Everyone needs to stay caffeinated, so why not do it in style? Check out one of these local coffee shops for your next caffeine fix and explore a new neighbourhood while you’re at it.

If you love a great cup of quality, local coffee, and are in London, Ontario, than you are in luck. London is home to many great options, whether you need a place to work or study, or a place to catch up with friends, there are plenty of options for everyone.

Here are my Top 5 locally-owned coffee shops to visit:

Fire Roasted Coffee Co.

900 King St. (Inside of Western Fair Farmers Market)

630 Dundas St. (Inside of Old East Village Grocer)

105 King St. (Downtown Location)

136 Wortley Rd. (Wortley Village Location)

Fire Roasted Coffee Company is an Artisanal Coffee Roaster, roasting over 50 different types of coffee, all locally here in London. Visit one of their 4 cafe locations, where you are sure to find the right coffee for you.

CommonWealth Coffee Co.

478 Richmond St. (Downtown)

One of London’s newest coffee shops, located right in the heart of downtown. They offer various sections of Canadian Roasted coffee from coast to coast. They are also in the process of roasting their own beans. This is a cozy cafe that also offers an ever changing menu, and unique options such as Nitro Cold Brew coffee.

Black Walnut Bakery Café

134 Wortley Rd. (Wortley Village)

724 Richmond St. (Downtown)

Opened in 2011 Black Walnut has a wide selection of coffee, which is roasted at their Richmond Street location. They also pride themselves in their in house, from scratch baked goods. They believe in using quality ingredients to create all of their products.  

Locomotive Espresso

408 Pall Mall St. (Woodfield)

This hidden gem is an excellent choice for espresso lovers alike. They feature Pilot Coffee Roasters coffee. Also a great spot to go with friends, they have a selection of board games, making it perfect for a cold or rainy day. Also if you like trains, they have a train set that runs through the restaurant.


1018 Dundas St. (Old East Village)

Located in Old East Village, this lovely cafe is all about local. Everything on their menu is made in house or sourced in Ontario. They serve Trebilcock Coffee Roasters coffee and have various options for all the coffee lovers. They also serve Craft Beer and Wine for the evening visits.

And an honorable mention goes to our bicycle-friendly seasonal cafe located downtown. Perfect for those who enjoy biking around the city.

London Bicycle Cafe

355 Clarence St. (Downtown, Seasonal)

Serving Rosso Coffee Roasters Coffee, they have a wide variety of caffeine fueled beverages and a variety of snacks. They also offer unique options for those looking for something different. For example, their “Black and Tonic”, Espresso floated on Tonic. This is a bike friendly cafe, and they also have a bike repair shop located inside. Perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee if you want to bike around downtown, without the worry of leaving your bike unattended.

These are some of my personal favourite local coffee shops in London, Ontario. Have a favourite local coffee spot of your own? Leave them in the comments below.