With 15 years of experience, Coffee Plant creates a range of own-roasted beans. On our visit, Peruvian beans were the pick of the day – incredibly complex, starting with roasted peanut notes swerving into apple, liquorice, butterscotch and cinnamon. There follows a slightly salty and herbaceous finish with plenty of umami. Our latte was equally enjoyable, with textured milk so thick and creamy it was almost a flat white. We did cringe at the coffee beans sitting in transparent, open tubs, however, losing aroma and flavour with every passing minute.
|Venue name:||Coffee Plant||Contact:|
180 Portobello Rd
|Opening hours:||Open 7.45am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; 9am-4.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Ladbroke Grove|
|Price:||Espresso £1, latte £1.60|
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Seriously good coffee in a cool, no frills atmosphere which is always full of people fleeing corporate banality. The music is pumping and the service is friendly and knowledgeable. Buy ground coffee at the back to recreate the gorgeous aromas and flavours back at home!
Eschew the chains and head to the Coffee Plant where all the locals go for the best coffee in Portobello.
I also stock up on their tea and their DELICIOUS chocolates make great gifts for dinner parties or stocking fillers. The Turkish delight is my favourite but they are all good.
Incidentally all coffee and tea is fair trade and the milk is organic, yet the cost is far cheaper than the high street coffee brands, go figure?
Whenever I need a coffee in my neighbourhood, I always opt for Coffee Plant, even though the area is saturated with coffee shops. Coffee Plant consistently produces excellent coffees that are amongst the least expensive that I've had in London, despite being on touristy Portobello Road. I'm quite picky about my coffee; there are surprisingly few coffee shops that can get a dry cappuccino correct, but Coffee Plant gets it right every time!