Four of London’s Quirkiest Coffee Shops

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When it comes to quirky drinking and dining venues, London really does take the cake. Speaking of cake, who doesn’t love a cup of coffee and a sweet treat in a fun setting? We’ve rounded up some of the city’s quirkiest cafes for you to sample in 2024.

The Milk Train

Located in Covent Garden, The Milk Train is well known for its wacky and seriously sweet ice creams. This cafe is most famous for its choo-choo ice creams—an ice cream cone wrapped in a cloud of cotton candy, just like its own little tutu! You can choose one of their signature flavours, or create your own by adding whatever toppings and mix-ins you desire. 


Made for dog owners, dog lovers and of course… dogs, Pawsitive opened its doors in 2022 and has never looked back. This undeniably adorable and really quite chic cafe provides a comfortable space for you and your furry friend, and features a number of fur-lined dog caves as well as a lengthy menu that is certain to make both of your mouths water. You’ll find a number of tasty dishes for you and your pup on the menu, including an afternoon puppy tea! This cafe has truly thought of it all.


You won’t believe us when we tell you that this retro cafe was once a Victorian public toilet! However, it’s been stripped down and refurbished into a charming little coffee nook. One feature from the Victorian era that remains intact is the original urinals, which have been cleaned thoroughly and made into a counter. Attendant offers a wide range of carefully selected coffees to choose from and believes that each strain tells its own story. 


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This former railway arch turned coffee shop is a cosy cafe with a twist. As the name suggests, Draughts is a board game cafe with a huge library of modern and old school games, making it an incredibly popular location amongst those of us who enjoy a little bit of friendly competition. You’ll find rich and flavourful coffees and teas as well a selection of alcoholic beverages should you wish to turn your games night boozy.


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