Cafes

The laptop friendly locations where you can go to put action to your ideas.

Planning to meet up with a fellow Wagwan London community member, or want to go work on your passion project? Then these are the spots for you!

Note - opening times may vary by day so be sure to double check this before heading over.
Moor & Mead

Shoreditch
151-157 City Road, EC1V 1JH
Mon-sun: 8am-11pm

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Part of Montcalm East Hotel, this spacious neighbourhood spot – with friendly staff and fresh feeling interior – will be sure to wow! Whether it’s a cappuccino you’re after or a bigger bite from their seasonally selected menu, you’ll be happy you popped in.

Bonus: Looking for a longer escape, take advantage of their Eat, Play, Work day package that includes breakfast, lunch, unlimited servings of tea or coffee, gym access and free wifi, all for just £30!

Barbican Cinema Cafe & Bar

Barbican Centre
Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Mon-Sun: 10am–8.45pm

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We love the Barbican Center! Don’t overlook this hidden gem while you’re in the area, where you’ll find delicious pastries and cakes and fresh coffee by Volcano Coffee Works. If you’re heading there a bit later in the day or coming for a film in the evening, you can also pick from their quality selection of wine and beer.

Bonus: Happy Hour is every day between 6-8pm for 2 for 1 on all wines and beers!

Redemption Roasters

Angel
96-98 Islington High St, N1 8EG
Mon-Sun: 7am–6pm

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Allow us to introduce you to the world’s first prison-based coffee company! Built on the idea that they can ‘reduce reoffending through speciality coffee”, they employ past offenders and teaching them coffee industry skills with the aim of reducing recidivism in the UK.

Not only will you love their breezy and bright vibe with fresh coffee and tasty bites, but you can feel like you’re contributing to the greater good along the way. Seems like a win-win-win to me!

Tip: They also have locations in Bloomsbury, Broadgate, Covent garden, Dulwich Village, Farringdon, Hampstead Heath, Holborn, Kings Cross, Moorgate and Piccadilly.

Lift

Kensington
133 Kensington Church St, W8 7LP
Mon-Sun: 7:30am–4:30pm

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The uber cool minimalist cafe in the heart of West London. It’s Asian-inspired, industrial aesthetic and fresh atmosphere will give you plenty of space to dream and create. Come for their light-roasted coffee selection, and if you’re feeling peckish, choose from their refined selection of cakes and focaccia sandwiches.

Mostrador

Shoreditch
100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ
Mon-Sun: 12-11pm

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Part of the Hart Shoreditch Hotel, this sleek and trendy space will be sure to provide some great inspiration while you’re working away or dreaming of what your next steps might look like. The bar area space accommodating for remote working, but be sure to check out the Mostrador dining area for a lunch to fuel up!

Bonus: Be ready to vibe along with a live DJ over the weekends!

One Hundred Shoreditch

Shoreditch
100 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JQ
Mon-Sun: 8am–6pm

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This hotel has an incredible coffee shop where they serve ethically sourced coffee from East End-based Ozone Coffee roaster and tasty baked goods with a wide range of gluten free and plant-based options, proper sandwiches and range of our house made smoothies and juices for breakfast, snacks and lunch. Their Lobby Bar also offers Neapolitan pizzas straight from the oven and a selection of drinks which you can enjoy from plush seats or a long working table.

Bonus: Be sure to check out their rooftop bar and terrace while you’re there and grab a drink and bite while you watch the sun go down – with a live DJ to set the mood each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.