Let’s face it, getting through the week is hard enough as it is, a slog only brightened by intermittent and increasingly caffeinated cups coffee. But your day is infinitely brighter and life is significantly easier when a friendly barista adds some pretty latte art on top. Whether it’s a flower, a heart or even a peacock (yep, really), it’s perfect to be able to luxe out with a coffee.
Latte art is a skill we’re still yet to master so we stare in awe, take a snap and add it to our photo gallery dedicated just to latte art… We’ve complied a list of our favourite latte art around the city, enjoy.
If you’re wanting to spruce up your day with some pinky hues, then head to EL&N. Grab your camera because you’ll find stunning aesthetics alongside beautiful latte art, both of which are worthy of an Insta or two. Founder, Alexandra certainly brought her background in fashion when stylising the design of the shops. Plastered with flower walls and pink-toned interiors, you’ll be sure to bag a few likes on your pics here.
Where: Various London venues
You can guarantee that your coffee won’t just look great but that it’ll also taste great at Husk Coffee. The coffee nerds reading can rest easy knowing there’s a whole range of blends to taster and enjoy too. But we can’t forget the real reason we’ve included it in this guide and that’s for their rustic latte art. Whether you’re after a bonsai tree-inspired cuppa or a classic heart, you can be sure Husk Coffee will deliver. Sometimes you might even get a questionable portrait but try not to take it to heart if they don’t get your complexion spot on.
Where: 649-651 Commercial Road Limehouse, E14 7LW
Although we featured these matcha delights in our colourful coffee guide, we had to include Tsujiri for their cute designs. They serve up beautiful blossoms, roses and even the occasional Totoro in the form on latte art, all in a bright green thanks to the colouring of matcha!
Where: Venues in Soho and Chinatown
Although priding (and naming) themselves with their tea, The Tea Terrace also serve up a great cuppa coffee! And what’s more is that they serve it up with a selfie. Yep, you read that right. Their selfieccino has taken the internet by storm, allowing you to print your face on your coffee. You too will feel like a princess here with their pink royal thrones for chairs. Take a quick selfie and you’re good to go!
Where: Various locations
Although technically a churro spot, The Knot serves up a latte with a smile, quite literally. They’re also serving this new selfie coffee phenomena, so all you need to do is grab your latest Insta selfie and pop it on your coffee so you can re-gram it straight after! Even their decor is worth the gram too.
Where: 13 Bute St, Kensington, SW7 3EY
Co-founders, Ryan and Bosh, set up Attendant with the vision to create quality brunches and coffee. And you could say they’ve done exactly that. At Attendant, they source and roast their coffee to taste, quality and sustainability in mind – which arguably are the three most important factors when talking about food and coffee in general. They serve up pristine latte art each and every time and if you’re lucky you might spot a swan swimming on top…
Where: Venues in Clerkenwell, Fitzrovia & Shoreditch
Not only are Pophams known for their delicious pastries, they can also rustle up a great cup of coffee too! After founder Ollie returned to London after a seven year stint working in catering and logistics for Formula 1, he was eager to set up his own little challenge. Now Pophams’ is great for a punchy coffee with delicate latte art each and every time. It’s even better if you dunk in a croissant too.
Where: 19 Prebend Street, N1 8PF
With a desire to bring a taste of Melbourne’s brunch culture to London just three years ago, Farm Girl has since become an Instagram sensation, pioneering healthy brunching. A far cry from the greasy spoon us British are normally used too. Their lattes are widely known for their vibrant colours and cute designs, and rightly so because we can’t seem to get enough of them. I mean, come on, look at the little frenchie!
Where: Various spots around London
You’ll have probably spotted this one on your travels around the city but Taylor St Coffee sources some of the finest coffees the world has to offer and hand roasts them at their roastery in London. Set up by three Aussie siblings, the chain continues to create and serve up coffee that packs a punch. And latte art that’s more than worthy to share with your followers.
Where: All over London
Everyone has their go-to favourite coffee spot and if you don’t, then add this one to your list. Allpress Espresso serves up exceptional coffee with every single roast. Opting for the simpler design with regards to their coffee art but you know every time you’re guaranteed to walk away with a smile.