London is truly one of the prettiest cities in the world. It’s also a place where the Instagram boom has started. If you’re a foodie and you love photogenic and Instagrammable food, this guide to Instagrammable cafes in London is for you!
If you’re looking for some instagrammable spots in London (not only Instagrammable cafes and food), I’ve got you covered: here’s the post about 20+ best photogenic / Instagrammable spots in London.
This post's overview:
- 1 Prettiest and the most Instagrammable cafes in London right now
- 1.1 1. Peggy Porshen
- 1.2 2. Soft Serve Society
- 1.3 3. Milk Train
- 1.4 4. AIDA Shoreditch
- 1.5 5. Yolkin
- 1.6 6. Eggbreak
- 1.7 7. Farm Girl
- 1.8 8. Crosstown doughnuts / Doughnut Time
- 1.9 9. St. Aymes
- 1.10 10. sketch London
- 1.11 11. Flotsam & Jetsam
- 1.12 12. Feya
- 1.13 13. Bubble Wrap
- 1.14 14. Maitre Choix
- 1.15 15. EL&N Cafe
- 2 Dyce
My camera gear
Let’s get started with the most Instagrammable cafes in London & Instagrammable food in London:
Prettiest and the most Instagrammable cafes in London right now
1. Peggy Porshen
Peggy Porshen is famous for its dreamy door decorations (that they change every season – and for every major holiday) and the most photogenic dishes (if you have a sweet tooth though). If you don’t want to queue, well, your best bet is to come early (10 am or so) during a work week!
Peggy Porshen is one of the most Instagrammable cafes in London and is located in Belgravia (nearest tube stations – Sloane Square and Victoria). It’s actually world-famous and some people come to London just to visit Peggy Porshen (which is probably not the best idea, as there are better things to do in London).
Depending on the time of the year, Peggy Porshen is changing its exterior decorations. Here are some examples of what I’ve seen so far.
2. Soft Serve Society
Soft Serve Society is a permanent ice-cream and sundae shop in East London (in a cool and trendy Shoreditch). My absolute favourite was the charcoal soft ice cream – not only it was super yummy, but it looked absolutely amazing in the photo (that actually got a bit viral on my Instagram).
How to get to the Soft Serve Society: take the tube to Old Street or the Overground to the Shoreditch High Street and walk to the Boxpark Shoreditch.
3. Milk Train
Another of the cool instagrammable ice cream shops in London is Milk Train. It serves quite ordinary ice cream with very extraordinary cotton candy. That makes it look like a giant cloud! You can choose the toppings for your cotton candy and get the exact look you need for a picture!
Milk Train is located near Covent Garden.
4. AIDA Shoreditch
AIDA Shoreditch is not a restaurant, however, it serves some really Instagrammable coffee in London available in 4 different colours.
AIDA Shoreditch is located not so far away from the Soft Serve Society [number 2 in this list] (Old Street tube station).
Fancy an ice cream that is also a macaron? Yolkin serves some of the most unusual and Instagrammable ice cream in London. I only tried the strawberry one, but it was seriously delicious.
Yolkin, one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in London, is located next to the Piccadilly Circus (really, couldn’t be more central) just one street before China Town.
Eggbreak is an all-day breakfast place serving food in small colourful dishes. I don’t think there’s need to describe how pretty is Eggbreak – one photo is worth a thousand words!
Where to find Eggreak to take some photos of some really Instagrammable food in London? Just a few steps away from Notting Hill Gate tube station.
7. Farm Girl
Farm Girl cafe in Notting Hill is the dream of all the Instagrammers – pastel-coloured tables (just outside though), very photogenic dishes. Even the croissants are colourful and pretty there! I wouldn’t say that the food was very delicious, but the pictures from the Farm Girl are great.
Farm Girl locations: Notting Hill Gate & Soho
8. Crosstown doughnuts / Doughnut Time
I couldn’t possibly pick just one of the most Instagrammable doughnuts (or doughnuts) in London! Taste-wise I would prefer Doughnut Time, but Crosstown is also great. Nevertheless, both places are Instagram-worthy, so bring your camera when buying a couple of doughnuts, because you can get an excellent shot!
Multiple locations across London including Shoreditch, Soho, Picadilly & more
9. St. Aymes
One of the newest and the prettiest Instagrammable foodie spots in London is undoubtedly St. Aymes. The location is a bit off-route for most of the people, but folks tend to travel there to get a beautiful photo.
10. sketch London
Sketch London is slightly on an expensive side, but it’s so worth visiting. Moreover, sketch is basically the only actual restaurant (not a brunch place or a cafe) on this list of the most instagrammable restaurants in London! I have a separate review of sketch London on the blog (you can read it HERE). I would definitely recommend going to sketch for a breakfast or/and Afternoon tea. And of course, don’t forget to visit the super Intagrammable toilet of sketch London.
11. Flotsam & Jetsam
If you’re based in South London and it’s too far for you to go to e.g. Notting Hill for brunch, Flotsam & Jetsam in Balham / Wandsworth is a place to go. Flotsam & Jetsam is a coffee/brunch place with delightful dishes and beautiful interior, however, what made them famous is their unicorn hot chocolate.
One of the newest and prettiest openings in London is Feya cafe. Not only it’s a beautiful and Instagrammable food spot in London, but it also features an impressive menu from a famous Finnish chef who specialises in Insta-worthy dishes!
13. Bubble Wrap
One of the most popular places in China Town in London is the Bubble Wrap place – basically, it’s a bubble waffle filled with ice-cream inside and presented in a wrap. A couple of years it took Instagram by storm, but the queues are still massive there!
14. Maitre Choix
If you’re looking for the most delicious and beautiful eclairs in London, Maitre Choix in South Kensington or Soho (whichever is closer to you), is your place! They are created by a 3-Michelin-starred chef, so no wonder they are so tasty! I tried 5 tastes of eclairs and all of them were great. The only downside – the eclairs are somewhat on a pricey side, and they are quite small as well!
15. EL&N Cafe
EL&N Cafe used to be a single cafe near Knightsbridge, however, because of its pink decoration, delicious brunches and sweets and a stunning flower wall, soon another EL&N was opened. Right now, there are over 5 EL&N cafes in London and all of them can be named the most Instagrammable cafe in London for sure. The one below is EL&N just next to the Oxford Circus tube station. I managed to visit it on a working day in the morning, so I easily got a table. On the weekends, however, it can be very busy!
Another stunning Instagrammable cafe in London is Dyce. Located just next to Feya and close to Selfridges department store, Dyce serves very Instagrammable food. Their ice creams are not only stunning, but also delicious! The place itself is also very pretty and pink!
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