Dose is a micro-dose, with seating for about a dozen bodies, but it was still a bit of a shock to see it nearly full at 10.30am. The clientele is diverse, ranging through suits, the Clerkenwell cool crowd and staff from nearby St Bart’s. Some very tempting food includes imaginative sandwiches, as in organic ciabatta with dry-cured bacon, grilled halloumi and spiced avocado. Sweet things also beckon – the cheesecake is a killer – and there’s also own-made muesli and yoghurt fruit compotes.
Tea, taken very seriously here, is offered either hot or cold. A cold lemongrass was expertly brewed and had exactly the right (tiny) amount of sugar added. Coffee beans come from Square Mile, but there’s a changing selection of guest espresso. On our visit it was a single-estate washed Colombian, which was sensationally good: deep berry flavours and velvety-smooth. Had the crema been a little more sprightly, this would have been a candidate for espresso of the year. A small complaint in the context of a mega-dose of quality.
|Venue name:||Dose Espresso|
70 Long Lane
|Opening hours:||Open 7am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-4pm Sat|
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Average User Rating
4.8 / 5
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I'm frequently in London for business and even though my main client is in St Paul's, I make a 15 minute detour to Barbican tube on the way back so I can stop at Dose. Consistently pleasurable coffee is light at the end of the tunnel for consistently droll meetings:)
Great place, excellent coffee. £2.30 for a champion flat white is perfectly reasonable and about the middle of what the better coffee joints around town charge. I agree with the last dude; plenty of good advice on hand if you ask for it.
These people really care about their coffee and are exacting in their standards. I've never been lectured about coffee but I've had plenty of good advice, perhaps the reviewer above had trouble telling the difference... :-) Food offered is also well made with some thought. As for pricing seems same cost as coffee which is nothing like as good from the chains. I recommend the aeropress (and the crumble).