Calling all coffeeholics, caffeine aficionados and bean freaks, get yourself down to Wembley Park to enjoy some of the finest independent coffee shops that London has to offer.
Like many other parts of London, Wembley Park is a thriving hub of independently owned businesses that are offering fantastic produce in beautiful settings. But what are the best Wembley coffee shops? Grab a soy vanilla latte with an extra shot - or whatever it is that keeps you ticking - and join us on our tour of Wembley’s best cafés.
Black Sheep Coffee
Okay, so this one is a bit of a misnomer. Despite having the feel of an independent, Black Shop Coffee is actually a local London chain that has 27 branches across the capital, as well as a few dotted around other UK cities and, strangely enough, one outpost in Manila.
But let’s not hold that against it. Black Sheep has made it into this list because its top quality beans and relaxed vibe make it worthy of inclusion. A few Black Sheep favourites include chai latte, turmeric latte, and the salted caramel frappé. And if you’re looking for something cold, get yourself a scrumptious mango and ginger smoothie.
You can also chow down on some varied and tasty bites, with bagels, protein bowls, pastries, toasties and sweet treats that include Norwegian waffles in a range of lip-smacking flavours.
Address: Underneath our Ferrum building (40 South Way, HA9 0HZ) and 2 Olympic Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0GU
- Monday - Tuesday - 6am - 7pm
- Wednesday - Friday - 6am - 8pm
- Saturday - 6:30am - 8pm
- Sunday - 6:30am - 6:30pm
Next up is Boki Coffee, a genuine independent coffee shop in Wembley that’s run by two pals called Boris and Kim. More of a kiosk than a cafe, Boki’s reputation more than makes up for its size, and is well known in the area for its great coffee and delicious street food.
Combining hot coffee and chilled vibes, Boki is a great place to grab a quick caffeine fix or something more substantial when you’re out and about in Wembley. As well as great brews, you can get your hands on freshly made juices, smoothies, cakes, toasties and seasonal street foods.
Popular choices include the superfruit smoothie, the incredible banana bread, the double cheese sourdough toastie and the ever-so-healthy Boki Bowl. Coffee-wise, you can’t go wrong with a mocha or an iced americano, both of which will set you back a modest £3.30.
Address: Unit 2, Boxpark, Wembley Park, HA9 0JT
- Monday - Tuesday 7am - 2pm
- Wednesday - Friday 7am - 5pm
- Saturday - Sunday 9am - 5pm
Out of Office Coffee
Out of Office Coffee seems to be taking over the Wembley café scene, with two coffee shops serving delightful brews and locally-sourced baked goods. And if our residents’ response has been anything to go by, they’re a more than welcome addition!
Whichever branch you choose - whether it’s the leafy green parks and water features of Canada Gardens, or the hustle and bustle of The Hive Building in the heart of Wembley Park - you’ll benefit from a proper coffee menu with some established picks.
Favourites include the Americano and latte, made from beans roasted by Colonna Coffee and sourced from the world’s best producers. If you prefer a nice cup of tea, your chai of choice will be sourced from the only independent tea supplier in the UK. There’s also a delicious selection of flaky pastries, doughnuts, breads, pasties and cakes to gobble up, all from local suppliers.
Address: Our Canada Gardens building (2 First Way, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0SH) and The Hive Building, 26 Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley, HA9 0HP
- Monday - Friday - 8am - 5pm
- Saturday - Sunday - 9am - 5pm
Bread Ahead Bakery
If you’re after a morning pain au chocolat, some freshly baked bread, or cakes, doughnuts and even sourdough pizzas, Bread Ahead Bakery is the place for you. With just six locations across London, Wembley Park is very lucky to have a bakery that has developed a cult following since making its Borough Market debut in 2013.
The even better news is that the Wembley Park branch is the largest store of the bakery’s chain. It includes a bakery, restaurant, wholesalers and even classrooms where you can take your baking skills to the next level and learn techniques from the professionals. The restaurant is particularly noteworthy, adding rotisserie, pizza and sandwiches to the Bread Ahead repertoire.
Address: 26-28 Olympic Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0NP
- Monday - Friday - 8am - 6pm
- Saturday - 9am - 6pm
- Sunday - 9am - 5pm
What goes well with coffee? In a word.. doughnuts!
Rather than a coffee shop per se, Longboys is a specialist doughnut shop that serves the most incredible array of finger doughnuts - the titular longboys - that you’re ever likely to see. And, of course, you can grab yourself a coffee to drink alongside it.
Founded in 2019 by pastry chefs Graham Hornigold and Heather Kaniuk, Longboys seek to disrupt the ever-so-sticky doughnut scene by bringing their high–end patisserie techniques to the masses. Its decadent treats are made from a light brioche base and are packed with gourmet fillings for a next-level taste without the calories.
You can buy them individually or, if you’re feeling particularly naughty, by the box, with fresh fillings that include lemon meringue pie, peanut butter jelly, apple crumble and triple chocolate brownie. There are also vegan, dairy-free and nut-free options, and you can wash it all down with their range of artisan coffees and a variety of soft drinks, all sourced from quality small-batch producers.
Address: Unit 13, Boxpark, 18 Olympic Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0JT
- Phone: 020 3744 4426
- Follow: @longboys_uk
- Monday - Wednesday - 11:30am - 6:30pm
- Thursday - Sunday - 11:30am - 7:30pm
Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Pret
And of course, no bustling community is complete without the obligatory chain coffee shops, of which Wembley Park is home to three of the big boys. There’s a Costa Coffee, which you can find at Unit 49, Wembley Park Boulevard. There’s also three Starbucks (one located inside Cineworld on level four of the London Designer Outlet, one on Olympic Way and one in the civic centre), a Pret, which is also in the London Designer Outlet (Unit 46-48) and even an Amazon Fresh (yes, we know it’s not technically a coffee shop, but couldn’t bear to leave it out).
You’re well catered for in Wembley Park
Such a great range of coffee shops is further evidence of Wembley Park’s emergence as a 15-minute neighbourhood, where you can access all of your basic needs (caffeine!) within a 15-minute walk of your home.
If you’re looking for a bustling neighbourhood with plenty of attractions and amenities, you’ll find it at the Quintain Living Wembley Park apartments. Whether it’s a great brunch, local pubs and bars, nearby yoga classes, or things to do with the kids, it’s all within easy reach.