Taylor Street Baristas

Restaurants , Mediterranean Bank
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This is the second-largest of the Taylor Street venues, and it’s big enough to give customers a decent chance of bagging a seat, even at lunchtime. Although the place appeals to a mixed crowd, there’s always at least one table where big-buck deals are being discussed. The menu has been beefed up in the past year – you can now eat really well (and not expensively), with superior sandwiches, generous salads, quiches and sweet things. The coffee is from Union, supplemented by guest beans.

A guest espresso (Kenyan single-estate roasted by Square Mile) had a truly gorgeous flavour – chocolate-sweet, no sugar needed. Good crema too. But though the cup took just ten seconds to get from counter to table, the brew had already lost too much heat. Why? Nevertheless, this was one imperfection in a visit that made us love the place even more.


Venue name: Taylor Street Baristas
Address: 125 Old Broad Street
Opening hours: Open 7am-6pm Mon-Fri
Transport: Tube: Bank tube/DLR or Liverpool Street tube/rail
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Is there such a thing as Craft Coffee? I am sure it exists, and if so, Taylor Street are one of the front-runners of the craft coffee movement. Although now there is almost a tsunami of niche coffee shops in the city, Taylor Street still stand tall amongst them. They have delicious food (albeit I feel a bit pricey for the amount you receive) but lets be honest-- this review is about coffee. 

Their flat whites are quite amazing, much smoother then many of the coffee chains a stone's throw away. I also like their ordering system, it makes the queue seem to move a lot faster (as your order is already being worked by the time you get to the till). The lattes are also quite wondrous, all with their signature 'milk art' adorning the top.

If in the area and craving a cup, highly recommended. As a co-worker put it "Its a wonderful treat compared to the stuff they pass as coffee at <insertVeryCloseChainShopHere>."