For many, coffee is an essential part of life for those that live and work in the thriving area of Shoreditch. Whether you’re grabbing an espresso between meetings or catching up with friends on a Friday afternoon there’s no better place to go than an independent coffee shop.
To celebrate London Coffee Festival, we’ve put together a list of our favourite coffee shops in Shoreditch…
Located just off Shoreditch High Street and directly opposite our New Homes office, Cream is one of Stirling Ackroyd’s favourite and probably most used coffee shops. This modern, warehouse style coffee shop is known for its ever-changing menu of ingredient-led cuisine and fine coffee. It’s also a great place to sit and people watch in the summer!
If you’re looking for somewhere to pitch up on your laptop and drink great coffee at the same time, Bulldog Edition inside the Ace Hotel is the place to go. Partnered with Square Mile Coffee Roasters, their meticulously sourced, carefully roasted, and perfectly brewed coffee is the perfect accompaniment to their laid back techy lobby area.
Found in the heart of the tech city, Shoreditch Grind is possibly one of Shoreditch’s most famous coffee shops. Known for their witty signs and evening cocktails it’s the perfect place to hang out after work and watch the busy world go by.
A lot of coffee shops have their own special blends. However Fix’s excusive coffee blend of 50% Brazil Daterra and 50% Nicaragua Colibri (Rich, dark chocolate, orange rind) is one of the most talked about coffee blends in East London.
Allpress Espresso Bar
If strong coffee is your thing, make Allpress Espresso Bar your newest number one coffee destination. Originating from New Zealand, these guys have shared their exceptional knowledge of coffee with the world choosing Shoreditch as their first shop location in the northern hemisphere.
Not many coffee shops can say they roast their own coffee beans in the heart of Shoreditch, that’s why Ozone is extra special. With stunning food, it’s the perfect place to grab brunch but whilst you’re there keep an eye out for the shops main feature- its impressive in-house roaster display.
As one of Shoreditch’s hidden gems, the White Rabbit coffee shop is nestled under the Victorian railway arches off Curtain Road. Not only does this secret watering hole sell impressive food and coffee, it’s also home to two photography studios.