Algerian Coffee Stores

Shopping, Off licences Soho
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Algerian Coffee Stores
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Algerian Coffee Stores

Unassumingly nestled in the heart of Soho, Algerian Coffee Stores has traded from its Old Compton Street site for over 120 years and, remarkably, is still using the original wooden counter, shelving and display case. The range of coffees here is improbably large, with a high number of house blends alongside single-origin beans, flavoured beans, rarities and Fairtrade coffees

It also sells some serious teas and brewing hardware. If you’re just passing by, the take-away option is the best coffee deal in London: less than a £1 for an espresso, and not much more for a cappuccino or latte; both delicious, and both available with an extra shot for no extra charge.


Venue name: Algerian Coffee Stores
Address: 52 Old Compton Street
Opening hours: Open 9am-7pm Mon-Wed; 9am-9pm Thur, Fri; 9am-8pm Sat
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square tube
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Keith S

The original. Brilliant un-lofty service, and you can still get an espresso for a pound.

Andrea F

Algerian coffee stores provide an excellent double espresso for only 1£ per cup! Aside from coffee, they offer a vast assortment of coffee machines, teapots, sweets and delicacies from all around the world!

Misha M.

I don't drink coffee much but the smell of this place really enticed me to inside. I love going there and buy gifts for coffee lover friends. How can you not like the smell of coffee beans? mmMMmmmm....

John N

Great coffee selection although I am taken aback that some of the staff don't know what an Aeropress is.


I was recommended this place from friends, for their amazing coffee! And it's absolutely true! For only £1 you get an espresso or americano, and for 20p more you get a milk based espresso drink. It must be the cheapest coffee available in London, and it still is of great quality! The only minus is that they only do whole milk, no semi skimmed or soya - but it is still worth it!