This is the second-largest of the Taylor Street venues, and it’s big enough to give customers a decent chance of bagging a seat, even at lunchtime. Although the place appeals to a mixed crowd, there’s always at least one table where big-buck deals are being discussed. The menu has been beefed up in the past year – you can now eat really well (and not expensively), with superior sandwiches, generous salads, quiches and sweet things. The coffee is from Union, supplemented by guest beans.
A guest espresso (Kenyan single-estate roasted by Square Mile) had a truly gorgeous flavour – chocolate-sweet, no sugar needed. Good crema too. But though the cup took just ten seconds to get from counter to table, the brew had already lost too much heat. Why? Nevertheless, this was one imperfection in a visit that made us love the place even more.
|Venue name:||Taylor Street Baristas||Contact:|
125 Old Broad Street
|Opening hours:||Open 7am-6pm Mon-Fri|
|Transport:||Tube: Bank tube/DLR or Liverpool Street tube/rail|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
This place used to be a favourite of mine – a buzzing, central location for a faithfully good cup of coffee during the working day. Lunch options are also quite good – an innovative mix of healthy and delicious salads and sandwiches. However as reliably good as the coffee and food may be, the service can be equally relied upon to be distinctly disappointing. Regularly left waiting for a menu, to be served, for food, for drinks or a billit has gotten to the point where I’m too hesitant to take the risk on how long it may take. Still recommended – but only if you aren’t pressed for time.
I have visited this branch of Taylor Street Baristas a couple of times for breakfast and have been impressed every time. The service is great and the breakfast menu simple and delicious. I’ve had the granola with yoghurt which is majority yoghurt but still very tasty, the toast which is made from a delicious sourdough and the porridge which is to die for. The coffee is THE BEST in the city and always tastes so creamy… I’m starting to think they use cream instead of milk!
I would absolutely recommend you trying the coffee if you’re nearby, and maybe breakfast too!