Deep down we know that visiting a cafe should be about enjoying good coffee and great company with friends. But like you, we’re a sucker for picture perfect food and sometimes you just want some quality #content for the ‘gram. Which is why we sent HOLR writer Chia Kougianos on a scout to find some of the prettiest cafés in London.

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From Peggy Porschen, to Palm Vaults, to the iconic EL&N’s cafe, these local hotspots deserve a place on your Instagram feed. Check out our pick of the most Insta-worthy London cafes that will have you reaching for your phone and giving you one of the most liked feeds of 2019. 


1) Peggy Porschen

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Even if you don’t live in London, you’re bound to have come across the Peggy Porschen café at some point on your feed. From the freshly baked cakes to the famous parlour arches, there are many picture perfect moments to be had. Every inch of the café is packed with exquisite detail, and upon entering, you’re transported into a dream-like world.

Roses are always in bloom here, and the interior is one big blush pink hue. They first opened their doors in 2010 in Belgravia and have since opened another branch in King’s Road in Chelsea. Here you’ll find freshly baked pastries, freshly squeezed juices and a delectable selection of mouth-watering cakes. 


2) EL&N

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It’s a Brompton Road kinda Monday morning ?

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Breakfast bowlin’ ?

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Stepping inside any one of EL&N’s iconic cafes is more than just an experience, it’s a journey. As you walk in you’re greeted with gorgeous flowers, heart-covered walls, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee.  Pink flower wall? Check. Neon lights? Check. Marble tables? Check. Okay so it’s a tad OTT (over-the-top), but it is arguably one of the most Instagrammable places in town. A heart-covered wall can be found exclusive to the Knightsbridge branch and it’s filled with motivational phrases including “yolo” and “good vibes only,” You can also find their other spots in Selfridges, Oxford Street and now Belgravia.


3) Palm Vaults


This darling café can be found right in the middle of East London’s borough of Hackney. When you think Palm Vaults, think pastel coloured lattes and palm print wallpaper. The decor has been described as “pink jungle meets 70s Miami,” and after you walk in the doors it’s easy to see why. It’s green and leafy with a lot of pink and gold. The plant-based café design is the brainchild of Hannah Rose. She has overseen every little detail from the hanging ceiling plants, right through to the take-away cups. Even a visit to the cloakroom is a perfect #bathroomselfie waiting to happen.


4) Kalifornia Kitchen

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Oh hello weekend ?✨

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Pick a corner & make yourself at home ?✨

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This hidden gem will have you California dreaming in no time. Inside you’ll find sleek white tables alongside pastel-pink furnishings, and plenty of foliage and neon signs to boot. It’s the brainchild of vegan influencer Loui Blake. He believes healthy is “sexy,” and is passionate about sharing delicious, nutritious loving foods that help the planet. Here you’ll find CBD lattes that promise to inject a little calm into your mornings along with quirky dishes such as buckwheat banana pancakes topped with coconut yogurt, almond brittle, and their Kalifornia Guac Burger with B12 patty and vegan smoked gouda.


5) Feya

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Let the light shine through ?? @bruno_le_voyageur

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Contemporary, relaxed, and elegant. When it comes to a place that’s truly spectacular, look no further than Feya cafe. This breath-taking hotspot truly is a sight to see. It includes a white cherry blossom tree hanging from the ceiling teamed with marble furnishings, pink walls and dreamy lighting. The decor is classic, yet modern, and definitely has a unique advantage over being just another London eatery. They serve a range of patisserie and drinks, alongside a breakfast menu curated by cookbook author Virpi Mikonnen. You can look forward to rainbow smoothie bowls topped with mango flowers; pink oats with rose petals and banana flowers, and pancakes made using whipped cream flowers that’s as pretty as a picture.


So if you’re ever visiting the trendy and fashionable city of London, England and you need a new place for that perfect instagram photo, make sure to visit the above places for a unique, authentic experience.


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