In the city where there are so many freelancers, it’s only natural we make a list of our favorite coffee shops where you can have plant-based and veggie options while working.
CEO & Founder David Abrahamovitch with his DJ friend Kaz James, opened Grind in Shoreditch after he inherited the place from his father in 2011. Since than they expanded to 10 coffee shops, restaurants and cocktail clubs around London. As they say, two of the things they got right — the coffee and the atmosphere! So we say go to Grind whenever you feel like hanging out on your own to finish some work or you want to meet people. Hummus, raw vegetables, seeded crisps / Wild mushroom bruschetta, ricotta / Roast squash, freekah, pine nuts, paprika are some of the veggie options to keep you company all day.
Three friends from New Zealand open a coffee shop in a small town in 1998 thus the story begins. Then, luckily, they decide to expand their business to London so we meet them! Do you want to have…Aeropress, Syphon, Cold Brew or Cold Infusion Teas? Ozone has them all! And also there are so many tables where you can sit at & meet new people from all over the world. As you know Kiwi's are always friendly! What to eat, you ask? So many options! Pancake with rushed apple, smoked butterscotch, earl grey labneh & salted hazelnut /fried spiced potato with soft tofu, pea shoots, broccoli, kale & house kimchi / Beetroot &sesame falafel with hummus is on the menu amongst others.
Since a lot of people seems to be moving to Walthamstow, it was our duty to discover the area. Once we saw Buhler & Co packed, we just sat at a table, turned on our laptops & asked for the menu. Let's be frank, we are frequenting this vegan friendly hood coffee shop at least twice a week; once for their avocado on toast with dukkah, pickled red onion and leaves and a second time for rum soaked raisin brioche, banana, blackberries, with home-made salted caramel sauced French toasts.
Every time we have to meet someone in Soho, without a doubt we end up in Timberyard! Sometimes it's because we miss their Orange, Raspberry and Coconut Chia Pot or we go there just have the signature dish creamy coconut porridge . You can also participate in their exhibitions, pop-ups, talks and clubs or if you are an artist, your art can become a part of their permanent exhibition.
You walk through London Fields to end up in Broadway Market corner... If it were a Saturday, you would come across the amazing food stools of the market, but it's not. It's any other given day! So let's take you to one of our favourite spots in town: Morty & Bob's in Netil House. Here, there is always a table to work at while you enjoy some mint tea or any kind of coffee & the smile of the baristas. They prepare three different salads for every lunch and let us tell you they are delicious!
We discovered this coffee shop thanks to a rainy day in London (Come on it's not raining all the time!) while we were visiting friends in Bethnal Green. This is a hub for architects & design lovers. If you sit on the communal table you can find out a lot about buildings, houses and upcoming cities to live in the UK by asking some experts. Don't miss out on baps - all served with rocket and chilli jam or baked eggs in tomato & pepper ragu, labneh, pistachio dukkah with sourdough toast.