5 Best Places for Coffee in Hammersmith
Fulham’s under-rated next-door neighbour, Hammersmith is the place many young West Londoners call home. It’s a hive of professional activity, with many companies choosing to put their offices in Hammersmith, and there are loads of great restaurants and bars for after-hours fun. The Eventim Apollo is great for live music and comedy, while the Lyric Theatre is the place to go for some out-there theatre.
But today, we’re going to talk coffee. With all these trendy new residents and workplaces popping up, Hammersmith has responded by providing some excellent places to get a quality caffeine hit when you need it. Here are our five favourite places for coffee in Hammersmith.
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1. Antipode Coffee
28 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, W6 9PH
When Time Out rate a coffee shop one of the best in London, you’d better believe it. Antipode is a taste of Australian coffee and cafe culture in London: by day a coffee and brunch cafe, and by night “a laidback bar serving on point cocktails, natural wines and craft beers.”
They’re supplied by London’s Square Mile Coffee Roasters, and use high-tech specialist equipment to grind and brew their coffee. The food is seasonal and internationally-influenced, with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and raw food options.
2. Amoret Specialty Coffee
11 Beadon Road, Hammersmith, W6 0EA
Amoret have two locations in London; one in Notting Hill, and one in Hammersmith. Open from early in the morning on weekdays and for a lazy Saturday latte, it’s a great place to start your day.
They roast their own coffee to custom profiles in Notting Hill, using specialty importers from origin with a focus on “roasting and brewing delicious coffee, and showcasing the people whose hard work and passion brings these coffees from the farm to you.” These people are truly passionate about coffee, and it pays off in their top quality brews.
3. GAIL’s Bakery Brook Green
102-104 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, W6 7PD
Tucked away from the bustle of King Street is GAIL’s Brook Green, famous for its amazing pastries, cakes and bread and delicious coffee. It’s the perfect place when you’re after a baked treat to go with your coffee, and GAIL’s House Blend is locally roasted by Union Hand-Roasted Coffee in East London in small batches, for sweetness and to highlight the blend’s characteristics.
The cafe is cosy, with excellent service from the friendly staff. GAIL’s is a great location for a catch-up with a friend or to knuckle down and get some work done.
4. Cafe Plum
17 Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 9RL
Cafe Plum’s first location was opened in 1997 in Fulham, and they’ve since expanded to Hammersmith and Putney under the same ownership and management. The cafes are run with pride and dedication, serving simple food made with fresh, local ingredients, and gorgeous coffee from Allpress Espresso.
The food is reasonably priced and the menu is mouth-watering, so you’ll be tempted to stay for a little longer after sampling one of Cafe Plum’s masterfully made coffees.
5. Alma Cafe
12-14 Beadon Road, Hammersmith, W6 0DA
Alma Cafe Hammersmith is a subsidiary of the original location in Barnes, and serves speciality coffee, fresh juices, and artisan salads. It’s the perfect place for a mid-morning health kick with a side of smooth, fresh coffee.