Fora Recommends: Where to buy a coffee in Borough and Southwark

October 2019

We love having a base in Southwark. It’s full of culture, from Shakespeare’s Globe to the Tate Modern. And it’s got loads of stylish places to grab a coffee. Here are our favourites.

  Southwark is right in the heart of London’s business district. It’s a part of the city that never sleeps. So if you need to keep up, here’s where to get your caffeine-fix.   The Colombian Coffee Company Head to The Colombian Coffee Company in Bankside’s Borough Market for a fresh cup sourced from small independent Colombian producers. It promises an aromatic flavour every time because the coffee cherries are picked when they’re a purple-reddish colour. You can also get a bite to eat from one of the many food stalls in the market if you’re feeling peckish. It’s just a two-minute walk from London Bridge tube station, so a great option if you’re about to head across the city for a meeting. Flat Iron Square With a backdrop of the Shard, this street food market in London Bridge is a haven for eating and drinking. It’s also great for enjoying a comforting cup of coffee thanks to Food Arch Bar. Just outside the main square you’ll also find The Colombian Coffee Company’s roastery. Flat Iron Square is nearest to Borough and London Bridge tube stations, but also just a 10- and 15-minute walk from Southwark and Waterloo stations. The Gentlemen Baristas The Gentlemen Baristas is great for a meeting thanks to its laid-back environment. There are a few of these coffee houses around Southwark and Borough, including two on Union Street, one near Borough Market and one in Flat Iron Square. Mercato Metropolitano If Italian coffee is your thing, Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle is a must. Order yours from Caffè Del Mercato, where every cup is made with organic coffee beans. Mercato Metropolitano is easily reachable from Borough and Elephant & Castle tube stations. Monmouth Coffee Company Monmouth Coffee Company has been in action since 1978 and only sources and roasts from single farms and cooperatives. It focuses on establishing a good relationship between the grower and exporter to ensure a sustainable and fair trade, so you can enjoy your coffee guilt-free. It’s opposite the entrance to Borough Market.   At Fora, we always recommend going out for a coffee to take a breather from the office. But if you do need a quick pick-me-up, we offer fresh coffee and other hot drinks all day. Come and see our Southwark and Borough offices for yourself.