Monthly Archives: November 2015

Coffee Shop: Workshop Coffee Co., Barrett St
Time: Tuesday late morning
Coffee beans: Githiga AB Workshop roasted
Ordered: 1 x Filter Coffee

Very different feel to Workshop HQ. White washed and pegboard walls. Chipboard fit out. Feels very temporary. Atmosphere nonexistant. Very quiet. Music could be louder. Pretty plants. Hanging lamps. Chilled out staff. Coffee poor. Tasted stewed. Hidden from bustle of Oxford Street.

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Coffee Shop: Climpson and Sons
Time: Thursday morning
Coffee beans: Climpson roast
Ordered: 1 x Americano, 1 x Flat White

Small but superb. Greywash floorboards. Sturdy wooden furniture. Small benches and cube tables. Light streaming through windows. Taberna de mercardo fare on display. Custards tarts and doughnuts. Lots of staff. Lots of customers. Branded mugs available. Waterbowl for dogs.

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Coffee Shop: Barber and Parlour
Time: Wednesday morning
Coffee beans: Various Origin roasted
Ordered: 2 x Long black

Beautiful interior. Open and light. Whitewashed walls. Big windows. Beautiful homeware on sale. Comfy sofas. Neville barbers in one corner. Macbooks and beards abound. Tasty breakfast. Tastier coffee. Fast wifi. Attentive staff. Carefully selected background music. Paper and fabric breaks up ceiling.

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Coffee Shop: Slate Coffee
Time: Tuesday early morning
Coffee beans: Allpress Guatemala
Ordered: 1 x Long black

Small place. Very busy on the eyes. Wooden floor. Spraypaint decor. Left wall covered in signed loyalty cards. Empty except for staff. B-52’s playing on the CD player. Plenty of pastries, cookies, cakes. Backed by chirpy blackboard descriptors. T-shirts for sale, hanging from the ceiling. Imagine it’s steamy when full. Cyclist vibe with bench by outside window. Reclaimed and uncomfortable furniture. Fast wifi.

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