Dose Espresso

Restaurants, Coffeeshops Farringdon
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Scott Speirs
Venue says Today's guest espresso is 'bonkers', the head barista's actual words! San Pasqual, by Yallah roasters in Cornwall. Get some!

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.


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Dose Espresso says
For the first time our guest-roaster is Yallah, in Cornwall, who's roaster is Phil Gevaux, formerly of Tate and Origin. Guest espresso is San Pasqual, a natural process from Colombia: mixed varietals, nice, floral, fruity, bit of liquorice, wine gums. With milk it's strawberry/chocolate milkshake. On filter is Lamari, a surprisingly clean washed Papua New Gunea: light bodied, plenty of apricot and peach, quite crisp. Square Mile's dependably excellent Red Brick is, as always, our house 'spro.
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Venue name: Dose Espresso
Address: 70 Long Lane
Opening hours: Open 7am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-4pm Sat
Transport: Tube: Barbican
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Frederick S
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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:)


Bryan R

Offering a fantastic array of brews and accompaniments, this is a great brewery.


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.

John M

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).