Autumn has officially started and for us Londoners that means the cold days have begun. Unlike during the summer months, when we could spend time outside enjoying the sunshine, now we are more likely to search for warmth and stay indoors. In this post I would like to share with you my top 5 spots to have a coffee or simply my favourite places to go and enjoy that well-deserved brunch after a morning workout on the weekend.
Élan Café: Get your camera ready. If you are a social media fan you will know this place is one of the most photogenic coffee shops in London. If you have never heard about it let me tell you it is one of the prettiest coffee shops I have been to. Their pink flower wall and their “Adventure awaits, but first coffee” neon sign have made it famous. But it’s not only the looks that make the place stand out. Their menu is exquisite and whether you have a sweeter tooth or you are more attracted by savoury flavours there are plenty of options for you. You can find their main branch in Knightsbridge, another one in Mayfair and they recently opened their third location just behind Oxford Circus. Let me tell you it gets rather busy on the weekend so there might be a 10 to 15 minute waiting list. I am recently addicted to their coconut spiced chai latte. Simply delicious.
Brown & Rosie: Perfect for a day out in the museums as it is located just off South Kensington station. This warm and cozy coffee shop will delight you with their delicious drinks and food options. I have tried both their savoury and sweet dishes and, while their are both super tasty, I need to admit that their açai bowl and french toast are out of this world!
Peggy Porschen: The iconic pink coffee shop located just off Victoria Coach Station knows how to embrace the different seasons! The building’s cute decorations change depending on what time of the year it is making it a cozy little spot to catch up with friends and chat over delicious coffee and cake! My favourite one is their Strawberry Champagne cupcake. I simply can’t resist how delicious it tastes.
Thomas’ Cafe Burberry: Such a sophisticated menu and premium location make this coffee shop, which is located next door from the Burberry flagship store on Regent Street, one of the best brunch spots on the weekend. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or you just want to indulge a fancy meal with a loved one this is the perfect place for you. The athmosphere, service and food are beautiful. And who wouldn’t like the chance to enjoy a glass of champagne or eat lobster for brunch on the weekend!? Definitely a must try.
Biscuiteers: The dreamy biscuit shop in Notting Hill is like the wonderland of hand-iced biscuits. They sell biscuits to suit any occasion. Pop in and enjoy a coffee break or you can book their afternoon tea experience and enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee with a friend while you ice and decorate your own biscuits. Can you think of a better plan for a cold weekend afternoon?
They also arrange the prettiest biscuit boxes in case you are looking for a gift for someone who has the sweetest tooth.
Do you have a favourite brunch spot? Let us know in the comments below!