The fifth part of our overview of independent coffee houses…
Designed by the same architects as Fernandez & Wells, it was this design that drew us in on what turned out to be their opening week. Like F & W, Salt has a long sweeping counter, with lots of rustic wood and a generally ‘stripped back’ design.
The owners also run an artisan bakery and it is here that Salt really seems to excel. Cakes, pastries et al are baked daily on the premises and the menu also includes stews, soups and sandwiches. Their coffee is Square Mile Coffee blend. Our coffee was good quality but a little on the tepid side. We have put this down to it being their first week and will most certainly be back. Located on Great Queen Street, Covent Garden.
Speakeasy Espresso & Brew Bar
Based on Lowndes Court, Carnaby, Speakeasy has an upstairs espresso bar and a downstairs brew bar. Coffee is Coffeesmiths Espresso blend and there are also a wide selection of teas, along with cakes, pastries, sandwiches and salads. Different brewing methods are applied including Filtro Brewer, Pour Over and French Press.
Bermondsey Street Coffee
Bermondsey Street Coffee certainly has a sense of humour. Located in what is fast becoming the cultural hub of SE1, Bermondsey Street Coffee is a quirky and down to earth environment. Interesting quotes and paraphernalia adorn this coffee house. Coffee is good, with sandwiches, cakes, pastries etc served throughout the day. Other sites include Goswell Road and Brick Lane.
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Read the previous Independent Coffee Houses articles: Part I / Part II / Part III / Part IV
Posted on January 23rd, 2012