Vintage Coffee Shops. Who doesn’t like it? It so good to be with our friends or just reading that new book in a coffee shop with a vintage touch. Take a look at our selection of London’s Best Vintage Coffee Shops.



Owned by the same Italian family since its opening day in 1927, this Formica wonder, which feels frozen in time around the early Sixties, is a must if you’re searching for a glimpse of the good old days. Customers may recognize the tearoom’s interior as the café has been used as a filming location for Heinz adverts and in the 2009 film The Boat That Rocked. The chatty and pleasant staff certainly take pride in what they do, which includes traditional café classics such as big mugs of tea and delicious fry-ups.

43 Vanbrugh Park

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Issy’s Milky Way

If you’ve ever dreamed of going on a Fifties-style date to an adorable café that sells American-style sundaes, with golden oldies playing on the jukebox, then pop into Issy’s Milky Way on Angel’s Camden Passage. This lovely little café and milkshake bar is all about retro Americana, with its authentic Fifties diner décor, complete with Elvis memorabilia, and a vintage TV showing black and white classics. As well as serving delicious coffee and fresh, creamy milkshakes, Issy’s Milky Way adds a British element with some good old toasties. You’ll even find Elvis Presley cupcakes on sale in a selection of tasty flavors.

28 Camden Passage

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Café Vintage

Set up in November 2010 by vintage-loving sisters Aysha Sparks and Nadia Allman, Café Vintage also doubles as a boutique, welcoming its customers with the smell of fresh coffee and delicious homemade treats such as artisan bread and freshly made pies, while retail therapy awaits in the backroom. The vintage-inspired interior and soundtrack chosen by its jazz-loving owners, enhance the café’s unique and retro feel, taking you back to a golden era whilst you sip your coffee in nostalgic comfort.

88 Mountgrove Road

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Regency Cafe

Walking into this classic gem of a café is like traveling through a time portal to a London of a different era. Established in 1946 in Pimlico, The Regency is a hotspot for those looking for a taste of British culinary history: a full English and various traditional homemade dishes are available daily. The original décor includes gingham curtains and blackboards featuring the café’s specials, such as shepherd’s pie on Tuesdays. Pictures hanging on the walls show the café throughout the decades, and scenes from 2004’s film Layer Cake which The Regency appeared in.

17-19 Regency St

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Drink, Shop & Do

Perfect for a retro chic tea party, this design shop and café bar tucked away in an old Victorian bathhouse is a haven of vintage loveliness. Almost everything in sight, including the vintage furniture and homeware, is for sale. A diverse selection of teas, served in adorable teacups and saucers, can be enjoyed with teatime favorites such as lemon cake, Victoria sponge, and kitsch finger sandwiches. Each table includes a board game, giving you something to ‘do’ while you ‘drink’ your tea, before or after you’ve had a little ‘shop’. This wonderful place also aims to bring out your crafty side with activities such as ‘Play with Clay 80s Style’ and ‘Dot to Dot to Disco’. And on Friday and Saturday nights, the venue becomes Drink, Shop & Dance, with DJs and dancing until 2am.

9 Caledonian Road

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