London's most Instagrammable cafés
Have your cake and 'gram it too at London's most picturesque cafes.
US celebrity hotspot, by Chloe, recently landed on the streets of London. This plant-based café not only cooks up a storm of vegan alternatives, it looks damn pretty whilst doing so. From the neon 'Guac Save the Queen' sign - a nod to the British Monarch, to swinging rattan chairs in the window, not only will you get your avocado fix here, you'll get your Instagram 'pix' too.
Saint Aymes started out as decadent and distinctive chocolate store stocked in some of London's finest department stores; Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Following the success of their 'Little Drops of Heaven' (Good Housekeeping), creative directors & sisters Michela & Lois launched their Insta-worthy café to London's exclusive Connaught Village. Great coffee, 23ct gold hot chocolate, enchanting cakes, decadent chocolate and an exquisite wisteria exterior.
Launched in summer '16, Palm Vaults were pioneers on London's Insta café scene. Pastels, hanging plants and retro prints quickly saw them dubbed 'London's most instagramable cafe'. Not ones to follow a trend, we've seen them trailblaze with offerings of glitter coffee and layered pastel latte's as well as collaborate with quirky Italian brand Fiorucci and Nike Women.
With cafe's located on Park Lane and in Kensington, neighbours of The Dorchester and Harrods respectively, Élan Cafe undoubtedly have a level of sophistication to uphold. Their delicate wall of pastel pink roses certainly does just that and we recommend ordering a rose latte to match.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden, the West-End staple's spin off, located on the Kings Road, Chelsea, swiftly gained a market of effortlessly stylish diners. Whilst elegant, modern cuisine is served inside, it's their seasonal exterior installations that steal the show. Time your visit with Valentines, Easter, Chelsea Flower Show or Halloween to capture it at it's best for the 'gram.
Whilst Peggy Porschen has been open and serving incredible cupcakes to the neighbourhood of Belgraia since 2010, Instagram has undoubtedly played a role in its recent growth. Photogenic millennial pink and a doorway adorned by flowers sees hoards of young locals and tourists alike flock to west London for a slice of cake and a selfie.
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings set a fine example of how to do stylish, trendy and 'gramable without the use of pink. Their fashionable greenhouse boasts eclectic design and a members club vibe. Lesser known than many on this list, but equally photogenic and arguably a more exclusive offering for your feed.
Australians know how to do a good café and Farm Girl brings Aussie café culture to life in London. Rustic yet stylish, its colourful lattes reflect the pastel shades of Notting Hill's picture-perfect terraced neighbourhood. Farm Girl plays to it's audience of health-conscious millennials who always snap their brunch before eating it.
Aubaine is a staple for French culinary creativity with restaurants situated in discerning neighbourhoods of London (and two internationally in Dubai). For us, Aubaine, Selfridges, situated on the 2nd floor of one of London's famed department stores, is the showstopper of their collection. If you can draw yourself away from their luxury shoe collections, Aubaine is a worthwhile interlude for a relaxing coffee or glass of champagne in picturesque surroundings.
- By Bethany Silcox
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