This place is already on my Central London Coffee Survival Guide Map but it definitely deserves its own blog post. A hole in the wall in Great Ormond Street, The Espresso Room has a really simple proposition - it makes kick ass coffee. Given its dinky size, I propose that these guys open branches all around London - in fact they should take over all the existing chain coffee store sites and have an Espresso Room franchise instead, in a 10th of the space. Londoners would start realising what good coffee tastes like and we could use all that left over shop space to make central London's retail proposition a bit more exciting. In fact (and I'm really getting carried away now) let's turn all of Zone 1 into an extended version of Lambs Conduit Street, filled with interesting, independent shops - OK, you can keep some of the big department stores like Selfridges and John Lewis (I love John Lewis - particularly the cookware department) but other than Boots the chains have to go (*dream*). Anyway I digress - this place is great. Refuel after your lovely retail experience on Lambs Conduit Street - have a flat white for me.