You can get a cup of coffee anywhere in London. There are countless cafes, restaurants and pubs offering a variety of coffee such as Americanos, Expressos and Cappuchinos. But sometimes, you just want something special, a real caffeine fix. This is when you head out of your room from Aparthotels in Kensington to one of London’s specialist coffee destinations – and there are quite a lot of them.
We took a look at what is available, and chose some of the best destinations on offer.
Covent Garden has always been a great place to sit and relax, enjoy a spot of shopping and have a night out at the opera or ballet. It is also home to one of the best coffee shops in London – the Monmouth Coffee Company. The queues outside the door bear witness to its sheer popularity with locals and tourists alike. This is where you can find connoisseurs coffee made from organic coffee beans (and don’t miss out on the great pastries also on offer as they make the perfect accompaniment to each cup of coffee). Not a lot of space inside to sit down, but there are benches outside offering space to sit back, enjoy your coffee and watch the world go by.
Close by in Seven Dials, you can find Timberyard, offering coffee made using beans from Climpson or The Barn. The aromas and taste are stunning, and if you have time you can enjoy the smooth, aromatic coffee from the slow, drip fed filter. There are also Wi-fi facilities on offer if you need to check out where you are going next, or make plans for the day.
It is a short walk eastwards to Holborn for an unusual coffee venue perfect for day or night. Travelers staying in the lovely Serviced Apartments London will find Holborn Grind where really good coffee made from the finest possible beans is always available. As evening draws on, you can switch to a special coffee infused cocktail! How about trying a Grind Expresso Martini or a Hard Flat White Russian (made from Grind House Expresso, vodka, kahlua and milk?)
Coffee devotees will also love the New Black at The Monument, in the heart of the City of London. Coffee at The New Black is made to be savoured for the choice is enormous. Just take a look at the massive bean flavour chart on the wall before having to spend several minutes trying to choose between coffee styles from all over the world. Recent beans have included Small Batch Roasters from Melbourne, and Truth Coffee Roasting from Cape Town.
Perhaps you prefer some music with your coffee? Then book a stay at Presidential Apartments Kensington and head for Back on Track Coffee at The Barretts of Wimpole Street, W1. Décor is traditional, and extremely comfortable making relaxing with an excellent dark, rich coffee perfect especially if you want to rest weary feet while listening to some low level jazz.