Monday, 26 September 2011
Speakeasy - Lowndes Court W1
Speakeasy, a very cool new "Espresso and Brew Bar" just off Carnaby St. A sister cafe to the wonderful Department of Coffee & Social Affairs (with the same friendly Kiwi in attendance), this place not only has a cool name but makes great coffee and serves a damn fine plum cake (amongst other delicious looking food). The coffee, for some reason, was free today, maybe because it was Day 3. Whatever the reason I was happy to drink a top notch flattie that also happened to be free - I did feel slightly guilty though so I forced myself to buy the aforementioned plum cake. There were several other people snapping photos when I went in - making me wonder if they were fellow coffee bloggers (I felt like the poor relation taking photos on my crappy Blackberry). Anyway, this place is really great and is in close proximity to the cool enclave of Newburgh and Marshall Streets so check it out (even if you have to pay for your coffee).