In my effort to learn more about coffee, I took advantage of my time in London to try out as many of their different coffee options as possible. On a student/intern budget, this was difficult. But who needs real food anyway?
I had this coffee to give commercial brands their due. BUT: down with the corporation! Just kidding. Although their coffee is consistent, it’s nothing special. Their food and browies and mini loaves are pretty good too, but not something you can justify too regularly at those prices (well, for a student anyway)
Coffee ‘selfies’ are so cliché right? Viola’s was right by my house, and their cinnamon rolls were inspirational! Route was ambitiously situated right next door to Starbucks, but their coffee was not really the greatest… Leif was in Leamington Spa, but it was a great caffeine fix, though not a very refined brew. The golden coffee was a caramel hazelnut latte of deliciousness with fudge chunks on the whipped cream. It was, obviously, out of this world.
Pret is on just about every corner in London, and their coffee is pretty decent. I had their hazelnut chocolate bells and whistles latte thing that was amazing. Their food is pretty good, and, as with all chains, they provide consistency in their quality
This little place was right along my way to work. It was a quaint little set up, with good coffee and your usual treats and snacks (here I had a Cowboy cookie that was really delicious), of really good quality. Perfect for an on-the-go-cuppa
Their coffee and their food was really great! Situated on Whitechapel High Street, near the Aldgate stations. When I was there, they didn’t have a sign outside so it was quite hard to find, but so worth it once I did!
Love in a Cup wins my vote as best of the coffees that I got to try in London. It is in the famous Brick Lane, in a little hole in the wall, with a super cute inside set up. It has character, great coffee, and sweetness. The service was lovely, and their prices were also reasonable compared to what you may pay at other London establishments. Their coffee was truly superb (as was their white chocolate chip cookie)