March – April London Coffee News

Openings: Kaffeine Eastcastle – Kaffiene – the doyen of cafe hospitality open their second location – Jared has a new kitchen too! Notes Kings Cross – Kings Cross very much a coffee destination – this bar/cafe with mezzanine also serves a fountained square – wine, beer, food and superb Notes Roastery coffee SL28 cafe serving three rotating […]

January – February London Coffee News

A lot is happening and a lot is planned soon. Openings: Silhouette – second cafe for Lee and Syirin – I’m excited to get there (near London Fields) Workshop Barrett Street – a new space in Marylebone that has a unique design and unexpectedly great coffee Too Many Cooks Square Mile in SE1! Well, we […]

November – December London Coffee News

(Tshirts available from Love and Scandal, Small White Elephant and via Imagine Illustration). Winter has been relatively quiet for openings after the hectic summer and autumn. Newly opened in London however is Barbour and Parlour, the latest opening for the prolific Soho House group. Situated in Redchurch Street (famous in Specialty Coffee History as the […]

September London Coffee News

It’s been a busy month so this month’s news is necessarily brief. London’s Best Coffee Derek and the team have worked hard on this one and it’s great to see London’s Best Coffee app in website form. Not only are all the cafe reviews here with some great new photos but also news stories most […]

August London Coffee News

  Continuing with my monthly roundups of the London scene… August has seen new openings already and some coffeeshops have come to my attention…. The opening of Lanark Coffee on Hackney Road is one that has been long awaited by those of us who’ve appreciated Greg Boyce’s coffee-making abilities and barista wit and banter at […]

Copenhagen Coffee

Copenhagen. City of towers. City of cycles. City of architecture. City of shared space. City of food. City of coffee. I visited this friendly, sleepy, delightful city for the first time in April with my family. Coffee was not the main purpose of our trip but, of course, we sought out the best cafes and […]

London Christmas and New Year 2013/4 Independent Coffeeshop openings

I’ve organised this by sections: click on the areas to go straight there. West End North, Central and City East South and West My coffee map West End Notes Music Coffee 31 St Martins Lane 24th 7.30am-5pm 25th closed Boxing Day 10am-6pm 27-28th 9am-10pm 29th 10am-6pm 30th 9am-9pm NYE 9am-5pm 1st closed Back to normal […]

Fond Memories – London Coffeeshops no longer serving…

With the news of the closure of Damson, Fred and Frann, and Salt this week I wondered how many of the third wave/independent/speciality coffeeshops open since the 2008/9/10 revolution had actually closed their doors. I always maintained it was very few, especially given the economic climate but the list is slowly growing. Sometimes places close […]