The best bookshops with cafes in London
The literary coffee-house is a historical institution: we've found its 2018 incarnation – the bookshop-cum-cafe. These places are just as brilliant for browsing the bookshelves as they are for sitting down for a (three course!) meal. Whatever kind of bibliophile you are, here's a round up of the best spots to relax, read and have a bite to eat.
Paper and Cup is the epitome of Shoreditch cool, serving up yummy treats and selling donated books at bargain prices. It also has a social agenda as a not-for-profit enterprise supporting former addicts and the homeless. It's just the place to settle down with a book and support the community.
This bookshop-cum-cafe with a conscience is (unsurprisingly) vegan friendly too – we love the chocolate gazed matcha cake.