The Camden Coffee Shop, established in 1978, has been serving the good customers of Camden and around for more than 30 years and stepping through the door is like stepping back in time. The roasting and grinding of the beans are done on the premises by owner George Constantinou. Using his original machines, George sticks to a small range of six or seven coffees at a time. Prices are low, and the atmosphere is low-key. The Camden Coffee Shop is a treasure; a lovely little bit of old London and, happily, there are no plans for that to change any time soon.
|Venue name:||Camden Coffee Shop||Contact:|
11 Delancey Street
|Opening hours:||Open 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat; 9.30am-2.30pm Thur|
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town tube|
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Average User Rating
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Going there to get some right now to replenish our stocks - top priority for our place because nothing else compares to George's beans.
The shop is as interesting for it's form as it's function, being just a tiny room on Delancey St filled with ancient belt-driven grinding and roasting apparatus, bags of green coffee beans, stacks of lead weights for measurement, and strewn with sweepings from the roasters. On the business end of things, a selection of ~8 different roasted beans for purchase whole, or ground to your liking by George, who really is a lovely gent who you'll get to know over time. A 70/30 blend of his Santos Dark and Ethiopian Mocha is my current espresso of choice. Wonderful stuff.
I love Kenyan coffee and usually buy Tescos own brand, which is really very nice. I occasionally treat myself and buy Kenyan beans and grind my own. I bought some Kenyan beans at this shop expecting them to be full of the bright spicy flavour one gets with good (or even an average) Kenyan. However, what I ended up with was a cup hot, bitterish water with no flavour whatsoever. Very disappointed. Won't be going back.
One humble man, one tiny coffee roastery, a handful of exceptionally DELICIOUS coffee varieties. End of story. Ask any devout coffee lover in North London and they will tell you about Camden Coffee. Easily my favorite coffee provider, ever. Low-key, modest hole in the wall... Walk up Delancey Street in Camden and you will smell the goods before you see the shop: Just follow your nose. Enjoy.