Coffee is one of the best ways to keep yourself motivated through hours of study and work. A great drink to wake you up in the morning, to have during a break and to keep you fully focused on your work. Whatever the time, knowing where the best places to grab a coffee near campus are, can come in handy. For meeting friends, using WiFi or just for a 10-minute coffee break to clear your head, here are some of the best coffee shops near Northumbria University London campus.

Black Opium Coffee Specialist

362-364 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT

Located just a 7-minute walk from Old Street station, Black Opium gives visitors a cosy haven for coffee lovers. The professional service of the staff is backed up with an impressive range of coffees and assortment of snacks to go with.

Minutes’ walk from campus: 16

Nude Espresso Roastery

26 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

This relaxed café is a great place to have house-roasted, artisan coffees, plus homemade brunches and sweet treats. Try the signature East Blend, rotating single origins and both slow brew and batch filter options.

Minutes’ walk from campus: 9

Paper & Cup

18, Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP

Just less than a 15-minute walk from campus is Paper & Cup, just far enough away from the crowds at Shoreditch and Brick Lane to be quiet enough to grab a seat. Perfect for a bit of post-lecture downtime. This cosy café not only offers delicious coffee and treats, but there are also books available to buy ‘so cheap they’re almost free!’. This is a great place to catch-up on some reading.

Minutes’ walk from campus: 14

Fix 126

126 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PJ

Fix 126 is a buzzing coffee shop which along with coffee made by skilled baristas, serves breakfast and lunch options. With vintage school chairs, communal tables and excellent coffee, Fix 126 is a typically trendy East London café. Expect artisan coffee, quick eats and friendly service with quirky interiors.

Minutes’ walk from campus: 14

Kahalia Café

135 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SB

In the heart of Brick Lane, Kahalia Café is a charity-run shop serving ethically-sourced coffee, sandwiches and cakes all in a creative, artistic urban location. The red velvet cake comes highly recommended by customers as do many of the sweet pastries for sale which are “truly delicious, rich, buttery and creamy”. On top of free WiFi, friendly staff and a relaxed setting, Kahalia Café is a great place to go with friends and/or for a relaxing coffee to yourself.

Minutes’ walk from campus: 14

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