The London Coffee Festival runs from the 12th-15th April at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. Opening to the public from 4pm on Friday 13th, caffeine connoisseurs will get to browse 250 stalls, tasting the latest roasts and watching some of the world’s best baristas in action.
Coffee-based cocktails provide, live bands and DJs provide add some extra buzz to the already-buzzing crowd of bean buffs. Latte art contests, a chocolate-tasting school, gourmet food outlets, a coffee art project and the all-important Coffee Masters battle complete the schedule for an unmissable 2018 festival.
We celebrate London’s ever-expanding coffee culture with a selection of 7 dream homes near some of the city’s finest venues for a quality cup of Joe. The big names are in there, plus a few smaller destinations for those locals in the know.
SPITALFIELDS, E1: NUDE ESPRESSO
This ultra-chic two bedroom apartment is moments away from Old Spitalfield Market. Offering loft-style living in the heart of Commercial Street, this flat gives easy access to Nude Espresso’s two cafes and roastery in Hanbury Street. Top-notch brews and the freshest beans possible for your home!
LONDON BRIDGE, SE1: MONMOUTH COFFEE
Monmouth Coffee started out in Monmouth Street, Covent garden back in the 1970s. Their London Bridge store is a Mecca for coffee lovers, and this four bedroom penthouse in a converted warehouse is just around the corner. Original wood beams, exposed brickwork, mezzanine gallery level… you could start your own café in this stylish home.
MARYLEBONE, W1U: MONOCLE CAFÉ
The Monocle Café brings all the sophistication of the magazine into a cosy space on Chiltern Street. Allpress coffee is served alongside Swedish pastries and breakfast options from around the world. This stunning five bedroom house in Montagu Mansions is perfect for popping out for a quick smorgasbord and flat white.
DALSTON, E8: ALLPRESS ESPRESSO
The AllPress HQ and roastery is located in a converted joiner’s factory in Dalston. You can enjoy top-quality coffees and food as you watch the team working through every stage of the roasting process. This five bedroom family home in London Fields is perfectly placed for all the cultural and culinary treats this creative London reghas to offer.
FITZROVIA, W1W: ATTENDANT
A Victorian public toilet may not be the first place you’d plan to visit for a great macchiato. However, Fitzrovia’s Attendant café is one such place, and has been a major success since opening in 2013. This three bedroom apartment in the luxurious Fitzroy Place development is perfectly-placed for spending a penny at the quirky little caf.
KENTISH TOWN NW5: THE FIELDS BENEATH
The Fields Beneath is on a mission to make veganism normal and delicious. However you feel about that, they serve up fabulous coffee and create a great atmosphere as they do. The Furlong Collection development nearby offers four bedroom townhouses with luxurious features, such as feature baths, Kuhlman kitchens and thermostatic underfloor heating.
HAMMERSMITH, W6: ANTIPODE
The luxurious Fulham Reach riverside development is just down the Thames from Hammersmith, offering residents a short, scenic walk to some amazing transport links and this little gem of a coffee shop. Friendly service, decent music and quality brews are always on the menu at Antipode.
The London Coffee Festival runs from 12-15th April at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.
Main photo: Bex Walton