Kaffeine remains incredibly popular with local, mostly young office workers, who seem to crowd in at every hour of the day and make lunchtime a crush. They can’t be here for the seating: wooden bench-type at tables either high or low. Or for the minimalist decor. It’s the coffee and the food and the buzz. And there certainly is buzz aplenty, especially when the place is crowded. You’ll find much to croon over in the food, which comes up from the basement kitchen constantly as tray after tray sells out.
This is some of the best coffee-bar food in London, whether savoury or sweet, which must explain a lot about the lunchtime crowds. Salads, sandwiches, anything that’s seen the inside of a hot oven – these are all strong points. So it was somewhat shocking, this year, to find ourselves seriously disappointed with the coffee. Two espressos: feeble crema, lacking in body and of a flavour that spoke more of fire than of beans. This was the first poor cup of Kaffeine we’ve ever had. We hope it’s the last.
66 Great Titchfield Street
|Opening hours:||Open 7.30am-6pm Mon-Fri; 8.30am-6pm Sat; 9.30am-5pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Oxford Circus|
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Kaffeine is a treasure. Forget the coffee, just go for the lovely food. And the coffee is great too. Standards have stayed consistently high since first opening. I return and return.
I have been coming to Kaffeine since they opened and am often the first person in the door on Friday mornings when I sit in for breakfast. Wherever I am in London I seek out good coffee (Nude Espresso, Milk Bar, Flat White etc) but have never found anything close to the taste and absolutely consistency of Kaffeine. I'm from NZ and used to think that we had much better coffee there than London but I have to say Kaffeine has consistently over the last 3 years been the best coffee I've ever tasted. Keep up the good work Pete and the team!
Food is fresh and delicious, coffee is mostly amazing... I blame Kaffeine for setting my coffee standards so high! Thanks :)
When these guys opened their doors they brought proper coffee to my attention. I have been coming back at least once a week since then. Delicious, strong coffee well worth seeking out.