Our Story

Our story began in 2008 when two Australian expats decided to bring the taste and feel of Australia's café culture to London, the city we now call home. Inspired by our love for London, and our passion for using local independent suppliers to provide fresh, natural, and quality ingredients, Lantana was born. We take pride in being Pioneers of Aussie brunch in the capital, and we love to welcome you with our friendly hospitality, great food, and, of course, fantastic coffee. It’s like stumbling into a little piece of Australia in the heart of London. 

Pollinating London

We draw inspiration from our namesake, the hardy and colourful Lantana flower, renowned in Australia for thriving in unexpected places. Just as the Lantana brings beauty to its surroundings, we wish for our customer to leave feeling nourished and energised, having savoured a unique and delightful moment with us.  


As proud recipients of the B Corp Certification, our journey is not just about delicious food and drink but our community commitment to creating a positive social and environmental impact. Our independent approach to how we conduct business remains unchanged, as we strive to use our platform as a positive force for good through the suppliers we work with, to our support of our team, the heart of Lantana.

Our People

At the heart of Lantana is our exceptional team, a collective of warm, can-do individuals who craft extraordinary moments for our guests. Lantana creates an environment where people learn skills that become lifelong assets, propelling them into fulfilling hospitality careers. All the team at Lantana share in the success they help create, with generous pay and benefits that grow with their contribution to the business.  


We are committed to supporting local suppliers, fellow independents who are artisans in their craft. Our passion for ethical quality ingredients has connected us with some fantastic producers, and many of our partnerships span many years. We strive to buy in season and from as close to London as possible. Some of our good friends are listed here:

Albion Fine Foods
All Greens
Amathus Drinks
Bethnal Green Fish Supplies
Eat Curious
The Estate Dairy
Food Speed
Good & Proper Tea
HG Walter
St James Cheese