Vanilla Black Coffee and Books

308 Kennington Rd, SE11 4LD

Editor's Review

Located among the rainbow houses and shops on Kennington Road, Vanilla Black is a cheerful coffee and book shop with yellow walls and a relaxed attitude. The counter is always well stocked with tempting cakes, pastries and cronuts, while the menu offers breakfast and light lunches with freshly made salads, quiches and avocado on toast.

There’s a great selection of drinks with coffee from Allpress, speciality turmeric and matcha lattes, iced coffee, cold brew, smoothies and loose leaf tea. Their signature Vanilla Black is a must-try for black coffee lovers with just a hint of vanilla sweetness.

Surrounded by bookcases filled with homeware, gifts and books to buy, the laid-back atmosphere and free wifi make this an ideal spot to work on your laptop, or just sit back and browse the cookbooks whilst sipping on your favourite drink. There’s even a courtyard out back which is a lovely place to sit on a sunny day.

Reviewed by Cat Morley.


Cafe Features

Baby Change
Wifi
Pets Allowed
Toilets
Buy Beans
Table Seating
Outdoor Seats
Brunch/Lunch
Loose Leaf Tea

Coffee + Drinks

Cold Brew
Iced Coffee
Decaf
Non Dairy
Filter Coffee
House Roaster
Allpress
Guest Roaster
Allpress
Grinder
Mazzer
Coffee Machine
La Marzocco Linea PB
Opening Hours
Monday:
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday:
08:00 - 17:00
Friday:
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday:
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:
10:00 - 17:00