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Red Lion Coffee Co.

Restaurants, Coffeeshops New Cross
4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A lofty New Cross café with an arty crowd.

The new-build exterior and backstreet sarf London location might not scream ‘destination coffee shop’, but Red Lion Coffee Company, which opened in late 2016, is an excellent little spot. The food menu is varied (from pastries, sausage rolls and excellent scotch eggs, to slabs of focaccia and stews), there’s coffee-making gadgetry for sale and the beans come from city stalwart Climpson & Sons (no guests!). The coffee is very fine, too: a flat white was smooth and strong. A scattering of specialist coffee mags shows extra commitment to the cause. Set down the road from Goldsmiths, it looks appropriately cool too: Scandi furniture, bare breezeblocks and the loftiest ceilings in London.


Address: Batavia Rd
SE14 6AX
Transport: New Cross Gate Overground
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