Britain's Most Instagrammable Coffee Shops

Rose Lander

Coffee shops have inspired some of the most recognisable images in art and photography, from Van Gogh's illuminated café terrace to Brassai's couple cuddling up over a cup of coffee. Today, no café is complete without an artist or two creating masterpieces via their smartphones – and who can blame them? Be it expertly made latte art, flawlessly iced sweet treats or a collection of reclaimed furniture to make Frank Lloyd Wright swoon, coffee shops present the ideal backdrop for an Instagram snap.

The UK is littered with cafés that offer so much more than a caffeine fix and we've hunted down some of the most beautiful. Cameras at the ready...

Fitzbillies
Cambridge

Fitzbillies
51-52 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RG

Photo: Via @georginatwong

Fink's Salt & Sweet
London

Fink's Salt & Sweet
70 Mountgrove Rd, London N5 2LT

Photo: Via @obsfood

Modern Society
London

Modern Society
33 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ

Photo: Via @eastlondonmornings

Steam Yard
Sheffield

Steam Yard
1-2 Aberdeen Court, 97 Division St, Sheffield S1 4GE

Photo: Via @steamyard

Established Coffee
Belfast

Established Coffee
54 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LB

Photo: Via @establishedcoffee

Lily Vanilli
London

Lily Vanilli
6 The Courtyard, Ezra St, London E2 7RH

Photo: Via @bettymagazine

Pettigrew Tea Rooms
Cardiff

Pettigrew Tea Rooms
West Lodge, Bute Park & Arboretum, Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1BJ
029 2023 5486

Photo: Via @leighannamccook

Lina Stores
London

Lina Stores
18 Brewer St, London W1F 0SH
020 7437 6482

Photo: Via @linastores

General Merchants
Belfast

General Merchants
481 Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 3LL
028 9065 2708

Photo: Via @generalmerchants361

Look Mum No Hands
London

Look Mum No Hands
49 Old St, London EC1V 9HX
020 7253 1025

Photo: Via @elliotjones94_

Café Marmalade
Brighton

Café Marmalade
237 Eastern Rd, Brighton BN2 5JJ
01273 606138

Photo: Via @weareplanted

Violet Cakes
London

Violet Cakes
47 Wilton Way, London E8 3ED
020 7275 8360

Photo: Via @violetcakeslondon

Hatch
London

Hatch
Unit G2, 8 Mackintosh Ln, London E9 2AB
020 8533 5007

Photo: Via @hatchhomerton

MILK
London

MILK
20 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9RG
020 8772 9085

Photo: Via @hollywang

Café Boscanova
Bournemouth

Café Boscanova
650 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4BP
01202 242831

Photo: Via @emilysarahboulton

North Tea Power
Manchester

North Tea Power
G22 Smithfield Building, 36 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LA
0161 833 3073

Photo: Via @shahrulridhwan

Bold Street Coffee
Liverpool

Bold Street Coffee
89 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HF
0151 707 0760

Photo: Via @lebie_

Café Royal
Newcastle

Café Royal
8 Nelson St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW
0191 231 3000

Photo: Via @goldenwhispers

Honey + Harvey
Woodbridge

Honey + Harvey
56 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge IP12 1AL
01394 548161

Photo: Via @fooddiaryhomeandtravel

Workshop Coffee
London

Workshop Coffee
27 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5RN
020 7253 5754

Photo: Via @sincerelyjules

The Marwood
Brighton

The Marwood
52 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF
01273 382063

Photo: Via @angelavardanian

The Plough
Birmingham

The Plough
21 High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9NT
0121 427 3678

Photo: Via @ryandc

Lion Coffee + Records
London

Lion Coffee + Records
118 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0QR

Photo: Via @lioncoffeerecords

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