The growing number of exciting new bakery cafes in London means that a cup of tea and a slice of cake is no longer the exclusive fuel of elderly ladies with small dogs. Bakery cafes in London are quickly becoming a fashionable addition to the capital with their creative range of cakes, desserts and savoury snacks.
More Bakery Cafes in London
Apostrophe is a popular place to stop off for breakfast, a lunchtime baguette, an afternoon pastry or a civilised pot of tea with friends. (Uncouth pots of tea also acceptable.)
138 Notting Hill Gate , Notting Hill, London, W11 3QG
(020) 7243 1683
The Blackbird Bakery is a popular cafe that serves a wide variety of fresh breads such as five seeds, walnut and onion, sourdough and many more.
59 Westow Street, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 3RW
(020) 8768 0357
Breads Etcetera on Clapham High Street is the bread lovers' dream. Here you can find an extensive variety of freshly baked sourdough breads in a huge range of flavours.
127 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7SS
(020) 7720 3601
The Cafe within the chic Hotel Cafe Royal is a stunning venue that has been created using golden Sienna marble. The Cafe offers a light menu of seasonal dishes alongside an espresso bar and counters lined with cakes, pastries and chocolates which are created by the hotels executive chef, Andrew Blas. The Cafe at Hotel Cafe Royal also offers selected items to takeaway.
Hotel Cafe Royal, 70 Regent Street, Piccadilly, London, W1B 4DY
(020) 7406 3310
Chewies is a bakery and delicatessen specialising in freshly baked breads and handmade cupcakes.
82 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London, NW3 2BE
(020) 7267 6645
At Cocomaya, the simple, snug surroundings are the perfect showcase for plate after plate of seductively stylish cakes.
12 Connaught Street, Mayfair, London, W2 2AF
(020) 7706 2770
Deli Boutique is a French style deli serving a variety of homemade European and organic fare in Clapham.
157 St Johns Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1TQ
(020) 7223 9863
Here at Fleet River Bakery you'll find a whole array of delicious treats including pastries, cakes, sandwiches and plenty more. Plus, we recommend popping to the Fleet Kitchen for those with rumbling tummies.
71 Lincolns Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JF
(020) 7691 1457
Fine sandwiches, pastries and cakes from this gorgeous little bakery cafe on Portobello Road.
138 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2DZ
(020) 7460 0766
We recommend the chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting - but it's all good. This place rocks.
47 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3JP
(020) 7584 0055
Contemporary creations courtesy of Kastner and Ovens in Covent Garden.
52 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DA
(020) 7836 2700
A baked palace of goodies on Grays Inn Road. Just perfect for a cake and coffee for the all-important lunchtime escape from the office.
46 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8LR
(020) 7404 6300
Sample fine delicacies from this excellent Eastern European patisserie on Heath Street.
32 Heath Street, London, NW3 6TE
(020) 7435 9908
Maison Bertaux is the most lavishly bohemian cafe this side of the Channel.
28 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 5DF
(020) 7437 6007
For exceptional breads, pastries and cakes, try this authentic French patisserie on Holland Park Avenue.
102 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UA
(020) 7221 2494
Organic, hand baked muffins in the heart of Covent Garden. A minute's walk from the Piazza.
5 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8HN
(020) 7379 1525
For a complete break from the norm, take a mosey over to Golden Square for the finest Scandinavian treats currently available at the terrific Nordic Bakery.
14A Golden Square, London, W1F 9JF
(020) 3230 1077
There are many branches of the superb Paul patisserie chain but we thought we'd single out this one due to its desirable location near St Paul's Cathedral.
Paternoster Lodge, 2 Paternoster Square, St Paul's, London, EC4M 7DX
(020) 7329 4705
Princi is a distinctly authentic Italian bakery that offers its customers a mouthwatering selection of pasta and meat dishes as well as freshly baked bread.
135 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UT
(020) 7478 8888
With influences on French Mediterranean menu, Villandry Restaurant boasts an excellent but constantly changing menu accompanied by an impressive wine list.
170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 5QB
(020) 7631 3131