Don’t be fooled by Story Coffee’s petite interior, this Clapham café on the popular St. John’s Hill stretch is a charming and charismatic place to enjoy a cup of speciality coffee and watch the world go by.

Open seven days a week, the meat-free brunch menu is small (think smashed avocado on sourdough and quinoa pancakes with whipped ricotta) but sophisticated and there are freshly baked pastries for indulgent light bites. At a time where our every move is digitally documented, it’s refreshing to find somewhere you can enjoy a cup of coffee without the usual congregation of laptops. Workaholics beware: WiFi is not on the menu.

The light, Scandi-inspired interior provides a lovely backdrop to meet friends on the weekend – just make sure you arrive in plenty of time to get a seat!