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The Association

Restaurants, Coffeeshops City of London
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A backstreet coffee shop in the heart of the square mile.

Situated down a narrow side street in the shadow of the Gherkin, Association is the gem in the City’s caffeinated crown. Given the area, it’s surprisingly hip: stripped industrial interiors, patterned table-tops (weirdly reminiscent of the zigzag floor in the Black Lodge in ‘Twin Peaks’) and stylish, pin-legged furniture. Coffee comes from Square Mile (where else?), its Red Brick blend the standard espresso – though there was a guest from Birmingham’s Quarter Horse on our visit (plus filter courtesy of Workshop). The espresso itself is citrussy-sharp and rocket-fuel strong – perfect for knocking back after a pastry or Portuguese custard tart, of which there’s a great little selection.



Address: 10-12 Creechurch Lane
Transport: Tube: Aldgate
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4 out of 5 stars

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Association is a super coffee providers having different kinds of coffee's. When I have business meetings regarding [business cards]( & designing, I prefer this shop for my clients to having coffee's. Thank you so much for your amazing service.


Association is located just around the corner from the Gherkin.

This is the rendez-vous of the city people for coffee.

The staff is lovely. Try to find the good time to go to be able to seat.

I worked during a year nearby, and it was my daily break.

They are in the London coffee guide, and I guess fo a reason, because the place is always crowded. I don't drink coffee, so I can't rely, but the hot chocolate is really good!

They got delivered every day some lovely pasteis de nata to go along with your coffee, but if you are more a chocolate person, I recommend the Gluten free chocolate cookies. They melt in your mouth as some brownies would do.

I have no doubt that if you work around this is already your coffee spot!

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If you like to take your coffee surrounded by city folk coupled up in mini business meetings then by all means stay in. I didn't fall in love with the strong and scalding hot flat white. The ham and cheese crossaint was good though. 

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