To celebrate the London Coffee Festival being held in Brick Lane from the 6th till the 9th April, we take a look at some our favourite places to catch a cup of Joe in Shoreditch. From steamy cappuccinos to frothy lattes, we leave nothing out – what are you waiting for?
Kahaila, 135 Brick Ln, London
A charity-run coffee joint, Kahaila’s products are all organic and ethically sourced. They passionately support local projects and products, meaning you can do your good deed for the day and still have an Americano. They also offer a range of gluten free and vegan food, so you don’t need to worry about stopping by if you have special dietary requirements. Giving back to the community has never looked so cool.
Look mum, no hands!, 49 Old St, London
Chill vibes present? Check. Caffeine urges satisfied? Check. Bicycle fixed? …definitely check. Look mum, no hands! is a café with a difference – not only can you indulge in some of the best roasted Squaremile coffee beans in Shoreditch, you can tinker with a variety of bikes as well. Perfect for any cycling enthusiast – and even if you aren’t, we still recommend you check this place out, even if it is just for the mocha and not for the wheels.
Ozone Coffee Roasters, 11 Leonard St, London
Have you heard the rumour that New Zealanders brew the best coffee? You can find out if it’s true by heading to the Ozone Coffee Roasters, a Kiwi originated coffee house where you can watch the baristas (and chefs) blend, mix and roast their concoctions to perfection. Make sure to have a look at the full range of Ozone coffee beans they sell too – the flavours are guaranteed to make your caffeine senses tingle.
The Shoreditch Grind, 213 Old St, London
Combine the aroma of freshly brewed coffees with a dash of rock and roll and what do you get? The Shoreditch Grind, duh. This infamous Shoreditch coffee house has a rebellious 1950s feel to it, meaning you’ll get to indulge yourself with as many expressos as you like. Rock and roll has no rules, after all.
Know any other java joints we should know about? Tell us, pretty please! We’d love to hear about it.
- By Lauren Codling