Whether you’re shopping in the Village or visiting the Tennis Championships, here’s a local’s guide to the best cafes and coffee shops in Wimbledon London. Summer 2023
London SW19 becomes the focus of the world’s attention each year in early July as the global tennis circus comes to town. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club is the most famous Grand Slam tournament in the world. International tennis players and their entourages arrive in Wimbledon village and so do thousands of tennis fans. And many of them are looking for coffee and a nice cake.
Luckily Wimbledon can provide. And whether you’re planning a trip to the tennis, a day out in the Village or a good long walk on the Common here is my pick of coffee shops and cafes in Wimbledon that will be ready to serve you an ace.
Cafes in Wimbledon village
The cosy enclave of Wimbledon village is 10 minutes walk up the hill from Wimbledon’s train and underground station in the town centre. Along with pretty cottages, smart townhouses and bouji boutiques there are plenty of cafes in Wimbledon village. So here are my top spots: whether you’re looking for a breakfast place, a great brunch or a specialty coffee shop in Wimbledon.
If you’re heading to the Tennis Championships during Wimbledon fortnight, it’s a quick 12 minute walk down Church Road from the Village centre to the All England Club.
Maison St. Cassien
An independent café and restaurant that seems to have been here forever. Maison St Cassien is in the heart of Wimbledon village in a peerless position for meeting up and people watching. The tempting Mediterranean and Lebanese menu is perfect for all-day grazing or dining. Full English breakfast is available with vegetarian and vegan versions and pastries and cakes are good too. A top choice amongst Wimbledon cafes. Indoor and outdoor tables with sun and shade.
Open 7 days a week: 7am – 6pm
Getting there: 71 High Street, Wimbledon village. 10 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 12 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Demitasse – Wimbledon coffee shop
Demitasse is front and centre a speciality coffee shop in Wimbledon village and it’s the only one at the moment.
An independent Wimbledon cafe it’s cool and collected with a modern simplicity. Demitasse is the perfect spot for coffee aficionados thanks to a menu that includes Chemex and V60 pour overs. Of course it has carefully chosen tea options too. The good international menu is geared to breakfast or brunch and the dishes are beautifully presented. The Acai smoothie bowl is delicious! Dog friendly. Indoor and a few outdoor tables.
Open 7 days a week: 8am (8.30 Sat & Sun) – 4pm
Getting there: 21 High Street (previously Brew café), Wimbledon village. 10 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 12 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Megans in the Village
More of a restaurant really, and one of a chain, but Megans is here in my list of Wimbledon village cafes because it has lots of breakfast and brunch options, plus pastries if that’s all you want. Iced coffees and smoothies too. The Mediterranean inspired menu includes some classic savoury egg dishes like Eggs Benedict and Shakshouka. Megans is a dog friendly Wimbledon cafe and has cute decor of the flowers n’ fairy-lights kind. Indoor seating with some outdoor tables on the pavement.
Open 7 days a week: 8.30am (Sun 9am) – 11pm (Sun 9pm, Mon, Tues, Wed 10pm)
Getting there: 86 High Street, Wimbledon Village. 10 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 12 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
The Ivy Cafe
One from the up-scale brasserie-style chain, well known for their opulent interiors. The Ivy Cafe Wimbledon Village goes to town with a floriferous frontage in honour of the Championships. Again, more of a restaurant than a cafe and a great place for local celebrations. But for lower-key moments Ivy Café also has a plentiful choice of teas, coffees, hot chocolates and juices on its all-day dining menu. Dip into the menu for spins on British classics like Avocado Benedict and Smoked Salmon Crumpet or indulge in the fabled peach bellini. Mainly indoor seating, with a terrace and some cafe tables on the pavement.
Open 7 days a week: 8.30am (Sat, Sun 9am) – 11.30pm (Thurs, Fri, Sat 12am)
Getting there: 75 High Street, Wimbledon Village. 10 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 12 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Reliable Wimbledon village cafe that’s part of an international chain but none the worse for that. Our local Caffè Nero has a relaxed atmosphere and is dog and laptop friendly. Regulars sit in the comfy chairs by the big sunny windows for an indoor/outdoor vibe in the summer. Good coffee and teas with a pastries-and-paninis style menu of light dishes. Indoor seating.
Open 7 days a week: 6.30am ( Sat, Sun 7am) – 6pm.
Getting there: High Street, Wimbledon Village (just past the roundabout by the Dog and Fox). 10 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 12 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
The Wimbledon village branch of the Italian restaurant chain opens for breakfast and takeaway coffees too. It serves a decent cappuccino and there’s a tempting looking stack of frutta e cioccolato pancakes on the breakfast menu. Indoor seating with a few outdoor tables.
Open 7 days a week: 9am – 9pm (Sat 10pm, Sun 8pm).
Getting there: 25 High Street, Wimbledon Village. 10 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 12 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Prezzemolo & Vitale
On the mornings I just wish I was in Italy I pop into P&V. This is an authentic Italian deli, and you’ll be tempted to stock up. As well as wonderful sandwiches, salads and Italian dishes they serve Morettino’s organic coffee with little sfogliatelle pastries and Sicilian cannoli to take away or enjoy straightaway. Sit at the window, at the tables on the pavement or on the secret little patio. One of my favourite Wimbledon Village cafes.
