We have even more Coffee Shops we have found around London.
Waffle Jacks – Wimbledon SW19
The only coffee shop option in the back streets of Wimbledon is Waffle jacks an American burger and milkshakes bar run by a group of Romanians. It does look like a full traditional American diner complete with Checkered floors, Red booths and car number plates galore – making Bob miss home.
The Americano leaked like crazy and was ridiculously hot!!!!! The Mocha did have that texture that is always present in places where coffee is not the main priority – normally milkshakes or the like – so the foam is extra-foamy, the chocolate is very thick. At first the Mocha came with whipped cream, marshmallows and cherry syrup but after an explanation it was remade in the vegan way.
On a Horrible Horrible day we hunted high and low for a coffee that wasn’t a chain and didn’t have a massive lunch rush queue. We found Coffeeology a small shop on the end/corner of an alley. The building was cool and inside was bustling – there was even dog treats on the counter! The staff were really nice and they had a vast selection of cake slices to choose from – we passed the offer and instead went for the usual Mocha and Americano.
Nice building nice staff
Dan’s Vault – Estate Agents Harringey
As we have been going to Haringey a lot recently we have been in search of new coffee shops and thought we seen a bagel/coffee shop – well we had! In amongst a ton of scaffolding there is a letting agent and a…… Coffee shop!?! Yes you heard that right and we know it makes no sense but we thought this is random so why not? The Coffee man was really nice and helpful it was a bit off putting with the random man in the back waiting for some business and/or yelling about rent over the phone.
You know how much we love the Alley and when Bob was wandering the other week she noticed another had branch had popped up in Camden. So when we found ourselves in the area we had to go! We got our usual order and it was as suspected – Delicious!!!
In a land where people are scared of dogs, where dirty looks are normal and where coffee seems like an afterthought we found a small kiosk of hope. Run by one Lady who was really nice we ordered our usual – after finding out she was an ex-employee of Cafe Nero at Heathrow Airport we understood why the Coffee was so good. She told us some of her Coffee history which was really interesting – so if you are reading this we have remembered you and thank you for the delicious coffee!
Another one of the ‘in search of an Indie coffee shop’ We walked past a selection of small shops but Tintico seemed to have the largest cups (A must have for us) . We walked inside and was met with not necessarily hostility but most certainly not a welcome. He grumpily made our order and we left fairly quickly – They did have single origin Ethiopian coffee but as we suspected it was going to be sour so a number of sugars were needed. In the end the coffee was ok but nothing worth returning for.
When we are in this area we will always go out of our way to find a Colicci as we know the coffee is good. This was no different. We met Maurice our barista who was really nice, really friendly and really helpful! He made sure our allergies were catered to and even had a smile to go with it and more than a few jokes. We will be returning as the coffees were really good!
This was one of those pretentious – ‘You are lucky to be served’ sort of shops where the staff care more about their looks than anything you could eat/drink. Well you could tell this by the taste and the amount of time it took to make a sour nasty coffee so if you are in the area don’t bother to go here unless you like waiting 25 mins for a mediocre coffee and want to pose outside with a ‘trendy book’ (when there wasn’t even much of a queue)
So that was the last Coffee review of 2022 we will be doing our best of and awards at the end of the year so stay tuned.