Saving good travellers from bad coffee at the busiest train station in Britain.
There is a light for coffee lovers in the dreary tunnels of Clapham Junction station and it is called Up Box. Its owners rightly claim that they save good people from bad coffee. And they also offer couple of other things.
Up Box Coffee is located at unit 3 at the entrance to platforms 9 and 10 and in theory it is one of many coffee points at that side of Clapham Junction station. After a close look, you will notice it is not an ordinary unit. It looks like a wine cellar with a shelve full of wine bottles at the back wall. Apart from that, they use real barrels as a decoration – one of them serves as a stand for sugar, stirrers etc.
They have a very good coffee at decent prices and with wide range of choice. Their latte is available in three sizes and the smallest one is under ₤2. The small size is also an advantage if you don't want to fill up yourself with huge cuppa but fancy only a little sip to wake up before the journey. They also offer sandwiches, yummy looking cakes and bars, as well as some other snacks.
Usually, it is really hard to find an acceptable coffee, not to mention a really good one at the train station, but Up Box stands up to its claim. And it is much appreciated.
It is now called 'Digby's'
The coffee is average, the food is far below average. In fact it is terrible.
A shame because the food used to be excellent when they were supplied by The Dessert Deli. Not anymore. Go elsewhere.