As we all know, London is a huge, huge city, with a lot of different and unique areas. So how to choose the 10 best cups of coffee I had the pleasure and joy to sip while in London? Why even to try and do it? Surely there would be better things to do on a Thursday evening you might wonder. Yes, surely there is – but I don’t know what.
The question ‘where to get the best cup of coffee in London,’ might get a different answer depending on when you ask. Now that I am pondering this question in a quiet Finnish market town – unable to get my weekend morning fix anywhere within 100 km radius – I am declined to answer: from Monmouth Coffee.
London’s best pizza has been found from a colourful, hidden piazza in Covent Garden!
As the Swedish fika is conquering the world, there is something undefinable and unique in the Finnish coffee break, kahvitauko.
Fun Foodie Facts, part I:
I found a Venetian restaurant which is located in the same building where the Venetian painter Canaletto once lived.
As today was hot, I needed an excuse to leave my desk and venture out of Brixton. But being a hard working, over-conscientious nerd I needed an excuse even my sub-conscious self would buy. So I spread out my Speciality Coffee Map and started plotting.
My coffee addiction has turned into an obsession.
Tucked away in Bury Place, in between Bloomsbury Way and Great Russell Street, lies a little bookshop, London Review Bookshop. In the area, Dickens, Darwin, Yeats, Sayers and J.M. Barrie have strolled around when residents, and John Maynard Keynes penned out his “Keynesian” theories. Here Virginia Woolf held her court of intellectuals and artists, know as the Bloomsbury Group, and often visited the National Library, now British Museum.
I love finding an ethnic restaurant that whisks you away for a journey – even if the journey is only going to last for the duration of a meal.
“Coffee bars became a vital outlet for musical expression, and without doubt the birth of British rock’n’roll took place in the coffee bars of Soho.” –Bruce Welch