The original Workshop in Clerkenwell couldn’t be more different from this Marylebone branch if it tried. Clerkenwell caters for crowds of locals looking for food, a long drinks list, and buzz; at weekends, it’s heaving. This branch, right at the back of Selfridges and St Christopher’s Place, is a tiny space (seating 14) with an equally tiny food offering (a few sandwiches and pastries) and complete calm in which to lunch quietly.
There is little in the way of decor and little to distract from the quality of what they sell. Sandwiches are tasty and ample in size, and the coffee (roasted at the Clerkenwell site) is several cuts above the London norm. Sit at the counter if you like watching baristas (skilled and friendly) at work. An unassuming gem.