35 most instagrammable cafes in London in 2023
Are you looking for a totally unique, aesthetic and also instagrammable cafe in London? You are not alone! London’s Cafes are somewhat next level when you are looking for something cute, pink, and flowery to enjoy a rich piece of cake or some afternoon tea.
The huge selection of cute and instagrammable cafes in London spots makes it impossible to try all of them. I went ahead and have compiled a list of my five favorite, not only Instagram-worthy but also taste-bud-worthy cafes in all of London.
Table of Contents
- 1. Aubaine at Selfridges – the most instagrammable cafe in London
- 2. Saint Aymes Cafe
- 3. The Glade at Sketch
- 4. Maitre Choux in Chelsea
- 5. Feya
- 6. Caffe Concerto
- 7. Peggy Porschen Cupcakes
- 8. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
- 9. Host Cafe
- 10. The Attendant
- 11. Beam Cafe
- 12. EL&N London – Hans Crescent
- 13. Farm Girl
- 14. Grind
- 15. V&A Cafe
- More Instagrammable Cafes in London
- 16. Apple Butter Cafe
- 17. Crome London
- 18. Rolling Scones Cafe
- 19. Drunch Mayfair
- 20. The Knot Churros
- 21. Daisy Green
- 22. Dalloway Terrace
- 23. Coffee Addict
- 24. Brigit’s Bakery
- 25. Dyce
- 26. Brickwood Cafe
- 27. Grounded
- 28. Apple Blue Patisserie
- 29. Cafe Brera
- 30. Biscuiteers
- 31. Palm Vaults
- 32. Aida Shoreditch
- 33. Drunch
- 34. Ella Mia London
- 35. Anya Cafe
- Conclusion: Most Instagrammable Cafes in London
1. Aubaine at Selfridges – the most instagrammable cafe in London
Enjoy a glass of champagne or delicious french cuisine at Aubaine, ideally situated within one of London’s most luxurious high-end department stores.
I felt right at home in this restaurant, since you are only sitting meters away from the luxury shoe department. This is definitely the most instagrammable cafe in London!
The decor is fancy, yet lovely, the ceiling is covered in purple wisteria and gives you major Instagram vibes while you enjoy super delicious French food.
We opted for the big breakfast bundle, offering a choice of warm dishes alongside a croissant, orange juice, and coffee. Obviously, we also grabbed some champagne.
Bonus tip: if you are in London for an anniversary or a birthday you can tell the restaurant in advance and they will prepare a special surprise for you!
Make sure to book a table in advance, since it can get pretty full during the day! Not yet done with amazing views? Check out the best & totally free viewpoints in London.
Address: 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB, United Kingdom
2. Saint Aymes Cafe
Saint Aymes, is one of the most aesthetically pleasing, flower-filled, social media-friendly cafes in London. Two sisters, Lois and Micheala designed this cafe for the ‘sake of beauty’ and it is exactly that – beautiful.
The beautiful cafe is known for its dreamy decor, delicious fare, and comfortable seating. You’re going to want to come, prepared for a photo shoot that will span the entirety of your visit.
You may find it difficult to decide what to try on their incredibly adventurous menu, with the unicorn collection, rose teapuccino with 24ct gold, vegan options, afternoon tea, and signature desserts.
So, to make life a little bit easier for yourself, start with one of the 24ct gold drink options (£12) because let’s be honest, how often do we consume gold?
Next, follow up with their deliciously sweet unicorn waffle (£17) which is both a delight for your taste-buds and eyes. If you’d much rather prefer a savory dish to go with your sweet drink, then opt for their chicken and waffles (£15).
Once, your indulgent experience comes to an end, top up with some take-home goodies and finish off that lovely photo-shoot. If you’ve got room for more, or need a unique spot for another day – be sure to check out the tower bridge coppa club igloos.
Address: 59 Connaught St, St George’s Fields, London W2 2BB, United Kingdom
3. The Glade at Sketch
Sketch is located in Mayfair, down one of the side streets off Regent’s Street. It is one of the most popular restaurants in London because of its décor. Not many places can claim to even have toilets that are that Instagrammable!
There are actually 4 restaurants inside Sketch but the most special décor can be found at The Glade. It is decorated like a forest scene with little red fireflies, in the form of red lasers, flying around.
