With big coffee shop chains popping up all over the place, boutique coffee shops like Élan in Mayfair (and also on Brompton Road, Knigthtsbridge) are a real gem. Famed for their pink aesthetic and stylish pastel decor it really is fast become London's finest coffee destination.
Where better to stop off and enjoy a pistachio and rose cake washed down with a a ruby latte? It’s a tasty blend of beetroot and ginger for those who have never been. Wellbeing and health is at the heart of what they do so expect to see stacks of healthy ingredients used in their creative cooking. It’s already attracting bloggers too. Expect to see lots of people taking pictures inside. You’ve probably seen the pictures all over Instagram already and yes, their flower wall really is as beautiful in real life!
Élan aren’t just serving coffee and cake they also serve some incredibly delicious, good food. How about a fruity chia porridge with cashew milk for breakfast or a rose harrisa grilled aubergine with creamy burrata and a tom berry and pomegranate salsa? My favourite!
Get yourself down to Élan in Mayfair (Park Lane) or Knightsbridge (Brompton Road). Treat yourself to a coffee (around £6) or cake (all reasonably priced at £4.50). The cafés aren’t huge so expect a little waiting time but it’s totally worth it!
Photography by Reece Chapman