When visiting any capital it is sometimes a real headache to find a nice & real café. The one where you can sit down and enjoy a well made hot drink. Not the one where it is a long wait and a quick order – pay – takeaway!

So here is a short list of some we think are worth checking during your stay or weekend in London.

Fernandez & Wells – Soho

A chic little coffee shop in Soho, tucked away on St Anne’s Court; if you weren’t looking for it you would miss it. Fernandez & Wells renowned speciality is the ‘stumpy’ — a triple ristretto and textured milk in a six ounce glass.

Clientèle: tourists, hipsters, young professionals

Dose Espresso – 69 Long Lane

2 minutes walk from the Barbican station, Dose Espresso packs in a lot of character for a tiny place. They serve a great, super fresh, organic breakfast menu,  everything is ethically sourced.

Clientèle: young professionals, locals, tourists & artists

Tapped & Packed – 26 Rathbone Place

Tapped & Packed has a fantastic atmosphere with regularly changing exhibits of modern painting and photography on its walls. An impressive espresso menu is complimented by variety of  “single origin” coffees.

Clientèle: hipsters, young professionals, artists