For breakfast and lunch it is possible to book tables – and reservations are essential. Bookings open 3 months ahead of time.
During the evening The Glade turns into a cocktail bar which is open for walk-ins only. However, the queue is normally very long so it is better to visit during the day.
Breakfast is open Fri-Sun from 9-11 and lunch is served every day from 12-3.30. Breakfast is a la carte but for lunch there is a 2 or 3 course fixed price menu costing £40 for two courses and £45 for three courses. Breakfast is cheaper with most dishes priced around £15-20.
Address: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG, United Kingdom
4. Maitre Choux in Chelsea
An equally Instagram-worthy cafe in London is the small chain of Maitre Choux Cafes.
I visited the cute location in Chelsea and ate most likely the best Eclairs of my life, combined with a bright green Matcha Latte. The selection of eclairs and other delicious petit fours is endless.
The price range is definitely less shocking than the other Cafes in London I visited, so dropping by there is a must.
The locations of the cafes are less central so it might take you a bit to get there. However, they are still very much worthy being named as an instagrammable cafe in London!
Address: 59 King’s Rd, London SW3 4ND, United Kingdom
Beautiful, photogenic cafes are an ever-growing concept. They are popping up all over London, and therefore, all over our social media feeds.
There is always somewhere new and exciting that captivates us for its incredible food served on pretty plates in cute surroundings – and Feya, a chain of three intimate and classy pink cafés found in Knightsbridge, Bond Street and March Arch, are no exception.
The stylish pastel-hued patisserie-café charms its visitors with a delicious collection of acai bowls, avocado toasts, luxury hot chocolates, specialty waffles and much more under floral displays and twinkling lights.
Any of the three, dreamy Feya cafes are perfect for a fun weekend brunch with friends or romantic coffee date, so there is no surprise that they are some of the most popular. The Knightsbridge and March Arch also provide an afternoon tea experience! It really is every Istangrammer’s fantasy.
The price range varying from £4 coffee and £7 cakes to £12-£16 breakfast dishes may feel overpriced but is in line with other cafes of its kind and normal for the city.
Address: 23 James St, London W1U 1DT, United Kingdom
6. Caffe Concerto
Caffe Concerto is a small restaurant chain that you can find in all the touristy hot spots of London. I stumbled in there by accident, seeking shelter from the rain.
What I discovered was a delicious traditional British breakfast selection (my first baked beans!), a great selection of cakes and pastries and a quiet spot to rest and read my book while enjoying a cup of tea.
The restaurants are less pink than the rest of my selection. They are more appealing to couples being on the hunt for some nice cake or meal. The decor is classic and chic.
Despite the lack of pink – the London cafes are still very much instagrammable.
Address: 29-31 Piccadilly, London W1J 0LF, United Kingdom
7. Peggy Porschen Cupcakes
Peggy Porschen’s Cupcakes is one of the cutest cafes in London. There are 2 London locations – one in Chelsea and one in Belgravia with the Belgravia location being the original. Both are situated on the prettiest streets of London.
The exterior of the building is a pastel pink and the facade decor changes per season making it super instagrammable.
The restaurant is well known for its delicious cupcakes, which come in a range of designs and flavors, from vanilla and chocolate to more unique flavors like salted caramel or lemon and elderflower.
There are so many other sweets to choose from too such as layer cakes, brownies, and macaroons. In addition, they have an afternoon tea menu. Prices range from £6 for a cupcake to £52 for an afternoon tea.
Address: 116 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QQ, United Kingdom
8. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is one of London’s cutest and most Instagrammable Cafes. It is also London’s first original cat cafe – located in the trendy East London suburb of Bethnal Green.
If you’re an animal lover Lady Dinah’s is the perfect place to get some instagrammable photos and relax with the kitties in between visiting all the best places in Bethnal Green!
The cafe is set over two different floors, both with creative stunning themes – The Mad Catters Tearoom and The Basement Forest.
All the cute cats at Lady Dinah’s are very relaxed, quiet and a delight to cuddle!
Lady Dinah’s is open 11am-5pm on weekdays and 10.30am-6pm on weekends. It does get busy so it’s best to book in advance!
Choose a cappuccino (complete with a kittie paw shape design in the coffee!), enjoy the afternoon high tea (the scones are in the shape of a cat head – adorable!), cat-shaped bao buns, a toasted sandwich or Happy Hour.
