjoy the magic of this place at its best, we recommend visiting in winter around twilight, to see Tower Bridge and enjoy the cute igloos with twinkling lights at the same time. There’s no need to worry about being cold, the igloos are heated and blankets are provided!
 
If you want to be sure to get a place in one of the igloos, make sure to book ahead – we only booked about a week in advance and had no problem finding our desired place and time.
 
Coppa Club is open from the morning to late evening, and food including pizza, pasta and grilled dishes is served around the clock. Since we visited in the afternoon we opted for coffee and cake – I had almond milk cappuccino with a shared pudding board (I love my desserts!) including butterscotch pudding, brownies and panna cotta. So YUM!
 

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Palm Vaults | @palmvaults

Contributor: What’s Hot Blog

Palm Vaults is a little off the beaten track as it’s based out in Hackney, East London, but if you’re on the hunt for Instagrammable cafes in London then this needs to on your list. Think hanging plants, exposed brick walls, marble tables – pink everywhere. And it’s not just the decor that screams “Instagram me!”, but the delicious food too.
 
The food is entirely vegetarian and of course avocado on toast is on the menu, but have you ever had this with a helping of beautiful edible flowers garnishing your side salad too? No detail has been spared here as even the sweet treats match the Palm Vaults colour scheme. Yes, that does mean pink cake and macarons!
 
My personal recommendation would be to try the avo or tomato and pesto on toast with a dragonfruit bowl to share. The matcha and charcoal milkshake sounds bizarre but is a) beautiful and b) delicious. If you’ve still got room afterwards, there are plenty of cakes and other sweet treats at the counter to share, or if you’re in need of caffeine, you can try the red velvet or lavender latte.
 
Palm Vaults is a little oasis in the heart of Hackney and perfect for a delicious, healthy & instagrammable breakfast or brunch.
 

 

Cookies and Scream’s | @cookiesandscreambakery

Contributor: My Travel Scrapbook

Cookies and Scream’s goodies are some of London’s most incredible and Instagram worthy deserts. Furthermore, Cookies and Scream is an all vegan and gluten-free bakery meaning that almost everyone can enjoy these decadent treats!

The American style diner is situated on the Holloway Road in Islington it is a great place to take fantastic images and try everything on offer! Cookies and Scream bakes a variety of doughnuts, brownies and of course cookies, as well as incredibly decadent dairy-free milkshakes.


It is hard to choose a favourite, but the cookie sandwich is the true star of Cookies and Scream. The cookie sandwich is literally a sandwich: two crumbly and wonderfully chewy cookies joined by a very creamy ice cream as the filling. There are a few different flavoured cookies to choose from. A particular favourite combination of mine is to the ginger ninja cookie with the double chocolate cookie. The spicy ginger complements the rich chocolate perfectly! The cookie sandwich is heaven on a plate. The only negative is that it is so big that you need to make sure you visit Cookie & Scream with a very large appetite!


The interior is full of stainless-steel surfaces, plush red seats and many fairy lights. Occasionally an American film will be playing to add to the diner atmosphere.


Bring a large appetite and your camera and get ready to fill your tummy and Instagram feed with delights from Cookies & Scream.

 

The Ship of Adventures | @shipofadventures

Contributor: Hats Off

Walk into the Ship of Adventures and you may be wondering if you’ll see Captain Hook next. Unassuming from the outside, but super quirky inside; this cafe is where coffee shop meets local arts-and-crafts shop meets pirate ship.

The coffee’s good, food is reasonably priced, and plenty of plug sockets which makes it’s easy to do some work from here too. Not only is it cute and cosy – but they also sell local art and stationary, which can make a nice birthday present or souvenir. 

So if you’re looking for somewhere quiet and quirky – embrace your inner pirate and head to Ship of Adventures now. 

Update 2020: No longer open 

Sketch | @sketchlondon

Their interiors and Michelin starred food offerings are so Instagrammable that you will need multiple visits, in different seasons, to truly appreciate all that it has to offer. On a normal day, even though Sketch could never be described as normal, the pink interiors and neon lights are sure to brighten up any Insta feed.

Although, we highly recommend visiting during their seasonal, themed times of the year. This year, Sketch has an “Under The Mistletoe” theme that has their Champagne Pommery Salon decked out in the most stunning greenery arrangement above all the tables. Seeing is believing, so we highly recommend that you check out their Instagram account to discover the beauty of this venue. 

 

Farm Girl Cafe | @farmgirlcafe

We couldn’t have a brunch and cafe guide without an Aussie breakkie addition. As you know, we are Aussies, and cafe culture runs deep in our blood, so where ever you are in the world, we highly recommend trying an Aussie brunch option. Because, not to be biased, but we do it the best!

Farm Girl Cafe serves up the most Instaworthy dishes, think pink and blue lattes, in four different, but equally as Instagrammable, cafe locations around London. I love the styling of their cafes which are all bright, colourful and the perfect backdrop for a girl’s brunch group Insta pic.

 

Biscuiteers | @biscuiteersltd

I love some old school charm and there is no better cafe in London than Biscuiteers if you are looking for a classic backdrop and some too pretty to eat biscuits. All of their hand decorated biscuits are baked and decorated according to their theme of the season. Even the biscuits themselves are perfect for an Instaworthy flatlay and I always favour a photo prop that can be eaten after. 

 

Peggy Porschen | @peggyporschenofficial 

Millennial pink is the colour of favour during 2020. So, why wouldn’t we include Peggy Porschen with its iconic pink facade decked out in gorgeous floral arrangements to match the mood of the time of the year. London’s cafe seen doesn’t get more Instagrammable than this. To top it all off, Peggy Porschen’s classic sweet treats and baked goods are the perfect addition to a foodie flatlay or #foodporn pic. They take their millennial pink very seriously and so even their menu items are heavily influenced by the pastel palette. 

 

Drunch | @drunch

For the more chic Instagrammers with a fashionable monochromatic theme to maintain, Drunch’s signature modern styling and interior are perfect. Think Parisian fashion meets modernism and you have yourself the perfect Instagrammable Cafe lovechild named Drunch. Each time I see the elegant marble tables and delicious food laid out upon it, I know I’m ready for the perfect day. 

 

Saint Aymes | @saintaymes

For those wanting the perfect floral backdrop for their Spring time Instagram updates, Saint Aymes is the instagram worthy cafe for you. Their pastel wisteria that adorns the front entrance of the cafe is one of London’s most Instagrammed locations. And from the inspiring photos on their Instagram account, you can see why. The perfect backdrop for your casual Sunday morning brunch shot is Saint Aymes. 

 

Brigits Bus Tour | @brigitsbakery 

For a more iconic tourist in London shot, we recommend hopping aboard Brigits Bus Tour to enjoy High Tea on an iconic London Double Decker Bus. As you can see from the shot below, this cafe on wheels is the perfect shot for the ‘gram to show off your London experience. Plus, we’ve heard that the food is amazing! 

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