First of all it’s Friday and it’s finally summer in UK!!!!
For those of you that follow me for a while you’ll know I love coffee. There are photos of me, as a 3 year old, holding a small cup of coffee in my hands (it was mostly a small cup of milk with some drops of coffee). But I really love coffee since I can remember. The smell of roasted coffee in the morning, the taste of it and anything coffee related. Maybe one day I’ll be crazy enough to become a Barista and open my own space (or maybe not). I don’t drink coffee for the sake that it wakes me up, I drink purely because I love it. And I wish it would wake me up, but it doesn’t work!
For those of you that live in London, I’m sure you’ve noticed the growing trend over the years around the coffee culture. Whereas before it was all about the Starbucks of this world (horrible expensive coffee btw!), now we have competitions for professional Baristas and lots of independent chains. Here’s something I have to praise the hipsters, thanks guys!
The only downside of coffee culture being so linked with the hipster culture is that most of the really cool chains are located in East London. Being a South Westerner by heart, this means I normally need to wait for a small shop to start opening other branches so I can give it a go (I can’t be asked to cross the whole city because of coffee, even if I love it that much).
This week the latest discovery was the Workshop Coffee (Holborn branch)
This is a really spacious place and I was surprised to find it really quiet! Perfect to enjoy a nice coffee and sit on the coach.
I went for a flat white rather than my usual espresso, so delicious!
Also had a small brownie which was very tasty too! Will come back more often, since it’s just a 5m walk from the office.
Other good places I’ve already tried:
- Notes (Both the Canary Wharf & Borough Market one) – really delicious
- Flat White in Soho
- The Coffee Works Project in Angel
- Monmouth Coffee Company in Convent Garden
- For coffee & natas then I can rely on Cafe de Nata in Hammersmith or I Love Nata in Convent Garden (I Love Nata serves Portuguese coffee from Delta)
I have loads more on my wishlist!
You can also visit the list from the Cosy Coffee Shops for more inspiration.
What is your favourite coffee place in London and how do you normally drink your coffee?