Friday, 1 August 2008

Independent Cafés/Coffee Houses

In light (more like celebration) of the news that Starbucks is closing the vast majority of it’s outlets in Australia, I’m going to compile a list of independent coffee shops in London that could be used as recommendations. Aussie/Kiwi run coffee shops will be highly prized - I have only found a few places where I can order a flat white and not be looked at like I was speaking a foreign language.

Here's the list so far, if it starts getting too long, I'll try and create a seperate page for it:

Taylor Street Baristas
The Punch Tavern
99 Fleet Street,
London, EC47 1DE

1A New Street
Liverpool Street
London, EC2M 4TP

Source, 27d The Quadrant
Richmond Upon Thames, TW9 1DN

Sacred Café
13 Ganton St (just off Carnaby Street)
Soho
London, W1F 9BL

Ray's Jazz Cafe At Foyles
113-119 Charing Cross Road,
London WC2H 0EB

Flat White
17 Berwick Street,
Soho, London W1F 0PT

Canela
1 Newburgh St,
London, W1F 7RB

The Providores
109 Marylebone High Street,
London, W1U 4RX

Monmouth Coffee Company
27 Monmouth Street,
Covent Garden,
London, WC2H 9EU

2 Park Street, Borough,
London, SE1 9AB

Melrose and Morgan
42 Gloucester Avenue
Primrose Hill,
London NW1 8JD

Milk Bar
3 Bateman St
Soho
London, W1D 4AG

Farm Collective
91 Cowcross St
Farringdon, EC1M 6BH

Caffé Vergnano 1882
62 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0BB

12 comments:

sue said...

I am a big fan of Taylor St Baristas, and a regular at their Richmond Branch. They have also just opened up a new shop just across from Liverpool Street Station
http://trustedplaces.com/review/uk/london/cafe/1g56c8x/taylor-st-baristas

Mer said...

Ooooh, Richmond is a little far out for me, but I'll certainly try the Liverpool Street Station one. :D

Tim Hayward said...

Monmouth Street Coffee either in Covent Gdn or Borough.

Melrose and Morgan, Primrose Hill

Mer said...

Cheers Tim! Updating the list now.

Nik said...

Great idea - just a shame there aren't any great places in Farringdon.. I would walk 10mins out of the way to work for it.

Richard said...

Hi Mer

No posting since August ... you losing the faith?

R

Mer said...

No, just stupidly busy with other things: new job, trying to plan a wedding, renovations, that sort of hing.


I feel like a neglectful parent.

Anonymous said...

oh this is great.
You could probably add any Portuguese run cafe if you want decent espresso

Mer said...

Do you know any in particular I could put up on the list? Perhaps one with a particular atmosphere?

Brett said...

I'm enjoying these postings.

For me the best has to be Caffé Vergnano 1882 on 62 Charing Cross Road, London.

www.bretthetherington.net

Brett said...

I'm enjoying these postings a lot.

For me though the best surely has to be Caffé Vergnano 1882 on 62 Charing Cross Road, London.

www.bretthetherington.net

Mer said...

I keep meaning to go there just for the espresso. Been past it so many times but never inside.