Or simply just come in for a cat stroke and some photos! Entrance is £15 for up to 90 minutes – all food and drinks are additional.
Address: 152-154, Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, United Kingdom
9. Host Cafe
Host Cafe is one of the most unique and cute cafes in London. The cafe is located inside of a medieval and gothic church, St Mary Aldermary, originally from before the 16th century.
Located in the City of London, Host Cafe provides a unique setting for cafe-goers who are looking for a tranquil environment to have a chat, relax for a bit, or to get some work done.
The cafe offers both food and drinks, from scones and soups to the typical teas and coffees. The prices are fairly reasonable, ranging from £2.40 and up for teas and coffees, and £3.50 and up for soup and snacks.
You can sit on one of the many tables that they have set up, or you can also choose to sit at one of the church pews. Make sure to take some time to admire the beautiful architecture and details of the interior, especially the intricately painted organ.
Address: St Mary Aldermary, Watling St, London EC4M 9BW, United Kingdom
10. The Attendant
One of the reasons to visit London is that it’s full of fun and quirky spots like The Attendant, a cafe built into the space that was once a Victorian public toilet for men.
The space was first built in 1890 and remained in use until the 1960’s, when it was left dormant for over 50 years. After an extensive restoration project, the space was transformed into a cafe and the urinals were repurposed into the design of the interior.
The Attendant serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, along with a full menu of coffee drinks. The prices are reasonable, especially for the area.
Whether you plan to eat in or not, be sure to try their rosemary pistachio cake – a delightful treat that’s not too sweet and very flavorful.
The espresso drinks are fabulous; they use a seasonal espresso blend roasted by the Attendant Roastery. If you enjoy your coffee, you can purchase a bag of coffee beans to take home while you’re in the cafe.
You can find The Attendant in Fitzrovia, not far from the British Museum.
Address: 27A Foley St, London W1W 6DY, United Kingdom
11. Beam Cafe
Airy and bright, Beam Cafe can be found near the Notting Hill neighborhood.
The shop and plates are very instagrammable (see for yourself @cafebeam).
They offer two especially great entrees if you have some dietary restrictions: The Vegan Plate and The Vegetarian Plate. These are especially great because it’s a bit of an upscale traditional English breakfast, but vegan friendly.
The menu is not entirely vegan though, so it makes a good choice if you are a group with mixed dietary needs. Prices are mid-ranged.
Their bar area has an espresso machine and the staff keep the tea and coffee pouring into quirky ceramic mugs. After breakfast or brunch, you can explore the colorful Notting Hill area with its many cute shops.
Address: 184 Blackstock Rd, London N5 1EG, United Kingdom
12. EL&N London – Hans Crescent
The bright pink décor and delicious looking cakes on display in the window of EL&N are impossible to miss as you walk by the store.
As you walk through the doors you’re greeted with an entire wall covered in pink flowers, and horses that look as if they’ve come straight off the merry-go-round. Down in the basement of the café you can find brightly lit neon pink signs on display, and oversized love heart candy decorations plastering the walls. The cafe’s menu continues the cutesy theme, with food that’s guaranteed to look good on anyone’s social media.
Although simple, I loved the rose lemonade that was served with tiny roses frozen inside of the ice cubes, and the Eggs Florentine that came with a lovely floral garnish on top. This café shows how food can be quickly and simply transformed with the addition of some colorful garnish.
The Hans Crescent location is conveniently located just seconds from the famous Harrod’s Department Store. Expect to pay around 20 pounds for one drink and one dish. The store is happy to seat solo diners, so solo travellers need not worry about having issues with getting a table.
Address: 42 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 0LZ
13. Farm Girl
If you’re looking for a charming café that is oh-so Instagram-worthy (they say they’ve been photographed more than Kate Moss), look no further than Farm Girl. The trendy cafes focus on creating specialty coffees and a healthy mix of fare that’s good for you – and gorgeous.
From the unique turquoise tile and secret garden patios to the rainbow-colored lattes, you will want to take a picture of everything! The best time to come here is in the morning — they’ve got a little bit of everything, no matter your dietary concerns — it’s one of the best spots in London for vegan brunch!
