Oh, the charms of Notting Hill. I absolutely adore the area. Maybe it’s the colourful houses and its close proximity to the beautiful Kensington Gardens, or maybe it’s the charms of its vintage markets and the renowned Portobello market on the weekends. But there’s this vibrancy in the area that makes it such a huge draw for not just tourists but locals as well. With plenty of quality coffee shops opening up, I could just hang out there all day (albeit likely to be overbuzzing with caffeine)! Whether you’re looking for a quick grab-and-go coffee or a lovely sit-down and relaxed cafe experience, Notting Hill has it all and they’ve got some stellar coffee options to offer. Here is a guide to where to find the best coffee shops in Notting Hill.
Best Coffee Shops to Visit in Notting Hill London
Blank Street Coffee
The New York coffee brand, Blank Street, has been quietly expanding all across London, including one very close to Notting Hill Gate station. With affordable prices and premium-quality coffees, there’s no better place to get your quick coffee fix in the area than them!
Tab x Tab
Quality coffee, handmade ceramics, and a lovely brunch menu – no wonder Tab x Tab is such a popular hit in the area. The independent coffee shop features a laidback yet sophisticated atmosphere and offers premium brunch and speciality coffee around Nottinghill. It’s definitely one of the best coffee spots in the whole of West London and is well worth a visit!
Kuro Coffee is one of the newer additions in the area and it’s already gaining quite a bit of popularity. Maybe it’s the pet-friendliness, or the Japanese minimalistic style with a subtle rustic touch. Or simply just because they make a good cup of coffee with some of the best ingredients around town!
Guillam Coffee House
After the success of its first branch in Kensington near Gloucester Road & Queensway, Guillam Coffee House has opened its third branch in Nottinghill. Continuing their concept of a “neighbourhood living room”, their Notting Hill branch showcases a great relaxing atmosphere and globally sourced top-quality coffees. The delectable coffee notes are set to take you on a little flavour journey on the palate!
Over Under Ladbroke Grove
Your commute coffee-to-go doesn’t get any better than Over Under Ladbroke Grove. Serving award-winning Assembly coffee, Over Under has been widely recognised as one of the top coffee houses in West London. If you fancy breakfast, they have a lovely selection of dishes on the menu for you to choose from as well.
A stone throw’s away from Portobello Market is this neighbourhood bakery named Layla Bakery. Whilst Layla is probably more well-known for its pastries, and rightfully so, they also serve great coffees by Assembly Coffee. Their exquisite pastries, featuring seasonal flavours, are an absolute catch and even better when paired with a delicious cup of speciality coffee.
Hermanos Colombian Coffee Roasters
It’s all in the name. Hermanos Colombian Coffee Roasters brings Colombian speciality coffee to the streets of Notting Hill. All coffee served is from direct-trade, single-origin, and freshly roasted in London. In addition to coffee shops, they also do coffee subscription services where you can get premium-quality freshly roasted coffee regularly delivered to your door!
It’s all about speciality single-origin Arabica coffees at Amoret Notting Hill. You can find them along the vibrant Pembridge Road, a small but very cosy coffee shop with an upstairs seating area. All coffees are roasted in-house and they are well-known to the local community for their premium coffee offerings. Freshly roasted coffees are also available for purchase at the store.
Notting Hill Coffee Project
Not particularly one to sit down and spend the day away but Notting Hill Coffee Project is a decent & convenient coffee shop to pop by. Their coffee is from renowned Assembly Coffee and offers a robust full-bodied flavour with a nutty undertone. In addition, for every hot drink sold, 25p will be donated to Centre Point, UK’s leading youth homelessness charity.
Farm Girl Notting Hill
Tucked away near Portobello Market is the well-hyped healthy Australian brunch spot, Farm Girl. Food aside, Farm Girl got its main attention from its colourful selection of coffees. The Rose Latte, prettily topped with rose petals, has been known as their speciality. Or the Butterfly Latte that showcases a gorgeous shade of blue makes a great hit too.