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Clerkenwell is the place for all of your coffee (and coffee shop needs). Whether you’re looking for a top-notch locally sourced blend on the go, or an interesting spot to work from – look no further. Here are some of our favourite independent coffee shops in the neighbourhood.
Bench The Goldsmiths’ Centre, 42 Britton St, Farringdon, EC1M 5AD Much more than its namesake, but just as comforting, you’ll feel the creative yet relaxed vibe as soon as you step in. Be sure to grab one of the delectable cakes on offer to complement your coffee of choice. There’s a great outside area for sunny days too. Brill 27 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, EC1R 4QL Yes, good cafés in Clerkenwell seem to have monosyllabic names beginning with ‘b’. Nestled within Exmouth Market, you’ll find Brill. Think record store turned coffee shop, with delicious filled bagels and cookies. All set to a cool musical backdrop with pillarbox red seating. KOA 41 Rosebery Ave, Farringdon, EC1R 4SH KOA was set up by a brother and sister who grew up in Auckland and Melbourne. As you can imagine, that equates to great coffee. You can feel the antipodean influence as soon as you approach, and it continues inside. No nonsense takeaway coffee with no compromises. Look mum no hands 49 Old Street, EC1V 9HX A unique name and concept for sure, and right on Old Street. This pair of cycle cafés (the other on Back Church Lane) are the perfect place for remote working or brainstorming, but not for those quiet business calls. Lap up the atmosphere and admire the bikes (or use the opportunity to get yours fixed if you’re a cycling fanatic). You won’t find many places like this in central. Prufrock Café 23-25 Leather Lane, EC1N 7TE With a name like that, it’d be rude not to. It’s not one for the coffee amateur. A comprehensive tasting chart will help you select from numerous beans and blends. But, rest assured, the baristas are fully equipped to fill in any blanks because Prufrock also runs a coffee school where you can gain your coffee diploma! Other hot spots in Farringdon and surrounding areas include J + A Café, EC1 Coffee House and Briki. Basically, you’re spoilt for choice within EC1. If you want to work closer to the action, check out our spaces in Clerkenwell to see Fora could work for your business.