Monmouth Coffee Company

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Simon Leigh Simon Leigh

Now 35 years old and still a major presence on London’s coffee scene, Monmouth seems to be busy all the time. On Friday and Saturday, it’s heaving – be prepared for a lengthy queue. The location at the southern end of Borough Market accounts for much of the popularity, but the unfailingly high quality clinches the deal. Food (breads, pastries and so on) is simple, well chosen and low maintenance for the staff. They have other priorities: making and serving coffee. Which they do supremely well.

Espresso (a bargain at £1.35) and its milky derivatives are well made, using full-fat milk – only because Monmouth (unlike many customers) knows that semi-skimmed gives inferior results. But it’s the brewed coffee, from the company’s outstanding range, that takes top billing. If there’s a relatively small crowd, dawdle and talk to the coffee experts, who will share their enthusiasm and expertise with anyone who shows an interest. Seating is basic but comfortable enough. Come and worship at this shrine to the bean.


Venue name: Monmouth Coffee Company
Address: 2 Park Street
Opening hours: Open 7.30am-6pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: London Bridge

Average User Rating

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this is the closest thing you will get to Coffee perfection in London- it's a must for all coffee lovers to visit this shop- take home some fresh ground beans too, you can even buy the lovely organic sugar they use - yumm!!


I'm Italian and I love expresso.. I can tell Monmouth serves the best cappuccino in London.. maybe it's because of the whole milk they use.. Outstanding! Ha, be prepared to queue for up to 15 minutes on Saturday. Worth it!

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The best coffee in London - and, amazingly, the cheapest. The staff are really friendly. I always feel sad when I finish a cup here.