Top 5: Dairy-Free Iced Lattes You Need to Try in London This WeekBy Alicia Grimshaw
Hello summer, we’ve missed you. When the central Line turns into a sauna – we know that summer has arrived in the capital. Here’s how to cool down with the best dairy-free iced lattes in London town:
The Lowdown: Mat Mittelheuser is the coffee aficionado behind Bump and Grind. After three years of pop-ups, Mat decided to make it his full time vocation, and now you’ll find Bump and Grind permanently residing at 64 & Social on Clapham High Street. This is a place that Clapham needs; a place for killer coffee, standout brunch dishes and a laid-back vibe. All coffee is made using Climpson and Son beans, and the iced oat milk latte is sweet, milky, and a delicious summer refresher.
Where: 64 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UW
The Lowdown: If dairy-free iced lattes was our religion, Vagabond N7 would be our church. This cafe is an excellent cafe. Repping wholesome brunch dishes and fantastic coffee, this North London gem comes alive at the weekend. The team here take coffee very seriously – and their soya iced latte tastes like a liquid dairy-free dream. Big on foam, froth and taste, we say it’s probably one of the best north of the river.
Where: 105 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LT
The Lowdown: Aida in Shoreditch is a clothes store-cum-cafe-cum-freelancer-haven-cum-neighbourhood-hangout. Even if you don’t fancy spending your dough on some fashionable garms, come for the coffee. Their speciality lattes range from matcha, turmeric, to chai and their Insta-famous Rose – and they know how to make a darn nice soya iced latte. You’ll want to stay for hours: the decor is as beautiful as the clothes.
Where: 133 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE
The Lowdown: Much more than just a restaurant, Mare Street Market houses some of the finest local talent, including Rebel Rebel florist, Stranger Than Paradise records, and three dining spots dedicated to home grown, quality food and drink, curated by Hackney resident, Creative Food Director and Partner, Gizzi Erskine. Artisan coffee makers Flying Horse Coffee are in charge of the caffeine and they know what they’re doing: columbian blends, dairy-free options and a healthy dose of love.
Where: 117 Mare St, London E8 4RU
The Lowdown: Enter TAB x TAB, an elevated coffee shop destination, combining speciality coffee in collaboration with Bocca and Ozone, tasty bites and artisan products. The coffee list features all the seasonal regulars, and they stock a mega selection of dairy-free milks such as Bonsoy, almond, coconut and oat. And if you need an additional summer cooler, they also sell dairy-free sorbets from Soho favourite, Gelupo.
Where: Westbourne House, 14 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RH