No one gives better exterior décor like The Ivy Café. Complete with an elaborate terrace, botanical garden, and even an orangery - the Chelsea Garden branch’s maxim is ‘more is more’.
The original. Belgravia's Peggy Porschen is the prettiest, the pinkest, the hardest to get a seat outside (even when it’s raining).
Undoubtedly the most beautiful terrace in London – with a changing décor to reflect the seasons. In spring and summer, Dalloway Terrace is festooned with flowers.
Technically more an artisan bakery than a café, ARAN was opened by Bake Off contestant Flora Shedden as a way of encouraging people to the (pretty spectacular) area of Perthshire.
Pink plates, palms and succulents, shelves of pretty pottering – our eyes are alight with the loveliness of this retro-style café.
This white, airy Clerkenwell café and bar is adorned with an array of plants – and palm-print chairs so covetable they give you the itch to re-cover your soft furnishings.
The Instagrammers’ hang-out du jour is Elan Café, with its pale pink and grey interiors, flower wall and ravishingly pretty cakes.
We defy you to find a corner of Sketch which isn’t gorgeous. Take afternoon tea in the sugar-pink dining room, or hole up in the boudoir-like Glade. Even the loos are fabulous.
From the Deco-style pink and gilt bar, surrounded by palms, to the dark green banquettes in the restaurant, Bronte is a visual box of delights.
There’s vintage patterned china, the prettiest wallpaper and a genteel, old school feel at The Blackbird Tea Room – the tea even comes in a silver pot.
Any café that takes Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland as its theme can be expected to deliver - prepare for a wonderfully weird afternoon tea.
Ultra-Instagrammable Nordic-style interiors shop plus chic café (dark grey walls, stripped wood, outdoor seating) in one location? Our idea of heaven.