As the UK gears up for another heatwave we’ve handpicked the best of London’s iced coffees to ensure you’re still getting your caffeine fix at a warm-weather appropriate temperature.
From vegan-friendly delights to the hipsters’ brew of choice, make sure you get yourself down to one of these roasting joints for an ice cold hit of rocket fuel.
Hoxton’s hipsters might be missing their cortados to-go, and while coffee hotspot Grind is still closed due to COVID-19, they are still delivering their delicious roasts straight to our doors.
Check out their Instagram feed for countless ways to make your coffee, including iced, to deal with these hot-weather days.
With a slogan that boasts “making friends since ’98” these are some of the friendliest baristas you’ll find on London’s coffee scene.
Make the most of the warm weather and take a stroll to their Leonard Street (EC2A) or Emma Street (E2) locations for one of their double shot oat milk lattes.
Emma Street, London E2 9AP
11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ
Love a latte but run a strictly no-dairy policy? Head to 100% vegan fast food joint, Eat By CHLOE for some of the best frothy coffees and iced lattes sans milk.
Try the adaptogenic mushroom iced coffee – the inventive creation incorporates one cordyceps mushroom capsule with coffee, vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and ice.
Having been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years, these mushrooms are said to support the immune and help to fight stress and fatigue, and even boost your sex drive. Wild.
Various locations: Regent Street, Tower Bridge and Covent Garden
Coffee diehards in need of their caffeine fix will be pleased to hear Great Titchfield Street’s Kaffeine will be reopening for takeaway come 29th June.
The stalwart shop has been kicking about since 2009, plus it’s Kiwi and Aussie run, both of which are renowned for their espresso prowess.
If you’re back to work in Central or making the most of the deserted streets while you can, make sure you stop off for one of the best chilled coffees in W1.
Kaffeine, 66 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7QJ
With chic, Scandi-inspired interiors and some of the best coffees in Marylebone, we can’t wait for Monocle on Chiltern Street to reopen.
For now we’re making do with their takeaway service, most notably their weather-appropriate iced coffee – perfect for taking to nearby Regent’s Park to sit in the sun.
18 Chiltern Street, W1U 7QA
This much-loved Greek restaurant does so much more than kleftiko and dokos salads, their iced coffees are worth a shout out too.
Their traditional Greek iced coffee list includes the cappuccino or latte ”freddo’, served ‘on the rocks’ with cold milk froth and comes served in these adorable little bottles.
10 Paddington Street, Marylebone, W1U 5QL
Having been voted Best Coffee Chain in the UK and Ireland, Department of Coffee is where bona fide coffee aficionados go to get their daily grind.
The are ethical too, using coffee that’s sourced from one single producer, crop, or region in one country, so you know exactly where the coffee is coming from.
Their cafes may be currently closed but they’re offering a delivery service should you need your caffeine fix.