Delicious coffee hidden in the busy streets of Soho
Soho is the area most densely populated by the independent coffee makers. There are so many that it becomes too hard to choose one when you are around. When you don't have time to wander around or test your luck, here is the list of three coffee places worth a visit.
Milkbar 3 Bateman Street, W1D 4AG Open Mon to Fri – 8am to 5:30 pm, Sat, Sun & Bank holidays – 9:30 am to 6pm
Milkbar is a small, cosy coffee spot with comfortable seating and soft light. The baristas are friendly and the coffee is great. This is a good place to take some time off the busy life on the streets of Soho and enjoy a cup of delicious coffee. What they say about themselves: "We are fun-loving, not-too-serious; but if you want to geek out on coffee feel free, family friendly, dog-friendly, have intermittent wifi & plugs, we do retail coffee and coffee kit for sale…"
Flat White 17 Berwick Street, W1F 0PT
Open Mon to Fri – 8am to 6pm, Sat – 9 am to 6 pm, Sun and Bank Holidays – 9 30 am to 6 pm
Flat White was established by the pioneers of independent coffee making in 2005. The beans are supplied by Drop Coffee Roasters from Sweden. Flat White proudly serves delicious breakfasts and lunches inspired by their Australian heritage and offers an impressive selection of bread and cakes (gluten-free options available).
Rapha 85 Brewer Street, W1F 9ZN Open Mon to Fri – 8am to 8pm, Sat – 8.30am to 7.30pm, Sunday & Public Holidays – 11am to 6pm
An unusual coffee place located inside a cycling club. So, if you are uncomfortable around sports equipment, maybe this is not the place for you. For the rest, Rapha is a bright space with minimalist design minutes from Shaftsbury avenue. The coffee is supplied by Workshop Coffee, which is another trendy spot nearby and a range of guest suppliers. The atmosphere in Rapha is dynamic and lively; take away your coffee if in hurry, or stay to watch the latest cycling race.