10 best Instagrammable cafes in London

Get the perfect picture at these best London cafes for Instagram-lovers.

London is one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world, and its cafes provide some of the best opportunities for fun and interesting photos. Discover London's best cafes that guarantee the likes roll in.

1. Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Cats lie down on perches surrounded by purple flowers at a London cat cafe.
The perfect spot to kick back with coffee...and cats! Image courtesy of Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Find the perfect Instagram combination of coffee and cats at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium. This peaceful London cat cafe in Bethnal Green is the ideal place to relax among the resident cats, each looked after from rescue homes. They’re extremely friendly, and will be more than happy to get a selfie with you while you enjoy the cafe’s cute decorations and vintage-style furnishings.

Location: 152-154, Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG

2. Daisy Green

Discover how healthy food can be just as picture-perfect as cakes and chocolate at the quirky Daisy Green. This Australia-inspired Marylebone cafe focuses on healthy fare, from relaxed brunches or evening dining, to tasty cocktails. Take the perfect picture during weekdays, when the counter is overflowing with salads and light bites.

Locations: 14 different locations across London, including Victoria (11 Sir Simon Milton Square, Victoria SW1E 5DJ), Bishopsgate (Paradise Green, 100 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 1GT) and Soho (4 Noel Street, Soho W1F 8GB)

3. Biscuiteers

A bright pink and blue cafe with tables and chairs and a til covered in sweet treats at the Biscuiteers shop in london.
Enjoy the prettiest biscuits in London at Biscuiteers. Image courtesy of London Cocktail Week/Sinead Student.

Put the icing on the cake at Biscuiteers cafes in London. The “school of icing” creates more than 100 different biscuit designs, from London icons to seasonal specials, which make for a great addition to your feed. You can even have a go yourself at one of its masterclasses!

Locations: Notting Hill (194 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2ES) and Belgravia (14-15 Eccleston Yards, 21 Eccleston Pl, London SW1W 9AZ)

4. Farm Girl

Located in some of London's most aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods, Farm Girl not only provides snappable content inside, but also out. Born out of one Aussie girl's love for healthy food and great coffee, this trendy spot serves up just that. Enjoy pretty rose lattes and bright butterly matchas, and feast on seasonal pastries and hearty sandwiches and salads. Top locations for taking pics include the following.

Locations: Notting Hill (59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB) and South Kensington (8 Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2HF)

5. Peggy Porschen Cakes

The pink floral shopfront of peggy porschen.
Peggy Porschen cafe in London. © Unsplash/SOCIAL CUT

Discover a homage to pink at Peggy Porschen Cakes in London. The classy pink decor creates an ideal backdrop for some afternoon tea images or snaps of the shop’s photogenic designs. You’ll be mesmerised by the variety of cakes this place has to offer – in fact, a number of celebrities have even had their wedding cakes made here, such is the shop’s fame.

Locations: the flagship store in Chelsea (219 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EJ) and Belgravia (116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ)

6. Anya Cafe

This Belgravia cafe has become famous for its trademark humour and whimsical bakes. The playful sweet treats at Anya Cafe capture the charm of a British Cafe but reimagined for the modern diner..and instagrammer! Try the furry monster cake and savour the flavours of the frosted raspberry caterpillar tart. Or why not go all out with their indulgent afternoon tea. 

Location: 9 Pont St, London SW1X 9EJ

7. Shoreditch Grind

An  espresso bar with a white banner stating shoreditch grind, with red benches outside and a red bike.
London's trendiest espresso bar. Image courtesy of Shoreditch Grind.

Feel the London vibe at trendy cafe, cocktail bar and restaurant, Shoreditch Grind. The first of what is now a mini chain of venues across London, this Old Street hotspot has become a firm landmark on Instagrammers’ map due to its industrial-style fittings, neon signage and creative coffees.

Locations: other locations in London include Liverpool Street (38 Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS), London Bridge (2 London Bridge, London SE1 9RA) and Greenwich (17 Nelson Rd., London SE10 9JB)

8. Aida Shoreditch

Sip on a rose latte or another of Aida Shoreditch’s unique refreshments, which make for perfect picture opportunities among house plants and quirky displays. The cafe is a great setting to snap away while you enjoy brunch, cakes and pastries, being situated within a vintage clothing store looking out onto Shoreditch High Street.

Location: 133 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE

9. Palm Vaults

A person holds a tray of pink and palm tree coffee cups at palm vaults cafe in london.
Grab a coffee at the picture-perfect Palm Vaults. Image courtesy of Palm Vaults.

Embrace the eccentricity of Palm Vaults, which attracts Instagrammers to its Hackney location due to its unique design. One of the highlights is its “rainbow of lattes”, alluding to the many different coffee colours on offer; while its unique look is created from a combination of marble table tops, bare brick walls and countless palms sprawling from the ceiling.

Location: 411 Mare St, London E8 1HY

10. Prufrock Coffee

Keep things simple with a picture of one of Prufrock Coffee’s specialist brews at its Clerkenwell home. The minimalist design serves as a simple backdrop to some of the finest coffee in London. It may not be as flashy as some of the other places on this list, but if you want a straight-up, old-fashioned coffee shot for Instagram, there’s no better place to go.

Location: 23-25 Leather Ln, London EC1N 7TE

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