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Kaffeine

Coffee Shop and Breakfast Spot££££
West End, London
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  • The folks at Financial Times and New York Habitat like this place. Would you agree?
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  • mnowster
    "Banana bread is delicious almost as tasty a the flat white"(47 Tips)
    Odo
    "... coffee shop, love the cascara (dried coffee cherries tea) at the end...."(7 Tips)
    Philip C.
    "Great coffee and delicious treats (toasted Banana bread)."(34 Tips)
    Beata Y.
    "Fabulous coffee, from Square Mile Roaster!"(6 Tips)
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  • Milo
    MiloJune 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    No matter what you order, the coffee is among the best in a city spoilt with good coffee shops and the food is delicious. After two terms as mayor and over 180 visits I today humbly abdicate. Love!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Eman A.
    Eman Abdulaziz2 weeks ago
    Clearly, the cafe knows what they are doing. I went for double espresso, cold green tea, matcha pie, and lemon cake and I wasn't disappointed . Make sure to visit this place if you are a coffee lover.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • John K.
    John KoenJune 6, 2015
    Excellent espresso drinks, I had a £6 flight of espresso, cascara & flat white. No "sneeze protector" in front of the top row of pastries, hair-flipper & cougher kept me away
    Upvoted Jul 24
  • Kukkii K.
    Kukkii KoppeeJune 19, 2015
    Great ham and avocado sandwich, although the filling keeps trying to escape. Coffee was perfect too. Gets too busy at around lunchtime so not great for a chill out.
  • Andrea C.
    Solid breakfast spot just around the corner from your shopping but away from the crowd. Sit down and enjoy a coffee with a brownie or any other homemade treat. They look small but do they pack flavor
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GrahlAugust 10, 2014
    Check out the toasted banana bread with a flat white in this award winning coffee shop. They also do coffee courses in latte art if you want to learn how to serve great coffee at home.
  • Ingrina C.
    Ingrina CarsonAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Flat whites are great and I'm obsessed with the almond milk iced lattes. Brownies and banana bread are top notch, and the staff are friendly, down-to-earth, AND get paid the London living wage!
  • Coffee(In)Touch Guide
    Coffee(In)Touch GuideNovember 28, 2013
    The Kaffeine uses Square Mile and Workshop Espresso beans, brews them in a Synesso machine, and the passion to perfect their coffee is evident in every cup. Learn More: London: Coffee(In)Touch Guide Read more
  • The A R.
    The A ReviewsAugust 12, 2014
    Lucky if you a got a seat here, small in size. Good coffee a bit acidic, their banana toast cake is perfect! But for me i would pick workshop over kaffeine.
  • Ali A.
    Ali AladwaniJuly 13, 2015
    Good place for breakfast 😋 fantastic taste of coffee specially " the flat white coffee " 😍😍 don't forget start with espresso double shout 👍
  • Dominic D.
    Dominic D.September 6, 2014
    Finally... Coffee properly prepared. What a delight. Forget the chains. This is the real thing! You may have to fight for a table or seat though. The place is pretty popular at peak hours.
  • Bradley C.
    Bradley CheshamJune 19, 2014
    You get the feeling this is a set standard business model now after so many new start up coffee haunts surfcaing across London from a Aussie/NZ theme. All said and down the coffee is great.
  • Harrison N.
    Harrison Nathaniel-WurieDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Arguably Fitzrovia's busiest and best Coffee Shop. The cappuccinos and lattes come highly milk-decorated and recommended, but desserts like whoopie pies and Aussie-style Portuguese tarts are quality.
  • Phil A.
    Phil AdamsFebruary 7, 2016
    Very happy and positive vibe here. The coffee is very good (my flat white was delicious), and I had a great time reading in the sun at the window bar seats.
  • Marilia🐾 P.
    Tasty brownies and good coffee. I had really high expectations when I visited the first time, based on the reviews I've read, and it was a bit of a let down. Still worths a visit if you're nearby.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 2, 2014
    With the use of quality Square Mile beans, this shop serves a delicious cappuccino along with tasty locally sourced foods. Try their scrumptious banana bread!
  • JET
    JETApril 19, 2015
    Great little coffee shop staffed with friendly Aussies. Barista is meticulous, efficient and knows the difference between a flat white and a latte. Feels like home.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HileyApril 12, 2013
    The Red Brick espresso is staggering. adding milk or diluting this masterpiece should be illegal! The vegetarian food here is also amazing. even the staff are cool! a hidden gem
  • May ♍.
    May ♍May 24, 2015
    If its coffee you're looking for and you're used to high quality, Kaffeine is your place. Coffee here is solid & robust. 'Coffee Perfection' I wholeheartedly, admit and agree
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenAugust 13, 2014
    Have the Ham croissant! Surprisingly delicious... And they're always so personable it feels like home in the mornings!
  • Cenk G.
