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The RWRD Guide To The Best Coffee In Shoreditch

Shoreditch is the epicentre of alternative London. Located in the East End borough of Hackney, between Old Street Station and Kingsland Road, it is a must-visit destination for those wanting a slice of the action.

Out of all there is to do in Shoreditch, make sure to grab yourself a coffee from one of our favourite venues, whilst checking out some street art from world-renowned artists including ROA and Banksy. Using the RWRD app, we’ve collated a number of top spots to check out.


OAT is an outpouring of cool, bringing back the neighbourhood feel with good food, good drinks and good vibes. Located underneath Protein Studios, OAT presents a weekly daytime and evening menu that will evolve each week, and reflect each season. Grab a cuppa and stay for lunch where you can meet with work friends and snap yourself some homemade goodies.

31 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EY

Paper and Cup

Paper and Cup is one of many incredible social enterprises across London, and hosts a barista training programme for people in recovery from addiction to help them learn new skills, gain work experience, and move closer to a more fulfilling way of life.

They also sell a curated selection of second-hand & vintage items including clothes, books, homeware, and accessories, and all profits support people in recovery from addiction & homelessness.

18 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP


Kybelle serves delicious coffee and casual Mediterranean cuisine for the soul, created from the heart, with health in mind.

When you pop in, note the incredible hand drawn murals and paintings created from the illustrative imagination of founder Nick Walking who named the spot after her late friend Belle who sadly suffered from terminal illness, to honour her memory.

62 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR

Tipi Brick Lane

Nestled in the centre of Brick Lane you will find one of the two family run Tipi Coffee Companies.

Serving their own bottled cold brew, along with a range of delectable pastries, you will not go amiss when treating yourself to a spot of lunch amongst vintage clothes shopping!

178a Brick Ln, London E1 6SA


Run by the lovey Gian, Doppio is a coffee warehouse located just off Brick Lane and is a coffee showroom, espresso bar and workshop where you can see the engineers in action repairing coffee machinery. Make sure you buy some wholesale coffee goodies whilst diving into a delicious brew.

While you’re at it, check out our reel from our trip to Doppio on our instagram feed!

90 Hanbury St, London E1 5JL

Vintage Rooms

Entering the Vintage Rooms, you’ll be greeted by friendly faces and a welcoming ambience. The small cafe and beer garden serves all day brunch and a vast variety of vegan dishes and healthy stews. The back doors open to a delightful garden with cosy downstairs seating. Consistent five star reviews on their website say it all – this is a character filled venue that makes room for everyone.

8 Cheshire St, London E2 6EH

Coffee Matters

Coffee matters is a specialty coffee shop that has recently undergone a stunning refurbishment, with the aim to make you feel totally at home and able to relax. Upstairs features work from local artists alongside a bright and spacious back room, perfect for bringing your laptop and getting through some work. The all day bar serves great coffee and an interesting selection of wines, with friendly service and a fantastic, calming ambience.

?157 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG

Café by Crisis

Café from Crisis works to end homelessness through practical hospitality training whilst serving fresh and socially conscious food and coffee in their bustling cafés.

Crisis has developed an ethically sourced coffee that is sold in each of their cafes and online to raise funds for their work, so take a look online and in store to do good while drinking your brew

64 Commercial St, London E1 6LT

Backstage Coffee

Escape the world and go Back Stage to explore a unique coffee house with an underground art gallery in a funky basement area. The team here have a passion for theatre, and with repurposed theatrical equipment including stage lights and seating, you will be immersed in the world of performance. They work with a local Coffee Roastery and Artisan bakeries to source the freshest, highest quality offerings.

102 Sclater St, London E1 6HR

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