6 Best Cafes in Elephant and Castle & Coffee Shops

If you’re looking for the best coffee shops in Elephant and Castle, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re on the hunt for a cosy place to work or a cafe that serves up delicious pastries, coffee houses in Elephant and Castle and coffee shops near London Bridge, this list has got you covered.

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Check out these cafes in Elephant and Castle that are sure to please your taste buds while exploring things to do in Elephant and Castle.

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1. Hana Coffee

One of the best cafes in Elephant and Castle can be found at Hana Coffee Kiosk, located right beside the wildflower meadow on top of Sayer Street.

Visit, and you will be warmly greeted by the wonderful owner Abramo who can whip up a classic cup of hot joe, tea or an icy cold espresso in no time – not to mention freshly-squeezed juices and delicious pastries and cakes.

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Enjoy your treats surrounded by nature, with ample seating beside the kiosk to take in the sights of Elephant Park. This Elephant Castle cafe is also open from 6 am, so it’s an excellent spot for the early birds.

Address: Cafe Elephant Park, Sayer St, London SE17 1HL

2. Change Please Coffee Elephant Park

Are you looking for one of the best coffee shops in Elephant and Castle? Look no further than Change Please. Not only do they make caffeinated heaven, but they are doing some seriously awesome work in the community too.

Since their launch in 2015, Change Please has helped thousands of people escape homelessness by providing them with a living wage job, housing, access to a bank account and more. 100% of their profits go towards relieving homelessness – now that’s pretty sass.

With 14 locations across London, including Stratford and Canary Wharf, you can pop into any shop and enjoy some delicious coffee in London while knowing you’re supporting a great cause.

Even better, head over to their Walworth Road store to experience their beautiful new interior too.

Address: 131 Walworth Road, London SE17 1RW

3. Little Louie 

Nothing screams Elephant and Castle like Little Louie. Little Louie is the latest project from Louie Louie, perfect for when you need to escape the daily grind. Louie Louie is one of the best brunch spots in Elephant and Castle.

During the day, this innovative cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee in Elephant and Castle, some delicious food, and vintage furniture for sale. It also features excellent music and some ah-mazing vibes.

But don’t leave Little Louie yet – at night, it transforms into a wine and cocktail bar with natural wines and local beers available to take home.

With its prime locations in Elephant Park and hours from 7 am until 10 pm from Wednesdays to Saturdays, you won’t want to miss out on Little Louie – the hottest spot for Elephant and Castle coffee shops.

Address: 14 Ash Ave, London SE17 1GQ

4. Sidecar Coffee Bar

This hidden gem has the best speciality coffee in Elephant Castle. This coffee shop features Bosco lever espresso machines imported from Naples and coffee from The Gentleman Baristas. 

Make sure to drop in for breakfast or lunch and try one of their delicious toasted sourdough sandwiches or try their toastie – The Reuben, made with pastrami and cheese, sauerkraut mayo and sriracha – trust us, it’s delicious. Sidecar Coffee Bar also serves up some of the best light brunches near Southwark and London Bridge.

Address: 5 Spare St, London SE17 3EP

5. Black Cowboy Coffee

If you’re looking for a spot that provides an exceptional coffee experience and a delicious array of food, look no further than this Elephant Castle cafe.

Black Cowboy Coffee offers amazing organic, single-origin coffees from around the world that you can even take home. There are seven different whole beans and ground beans to choose from so there’s something to fit everyone’s taste buds.

Plus, they’re fully licensed with alcohol and offer some delicious snack-age – think of their signature Liege waffles, bagels, rice dishes, soup and salads, chicken wings, lasagna and more.

And as if the coffee and food weren’t enough, Elephant Castle cafe kicks it up a notch with great music for an unforgettable experience that started back in 2015 yet is rooted in life stories from travels around the world.

Address: Underground Exit, Black Cowboy Coffee Unit 11 A Elephant Arcade 50 London Road South Bank University, London SE1 6FY

6. Hej Coffee

Located in the heart of Elephant & Castle, home to the HEJ roastery, this stylish spot is the perfect place to start your day.

Not only does Hej craft speciality coffee through small batch roasting for a perfectly-pulled shot every time, but they also only source from certified suppliers or straight from farms – so you know your cuppa is always guaranteed to be as fresh as it gets.

And while they stay open throughout the day, serving delicious pastries, smoothies, toasties, salads and cakes, when evening rolls around, wine by the tap and a range of tasty food (including local craft beers) join the menu. This is one of the best coffee shops in London.

Address: Mansfield Point, Rodney Road, London SE17 1BA

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Whether it’s breakfast time or late afternoon pick-up me ups, whether it’s vegan-friendly options or classic Italian style cooking, whether it’s ethically sourced coffee beans roasted onsite every day. Whether it’s Scandi-inspired treats paired with coffees from around the world, there’s something at these best cafes in Elephant and Castle, Camberwell and coffee shops near Peckham.


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