One coffee please… Want to know where you can get the best coffee in London? Read on.
I like it tall, one shot with vanilla syrup. Pretty standard right? And I don’t like to deviate much from that apart from experimenting with the Christmas drinks at Costa and Starbucks. Now I am no barista, but after having tried a latte at Coffee Island, I can label it as the ‘best coffee place in London’. Coffee Island, a perfectly engineered coffee.
In 2006, the makers decided to establish their own production unit for coffee, (smart move). They opened their first store in Nicosa and now are proud owners of 338 stores across Cyprus and Greece and now London.
In 2016, they opened their first UK store, on Upper St Martins Lane, opposite Dishoom (the best Indian restaurant in London apparently which I am yet to try located in Covent Garden, home to may to many cafes and restaurants.
This is serious coffee business.
I was invited to try their coffee and deserts and took along my bestie Meghna to share the experience with. She gave Coffee Island its full seal of approval.
As you enter the cafe, the coffee aroma hits you in the face giving you an instant ‘wake me up’ type feeling. You are met with containers after containers full of the different types of coffee beans which line the front of the stores. Their awesome display of the best looking sandwiches, salads and not to mention mouth-watering deserts is definitely something to get excited about.
We were met by the owner, who sported a lovely smile throughout the experience and was ever so friendly. He explained to us the different beans, and the process of what goes into making a seriously good coffee.
For all those dairy-free/milk intolerant souls out there, they serve almond milk as an alternative.
Not only do they serve the best coffee in town, but they offer an array of teas, hot chocolate (must try) and iced coffees. They have all bases covered.
We chose a cookie and chocolate brownie to compliment our lattes.
Rich, creamy and seriously delicious. Starbucks/Costa who? The quality doesn’t even compare. I could have easily downed about three cups here.
If you are a coffee lover or know your coffee beans, then this is a must try place. I kid you not, you will not want to leave Coffee Island. I did pitch a delivery service to him. I mean who wouldn’t be uber excited at the thought of Coffee Island straight to your door?
I would be their first proud customer.
Thanks Coffee Island for the lovely experience. I shall be returning again.
P.S Please consider a second opening in West London, the crew down here are indeed a hungry latte group, especially the mum population. I promise to host my monthly mum coffee mornings here.