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The RWRD Guide To The Best Coffee In Elephant and Castle

We take a look at some of the best shops featured on RWRD in Elephant and Castle London. Discover more leading spots across the UK & beyond in the app – download free on iOS or Android.

The Rocketvan Coffee Shop

????92 Brandon St, London SE17 1AL

Serving coffees and teas, fresh pastries, the best homemade toasties in London, breads and cakes, smoothies and iced coffees. They have plenty of vegan, veggie and gluten-free options too!

From Friday to Sunday, they are also open in the afternoons and evenings as a bar! They serve a selection of their favourite local South East London beers from Orbit, Brewed By Numbers & The Kernel. They also have a selection of red, white & rose wines, as well as Prosecco, classic cocktails and cider.

Bar snacks on offer include delicious toasties, crisps and popcorn.

Rude N Boomin

????York Mansions, 1A, Browning St, London SE17 1LP

Rude N Boomin is a Kiwi-inspired cafe in the heart of Elephant & Castle. Serving up amazing, fresh and healthy sandwiches, smoothies, pastries and speciality coffee.

We must say, the sandwiches are a real standout at Rude N Boomin, we urge you to take a peek at their Instagram page and you’ll see what we mean. Be sure to check these out if you’re in the area!


????Mansfield Point, Rodney Rd, London SE17 1BA

The Hej Roastery at Elephant & Castle is where the magic happens. They craft speciality coffee by small batch roasting for the freshest brew.

A cafe by day and bar & bistro by night selling local craft beer, wine by the tap and range of tasty food. They’re a meeting place, a place for coffee experiences and a place to enjoy the special Hej vibe, for friends, neighbours and visitors from out of town.

There’s nothing better than sitting back, relaxing and enjoying a coffee with friends or family… Hej provides just this.

The Songbird Cafe

????Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth SE1

Having renovated the kiosk in Summer 2022, The Songbird Cafe is now open daily serving speciality coffee with Curious Roo beans, sandwiches, their signature bakery items, artisan soft-serve ice cream and Jude’s mini tubs and lollies.

This is a sheltered spot under a beautiful lime tree. You will find picnic bench seating just next door to the kiosk. Wrap up warm if it’s a chilly day and enjoy one of our delicious hot drinks under the London sky.

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