The Fields Beneath

Restaurants , Cafés Kentish Town
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The Fields Beneath

A lovely little neighbourhood coffee bar hangout right next door to Kentish Town West overground station.

'The Fields Beneath' is a classic about Kentish Town local history written by long-time resident Gillian Tindall, and the name is appropriate for this coffee bar: TFB has a real neighbourhood feel. It isn’t surprising that K-Towners have taken to it enthusiastically since it opened late in 2012. The place is tiny, with just four tables but ample space for the takeaway crowd (many emanating from the Overground station next door).

TFB originally bought beans from a variety of roasters, but early in 2015 switched to roasting its own in collaboration with Coffee by Tate, with guest suppliers including Roundhill and Red Brick. It has always been of high quality, both in beans and in brewing. But you could easily come here just for the food. A monster cookie, dense with dark chocolate, was sublime and sizeable. Current offerings include a vegan dhal, and excellent baked goods are provided by the owner's mother.

During a pleasant half-hour visit, crowds came in search of sandwiches to take away, while our table companions chatted merrily to each other and to the staff. TFB has become an integral and much-loved part of the KT family. Let’s hope the love continues.

Venue name: The Fields Beneath
Address: 52a Prince of Wales Rd
Opening hours: Open 7am-4pm Mon-Fri; 7.30am-6pm Sat; 9am-5pm Sun.
Transport: Kentish Town West Overground
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Rosalind M

Best coffee in the area. Take my kids to talacre as a good excuse to go to the other side of Kentish for a coffee here

Kate P

so friendly, such good coffee and food ,a real local. And very toddler friendly.

Laine G

Best coffee I have ever tasted anywhere. Great staff and always eclectic music - and they also have some vegan cakes which are great

Melanie L

The Fields Beneath deserves a Michelin star as well as rating 5* ! A welcoming team to greet you with smiling faces, great atmosphere! Must mention, delicious everything !!! Wide variety of choice ( vegan included). Whether for early or all day breakfast, home made granola is a MUST,!! Snack or lunch of in-house or takeaway sandwiches, home made cakes and even more - all displayed to make it hard to choose!! Then to add, variety of special coffee to be praised not just for taste but the way it is served.

Tim F

Amazing cafe where customer service is no1 however the coffee and food is amazing. Highly recommend this place.

Linda G

Gavin and his team are wonderful and a real 'stand' for our planet and all living creatures. Go enjoy his great food and relax in the ambiance. Just love this place.

Aimee B

A great cafe with friendly staff, delicious food and fantastic coffee!! Definitely worth a visit!

Kim B

Great coffee, great people, in fact everything about this coffee shop is great

Laura P

Love this cosy little place. They play great music, are friendly, and let me work for hours there without saying anything! Not to mention fab food, baked goods, and coffee.

Kate M

Go for the amazing coffee and tasty lunches. Ask for the hot special, normally a soup or stew and always phenomenally good!

Charlie B

Friendly staff, delicious coffee & treats. What more could you ask for? Best Coffee Shop in Kentish Town.

Daniel M

Great little hidden cafe. Messages outside never fail to put a smile on face. Cheeky and amusing!

Charlotte R

The BEST coffee shop in this area by some considerable distance. Don't miss out on their filter!


Best coffee in London! Staff is very welcoming and friendly. Food is great and priced fairly compared to the competition. Sibylle and Gavin (the owners) change coffee type every week providing a great opportunity to try something new and the temptation is always great for a douhghnut or a cookie. (and the sandwiches are fantastic - pulled pork is the best one).