If you’re a coffee lover, don’t skip the Latte Black made with activated charcoal, or for a boost of color, check out the brilliant blue Butterfly Matcha to get your day started. You’ll find these chic cafes peppered throughout London, each with a unique look.
Address: 59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB, United Kingdom
There are many fantastic cafes and restaurants in London, and Grind is one of them. It is a popular coffee company chain, serving people since 2011. It has four cafes and seven coffee shops all over London. Mr David Abrahamovitch is the co-founder and CEO of this company.
All the cafes of Grind have a buzzing vibe with tasteful decorations. The posh and elegant ambiance makes this cafe Insta-worthy. The pink colour theme is worth a few clicks.
This cafe offers a cocktail bar, an espresso bar, and restaurant facilities. One of its most recognizable features is the state-of-the-art coffee roastery. They have compostable pink coffee pods suitable for Nespresso machines. The coffee is organic and sourced ethically from local harvesters.
The menu comprises breakfast options, all-day main courses, and desserts. They also serve brunches and small portions. Among cocktails, Espresso Martini is their specialty. Poached Eggs Carbonara and Smashed Avocados never failed to amaze the customers. The pricing is moderate, costing around $20-$30 for one person.
15. V&A Cafe
The V&A café in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A) is not only completely stunning and super Instagrammable, but also the oldest café in a museum in the world! The original purpose of the café was to encourage Londoners to visit the newly built museum, and to enjoy culture rather than gin!
The beautiful Victorian décor – designed by James Gamble, William Morris and Edward Poynter – makes this delightful café a popular haunt for culture-vultures seeking refreshments as they visit South Kensington’s giant oasis of creativity.
Visiting the V&A was once regarded as a bit of a nerdy thing to do in London, however, it’s anything but, and the V&A café , with its sparkling walls and decorated in colourful ceramic, glass and enamel is a real gem that you could easily mistake for one of the best cafés in Paris.
More Instagrammable Cafes in London
Not convinced yet? Luckily, I am addicted to the platform and to watch food from afar – so I have a great list of finds. Here are some more of the most instagrammable Cafes in London!
16. Apple Butter Cafe
Address: 32-34 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9HA, United Kingdom
17. Crome London
Address: 36 James St, London W1U 1ES, United Kingdom
18. Rolling Scones Cafe
Address: Pelly Court, 22-24 Summit Rd, London E17 9JZ, United Kingdom
19. Drunch Mayfair
Address: 1 Woodstock St, London W1C 2AA, United Kingdom
20. The Knot Churros
Address: 13 Bute St, South Kensington, London SW7 3EY, United Kingdom
21. Daisy Green
Address: 20 Seymour St, London W1H 7HX, United Kingdom
22. Dalloway Terrace
Address: 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN, United Kingdom (in the Bloomsbury Hotel)
Tip: Also check out The Coral Room while you are there!
23. Coffee Addict
Address: 324 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1P 1NH, United Kingdom
24. Brigit’s Bakery
Address: 6-7 Chandos Pl, London WC2N 4HU, United Kingdom
Address: 27 James St, London W1U 1DX, United Kingdom
26. Brickwood Cafe
Address: 21-23 Tooting High St, London SW17 0SN
Address: 9 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DU, United Kingdom
28. Apple Blue Patisserie
Address: 212 Balham High Rd, London SW12 9BS, United Kingdom
29. Cafe Brera
Address: Canarf Wharf
Address: 194 Kensington Park Rd.
31. Palm Vaults
Address: 411 Mare St, London E8 1HY, United Kingdom
32. Aida Shoreditch
Address: 133 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom
Address: 1 Woodstock St, London W1C 2AA, United Kingdom
34. Ella Mia London
Address: 45 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4HX, UK
35. Anya Cafe
Address: 9 Pont St, London SW1X 9EJ, United Kingdom
Conclusion: Most Instagrammable Cafes in London
As you’ve seen there is definitely no shortage of Instagrammable Cafes in London. From Peggy Porschen Cakes to Aubaine at Selfridges – there is something for everyone.
From the Tottenham Court Road to Oxford Street to Covent Garden – I have a suggestion for all of central London shared in this post!
Cute pink flowers and exquisite pottery – that’s what most of these amazing places have in common.
While you are in London, make sure to have a traditional afternoon tea experience.