    Cenk GümüşcüoğluOctober 7, 2014
    Nothing special about this place. Little choice of food and they use inefficient toasters to warm up pies and muffins. Cascara was delicious though. Flat white and its foam design was London average.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    We all know that the coffee served here is boss, but so is the Portuguese egg tart (nata). Incredible.
  • Chris P.
    Great espresso from this venerable third wave café. Can get quite crowded, but it's nice to grab a seat on the high chairs overlooking the bar.
  • Erick K.
    Erick KjellevoldJanuary 11, 2015
    It's really crowded and not much space, but they made a really nice and fruity espresso. Also, their pastries are great. It wouldn't hurt with some more info about the coffee when they serve it thou.
  • Karl D.
    Karl DelandsheereApril 17, 2015
    Cappuccino. I would have showed you the egg & pancetta sandwich but I ate it before taking a picture so... :D
  • Benjemyn D.
    Benjemyn DeynOctober 3, 2011
    Get there early! Due to the popularity of this coffee shop, you will do well to get a decent seat at busier times. Nonetheless their drinks are worth the wait.
  • Essie S.
    Essie SAugust 28, 2014
    Great americano. The place can get a little crowded though. No place to sit or stand while waiting for coffee.
  • corinne m.
    corinne marrinanJanuary 23, 2015
    Great coffee and out of the ordinary breads, muffins and pastries. Small interior, best for take away
  • Wyndham M.
    Wyndham MeadOctober 21, 2014
    Specialty coffee in central London for those of us who wouldn't be caught dead in Starbucks, costa or pret. Yummy sweets as well.
  • Financial Times
    Financial TimesAugust 22, 2011
    In Australia it’s not just about the coffee, it’s also about creating places people can go to drink it. The service, the food, the décor, the atmosphere Read more
  • Cate T.
    Cate TFebruary 17, 2015
    Super cool and a bit pricey. Get your coffee merch to the right of the counter - London coffee guides and aeropress machines
  • Paul H.
    Paul HarrisAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I mentioned the Mayor bit as suggested for a free coffee, but I just got a funny look and had to buy a cap. Beautifully presented, staff a bit bolshy tho. Will give it another go another day.
  • Kamlesh J.
    Kamlesh JhabakAugust 6, 2014
    Try the cafe latte or even better than best #coffeeexperienceflight Prefer the house beans.
  • Gergely K.
    Gergely KrennJune 14, 2015
    Only espresso and espresso based drinks. Friendly baristas and perfect cup os espresso. I got also complimentary shot of cascara.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurrowsFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Minimum on card is £6, which is a bit sneaky because most coffee + cake combos will be less than that, but they'll IOU you a coffee if you want.
  • Georges P.
    Georges P.July 19, 2015
    Had a really good flat white here, also plenty to choose from for breakfast. Just espresso based drinks though, no filter
  • Jeshua M.
    Jeshua MaxeySeptember 8, 2014
    Whatever pasta dish I've ordered is device. Wholemeal, organic pasta w/ pickled courgette and tomato
  • Asli Y.
    Asli YunusogluFebruary 10
    Quite a tiny place with decent coffee yet you still don't feel rushed by the staff. There is a good range of pastries that look and smell amazing. Not a place to work but rather have a break or refuel
  • Sean C.
    Sean CraigAugust 16, 2014
    An excellent example of one of the rowing number of Antipodean style cafés in London. Perfect flat whites.
  • Philip C.
    Great coffee and delicious treats (toasted Banana bread). Seating not very comfy; good for take-away though
  • Roberta E.
    Roberta EinerMay 28, 2014
    Toasted banana bread with home made jam and butter is best thing in the world. Americano is perfection too.
  • Mattias Petter J.
    A very small place with minimalistic seating, but the coffee is impeccable. Nice to sit on the street if it's a bit warmer outside.
  • Farid H.
    Farid HamkaFebruary 15, 2015
    They have an amazing selection of delicious cakes. Ask for your banana bread to be toasted. Yum
  • Will P.
    Will PrestesNovember 18, 2013
    They have good Coffee Beans but don't make filtered because of the squeezed space. Flatwhite was good, in a proper Cup with thick borders. Lady at the till was kinda stressed, ruined the mood a bit.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JarčíkSeptember 4, 2013
    They use Synesso (maybe the best coffee machine) to prepare coffee. Great place to start your morning :)
  • Irina
    IrinaDecember 10, 2014
    Flat white is amazing! The place is not very spacious but very cosy indeed.
  • Natalie N.
    Americano was a little sour, the halloumi sandwich was good - with avocado fillings too !
  • Odo
    OdoJune 29, 2012
    Great Espresso, nice cozy coffee shop, love the cascara (dried coffee cherries tea) at the end. Full Review... Read more
  • Sasha D.
    Sasha DApril 5, 2015
    One of London's best independent coffee places. Small but cosy and a great place for a caffeine hit.
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PalmerJanuary 30, 2015
    Awesome coffee and atmosphere, like being back in Sydney. Only downside if you want to work there is no wifi
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