Coffee is more than just another hot beverage—it’s a lifestyle and a culture. Whether you’re catching up with old friends or just taking a break for yourself, your cup of joe shouldn’t be just good—it should be good for you. The health benefits of coffee are abundant (in moderation, of course), so long as you know where to go. Whether you’re looking for fair trade, organic beans or alternative milk options, like soy or nut milk, the following is a list of coffee shops nearby in London, Ontario that are brewing up grinds for your daily fix.
10 Eighteen Coffee Bar
10 Eighteen Coffee Bar caters to your every craving, from fresh pour over coffee to select wines and craft brews. Independently owned and operated in the heart of the Old East Village, everything on the menu is made in-house or sourced locally in Ontario. Vegan and gluten-free baked goods, charcuterie boards, and sandwiches are the perfect pairing to 10 Eighteen’s three exclusive roasts. What makes this café stand out from the rest? Rather than batch brewing their drip coffee, they freshly grind the beans after you place your order—providing you with a high-quality cup every time.
Reset Social Cafe
Newcomer to the London cafe scene, Reset Social Cafe serves a colourful array of juices and smoothies alongside their specialty coffee and tea selection. Pair a ginger latte with a salad, bowl, or sandwich — with a website boasting “food as fresh as your roast,” Reset’s menu is made in-house same day with fresh, whole ingredients. Ask for oat milk for your cappuccino or latte, something you won’t find in many other spots, locally.
Origins Co. offers ethically sourced organic coffees, smoothies, and sweets in a fast and convenient grab and go style. Everything on Origins’ menu is non-GMO and organic — and with no meat sold in store, this Ann and Talbot go-to is ideal for vegans. Pair your favourite coffee, tea, or latte with a salad or wrap for a healthy and delicious alternative to fast food.
Commonwealth Coffee Co.
Commonwealth Coffee Co. is an artisanal coffee shop along the bustling Richmond Row in downtown London. Specializing in small batch coffee, Commonwealth partners with Canadian roasters with a commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainability. In addition to nitro coffees and teas, you can find coffee on tap, cold brews, tea lattes and espressos. The shop also serves a light eats menu with a selection of fresh salads and sandwiches.
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The Tea Lounge
The Tea Lounge promises the ‘world of tea’ in a relaxing and culturally rich atmosphere. With a convenient downtown London location, the Tea Lounge is accessible to tea lovers and novice drinkers alike. Nutrition based and sommelier sourced loose leaf teas and tisanes are served in traditional and contemporary styles in the tea lounge, while light and healthy menu options are available to anyone looking for a healthy treat. Daily soups, jar salads, and cheese boards are just a few of the healthy options offered.
The Root Cellar
The Root Cellar isn’t just a staple in London’s restaurant scene—it’s also my go-to place for a cappuccino! In addition to their delicious organic salads and bowls, the Root Cellar also offers organic teas and espresso beverages made with their homemade cashew milk.
Located in downtown London, Rebel Remedy offers a variety of healthy menu items that are suitable for many different food preferences and diets. Pair one of their seasonal menu items with a famous cold-pressed juice. Even better, Rebel Remedy serves up a variety of keto and cacao coffee beverages, including the Rebel Mocha. Not a coffee drinker? Check out their hot tonics to soothe and energize.