Our Clerkenwell cafe has evolved into a thriving destination for coffee, food, beer and wine lovers alike. While our focus on serving great coffee has never faltered, we have now added breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch services to our offering. We've been voted Runner Up Best Independent Cafe Europe (Allegra Symposium), Best Vegetarian Breakfast (Observer Food Monthly), and 'a great day-time cafe, becoming a major point of interest' (TimeOut).
We've recently extended our repertoire into the evening, opening late to include the service of beer, wine and a range of delicious bar snacks downstairs, and informal a la carte dining on the first floor, Tuesday through Saturday.
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It might be tempting to think that if there is no antipodean influence on a coffee venture, then it’s not worth your while. Not true, however, this is another New Zealand affiliated coffee enterprise, which seems to mean quality with a capital Q! The in-house roaster gets the beans toasty and the flat white benefits. A more subtle flavour than some cafes, but no less delicious.
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If you want a little more out of your coffee shops than coffee then Workshop should be high on your list. The large industrial looking apparatus confirm that roasting is carried out in the back of the bare brick venue and although the coffee is something special, so is the food. Apparently nothing brings out the aroma in your espresso like fresh bread, pulled pork tacos and scrambled egg.
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Sure, it says coffee in the title but there’s more to this Clerkenwell café than in-house roasting and fine brunch food. The evening menu brings the wine with it and you are more than welcome to come along and take a seat at the bar and enjoy a glass. The focus is on interesting bottles from far and wide, which means you can expect to sample the delights of biodynamic wine in the stylish bar.
Who fancies Coffee and Cocktails?
This coffee shop mini-chain now has four branches, the Clerkenwell one being the flagship. Here there’s Ethiopian coffee, a smart menu (grilled mackerel fillet, chargrilled lamb burger with rosemary fries) and classic cocktails the Corpse Reviver.