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London has a long history of providing
superb coffee houses, and this has not changed.
Wherever you look in London, there are some fantastic places to go for a
coffee and a chat.
Enjoy a good breakfast at your Kensington
hotel restaurant and head to Kings
Cross. This is definitely one of the most popular places to go to buy food
and drink, with masses of street food and catering outlets – including coffee
houses! Celebrity chef Alain Ducasse has
just opened Le Café in Coal Drop
Yard, close to Kings Cross Station – just the place to go for a coffee before
catching a train. A pretty boutique
coffee shop, there is a wide range of coffee on offer, including high quality
blends and single origin coffees all of which were roasted at his Parisian
café. Equally worth considering is Notes Coffee in Pancras Road selling artisan
coffee, wine and beers while not far away n Chalton Street the Somers Town
Coffee House offers a great British food menu all day to complement its coffee.
The Monmouth Coffee shops have long been a
London institution. Avoid lunchtimes at
their Borough Market outlet near London Bridge – it gets very, very
crowded. Try the Bermondsey or Covent Garden stores instead. The choice of coffees is vast, so have a chat
with the expert staff before ordering as they can often suggest a coffee type
that you might not otherwise have tried, creating an experience not to be
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Amid the numerous high street chains to be
found all round Oxford Street are some irresistible specialist coffee
houses. Search out the aptly named
Kaffeine on Great Titchfield Street or its Tottenham Court Road branch. Relax with a fantastic coffee, enjoy superb
seasonal food or even take a course to improve your latte art skills.
Not far away from Park City Hotel London
in Berwick Street is Flat White,
perfect for lovers of strong Australian style expresso coffee, with just that
minute quantity of milk to enhance the taste.
This is the home of artisan coffee along with all day breakfasts and
brunches, or just a snack of Banana Bread.
Caravan has outlets across central London including Kings Cross, Bankside
and the City. It has become one of the
‘go to places’ for anyone keen on a really good cup of coffee and wants to
experiment. This is where you can find
some really unusual varieties such as Chocolate, Hazelnut and Green Apple
flavoured coffee or a Red Pitalito Decaf.
The hardest part is choosing!