The Coffee Cup


Coffee Cup claims to be the oldest coffee shop in London, tracing its heritage back to the 1950s. This classic cafe beats out the surrounding chains thanks to its heated outside area, quality coffee selection and a menu of quick bites. Over the years many celebrities have enjoyed beverages here from “Peter Cook and Dudley Moore to Paul McCartney and Sting.” A great spot for a bit of history and some people watching.

Venue Details & Map

The Coffee Cup

74 Hampstead High Street
+44 20 7435 7565

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Coffee Cup

2.0 out of 5
20 December 2015
by Louise Q.

I cannot understand how this place is so busy all the time. It's average, at best. We found the staff rude and the food poor quality. We were amazed the whole time because it seemed like the place would be great given the popularity. more

3.0 out of 5
03 February 2013
by Freya C.

For a drinks review...

Reasonably priced little coffee house in the slowly expanding chain-ridden-ecumne of Hampstead Village.... I suppose most of the delight is finding an independent stalwart in the area. Though, the staff were incredibly polite (always a bonus) and they had a solid selection of the usual caffeine tipples with the added bonus of a freshly blended juice cocktail list, and... more

4.0 out of 5
20 April 2016
by Henri R.

The Coffee Cup on Hampstead Heath is an unusual establishment. It looks run down next to all the new & trendy places around it. It has one of the few covered outdoor areas in Hampstead and the surrounding areas. Inside there is lots of wood paneling creating a feel that you have been transported back in time.

It is a casual, unfussy, kinda place and the food reflects this. The food is basic... more

4.0 out of 5
01 April 2015
by Robert W.

The Coffee Cup on Hampstead High Street is an unassuming looking place from the outside. Inside it's got a delightful feel, with lots of wood panelling giving it a cosy atmosphere.

I was with a friend looking for a lunch venue, but wanted something light, as I was going out to dinner later in the day. Originally I was going to go with the Omelette and salad. I finally chose the Eggs Benedict,... more

5.0 out of 5
28 July 2014
by Jon F.

This place is phenomenal!

You will likely walk right past it, and ignore it as one of the many cafes along London streets. I did this, but managed to ask the two guys at the outside table how's the food...they were locals and said "there was none better."

Do yourself a favor and check it out.

It's an old London coffee place with a fine Italian menu. Went back two nights in a row.

Food... more

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