The Freelancers Guide to Hackney Coffee Shops

In Hackney, a borough that’s bursting with creative flair, it comes as no surprise that there are loads of great coffee shops where digital nomads can get their caffeine fix. From the traditional to the quirky, Hackney has enough coffee shops to keep everyone going strong. Kip is also well equipped to meet your freelancing needs, with a desk in every room as well complimentary coffee made with Climpson and Sons coffee beans available from reception.

Climpson and Sons

Front of Climpson and Sons on Broadway Market

Climpson & Sons are pioneers in the evolving London speciality coffee scene. With the ambition to “continue sourcing, roasting and crafting the finest coffees from the heart of East London” their range of espresso’s, blends and single origin beans reflect they do: a boundless exploration into the possibilities of flavour. Check out the website for details of Cupping Club (coffee tastings) and speciality coffee courses. All of our guests are entitled to complimentary coffee made with Climpson and Sons beans from the Kip reception.


Where: 67 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH

Palm Vaults

Cheese toastie and a coffee on a table

The most Instagramable cafe in London just happens to be around the corner from Kip. The pink and rose gold decor is eye wateringly pretty as is everything they have to offer on the menu. The list of experimental coffees including rose, red velvet and lavender lattes and loose-leaf tea is almost overwhelming and they have a well-thought-out menu of sweet and savoury vegetarian treats to work your way through.


Where:411 Mare St, London E8 1HY

The Grand Howl

Coffee counter with cakes and pastries on top


A cafe, roastery, coffee shop with a vegetarian and vegan menu – can this place be any more perfect?


Where:  214 Well St, London E9 6QT

The Hackney Coffee Company

Black and white photograph taken from an above perspective of bowler hats being used as light shades for hanging lights

Hackney Coffee Co sits on Hackney Road in a 19th Century former brewery.  Chesterfield sofas, quirky design features, and hundreds of books, provide a sophisticated backdrop to quality coffees & teas, cakes, pastries and sandwiches.


Where: 499 Hackney Rd, London E2 9ED

The Wilton Way Cafe

Collage of photos taken inside the cafe

Nestled in-between a hair salon and a vintage shop on a quiet street in Hackney, just north of London Fields and behind the Hackney Empire, you’ll find The Wilton Way Cafe coffee-fuelled hub for the local creative community that is home to London Fields Radio.


Where: 63 Wilton Way, London E8 1BS

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