Old Spike Roastery

Restaurants, Coffeeshops Peckham Rye
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Old Spike Roastery, coffee shop inside, Peckham 2015
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Old Spike Roastery coffee shop Peckham 2015
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What’s that in the corner? Looking like a tiny steam engine, that my friend is a coffee roaster and it's the reason why caffeine heads flock here. The place is tiny, with a handful of seats along the bare brick walls or on the bench out front. Started purely as a roastery in 2014, it soon opened its doors to enthusiastic Peckhamites – and now runs coffee carts across the city, too.

You'll spot Old Spike’s seasonal, single-origin beans elsewhere, but the mother ship offers a freshly roasted espresso experience, plus interesting filters. Our Ethiopian Rocko Mountain was a super-smooth brew, fruity and chocolatey. Barista Lucy was Old Spike’s first homeless employee, part of its ongoing work with homeless charities (that’s why its nomadic carts are called Change Please).

Eats come from Crosstown doughnuts and there’s artisan hot chocolate and Good & Proper teas, too. But really, why would you, when the coffee’s this good?

By: Julie Sheppard

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Venue name: Old Spike Roastery
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Address: 54 Peckham Rye
London
SE15 4JR
Transport: Peckham Rye Overground
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MooseInLondon
Tastemaker

Very smooth flat whites available for a good price. Sit outside and watch the world go by (also maybe you have to as not many seats inside!) 

Sarah (kukkiiandkoppee)
Tastemaker

Looks more like a workshop than a coffeeshop but this small roasters serves delicious coffee at a laid-back pace with a smile. Beans are available to purchase.

Richard M

What a welcoming and warm place to enjoy coffee. All the staff are super friendly and the fact they help the homeless reengage with society is the icing on the cake. I have recommended to all of my coffee lover friends and everyone without exception feels the same about this place. Thinking of having a coffee? Hit up the Old Spike Roastery

Anh N

Visited it on a sunny saturday morning, enjoyed different shades of fall in the area before enjoying a cup of capuccino at Old Spike Roasted is a bonus for me. The vibe here is open, I especially like stories about Old Spike Roasted coffee's philosophy from the barista here. If you look for something inspiring at weekend, and conversations, come here!

Thomas J

Excellent and enthusiastic staff and a great ethos. Oh, and the coffee is amazing.

Rob D

Great coffee, freshly roasted weekly, constantly revolving seasonal crops. Try it.
I may be slightly biased on this one.

Patrick H

Fantastic idea behind this business and great tasting coffee, so lucky to have this on my doorstep!

Marija C

Amazing coffee with a great cause behind it. My absolute favourite place in London!

Nigel d

They roast their own coffee. They sell that coffee and it tastes delicious. They help the homeless. Ummm 5 stars.

Laura S

I live in Brixton and every weekend I go to Peckham to buy a bag of coffee from Old Spike Roastery. Addicted to Old Spike not coffee.

Michael M

It's my second time of coming to Old Spike. And I drove across London after hearing about them in the press. It did not disappoint. Great coffee, great set up and great purpose.

Damaris C

Amazing coffee, amazing hot chocolate and an amazing cause. Where else can you buying an amazing drink that goes directly towards helping the homeless!! My all time favourite place in Peckham.