London's cafes are wonderful and numerous — from the corner spot a favourite with locals, to the locations people travel miles to go to. If you can't make it to one for your caffeine fix, drool over their Instagrams instead. Here are our favourites:
If you like your pictures patisserie-style and don't mind drooling onto your phone with desire, follow Belle Époque on Instagram: belle_epoque_pattisserie.
Minimalist snaps of the stylish reclaimed wood interior and tasty dishes take over the Instagram of north London's Vagabond. Get a piece of the picture action here: vagabond.london
Follow south London's cosy bike and coffee cafe, Machine, for a blend of bikes and brews: machinelondoncc
Central London coffee wizards, Tap's Instagram page is every bit as stylish as their branches with shots that celebrate the sheer beauty of caffeine-based creations — tapcoffee
The Coffee Works Project
It's about more than just the coffee on this feed, despite their name. The Coffee Works Project Instagram: coffeeworksproject_n1 showcases some of their tantalising mouthfuls.
The pictures on the Old Street shop's Instagram are filtered perfection — a mix of colourful food, cocktails and cup-based beauty. Head to shoreditchgrind to follow Shoreditch Grind.
For a stylish assortment of latte art, brewing paraphernalia and even the odd dog, follow Saint Espresso: saintespresso .
Climpson & Sons
See the staff out and about on Climpson & Sons's Instagram: climpsonandsons, plus snaps of their cute brown bags of coffee with a few exotic locations thrown in too.
It's really more of a restaurant, but we couldn't let this Chelsea staple slip past. There's a picture mix on the Bluebird Instagram page: bluebirdchelsea , but they're definitely worth a follow for the lip-licking images of beautiful foods.
Brixton favourite, Stir Coffee, features the obligatory latte art snaps and dazzling dishes, but it's also got an endearing selection of staff pictures, plenty of beer and some bull dogs. See more at stir_coffee
If you know a London cafe, bakery or coffee van/stall/hut with a great Instagram page, let us know in the comments below...