You’re probably all familiar with the likes of Rapha cafes and Look Mum No Hands, but here’s a list of our 5 favourite London cycle cafés. Be sure to pop in for repair work, parts, or a mid cycle coffee and snack once normality resumes and we’re able to explore on two wheels again!
Machine – a family run workshop and café space on Tower Bridge Road (SE1) offering Monmouth coffee, sandwiches and a vegan stew of the day in a relaxed setting, and also sells their own merchandise ranging from hand printed t-shirts, to socks and mugs. find out more at http://www.machinelondon.cc/
Cyclelab & Juicebar – not only offers bike repairs and juices on Pitfield Street (N1) as the name suggests, but also Square Mile coffee, cakes and granola pots, and even a yoga class twice each month designed specifically for cyclists to target hamstrings, hips, IT bans, back and shoulders, and core strength. Find out more at https://cyclelabuk.wordpress.com/
Soho Bikes – a central spot happy to fix any emergency with a good stock of everything you could need and a side-line in bespoke coffee blends, all in an open plan workshop on Berwick Street (W1F). Less costly than alternatives in the area, and you can even get a branded t-shirt, hoodie or beanie to go. find out more at https://sohobikes.co.uk/
The Dynamo – open from 7.30am until 10 or 11pm every day, offering cyclists on Putney Bridge Road (SW15) a huge choice of breakfasts, salads, lunchtime plates and woodfire pizza, as well as having table tennis downstairs and hosting bike focussed film screenings, Q&A’s and other events. find out more at http://www.the-dynamo.co.uk/
London Velo – open 7 days per week on Deptford High Street (SE7) offering bike servicing and repairs, alongside coffee, smoothies, Brick Lane bagels and both vegan and non-vegan lunch options, also organises regular Sunday Social Rides for members and non-members. Find out more at http://www.ldnvelo.co.uk/
We’re aware this is a far from exhaustive list, so please let us know your top tips and any favourites in your area.