15 of the best cafés and coffee shops in Wimbledon
15 of the best independent cafés and coffee shops in Wimbledon
Looking for your fix of rich coffee and warm atmosphere? Look no further. Here’s your ultimate guide to the best coffee shops in Wimbledon.
When it comes to coffee (and tea, and cake), Wimbledon has plenty of quality independent cafes.
258-260 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB
Yes, they’re literally called a cup of tea. But they serve killer coffee too, ethically sourced, with green coffee beans bought directly from two farms in Colombia and Brazil – Colombia el Porvenir and Brazil Santa Lucia, to be exact. And they have board games! What’s not to love?
Three Apes Coffee
26 Coombe Ln, Raynes Park, SW20 8ND
Opened in 2022, this funky coffee shop in Raynes Park is run by a group of three siblings with more than 30 years experience in the hospitality industry. With beans supplied from south west London’s leading coffee roasters, Curious Roo, their coffee is rich and delicious, and the atmosphere is lively and vivid, full of cool, trendy interior design and friendly staff.
281 Wimbledon Park Road, SW19 6NW
An independent specialty coffee shop and eatery, DropShot Coffee sets itself apart with its warm, welcoming atmosphere and scrummy brunches! Located just down the road from Wimbledon tennis, you might even be likely to spot Andy Murray as you sit by the window and sip their delicious coffee.
21 Wimbledon High Street, London, SW19 5DX
This is one to go to if you’re looking to enjoy your coffee in style. Demitasse is a specialty cafe that offers seated dining in a luxury setting and a select range of sweet and savoury brunch dishes. Inspired by European coffee culture, the cafe is a chic and stylish place to sip expertly-roasted coffee delivered with excellent service and hand-picked music. You’ll feel transported to a Parisian high street, mon cherie.
83 Hartfield Crescent, London, SW19 3RZ
21 Grams is a great one to pop into if you’re around Wimbledon Library. Great coffee and lovely quaint decor, from the wooden benches to the charming outdoor seating. A must-try is their amazing selection of muffins – opt for the banana, or the lemon and poppy seed. You won’t regret it.
240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB
The new cafe at Polka Theatre provides a great place to take a break with coffee and a snack while waiting to see a family show. It’s a lovely, airy space, with some whimsical decor to entertain the kids. There’s a variety of sandwiches and snacks available, as well as locally-roasted coffee, a selection of teas and all the theatre ice creams.
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52 The Broadway, SW19 1RQ
Gelato. Oddono’s is, first and foremost, delish gelato in a myriad of amazing flavours (pistachio and chocolate are heavenly). Now winners of countless awards, they’ve been in the business for almost two decades and are still going strong. Do pop in for a cup of aromatic Italian coffee and a scrumptious hot Belgian waffle with a scoop or two.
Saucer & Cup
159 Arthur Road, SW19 8AD
A friendly café contemporary both in the menu selection and interior design, Saucer & Cup is loved by the locals. It prides itself on partnering with the best roasteries around the world to source the most aromatic coffees with excellent composition. Plus, a lovely, light, carefully curated menu that values quality over quantity.
Maison St Cassien
71 High Street, SW19 5EE
Small, lovely and independent, it’s a perfect destination if you want to escape the coffeehouse chains in the Village. Both Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray apparently liked it there, and fairly so – it’s been serving an excellent selection of coffee, tea and delish Mediterranean and Lebanese food since 1998.
Windmill Tea Rooms
Windmill Rd, SW19 5NQ
The loveliest place to pop into after a leisurely passaggiata in the park. The menu is short and sweet, and on the “good, homemade and hearty” moreso than refined and sophisticated, coffee is delicious, smoothies are excellent, and the view on the windmill – gorgeous. Plus an impressive selection of all things treats and pastries.
Brioche Farmhouse Café
39 Windsor Ave, SW19 2RR
Located in Deen City Farm – just next to Morden Hall Park – Brioche Farmhouse Café boasts the finest quality homemade cakes: their Victoria Sponge is to die for, and they have a gluten-free version too, as well as lovely pastries, light lunches and aromatic coffee. Plus, it’s literally on the farm – so after you down your coffee, head out to pet baby goats and adorable lambs.
68 The Broadway, SW19 1RQ
Coffee. Tea. Desserts. All Japanese. Cafe Mori is a paradise for all lovers of oriental cuisines, and particularly Japanese, with creamy matcha lattes, hand drip coffee and matcha rolls on the menu. Kawaii desserts aplenty (just wait to sink your teeth into those flower cupcakes – and the matcha crepe cake is just perfectly green) – and they do make tasty rice dishes, too.
377 Durnsford Rd, London SW19 8EF
With roots ranging all the way from Sicily to Wolverhampton, the brothers behind Lupo Bros know what it means to make Italian coffee. The charming facade of pale blue and white brick opens into a quaint and cosy coffee shop, where specialty roasted coffee is served alongside yummy brunches. Definitely one to try if you’re a fan of authentic Italian coffee.
Merton Abbey Mills, Watermill Way, SW19 2RD
An independent crêperie, waffle house and jazz lounge, Belgian Brasserie has both amazing events and delicious coffee galore. Do follow their website to find out about all the amazing artists they host regularly, or just pop in for a mouthwatering waffle with coffee.
Coffee in the Wood
99 High Street Colliers Wood, SW19 2JF
Your friendly family-run coffee shop to escape the hustle and bustle. Their cakes look great and taste even better, and service is uber friendly. Plus some superb exhibitions by local talent both emerging and established.