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Best Coffee Shops in Islington

March 23, 2023 |

If you are moving to Islington and need a coffee fix then keep on reading, because today we will be looking at the best coffee shops in Islington. This post will have establishments that serve the best coffee, the most affordable coffee and everything else in between. So hold on tight coffee lovers, we are going to give you a caffeine buzz like no other.


One of the best things about living in Islington is the diversity of the local shops. Kipferl is no different and if you are looking for an authentic Viennese coffeehouse near you then this place is a must-visit. From Sweet treats to authentic blends of coffee, this place is stunning.

You can find Kipferl at 20 Camden Passage, The Angel, London N1 8ED

Workshop Coffee

While strictly not in Islington, we thought we would add Workshop Coffee to the list because it’s only a short drive away from Islington. We had to include Workshop Coffee in this list simply because it’s everything a cafe should be. This Coffee shop is cosy and comforting and like a traditional coffee shop, the fresh coffee aromas fill the air.

You can visit Workshop Cofee at:

1 Old Street Yard, Old Street, London EC1Y 8AF

The Breakfast Club

The breakfast club is more than a traditional coffee shop but with that said it’s worth adding to the list of places you need to visit in Islington because their brunches are something else. If you are thinking of going to the Breakfast club then prepare to wait as it’s always busy, but it’s worth the wait.

The Breakfast Club does everything from teas, coffees, brunch to full English breakfasts which will fill your stomach for hours. You can visit the Breakfast club at:

31 Camden Passage, The Angel, London N1 8EA


The Vagabond is one of our favourite cafes in Islington and we love to go here during the summer months as its small outdoor space is a perfect place to sit back and relax. We highly recommend the Vagabond as they simply get coffee, the Vagabond source speciality coffees from all over the world and roast their own beans in store.

You can find Vagabond at:

105 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LT

St Paul

St Paul is another cafe in Islington that’s grown quite a following. The Cafe is known for more than coffee and many people come here for its all-day brunch which changes with the seasons. If local, fresh produce is something you look for when dining out then St Pauls is a great choice for you.

Katsute 100

As we mentioned earlier in this post, Islington is known for its range of diverse shops and Katsute 100 is another place that offers something different from what you may be used to.

If you have never been to a Japanese Tea room before then now is your chance. Katsute 100 in Islington is located in the Camden passage and offers teas, coffees and cakes that you probably wouldn’t have tasted before. It’s well worth the visit and if you want to make an occasion of it, try the Sake while you are there.  

You can find Katsute 100 in Islington at:

100 Islington High Street, London, N1 8EG​

Moving to Islington

If you are moving to Islington and you’re researching to see if the area is for you then check out our other local guides where we discuss some of the best restaurants, schools, dentists and more.

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