I discovered Kaffeine in London in 2014. Back then, I was far from taking professional-quality photos and posting them online. Now fast forward to 2018, where I can finally share with you my favorite coffee shop in the entire world! Introducing, the ever-enchanting, Kaffeine.
Kaffeine has two locations, and I visited the Titchfield Street location as I usually do. On this particular day it was 30 degrees in London, so a warm cappuccino was the perfect escape from the cold. My favorite part is pulling up to Kaffeine, where the exterior is charming and inviting.
We arrived around 3:00 PM and it was packed inside. We snagged the last two bar seats by the storefront window which overlooked the passerby’s outside. One thing I love about Kaffeine is how time seems to slow whenever you’re enjoying a coffee inside one of their perfectly minimalistic interiors. For a second, it’s the perfect escape from London. Not that I am at all looking to escape my favorite city…
Kaffeine’s interior is inspired by the coffee culture in Australia and New Zealand. They have a small but excellent selection of food items, including pastel de nata, which is a personal favorite. Their banana bread is some of the best I’ve ever had too. I ordered a cappuccino and I peer pressured my boyfriend into ordering an espresso. No cappuccino is as delicious as the one at Kaffeine. In fact, beware trying to get a cappuccino anywhere else after having one. It’s just a letdown.
Warm woods and black accents fill the rest of the space. The bar is spacious and long, but the seating is minimal. It keeps things nice and cozy though, which I love. The baristas are always super welcoming even to us foreigners of London. I remember my first visit in 2014, where I sort of stumbled upon the coffee shop. I walked in and was expecting a bit of a pretentious atmosphere, but instead, I was greeted with the complete opposite.
Visiting Kaffeine gave us a chance to reminisce about all the sights we had seen earlier in the day, and complain some more about how cold it was outside and how we should have visited in June (naturally). Then, we people-watched for a good thirty minutes before we headed back to The Hoxton.
We only had two days in London so I didn’t have a second chance to make it back. But I am forever missing this place and their wonderful cappuccino. If you’re ever in London, Kaffeine is the one coffee shop that you cannot miss! Amazing food, great people, and some of the best coffee you will ever have.
What’s your favorite coffee shop?