There’s nothing more frustrating than walking into the UCC and seeing that the Spoke, Starbucks, and Tim’s lines are all a mile long. Whether you’re trying to get your caffeine fix in for the day or looking for a new place to study, we’ve got you covered with these three up-and-coming cafes that serve up some great coffee and are just a short bus ride away from campus.
CommonWealth Coffee Co.
478 Richmond St
As soon as you step foot into CommonWealth, you will understand why this cafe has become a hot-spot for Londoners and students alike. There’s ample space to study, equipped with outlets and wifi - a huge plus. Be sure to grab a donut (or two) from BoxCar Donuts, situated inside the cafe. Unique flavours are updated weekly, ranging from Pumpkin Spice Cookie to Maple Bacon, and they are all truly a piece of heaven. With endless drink and food options, CommonWealth is sure to have something up your alley.
Nitro cold brew on tap with a fresh home-made donut from BoxCar
Reset Social Cafe
503 Talbot St
This modern, vibrant, and colourful cafe brings together good drinks and good food. With a diverse menu that includes smoothies, bowls, and sandwiches, everything here is made fresh to order. Reset has an amazing atmosphere and the friendliest staff, whether you’re getting work done or grabbing a coffee with friends, this place is definitely one to check out. As an added bonus, they are open later than most cafes (till 10pm most days!), which is perfect for those late night study sessions.
AMRAP (As Many Roots as Possible) Juice and the Southwest bowl
44 Blackfriars St
If you’re looking for a cozy, intimate spot to enjoy a hot drink while getting some readings done, then this is the place to be. Even though it opened just over a month ago, Society Cafe is already making a splash in London’s cafe scene. In addition to brewing some of the best coffee, they are serving up freshly baked goods and deliciously made sandwiches. Being a family-run business makes Society a go-to shop, always providing the best customer service and catering to your needs (they even have oat milk!). Be sure to walk down to Blackfriars Bridge and take in a nice view of the Thames River.
Caramel Macchiato and the Flapjacks
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