I discovered the huge world of coffee accidentally while working in London. I am aware of how many more coffee shops there are in London, but these are the ones I enjoyed in my time in London.
Bank, Monument, St. Paul’s, Chancery Lane, New Street, Shoreditch, Mayfair, Canary Wharf
I started working in specialty coffee in this Aussie coffee company, so they taught me almost everything I know about coffee. They have a very high level of knowledge and they train people really well. They have 4 different profiles of coffee that they roast, as well as a decaf coffee option and a house espresso which is usually a blend. The people there are really nice (few of them my friends too, so… 🙂 )
23-25 Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TE (Chancery Lane/Farringdon)
They also have very good training programs and they do talks about interesting coffee topics as well as tea. They have coffee from Square Mile Coffee. I had a filter coffee and a croissant when I was there and it was glorious. The place itself is very spacious and seems very comfortable to bring a laptop and work.
11 Leonard St, London EC2A 4AQ (Old Street)
Company from New Zealand, with a very simple and minimalistic aesthetic (white, grey and green). It has a very chilled and calm vibe. The coffee I had was really good and the music soft, perfect for a catch up with a friend apart from the busy London streets.
Angel, Blackfriars, Oxford Circus…
I haven’t been, but all my coffee colleagues talked about it. I heard both good and bad regarding ways of coffee training, but the final product was a good cup of coffee. I saw it for a year when I was working near Angel and it looked really cozy and nice for a laptop-work time.
Blackhorse Road Workshop, Sutherland Road Path, London, E17 6BX (Blackhorse Road/Walthamstow)
I discovered it while working by my neighbourhood. They have really good brunch options and it was really busy when I was there. However, they served me a very balanced cup of coffee every time. And it was close to my house. (: