Discover 5 of the best coffee shops in St John’s Wood, North London. If you’re visiting this leafy, beautiful and affluent neighbourhood, then you’re in for a special treat. Not only is it one of London’s most iconic neighbourhoods, but it’s also home to some of the most delicious coffee shops in the city.
1. Beetles Coffee Shop
Formerly known as the Abbey Road Cafe, the Beetles Coffee Shop is a tiny pitstop located at St John’s Wood train station and right across from the famous Avenue Road. The coffee here is insanely rich and delicious. As well as offering great coffee, they also serve freshly made sandwiches and pastries. This is a great way to end a Beetles pilgrimage and even if you’re not a Beetles fan, you can still enjoy the great coffee and chat away with the friendly barista.
2. Abbey Cafe
If you’re looking for an unpretentious spot to grab a cup of coffee, then head to Abbey Cafe. You’ll find this little gem off the beaten path, near the Violet Hill Playground. They serve an array of scrumptious French pastries which goes really well with the artisanal coffee on offer. Plus their selection of pastries and other snacks won’t disappoint either.
3. Hummingbird Bakery
Hummingbird Bakery is an American-style bakery that serves up the most delectable cakes, cupcakes, brownies and more. In addition to this, they also have a variety of espresso-based drinks on offer. This is the perfect spot to indulge in a good coffee and a satisfyingly delicious cupcake, or two.
4. Gails at St John’s Wood
There’s a strongly held belief at Gail’s bakery that a cup of coffee can make or break a morning, and for this reason, they consistently serve up some of the best blends in this part of town. And the best part about their award-winning coffee is that it comes without a conscience – they all have fully traceable origins.
5. The Ivy at St John’s Wood
Whether you’re in the mood for a Vanilla Shakerato, espresso is shaken with ice and served in a martini glass, or just a latte, you’ll be impressed with the quality of coffee served at The Ivy in St John’s Wood.