As a freelancer, you can go a bit bonkers if you are always working at home by yourself so I occasionally like to work in cafes. Sure there are lots of Starbucks and Costas around, but sometimes I am in the mood for different surroundings.
A place I like to go is the Barbican Foodhall which is on the ground floor of the multi-arts and conference centre by the same name. It has a great atmosphere and plenty of natural light, as well as a large array of desserts for you to snack on. Having tried a few, I have to say some are better than others. The tarts and cheesecakes are good, but I would probably give the red velvet cake a miss (usually my favourite).
It’s pretty busy in the evenings and on weekends, but if you go during a week day there’s lots of space to spread out. Plus there’s is also fast free wifi!
Photos taken by me.