The Espresso Room

Cutting through Covent Garden to Soho to find Algerian Coffee Stores I pass by The Espresso Room a tiny little coffee shop in New Row.

Coffee roasted by Caravan, coffee beans on sale. A small selection of cakes.

I decide to stay and I order a cappuccino.

I sit by the bar. I do not notice at first, on the tiles at the back, each tile a recipe for a coffee.

The cappuccino excellent.

A somewhat ignorant young man, no you cannot sit there, my girlfriend has popped out for a couple of minutes. No, she did not return, and other customers ignored his entreaties and sat in the seat. He was having loud conversation on a mobile phone and working on a laptop. Not done in a tiny busy coffee shop, and if wish to have a conversation on a phone, have the courtesy to go outside.

Knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful staff.

I picked up a bag of Caravan coffee. Purchase entitles me to a free coffee. One slight problem, no means to credit me for the coffee I had just bought.

The barista tells me of a shop similar to Magazine Brighton or Ideas on Paper. On leaving, I follow directions, head to Seven Dials, but I do not find.

The Espresso Room is a small chain of four coffee shops. The one I visited in Covent Garden located in New Row.

The Espresso Room in Great Ormond Street is featured in 111 Coffee Shops In London That You Must Not Miss.

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