Unique Coffee Shops in London

Elizabeth Iris
2 min readFeb 23, 2022


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Attendant Coffee Roasters

The Attendant is located in a Victorian public toilet. The building, which is underground can be dated to around 1890. The toilet became redundant in the 1960s. It sat vacant until

Be warned, the shop is cashless and a 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to all sit-in orders.

Draughts Waterloo

Draughts is a board game café located in the Leake Street Graffiti tunnel. The tunnel is the largest legal graffiti wall in London, spanning some 300 meters.

Gaming admission is £6 per person and a12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

Host Café

The Host Café is located inside the church of Saint Mary Aldermary. This church dates back to Medieval. However, it was mostly destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666. The current church was rebuilt between the years of 1679 to 1682.

By Diliff — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32215654

Look mum no hands!

Look mum no hands! is located in a bike workshop at 49 Old Street. The café is also pet-friendly.

Curious Yellow Kafe

The Curious Yellow Kafe specialises in Scandinavian and Swedish cuisines.

The Jamaica Wine House

Today, this is not a coffee shop but a pub. However, the pub stands on the site of London's first coffee house, which opened in the 1600s.

By Elisa.rolle — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57742209



Elizabeth Iris

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