Timberyard Seven Dials

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© Jael Marschner
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Covent Garden

Branching out from its Shoreditch original, Timberyard’s second café brings its brand of wi-fi and caffeine to Theatreland, putting on a splendid show of strong brews, great bakes and light bites.

The scene’s set with heavyweight industrial ducting, comfy armchairs and makeshift tables fashioned from stacked vintage suitcases. It’s a look that would be right at home out east, but it’s still a rarity in Covent Garden.

Coffee is the main draw here, with the Has Bean company providing their signature Jabberwocky blend, from which baristas deliver A-grade, big-on-floral-flavour cuppas.If you’re in a hurry, though, maybe give the drip-fed Chemex filter coffee process a miss. It makes for a scintillating cup, but the brewing process alone takes ten minutes to unleash its aromatic goodness. If you are making an afternoon of it, though, there are plenty of sockets to keep your tablet/laptop equally juiced up, and no pressure to move on after stretching out the first cup.

The specialist teas also score highly: check out the timer to mark that fragrant moment when leaves are infused to just the right degree. Wait 30 seconds longer at your own peril.

Flying the flag for British suppliers, local bakers provide the bread for quality sandwiches and homely baked goods: chunky flapjacks, posh tarts, chewy cookies, traybakes and hot buttered teacakes. There’s even a nod to guilt-free munching – herby grain salads, crunchy granolas, and porridge for the virtuous.

The basement doesn’t have the airiness of its ground floor, but does boast a funky meeting room. It’s not all about creative thoughts and brain showers – an equally warm welcome is extended to weary shoppers wanting a sit down, a good natter and spot of tea and cake.

We’ve come a long way since the internet cafés of the noughties – and there’s not a polystyrene cup in sight.


Venue name: Timberyard Seven Dials
Address: 7 Upper St Martin's Lane
Opening hours: Open 8am-8pm Mon-Fri; 10am-8pm Sat; 10pm-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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Fab find in the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden!

Sarah J

One of my favourite coffee houses. The staff are so kind and friendly, and the food is really REALLY great! They have a fantastic range of fresh and healthy foods, salads and sandwiches and some pretty filling and decadent desserts. My favourite is a smoked haddock with welsh rarebit toastie - it literally filled me up for the entire day. I've also had a leek and brie quiche which was pretty good. They have a selection of breads which you can buy as toast with butter, but then help yourself to their range of spreads which include jams and favourites like nutella and biscoff spread - but they also have a pretty delicious homemade nut butter in kiln jars. There is a great selection of teas and coffees. I usually come here with my laptop to get some work and writing done, and it has a great vibe with lots of tables, some looking out onto the street and large table alcoves downstairs so you can get on with work whilst being nestled away in the warmth away from all the hustle and bustle of the rest of the cafe.

Staff WriterStaff Comp

Timberyard is a great little coffee shop with great quality coffee. If you can get a table, it's great for a quick meeting

Hayley J

Cronuts, coffees and charisma! Had a lovely toasted cheese sandwich, but felt like it was a little overpriced! 

moderatorStaff Writer

Timberyard has an unmistakeable hipster vibe with its variety of brew methods, digital nomads tapping away in the windows and vintage luggage for tables. Though the coffee is excellent and service friendly. Cakes very tempting too...

Tatiana N
Staff Writer

I am always on the look out for a good coffee place, and being in London it's not difficult to find a place BUT if something I learnt about the continuous pop -ups/hipsters/techie friendly trendy coffee places is that sometimes is more about the design/marketing/fashion than the quality of the coffee! But not here. I have been here several times - office is just around the corner - both just as take away or sitting to have a nice down time with friends/partners and have nothing but good experiences. Staff is pleasant and the coffee is good and there's extra sitting downstairs. As a plus they have tasty cakes/tarts/muffins so always comes in handy if you want a treat. If you're around in Soho/West End/Covent Garden do go and check it out. 



Nicest cold brew I've ever had! You can really taste the fragrance of the coffee beans!! Will give it another go someday, maybe for a brunch. Love the interior, the robust industrial setting.


Coffee shop is good but the man behind the counter Umair is awesome.