With temperatures plummeting and frosts setting in, it’s time to start thinking about treating ourselves to some soothing winter warmers. And what better way to thaw out from the cold than to nestle down in a welcoming cosy café with our hands wrapped firmly around a steaming cup of our favourite hot drink?
If you’re looking for somewhere inviting to hunker down during a city trip, head for Rathbone Square, where you’ll find an array of friendly and temptingly cosy café corners just waiting to lure you in. Located just a short walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station, this haven of tranquillity in the West End of London makes the perfect stop-off for Christmas shoppers, festive revellers and city workers alike.
Fancy joining us? Here’s a round-up of our favourite cosy café spots for you to enjoy.
Famous for its juices it may be, but Joe and the Juice also serves a range of seriously tempting and very colourful coffees.
Pink or yellow latte anyone? Or maybe you’re more a purple cortado kind of person, or perhaps a grey macchiato is more up your street? Whatever your colour of choice, an espresso from Joe’s is more an experience than simply a drink.
And if you’re into your teas, how about a cup of green mandarin, vanilla rooibos, white temple or a good old traditional English breakfast? At Joe’s, there’s something to cater to every taste.
You’ll also discover a host of sweet treats to soak up your winter warmer. From carrot cake to banana bread and blueberry muffins, you’ll be so glad you chose Joe’s as your cosy café stop-off this winter!
White Pine is Rathbone Square’s resident sustainable, cruelty-free boutique coffee and juice bar. Here’s where you’ll find an enthralling menu of Icelandic style protein shakes packed with natural ingredients, together with those all-important warming speciality teas and organic coffees to help you thaw out from the winter chill.
There’s also a tempting menu of fresh vegetarian and vegan food from local suppliers in which to indulge whilst you’re cosying down. You’ll even find a range of gorgeous Nordic homeware and gifts, perfect if you’re not quite done with your Christmas shopping.
On the coffee menu at White Pine Fitzrovia are all your comforting favourites, from lattes and mochas to flat whites and cappuccinos. Fancy something a tad different? How about an organic hot chocolate, organic matcha latte, blue matcha latte or chai latte?
There’s also a tantalisingly tempting tea menu, featuring fresh ginger and lemon, passion tea (white tea subtly flavoured with peach – yum!), euphoria tea (green tea laced with exotic mango), harmony tea (relaxing lavender and linden flower), and illumination tea with fennel and anise.
So, if you’re looking for that cosy café experience in London, make sure White Pine Fitzrovia is on your radar!
Coffee connoisseur Omotesando Koffee is renowned worldwide for its Japanese coffee, brewed to order right in front of your eyes by expert baristas in white lab coats.
This is a truly exclusive, boutique-style cosy café serving exceptional coffee in an unfussy, minimalistic setting with light wood detail, typical of Japanese interior design.
The service at Omotesando Koffee is second to none. Got a preference for a certain type of coffee? Then you’ll find it here. And if you fancy a bite to eat to compliment your perfectly brewed winter warming beverage, you’ll find a huge choice of mouth-watering traditional Japanese pastries too.
Sugar fix coffee
No, we don’t mean coffee laced with one lump or three. We’re talking doughnuts. And not just any doughnuts… award-winning doughnuts! And plenty more to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Crosstown Doughnuts is renowned for its delicious doughnuts and handcrafted cookies, with everything made in-house, including jams, compotes, fillings, glazes and toppings, all using the very best seasonal ingredients.
If you’re a fan of trying something different, this is the place to be. From spiced pumpkin to pear and ginger doughnuts, you can see this is a cosy café that means business. And when it comes to those winter frost-busting hot drinks, you’ll not be disappointed either. Jaffa hot chocolate, turmeric latte or beetroot latte anyone?
Ready to nestle down in a cosy café this winter?
Rathbone Square is a hidden oasis of tranquillity just off Oxford Street in London’s West End. Why not pay a visit next time you’re in town, and shake off the winter cold in one of its warm and friendly cosy café corners? We look forward to welcoming you!Back to Blog