The Liverpool Street branch of this seven-strong chain was heaving the day we visited, and as you would expect from the area, much of the chatter concerned high finance: ‘What’s in it for you?’ ‘Has the M&A team run the numbers yet?’ Despite the location, in a rather dreary shopping arcade, the place manages to convey a bit of boho charm.
Attractive dark wood flooring, big windows and some eccentric wall decorations all help. As does the presence of non-money clientele, earnestly deep in coffee, cakes and conversation. TSB buys most of its beans from Union Coffee Roasters, the source of its very high-roasted espresso blend. Some would find this blend just a bit too dangerously dark, and the crema died pretty quickly. But the cup arrived decently hot (a rarity nowadays) and a dose of sugar corrected the balance. With milk in any form, the blend comes into its own.
Guest beans are from Square Mile and Has Bean: single-origin coffees for conventional brewing. The edible offering – cakes, sandwiches, salads – isn’t large but it’s good, and staff are well informed.
|Venue name:||Taylor Street Baristas||Contact:|
1A New Street
|Opening hours:||Open 7am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail|
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Great coffee and delicious seeded sourdough toast for breakfast. They have vegemite too which is a bonus!
The line is always super long in the mornings but it generally moves quite quickly. They don't always get the toast orders right but they always give you a free coffee for next time if they make a mistake which is a nice touch.
It's takeaway only... there's no where to sit down, so good for a coffee on the way into work.