Where to get your caffeine fix in London
Espresso Martini Day (yes it's actually a thing) falls on the 29th of September. We're massive caffeine fiends at B&H and have rounded up our favourite places to get a killer coffee and/or coffee cocktail.
ALEX - SALES MANAGER
Algerian Coffee Store - Old Compton Street - coffee so strong its almost a religious experience
BETH SKEGGS - CREATIVE MANAGER
N.B. Hates coffee
Crussh - for the people that don't like coffee in the morning, get 'The Burner'
Milkbar - Where I go to watch my friends drink coffee
STEPH - VENUE MARKETING MANAGER
Really like 'Ozone' near Old street station, their roastery is in the basement and they also have a nice restaurant if you get peckish.
NIKOLA - PA TO MANAGING DIRECTOR
I like instant coffee or pret. I am not much of a coffee expert.
RENEE - BOOKINGS & EVENTS MANAGER
Wild and Wood Coffee. Although I hardly go there because it's in Moorgate and there is almost never a reason to be in Moorgate. It's tiny, but a lovely little place to find yourself in when it's quiet. Also, Old Spike Roasters in Peckham, it's just a cute little cafe to chill in with banging coffee. ALSO Coleman Roasters in Lower Marsh.
I could 'also' different coffee shops for forever.
MEGAN - HEAD OF MARKETING
TAP coffee in Fitzrovia is a favourite and I am super lucky to have an AMAZING coffee and breakfast spot next door to my house on Essex Road called Trade.
I’m also a sucker for an espresso martini and one of my favourite twists on it is done at B&H Buildings. It’s called the Va Va Voom and isn’t on the menu anymore so you have to request it when you come in. It’s raspberry, coffee deliciousness.
JIM WRIGLEY - GROUP BAR MANAGER
Coffee: Macintyre's in Angel. Alex Macintyre built the machines from grinder to filter coffee to ensure the best bean-to-cup experience. He's moving to Edinburgh in October so a) go before then, and b) go to Edinburgh.
Bar Termini on Old Compton St: Step into 1930's Milan and have a ristretto at the bar. Bring a good book set in Italy, order a Sbagliato to follow and then an Espresso Martini.
If they like you they may even "wash the cup" by adding a splash of amazing fragrant grappa to your espresso cup to help it go down perfectly.
FYI - It seats about 10 people, no standing, is always busy.
Coffee Cocktail: Irish Coffee at Bar Swift. You're now pumped from Bar Termini, or maybe you couldn't even get through the door. Head approximately 5 metres due north and enter the multi-award-winning Swift opposite.
Ideally grab a booth or barstool downstairs, and start with the ever-ready, ever-awesome Irish Coffee.