September 16, 2021

Snap happy! UK’s most Instagrammed independent coffee shop revealed as Sheffield’s Steam Yard

New research has revealed the most Instagrammed independent coffee shops in the UK, with Sheffield’s very own Steam Yard leading the way with a whopping 8,345 posts about the venue, closely followed by London’s Palm Vaults with 8,171 posts.

Also flying the flag for Yorkshire was Leeds’ Laynes Espresso with 2,739 posts.

On average, London had the most Instagrammed venues of any city, with the capital’s three most popular independent coffee shops have an average of 5,337 posts about them on the ‘gram. 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that independent coffee shops make the best settings for an Instagram post. This new data reveals the most popular ones in the UK by the number of posts about them on Instagram.

Carried out by Shredall SDS Group, this research is perfect for those who love good coffee places but despise chain coffee outlets. As well as highlighting independent venues across the country that are beloved by users of the ‘gram, it also reveals the cities with the most Instagrammed coffee shops across the UK.

No doubt that the first place venue will come as a surprise to many London-based coffee aficionados, with Steam Yard in Sheffield coming out on top. In total, 8,345 Instagram posts have been published about this independent coffee shop by its many social media fans. Nestled away in Aberdeen Court, Steam Yard is a cosy establishment that’s best known for its delicious doughnuts and coffee.

As well as achieving widespread popularity on social media, many of the independent coffee shops analysed as part of this research have made commitments to reduce their impact on the environment. Their environmental initiatives include promises to source their coffee in sustainable ways and use coffee cups that are easily recyclable.

The full research outlines the three most Instagrammed independent coffee shops in each of the ten largest cities in the UK. The top ten venues in the UK are highlighted below:

  1. Steam Yard in Sheffield (8,345 posts)
  2. Palm Vaults in London (8,171 posts)
  3. Maison Bertaux in London (5,832 posts)
  4. Laynes Espresso in Leeds (2,739 posts)
  5. Full Court Press – Speciality Coffee in Bristol (2,476 posts)
  6. WIRED Cafe Bar in Nottingham (2,111 posts)
  7. Prufrock Coffee in London (2,009 posts)
  8. Papii in Edinburgh (1,280 posts)
  9. 6 Degrees Coffee House in Leicester (1,250 posts)
  10. Deacon’s House Coffee in Edinburgh (1,191 posts)