Saturday, 5 February 2011

Allpress Espresso - Redchurch St E2

I had a very nice meander around the Spitalfields/Shoreditch area today - kinda nice to go there when the market is not on and the tourist hordes are elsewhere (probably at Borough).  I had heard about Allpress Espresso and wanted to check it out so persuaded my friend Rob to accompany me on my caffeine mission.  Allpress originates from Kiwi-land and you can read their story here.  They have broadened their NZ/Aussie operations to include this outpost in Redchurch Street (the street on which the much missed Penny University used to be located - sniff).  It is a really cool space - housing their roastery as well as the cafe.  We had exceptional flat whites and I had a perfect pain au chocolat. I was enviously eyeing up the next door table's avocado and tomato on toast - that is definitely ear-marked for next time.  I really liked this place and will definitely be back.  It is amazing how widespread this coffee revolution has become, we are truly spoilt for choice in London.  Turn the clock back even 3 years and it was a very different story.  My Central London Coffee Survival Guide Map is getting crowded (I just wish there were more pins in south-west London).


  1. Yes, you "are truly spoilt for choice in London"! Unbelievably. I can not think of another city that has the breadth of excellent choices as does London. Nor anyone who reports on it so well as you, Rob.

    This is, as I like to say, "A good problem to have." It holds out hope for other cities, and the improvement of choices and coffee quality, in general.


  2. Thanks for your comments Robert - hope you get to try out Allpress on your next visit to London!

  3. Their coffee beans are excellent as well; just bought my third kilo bag...

  4. Marco - sounds like you go through a lot of coffee beans, a man after my own heart!

  5. I'm heading there tomorrow morning!