Five of the best cafés to grab a coffee in Bloomsbury & Holborn

22nd November 2022 | 2 min read

Top-cafe_blog-header-Five of the best cafés to grab a coffee in Bloomsbury & Holborn

In need a of a frothy coffee and brief break from your current task at work? Here are some of our top café picks in Bloomsbury & Holborn, the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter, to grab your favourite drink and possibly a tasty pastry.


Take in the aroma of Italian coffee within Americano at LABS House

The third addition to this burgeoning café brand from London-based entrepreneur Eran Shachaf showcases its take on Italian espresso bars within the ground floor of LABS House at 15-19 Bloomsbury Way.

Pop in to pick one or two of its artisanal coffees, try its refined range of cakes and pastries and all-day Italian food menu and maybe take five in its comfortable surroundings designed by LABS, while you wait. And come evening this café turns into a bar serving sophisticated aperitif cocktails alongside a curated wine and beer list.

Support unique coffee purveyor Redemption Roasters

Aiming to reduce the reoffending rate this socially conscious coffee specialist roasts all its coffee within the walls of HMP The Mount in Herefordshire, also offering training in professional roastery and barista skills to those at the facility and onward employment to those leaving prison within its shops or with its wholesale clients.

Redemption Roasters has two cafes in Bloomsbury & Holborn – 84b Lamb’s Conduit Street and 71 Lincoln’s Inn Fields – where you can enjoy a drink from this unique roastery in relaxed surroundings.

Immerse your senses in the Roasting Plant at LABS 90 High Holborn

You’ll find the fourth UK location of the Roasting Plant with its high-tech offering at LABS 90 High Holborn.

Delivering an immersive sensory coffee experience, order your coffee and watch as whirlwinds of coffee beans are roasted in real time. Roasting in each store allows the Roasting Plant to reduce its

waste and pollution associated with repeated shipping and packaging.  Zero-emission electric roasting technology and compostable products are also used where possible.

Take away some inspiration and coffee from The Court Café at the British Museum

If you want some grand and inspiring surroundings while you wait for your perfect brew to be made and the option of a sumptuous cake to take back to the office try this café at the British Museum. Maybe take in a quick tour of some of the museum’s fascinating galleries displaying such finds as those from the Sutton Hoo ship burial or relics from the rise of the Roman Empire.

Be served expertly and courteously at The Gentleman Baristas

Priding itself on being a magnanimous and well-mannered host The Gentleman Baristas provides a pleasant spot to pop in to get a coffee.

 Located at No1. New Oxford Street choose from its hat-themed coffee offerings created within its East London roastery.