4 Of The Best Cafe Co-Working Spaces London Has To Offer

Everyone has their favourite cafe to work from, whether it’s a local hideout that nobody knows about or a fast-paced favourite you’ll find all of the freelancers hanging around in. But have you managed to find yours amidst the working from home life? With the government guidance changing and many workers returning (not out of choice mind you) to the office on a hybrid basis, now’s the time to find your special working sanctuary that you can hideout in when you’re not squeezed back into your office block. From unlimited coffee to endless plug sockets, these are our favourite cafes to work away in.


If you’re hosting a meeting with your team or are looking to set up a freelancer group and need a big enough table to house the small team, look to Origin. Both their Shoreditch and Southwark coffee shops have big enough tables to gather, brainstorm and recoup after the working from home period. Not to mention their coffee and cake selection is next level. For those looking to study or do research at The British Library, Origin is also on hand to fuel you with the good stuff, from coffees to pastries. WHERE: SHOREDITCH, SOUTHWARK & THE BRITISH LIBRARY


It might be buzzy and on the busier side, but Grind seriously impresses on the interiors and coffee front. Starting life in Shoreditch back in 2011, it’s a coffee shop that’s gone on to expand and expand with now eight venues spread far and wide across London. This isn’t so much the space you’d want to be tapping away on your computer for hours on end but it’s great for short two hour stints to be amongst a lively atmosphere and colourful character. It’s also great for those wanting to meet up with fellow colleagues or clients to brainstorm, fuelled by good coffee and excellent brunch options. 


Bringing Londoners a slice of the Swedish cafe experience is Söderberg. These guys have seven branches in Edinburgh – I love the Stockbridge one and regularly frequent it whenever I’m there – but they opened up their first London cafe in January 2019 and continue to create an inspiring space filled with traditional Swedish cuisine. Expect that classic Scandinavian minimalism inside and mid-century inspired furniture, as well as cosy spaces you can settle in for the day and not be disturbed. Their coffee is roasted in Sweden and the all-day menu features everything from a Swedish style filled omelette with portobello mushrooms in a creamy sauce to Brunchbricka, a Swedish style continental brunch tray that includes a little bit of everything.


Designed with the music enthusiast in mind, Spiritland is the go-to place for all things music and recording. Look at their King’s Cross venue, it’s a cafe, bar and radio studio all rolled into one. You can book out the full radio production suite or host talks or an album launch thanks to their Living Voice sound system. Not forgetting it’s a great place to grab a coffee or lunch for a work meeting or just sit yourself at one of the tables all day and work away on your laptop.


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