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It's been a while since I had time in London to mooch around but may have a few days in Jan. With a couple of hundred entries on London's Best Coffee App and 100cups though deciding where to go is a headache.

 

So what's really the best of the best? Where did you have an espresso or filter that amazed you? Where uses an unusual roaster that you rate highly (i.e. not HasBean or Square Mile).

 

No dark roast places please.

 

Thanks!


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It's been a while since I had time in London to mooch around but may have a few days in Jan. With a couple of hundred entries on London's Best Coffee App and 100cups though deciding where to go is a headache.

 

So what's really the best of the best? Where did you have an espresso or filter that amazed you? Where uses an unusual roaster that you rate highly (i.e. not HasBean or Square Mile).

 

No dark roast places please.

 

Thanks!

 

I wouldn't call it the best but I do love Notes just behind St Pancras. Very smart new building and a very chilled out mezzanine where I basically stayed for about 4 hours chitchatting with old friends and drinking yummy coffee. Sausage rolls are also a bit special. Roastery is just off Caledonian Road so I would say its local!


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The Notes roastery has just shifted and is now closer to Canary Wharf.


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I keep on saying it and people keep on being too lazy to get out and try it, but Silhouette is still the best coffee shop I've ever been to in London.


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Craft coffee

 

I agree it is Craft. In the last year I have tried mothers milk, Kaffeine, Monmouth, TAP, 3 places in Peckham, curators, Worksop (fitzrovia) and attendant.

Many nice coffees but nothing as nice as Craft. Also the granola fruit and yougurt is the bomb.


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I agree it is Craft. In the last year I have tried mothers milk, Kaffeine, Monmouth, TAP, 3 places in Peckham, curators, Worksop (fitzrovia) and attendant.

Many nice coffees but nothing as nice as Craft. Also the granola fruit and yougurt is the bomb.

Is that the one in Shoreditch?


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For me it's either Union St. Coffee Shop (Gentlemen Baristas) between London Bridge and Borough, or Four Corners on Lower Marsh St. (Behind Waterloo Station). Both do great espresso and fantastic brewed coffee..

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Store St Espresso - introduced me to the delights of Drop Coffee and Playground - so would tick your box of less usual coffee in the usual places. Timber Yard in Covent Garden was serving Barn when I was last in there and Workshop and the Department of Coffee and Social Affairs roast their own and are reliably good.

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Origin was really nice coffee last time I visited. Peloton in Spitalfields market make a great flat white and is great if you want to lust over bike porn with your coffee. I think it's the first time I've seen a Mazzer Kold too.


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Lundenwic has recently opened just off The Strand (Aldwych st) and was great when I visited. Weighed out the Workshop beans, used a naked portafilter, and was presented a really great flat white.

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When I worked in the Strand it was a bit of a coffee desert unless you like it a la trad Italian panino shop. Good to know for next time. I need to used this thread as the basis for another coffee adventure. Subscribed.


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East End:

+1 for Origin very good

+1 for Craft

Climpsons ( although recently inconsistent )

Lanark Coffee ( VictoriaArduino lever action !!! . near Columbia rd )

My house ! ( joking )

 

West End:

Milk Bar ( using Drop Coffee beans, as are Flat a White )

Tapped ( for brewed )

 

Midtown ? / Faringdon

Prufrock ( one of the originals ! )

Workshop ( for beans, onsite drinks variable quality )

 

Hackney Wick:

Counter Cafe ( good brew & espresso & Olympic canal side view )

 

Walthamstow:

Wood St Coffee - Very good ( in Blackhorse Workshops )

 

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Thanks for the advice all!

 

Sad to see that Mothers Milk has closed before I managed to get there, was looking forward to JB kaffe lever action :(

 

Lots of the others mentioned are on the shortlist.


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Mothers milk has closed??

 

Loved that place. Really nice guys and always willing to talk every coffee.

 

Don't the reason behind the closure but hope its not rising rent

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Mothers milk has closed??

 

Loved that place. Really nice guys and always willing to talk every coffee.

 

Don't the reason behind the closure but hope its not rising rent

 

Yep - see their twitter / facebook. Hopefully they come back somewhere else.


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Is that the one in Shoreditch?

 

Yes...


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Yes mothers milk loved to talk and serve coffee - real enthusiasts

But I was told they have just moved to building inside an ad agency still in great Portland st

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Yes mothers milk loved to talk and serve coffee - real enthusiasts

But I was told they have just moved to building inside an ad agency still in great Portland st

 

They moved into Exposure but that has now ended. Like I said, check Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.


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Origin Coffee Roasters on Charlotte Street is probably my favourite chilled like place at the moment


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Throwing some more into the mix: Barber and Parlour is cracking, as is Association. Noble are at the absolute top of their game and are beyond amazing and Alchemy are incredible too.


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The trip happened - thanks for suggestions all. I'll provide updates a bit later today, some I agree with others not!


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