A comfortable room featuring some of the best coffee in London, both espresso-based and filter.
This big, comfortable room doesn’t seem to alter much from year to year, and that’s fine with us. It does change during the week: most customers are a bit hurried from Monday to Friday, but everyone is very relaxed at the weekend. You never know who’s going to be here from one visit to the next, as the clientele is so pleasantly varied; you’re as likely to see a family with young kids as EC-sophisticates or office workers.
There’s not much to say about the coffee except that it’s as good as it’s always been – and that means very good indeed, some of the best in London. Espresso is perfect, and guest beans slow-brewed in an Aeropress are always of excellent quality. There’s a small selection of daily dishes chalked on a blackboard, and sandwiches and baked things on the counter. Whenever you visit, expect to be very well looked after.
Note: This was the second branch of Prufrock. The first, in Shoreditch, has closed down. The Time Out Food and Drink Team.