10 of the Best Wandsworth Cafés
From French-inspired awnings to community art coffee shops, there’s an eclectic range of cafés in Wandsworth. Here are 10 of the best…
198 St Anne’s Hill, SW18 2RT
A lovely refuge just a short walk from Wandsworth Town Hall, Café Fleur is characterised by its flowery décor and funky art style. They serve a range of delicious coffees and teas, including a refreshing Moroccan black tea with fresh mint leaves. You can also enjoy their selection of smoothies alongside a delicious brunch. The classic English breakfast is a staple of the menu, but a must-try is their Lebanese breakfast: a whammy of a plate with scrambled eggs, falafel, hummus, roast tomatoes, halloumi and za’atar yoghurt.
The Skylark Café
Wandsworth Common, Dorlcote Road, SW18 3RT
Surrounded by duck ponds and tennis courts, Skylark Café is nestled into the heart of Wandsworth Common. With a stylish conservatory seating area that offers a view of the gardens beyond, it’s truly an idyllic location for a family coffee trip. Their artisanal coffee is locally sourced from Curious Roo coffee beans, and their brunch menu is full of goodness, including their new farro and feta salad and delicious nourish bowls. You’ll be tempted bytheir irresistible baked goods, homemade from scratch by their chefs.
354 Old York Road, SW18 1SS
A striped awning and dainty seating lend a Parisian aura to Little Frenchies – it certainly lives up to its name! This is one to go for if you’re looking for something a little more simple: a coffee and bite to eat surrounded by old-school café ambience. The café is dog-friendly, a legacy stretching back to the original reason for its naming: the owner’s beloved French bulldog, Mr Clive. Trés bon!
1 Chapel Yard, SW18 4HZ
Found just off the High Street, Espressino is a charming bookshop and art café serving artisan coffee. A square gazebo provides shelter from the elements, and the interior is a compact yet vibrant space, full of books, art, and chalk menus. Artistic appreciation and community are encouraged here, with an abundance of art and reading material to occupy coffee lovers.
Ram Quarter, 15 Barley Walk, SW18 1UL
Serving their own unique blend of coffee beans, Story Coffee has something singular to offer. Located in Ram Quarter, their modern yet cosy interior is characterised by a marble-topped counter and soft lighting. They are dedicated to bringing quality coffee to their customers, from a full-bodied espresso to a more aromatic filter coffee. This café is certainly one to try if you’re a serious coffee aficionado.
258 Ossiers Road, SW18 1NL
Sleek and artistic is the name of the game at KAT Coffee. The owners have a passion for art, and they regularly showcase the work of local artists to provide customers something visual and dynamic to gaze at while sipping their drinks. The coffee is excellent, and you can also try their fab range of fresh juices and smoothies – the highlight of which has to be the ‘Creamy Kat’, a delicious blend of banana, avocado, milk, dates and honey.
49 East Hill, SW18 2QE
Small but lively, this quirky coffee shop is characterised by warm light and homely clutter. With sweet décor and a selection of yummy pastries to choose from, Press Café encourages you to appreciate the simpler things in life. Plus, it’s definitely one to visit during the festive season: the windows are transformed into exhibitions of delightful Christmas art, from the Grinch to stockings to candy canes. Enjoy your Christmas-themed coffee surrounded by cosy lighting.
350 Old York Road, SW18 1SS
A well-established name in London, GAIL’s is equally as trustworthy as it is delicious. Famous for their divine homemade cakes and pastries, they have the café experience down to an art form. Their Wandsworth site is no exception. Found smack bang in the middle of Old York Road, GAIL’s is instantly recognisable by their charming red awning and tempting treats displayed in the windows. You can sip their lovely coffee amongst their expertly-crafted ambience.
Flotsam & Jetsam Café
4 Bellevue Parade, SW17 7EQ
With plant-covered trellises and dangling lightbulbs, Flotsam & Jetsam cultivates a chic and stylish atmosphere. An independently-owned Antipodean-style café, they serve Allpress espresso coffee alongside fresh juices, all-day brunch and homemade pastries. They are acutely recognisable by the distinctive anchor that hangs on the back wall, a nod to their seafaring namesake.
Black Sheep Coffee
Unit 115, Southside Shopping Centre, SW18 4TQ
Black Sheep has certainly made a name for itself, and it’s no wonder why. Their Wandsworth site, located at the ground floor of the Southside Shopping Centre, provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere amid the bustle of busy high street life. Their own specialty blends are served here, alongside a selection of creative bubble teas, such as mango lychee and pineapple.