Top Cafes of 2016 - London

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in London, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Best cafe Timberyard (Covent Garden) in london for 2016

Decent flat white. Also had the quiche which was small but filling. Wasn't expecting it to be that dear - £3 for coffee, over £7 all up! Staff helpful, attentive and friendly. Atmosphere and vibe is trendy. Armchairs upstairs not so comfortable.

Cake selection looks amazing, atmosphere is really nice, old sofas and reclaimed wooden benches. The coffee is good and my gf tea was perfect. The service is great.

Best cafe Tapped and Packed (Soho) in london for 2016

Had to go back to one of my favs. Introduced a newly arrived friend to the place, and she approves of the flat white. Went late afternoon on a Sunday, initially sat along the bar wall (really small space for cups or plate of food) but before long we were moved to table. Great service!

Awesome cafe, one of the best I've been to!

First ever visit so I had a Costa Rican pour over to see how they handle it. The (very grumpy looking) guy did a great job with the V60, creating bloom, carefully circling the water; one of the best pour overs I've had. The interior was cool and minimalist; a stark and welcome change to the street directly outside. Overall, one of my London favs that I'll visit again. My wife had a (decaf (sorry)) cap which was very good.

Best cafe Monmouth Coffee Company (Covent Garden) in london for 2016

Great espresso and filter shot. Very small space, always packed and overcrowded.

Great iced latte. Did the job on a hot day like today

excellent single origin long black. alao excellent chocokate truffles

Best cafe Curators Coffee Gallery in london for 2016

The chocolate brownie was the highlight. FW ok a Sunday afternoon was okay.

Good coffee. Love the piccolo and filter coffee.

Great coffee!! Had a flat white and a piccolo. One of the best we’ve had in London.

Best cafe Flat White in london for 2016

Flat white is a good all rounder for quality coffee and amazing food. The avocado toast is next level. They are fairly busy these days, so get in early and enjoy!

Coffee is reasonable if a bit bitter. Food pretty good - smashed avo around Melbourne standards. The head banging music was a bit aggressive for a Sunday morning but worth a visit if you are in the area.

Lovely cafe. Slightly bitter coffee is my only main criticism.