Coffee shops have inspired some of the most recognisable images in art and photography, from Van Gogh's illuminated café terrace
to Brassai's couple cuddling up over a cup of coffee
. Today, no café is complete without an artist or two creating masterpieces via their smartphones – and who can blame them? Be it expertly made latte art, flawlessly iced sweet treats or a collection of reclaimed furniture to make Frank Lloyd Wright swoon, coffee shops present the ideal backdrop for an Instagram snap.
The UK is littered with cafés that offer so much more than a caffeine fix and we've hunted down some of the most beautiful. Cameras at the ready...