TAP Coffee

Restaurants, Coffeeshops Fitzrovia
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TAP Coffee

This top-notch Fitzrovia hangout (previously called Tapped & Packed) remains a coffee-lover’s haven, whether you want espresso-based drinks (Simonelli machine), or brewed coffees made in a drip cone or the increasingly popular Aeropress. Beans are sourced from several roasters including Has Bean and Square Mile.

When we went, the Aeropress specialist was not around. We contented ourselves with a drip Nicaraguan, the drip unrushed and the beans excellent (single-origin, as were both the other filter choices). Sandwiches and baked goods are all made on the premises and reasonably priced.

The decor is plain and attractive: dark wood in the benches, tables and flooring contrasting with the magnolia-hued paint on the walls (which would benefit from a fresh coat). Beans and coffee hardware are sold to take away, and service comes with a big smile and willingness to talk. All in all, we love this place.


Venue name: TAP Coffee
Address: 26 Rathbone Place
Opening hours: Open 8am-7pm Mon-Fri; 9am-7pm Sat
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
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Nicola B

Having worked in this area for 7 years I go to tap every day for a proper delicious coffee

Ioanna La

TAP coffee is an all time classics favourite. From its amazing coffee to the delicious lunch options and the yummy desserts that will get you through the day, this place is one of the best of its kind around there! Sometimes they have lunch offers such as soup and salad for a fiver. You can grab your coffee/lunch/sweet treat for takeaway or you can enjoy it in one of those nice wooden tables, together with your laptop, a friend, or a book. This is what most of its customers do anyway.


Parked my Boris Bike just around the corner and stepped into this super little coffee shop in a little street in Fiztrovia. A real treat, deserving of itsTime Out slot. Delicious coffee and a granola bar. The staff knew their coffee, were delightful and friendly.


Staff great, coffee great, food great. What more needs to be said. Well it gets busy, so they need to open up another!