It seems Starbucks is now a thing of the past. It used to be cool being part of the Starbucks cult- everyone jumping on that ‘Strawberries and Cream’ Frappuccino bandwagon.
Nowadays, thanks to the rise of social media, we have been able to discover the little hidden gems amongst London. Artisan/Hipster cafes are the thing. Most of these places have risen in popularity as they are considered perfect Instagram spots, their edible art served up is even more Instagrammable. It’s one of those ‘But first let me take a selfie’ moments. So where are the prettiest/cutest/picturesque places in London?
There are a few of these dotted around London. Home to the prettiest gelatos you ever did see, Amorino is best known for their unique rose shape.
If you’re a fan of macarons, you will love these. Macaron ice cream sandwiches are the best of both worlds. Located in Covent Garden, Yolkin is based on a first come first serve basis. You know what they say: the early bird catches the worm, so get in and scoop one up early; otherwise, you’ll be suffering from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
Ice cream that floats on a cloud of candy floss. Best known for its famous matcha flavour, you can find this one in the heart of Covent Garden.
When in Hackney, don’t forget to stop off at Palm Vaults for a pastel coloured coffee. Its pastel pink palm tree interior has a very ’80s vibe. Flavours of coffee include red velvet, pink rose, and lavender.
Cereal Killer Café
Fan of cereal? Then head on over to the Cereal Killer Café on Brick Lane. Take a trip down memory lane as the interior is designed to look like a children’s bedroom whilst you munch on your all-time favourite childhood cereal combination.
Words: Louisa Eagle
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