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V60 at The Espresso Room

December 9, 2018

Saturday in London, looking forward to a V60, I detour to The Espresso Room, which luckily I find still open.

Too late to eat at Home Slice in Neal’s Yard, Saturday evening there will be a long wait as very popular, I go on a detour to The Espresso Room, which I find open, open until seven.

I abandon all hope of eating at Home Slice, as there will be a long wait.

They remember me, I get a free coffee, as bought a bag of coffee on my last visit.

A Lithuanian girl makes me V60 using Kemyan coffee. Excellent. Best coffee all day. Very fruity.

We chat long gone closing time.

Available free Clipper. An example of a free magazine of quality. Comparable with Independent Life, a free magazine in Leeds and York.

On my last visit I was given direction to a shop selling Standart, Drift. I could not find. I followed directions, head down Monmouth Street to Seven Dials.

I learn a vital piece of information was missing, in Shorts Gardens.

The Espresso Room

November 22, 2018

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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