England, London Guide (B): Special Six: London Cafés

Special Six: London Cafés
Image by Bex Walton under Creative Commons License.
I enjoy trying out cafés. I love it when I find a small independent café that does not only serve great coffee with baked treats, or great brunches, but also has wonderful ambience and customer service. When it comes to London, like many cities around the world, one is spoiled for choice. The below six are my favourites from the ones I tried out several times during my wanderings.

Ground Control Café:

I was walking along Amwell Street one lovely Spring morning, when I came across this little gem of a coffee shop. Conveniently located to where I lived then, Ground Control in Islington serves great Ethiopian coffee and delicious baked treats. Bustling with a constant flow of customers mostly from the neighbourhood coming in for coffee to go, the more I visited the place, the more I felt a sense of community around the coffee shop and the street. The café soon became my favourite coffee place in London. As exam time approached and I avoided the packed university library, I found it easier to do my reading here. The staff was friendly and welcoming of my spending a few hours there each morning, studying at my little corner at the window, taking short breaks for boosts of coffee and a cardamom brownie or almond croissant or a lunch of toasties and a little chat. When I had to move to another neighbourhood for the summer break, this was the place that I missed the most in Angel.

Photo credit: Bex Walton

FreeState Coffee:

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Guide Name: Special Six: London Cafés
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ground Control Café   FreeState Coffee   Counter Cafe   FoxCroft & Ginger   Bagariet   Dishoom  
Author: Ahila Thillainathan
Read it on author's website: https://perspectivesquilt.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/special-six-london-cafes/

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