Paper & Cup on Calvert Avenue is amaaaayzing! I've just started working at SCT, the charity that set this coffee bookshop up. I used to drink only Climpsons coffee on Broadway Market but this is just as good. Nice and friendly staff with mellow vibes. All the pastries are locally-made too. Nice......
Try these fantastic cafés and coffee houses in Shoreditch
East London is a stomping ground for coffee enthusiasts, and we've rounded up our favourite cafés. Be tempted by a light brunch at Leila's Shop, a connoisseur's brew at Prufrock Coffee or something more hearty at Albion at The Boundary Project. Try Time Out's guide to the best cafés in Shoreditch to satisfy those early morning cravings.
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Ozone has just opened up on Leonard Street serving some of the best coffee I have ever had in London (the cappuccino is incredible), in a really cool space. It's slightly more expensive than your average (said cappuccino costs £2.65) but worth it. Oh, and they have their own roaster downstairs! Mmmmmm.
Time for the Timeout team to get down to Giddy Up Floripa on Old St/Great Eastern St. Though, if you wrote this article a week ago it wasn't lighting up the Brazilian Restaurant's front decking yet. Drop by the new kid on the block to see what you're missing.
The Bridge Coffe House is undoubtedly the best cafe in shoreditch. Amazing coffee, and you step back in time as you enter. Beautiful place. If you go, make sure you discover 'upstairs'. It's pretty special.
Grand opening of Foxcroft & Ginger's Expresso Bar and Food Emporium will be on 3 Dec 2012, Press Day 1 Dec 2011. At 42-43 Boxpark Mall, 2 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch. London E1 6JY. Following on from their great success with Foxcroft & Ginger in Berwick Street, Soho.
A. Gold Shop is not a café, it's a hybrid between a shop and a hidden British cult food gem in the heart of Spitalfields. I' not sure if it's considered Shoreditch or not but to me that's the wonder of London, you aim for Shoreditch you get A.Gold on Brushfield Street. They have organic Monmouth coffee, filtered as it should be. The staff is trained with Monmouth so they know their stuff. Most of their products are homemade, cakes, sandwiches, even scotch eggs. The prices will take you back to a time when Shoreditch didn't stand for paying more just to hangout somewhere cool.
Best coffee shop in the area is undoubtedly Nude Expresso. The main coffee shop is on Hanbury Street, but they have a roastery in the Old Truman Brewery and the smell is intoxicating when they are roasting those coffee beans. Staff are extremely friendly, its so lovely to see a proper coffee shop as opposed to the 'in your face' dare I say, commercial counterparts. This one does its own roasting, and makes a great cup of coffee! Worth a visit if you need a coffee hit whilst in the area.