Open 7 days a week: 7am (Sun 8.30am) – 8.30pm
Getting there: 4 – 5 High Street, Wimbledon Village. 9 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 13 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Yes of course the Village has a branch of Gail’s! And there’s a queue on weekend mornings for their takeaway coffees and freshly baked handmade cakes and bread. We love the almond croissants and cinnamon buns. This Wimbledon cafe and bakery has a light brunch/lunch menu and a few indoor and outdoor tables.
Open 7 days a week: 6.30am (Sun 7am)- 6.30pm (Sat 7pm, Sun 6pm).
Getting there: 9 High Street, Wimbledon Village, 9 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 13 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Another good chain, PAUL’s Bakery and Cafe is the perfect place for French sweet and savoury pastries and tarts. It’s a great source of picnic treats if you’re planning to explore the Common. Check out the macarons of course, the good coffee or the luxe hot chocolate. Indoor seating with a few tables outside too.
Open 7 days a week: 7.30am – 6pm.
Getting there: 87 High Street, Wimbledon Village. 10 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 12 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Cafe on Wimbledon common
A special shout out to the dog walkers’ favourite cafe in Wimbledon Common. The Windmill Tearooms has friendly staff, good coffee, a cracking breakfast, a hearty all-day menu plus energy-fuelling cakes. Not to mention the Jude’s ice cream for dogs and the off-menu option of a sausage order for four-legged friends. Family-run and independent, this is a much-loved Wimbledon institution. And it’s perfect after a walk on the Common.
This Wimbledon cafe has a large outdoor seating area with benches and parasols plus bowls of water for dogs. Indoor tearooms too with a pretty pastel’y mural of Wimbledon life.
Open 7 days a week: 8.45am – 5.30pm
Getting there: next to the Windmill and car park on Windmill Road, off Parkside; 35 mins walk from Wimbledon station, 20 min walk from the Championships.
More Wimbledon coffee shops
Some of the best Wimbledon coffee shops aren’t in the centre. Lovers of independent coffee shops will be happy to make the detour to visit:
Independent speciality coffee and brunch spot that’s popular for its own single origin ‘The Championship’ from a Surrey roastery, its guest coffees and its yummy cakes, baked in-house. This Wimbledon coffee shop’s batch brew is a favourite with regulars. Tempting and well-priced breakfast and brunch menu with veggie and vegan options from smashed avocado to grilled halloumi.
Open 7 days a week 7am (Sat, Sun 8am)- 4pm, kitchen open til 3pm.
Getting there: Leopold Road, Wimbledon; 11 mins walk from Wimbledon station, 20 mins walk to The Championships
Also at: 281 Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields (convenient for visitors to the Tennis Museum and The Championships). 7am (Sat, Sun 8am)- 5pm, kitchen open til 3pm (Sat, Sun til 4pm). And East Putney Station.
Saucer and Cup
A cool neighbourhood cafe in Wimbledon Park. Saucer and Cup’s chic pared back interior and emphasis on quality makes the day to day takeaway a little more special. There’s an enticing choice of hot chocolates too. Brunch dishes include mushrooms on toast with black olive jam, garlic and feta or Turkish eggs.
Open 7 days a week 8am (Sat 8.30, Sun 9) – 4pm. Brunch until 3pm
Getting there: 159 Arthur Road. Close to Wimbledon Park tube station. 25 mins walk to the tennis. 20 mins from the main train station in Wimbledon town.
Wimbledon Cafes in town centre
You’re less likely to find an independent brew in the bustling town centre. But there’s still plenty of choice of cafes in Wimbledon.
Cafes near Wimbledon station
Shoppers and commuters are well served with coffee shops in Wimbledon. Now Kaldi Coffee is no more the chains reign in the town centre. You’ll find a cluster including Pret a Manger, Leon, Jo and the Juice, Greggs, Costa Coffee and Starbucks cafes near Wimbledon station.
601 Queen’s Road is an all-day bar and restaurant a minutes walk from the station. Handy for all things from morning caffeine – it serves Caravan coffee from a local London roastery – to a bottomless brunch.
Ely’s Restaurant is on the third floor of this very good small department store in Wimbledon town centre. It’s a welcoming place to meet up with friends or refuel during a bout of shopping. Plus it’s one of the few Wimbledon cafes to serve a classic afternoon tea with optional Prosecco! 16 St George’s Road, Wimbledon
Turn left out of the train station and head down Wimbledon Broadway for more coffees and sweet treats.
Bill’s Wimbledon restaurant is a firm fave for brunch and a good spot for larger groups. It’s conveniently adjacent to the Odeon. 20 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon
Wafflemeister obviously serves waffles, also crepes, sundaes and shakes, plus teas, coffees and hot chocolates. Some indoor seating. 28 The Broadway, Wimbledon
Oddono’s has queues for its fresh gelato, made daily. It also serves Italian coffee and frappes to take away. 52 The Broadway, Wimbledon
Mori, is a Japanese cafe with matcha lattes and bubble tea as well as a range of coffees and cake. 68 The Broadway, Wimbledon
And finally, many of the pubs in the Village and town serve coffee and brunches too.
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