Find a warm welcome for you and your bicycle at these wheely good London cafés, where you can get your bike fixed while relaxing with a drink and a snack.
Look Mum No Hands!
Part cafe, part cycle repair workshop, this Old Street-based cyclist hub is a top place to get your bicycle fixed or learn to do it yourself.
In the cafe, expect cycle-themed décor with beautiful bicycles hanging in the windows and bicycle wheels strung from the ceiling.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, on the menu are fresh juices, homemade pies, beer and plenty of cakes. Cyclists in need of a caffeine hit can enjoy a Square Mile coffee, which is renowned for its espresso blend.
The recently-opened sister cafe in Hackney’s Mare Street doesn’t have a workshop, but it offers safe parking for bicycles, cycling on a big screen and two-wheeled themed events, including cycle speed dating for singles seeking lovers with a shared passion for cycling.
Rapha Cycle Club
This flagship Soho store of the cycle clothing shop and café is famous for providing the clobber for the Sky Pro Cycling Team.
The themed menu consists of dishes that stem from renowned cycling regions, while the house coffee, supplied by Workshop Coffee, comes highly recommended.
Watch live cycle racing while refuelling with a hearty snack, such as granola, rice and brownie ride bars.
Pre-ride breakfast options include American pancakes and scrambled eggs, while post-ride choices include a protein-rich tuna and capers sandwich or a Moroccan chicken salad.
New shop alert! Bike shop cafe Velo is due to open its doors on May 15 in up-and-coming Deptford.
The cyclist hangout promises to be a great spot to “mooch around some of the best single speed, fixed gear and road bikes on the market”.
The cafe will offer free wifi, top-notch coffee, tempting brownies and tap water by the jug. We’re sold!
With two shops dotted along popular cycle superhighway routes in Camberwell and Battersea, cyclists can expect to find workshops, bicycles and a licensed cafe and bar.
After a gruelling day on two wheels, head to the Camberwell branch where you can feast on stone-baked pizzas, watch bicycle racing, and play pool or Nintendo 64.
Roadies are well catered for at Pearson’s Sheen-based store, which has a shop, an al fresco coffee shop, workshop and even an in-house physio and sports therapy centre.
Established in 1860, this old-school store’s sister branch in Sutton boasts the accolade of being the world’s oldest bicycle shop by the Guinness Book of Records.
Buying a new bicycle? Then try the store’s thorough three-hour precision bike fitting service which analyses your posture to help you to find your perfect ride.
Round off your session at this amazing one-stop-shop with a Chapeau coffee.
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