Thursday, 17 July 2008

Is this the best value coffee in London?


I had three quarters of an hour to kill in London's Borough Market this week and spent it happily wandering around some of the fantastic food shops. Konditor and Cook for yummy cakes. Neal's Yard for the best of British cheeses and Monmouth Coffee for what must surely be the best value coffee in London - just £1 for a double macchiato (espresso with a shot of frothed milk)

Unlike many espressos it wasn't remotely bitter or over-extracted, just a pure, fragrant coffee flavour.

Eat your heart out, Starbucks . . .

7 comments:

Signe Johansen: said...

Completely agree, Monmouth coffee is fantastic value and delicious too. The original on Monmouth St in Soho is tiny, but definitely worth a stop if you're buzzing around that area...

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

That's a pretty competitive price, isn't it? Hard to imagine it can be beaten in London.

Fiona Beckett said...

Yes, I like the Soho one too, Signe, but I think the Borough one is better. (Not least because they have bread and jam on the table . . . )

And the weird thing about the price, Forkful, is that it's the same for a double macchiato as a single one. They had to repeat that twice because I didn't believe them first time . . .

Boak said...

That's worth knowing. I'm on a pretty tight budget at the moment, but really missing the luxury of a little coffee.

Yes I know you can make it yourself, but it wouldn't be a treat then, would it!

Catering Equipment said...

That is amazing!

Fiona Beckett said...

It's resisting the bread and jam (or the cakes at Konditor next door) that's the hard part ;-)

Catering Equipment said...

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.

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