The South side of Tower Hamlets hasn't received as much specialty coffee love as the North. With Love in a Cup, Exmouth Coffee Company and Vagabond E1 near Aldgate East and Urban Cafe, Foxcroft & Ginger, the Coffee Room and Carmelite Cafe on Mile End Road.
However, there are two incredibly spacious locations with plenty of space and seating. Paper and Cup near Bow and Husk Coffee near Limehouse. They're excellent spots to host get togethers or to find a place to sit down and work.
Husk is located just outside Limehouse station and is possibly one of the largest coffee shops in London. Like Timberyard, there are endless amounts of seating and plugs. There's even a roof terrace. Using Climpsons, it also serves as creative space and studio much like Craving Coffee or Scawfell.
Paper and Cup is located on St. Paul's way, its a social enterprise run by the Spitalfields Crypt Trust which aims to help people who have suffered from alcohol and substance misuse get back into work. Using Union, they also have another location in Shoreditch. Both have the same theme of coffee and bookshelves, with books available to buy.