Fora Recommends: Soho’s Best Coffee Spots

June 2019

When the clock strikes 3pm, a coffee often beckons. Get your fix from an artisan who knows their Arabica from their Robusta. Here’s our lowdown on the best coffee spots in Soho, close to our workspace on Broadwick Street.

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a coffee to fuel your inspiration. Central London’s café culture has got this down to a tee so when your pick-me-up calls, follow your nose to one of these top West End coffee shops. Curators Coffee A great all-rounder, Curators is all about serving up punchy coffee from rare roasters around the world. It sells some of the best coffee near Oxford Circus station, and the butterscotch banana bread is to die for – so much so that you might have to swing by in the morning to pick some up before it runs out. Flat White If a flat white is your hot beverage of choice, this is where you should sup coffee in London’s West End. For over a decade, it has been bringing the Antipodean-born strong and creamy coffee to Londoners. It’s best served with one of their homemade A.N.Z.A.C cookies on the side. If you’re nearer Tottenham Court Road, try out their sister coffee shop – Milkbar. TAP coffee In their own words, “sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery to really make some headway on a project”. Head to TAP coffee and you’ll have a relaxing and sociable setting to get your creative juices flowing. It’s certainly one of the top coffee spots in Soho for atmosphere. Maison Bertaux When your coffee fix also requires some cake, this French delight is the answer. Their cheesecake is famous and their croissants, fruit tarts and homemade eclairs are definitely worth writing home about. Our top tip: Don’t eat too much for lunch if you’re thinking of venturing to Maison Bertaux in the afternoon. 39 Steps Coffee For coffee near Carnaby Street, 39 Steps is a treat not to be missed. It’s named after the 39 steps taken for coffee to go from bean to cup, simply because the owners play a part in each stage. If you’re feeling peckish, try out one of their avocado on toast options. Yumchaa If tea is more your thing, Yumchaa has over 40 blends to satisfy every mood – whether you’re tired, stressed or feeling adventurous. Tea-based lattes (and chai) as well as coffee are also on the menu. If you find your favourite tea, you can also take a bag back to the office with you. So if you’re thinking of venturing out, these spots are certainly our favourites. But if you’d rather stay put (maybe the weather isn’t on your side), you can also count on Fora to serve fresh bean-to-cup coffee and T2 tea without having to take a step outside.