There is no shortage of cute Instagrammable cafes in London!
I had a few on my list I wanted to visit during my trip to London and managed to visit all but one, which only means I need to plan another trip to London soon!
1. Elan Cafe || This is an adorable all pink cafe. Everything from the floral decor to millennial pink chairs is on point. There are two locations, Park Lane and Brompton Road. We visited the Brompton Road location as it was walking distance from out hotel and just down the street from Harrods. I was excited to discover that the chicken at Elan Cafe is indeed Halal. We went in Sunday morning for breakfast and managed to get a table without having to wait. We ordered an Acai Bowl, Grilled Ras el Hanout Chicken Breast Flat Bread, and Avocado Toast with Eggs along with tea and coffee. The food was absolutely delicious!! The acai bowl was almost too pretty to eat. I really enjoyed the food however my only complaint was that everyone was trying to take the *perfect* Instagram shot and it was a bit of a nuisance. We were seated in the back room where they have a beautiful floral wall and anytime the seats cleared someone from the front tables would run with their coffee or dessert to snap photos. It really ruined the dining experience and became annoying quickly. I just wish everyone would sit down and enjoy the aesthetics and ambience of the cafe while eating their meals at their own table. Oh well!
2. Maitre Choux || This shop is known for their delicious eclairs! Lucky for us there was a location right near our hotel in Chelsea. It was rather small – only about 2 tables for seating – but nonetheless the eclairs were magnificent! The Soho location is a bit larger if you are going with a large party. Lucky for us it was later in the day and a bit chilly therefore it wasn’t too busy and we managed to get a table and enjoy delicious eclairs, tea, and a flat white.
3. Saint Aymes || A beautiful cafe decorated with wisteria flowers at the entrance. They are well known for their 23K gold unicorn lattes and floral aesthetics. I loved the vibe of Saint Aymes compared to Elan Cafe. This adorable cafe is nestled in a quaint neighborhood and there was a ton of locals trafficking through while we were there. The cafe has lots of seating and the staff is super friendly! My mom fell in love with the lady rose tea she ordered and was adamant on purchasing a box of it. Our waiter was gracious enough to find a box and price it for us to purchase.
3. Sketch || Probably one of the most photographed spots for afternoon tea. All pink everything! Not only is the cafe well known for its pink aesthetics, the bathrooms at Sketch are out of this world! There is no shame in snapping photos and selfies in the all white egg shape bathrooms. We visited Sketch for classic afternoon tea and it was quite the experience!
4. Aubaine Selfridges || Located on the second floor of Selfridges department store right off Oxford Street, this chic french bistro has beautiful wisteria hanging from the ceiling. I saw this photo on SilverSpoon London’s Instagram and instantly added this pretty cafe to my list. Sadly we didn’t get a chance to stop by to visit the cafe. It’s on my list for the next time I’m in London.
6. Peggy Porschen || This is probably one of the most photographed sweet shops in London and they are best known for their seasonal floral displays. We visited the bakery on a Wednesday and lucky for us it wasn’t super crowded. There is very limited seating inside the bakery however there are plenty of tables outside. We enjoyed some delicious cake, cupcakes, and tea in the morning before walking over to Buckingham Palace. Totally worth the visit and photo-op!
7. Dominique Ansel Bakery || Just down the street from Peggy Porschen in the Belgravia area, it’s hard to miss this bakery. They have a huge floral display at the entrance and it’s filled with beautiful decor on the inside. Although we did not stop by to eat here, since I frequent the one in NYC all the time, I had to stop by and snap a photo of the spring display.
8. Biscuiteers || This adorable cafe is located in Notting Hill. It slipped my mind to take a photo of the adorable entrance of this bakery because it was freezing cold that afternoon in Notting Hill. I was mostly excited about it purchasing delicious biscuits from this famous shop! If you are looking for a delicious souvenir I recommend purchasing a box of the famous London biscuits or Notting Hill gates. They are tasty as they look!
Be sure to check out my detailed 5 day London Itinerary here.