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Department of Coffee & Social Affairs

Coffee Shop££££
Bishopsgate, London
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  • Roy
    "Lovely, smiley service and faultless flat whites."(6 Tips)
    Daniel V.
    "For me, one of the best coffee in Shoreditch."(2 Tips)
    Lucie Z.
    "very tiny coffee spot"(2 Tips)
    Graeme M.
    "Bit disappointed that it was just vats of mass brewed filter coffee."(3 Tips)
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  • Coffee(In)Touch Guide
    At the heart of the cafe are the expert baristas performing their coffee alchemy. [....] they run a Baristas School and sell coffee-making equipment. Learn More: London: Coffee(In)Touch Guide Read more
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooSeptember 29, 2012
    They are part of the Department of Coffee & Social Affairs (formerly Coffeesmiths) coffee shop chain so you're guaranteed a great cup of coffee any time. 
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent coffee that's served with a smile by the friendly staff. Delicious brownies and other sweet treats available too.
  • S R.
    S RavsJune 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Consistently good coffee and a great location to watch the world go by. I like their espresso (try the Rwanda) and flat white.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SchofieldOctober 20, 2016
    Stylish glass-fronted coffee spot on Liverpool St. Great for meetings but no wifi. Coffee is wonderful and the staff are great.
  • David G.
    David GiustiAugust 20, 2015
    Coffee was incredibly good - surprisingly so. However, it seems like they're charging 1£ more than other coffee shops in the area. I believe this is due to rent costs for a Bishopgate address.
  • M W.
    M WDecember 2, 2014
    Good quality coffee and cakes. Toasted banana bread is great. Strange layout of seating but very bright!
  • Senite8
    Senite8April 3, 2017
    Great cappuccinos. And they do some courses in lots of coffee related subjects.
  • Kukkii K.
    Kukkii KoppeeFebruary 23, 2016
    Not my favourite coffee blend but boy do they do a good carrot cake. The interior is bright and welcoming too.
  • Dom F.
    Dom FletcherDecember 17, 2015
    Awesome city coffee. Big fan of multiple roasts on offer. Reminds me of Melbourne
  • MJ
    MJNovember 11, 2014
    Wow, best toast and coffee. Great staff, always smiling. A great start to any morning.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StarbucksFebruary 18, 2016
    One of the best coffee places in the world. Never tasted any roasted beans like this. 😍😍😍
  • Keshav L.
    Keshav LewisMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The baked goods are delicious and the muffins are exceptional. Thanks baker Dee.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 29, 2014
    Go during the winter before you get baked by the glass walls in the summer
  • Little Scrapes
    Tiny coffee shop which fills up quickly, so unlikely you'll get a table.
  • Oliver W.
    Oliver WatersNovember 28, 2016
    Excellent coffee. One of the best flat whites in London.
  • Kim T.
    Kim TownendFebruary 19, 2015
    Good filter, but beware - no salads (only sandwiches) or wifi! Super nice staff though.
  • Mel
    MelAugust 15, 2014
    Excellent strong Piccolo. Seemingly completely staffed by Australians.
  • Ade O.
    Ade O.February 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Someone should tell them they're on the wrong side of the hipster/bankster line. With their location and opening hours they should be appealing to bankers rather than playing hiphop.
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogOctober 20, 2017
    Best coffee I had in a while. Go for the filter!
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SalemJuly 14, 2015
    Great soy cappuccinos. The best in this part of London.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BinApril 11
    great flat white and love the environment
  • MJ
    MJSeptember 19, 2014
    Try the toast with strawberry jam, delicious.
  • Zeina F.
    Zeina FarhaMay 15, 2014
    Iced coffee in small paper cup. Don't advertise it if you can't do it right.
  • Cheen D.
    Cheen DangDecember 21, 2012
    Check out their cherry chocolate cake, it's amazing!!
  • Roy
    RoyFebruary 23, 2015
    Lovely, smiley service and faultless flat whites.
  • Sam P.
    Sam PriestleyMay 15, 2013
    My favourite coffee shop! Amazingly friendly staff
  • Valentina C.
    Great for an informal morning meeting with 1 to 4 people.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RothNovember 24, 2017
    One of the best lattes I’ve had in London
  • Patricia D.
    Patricia DominguezApril 17, 2015
    Friendly service, amazing coffee, cooler atmosphere!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel ViannaApril 10, 2014
    For me, one of the best coffee in Shoreditch.
  • James H.
    James HammondSeptember 9, 2015
    The coffee wasn't the greatest flavour, not worth the £3 to be honest. Would try a different blend if they did one
  • Steph P.
    Steph P-BAugust 8, 2013
    The coffee here is too good. As ate their muffins.
  • Miles T.
    Miles TinsleyJanuary 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get an Apple and Cinnamon muffin! They're amazing.
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerAugust 14, 2017
    Great coffee and good price
  • Little Ms Random
    Little Ms RandomDecember 1, 2012
    The lights are designed to resemble caffeine molecules. In case you ever wondered.
  • Danny W.
    Danny WhatmoughOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Flat white and filled croissant FTW
  • John F.
    John FearnOctober 9, 2014
    Good flat whites, nice pastries
  • Richard B.
    Richard BlackAugust 12, 2014
    The joint boils clients in the summer sun, avoid if its sunny.
  • Marios M.
    Marios MorrisMarch 20, 2013
    I recommend the Chocolate Cherry cake
  • David J.
    David JensenAugust 26, 2015
    Small but perfectly formed.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LimApril 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendliest staff around - love this place!
  • Chlöe W.
    Chlöe WoodJuly 7, 2014
    The summer cup filter coffee makes a refreshing change.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BakerMay 6, 2013
    Greenhouse when the sun is shining!
  • Katerina A.
    Katerina AnnaSeptember 8, 2015
    Tasty cold brew
  • James
    JamesSeptember 13, 2012
    Bit of Shoreditch encroaching on the City!
  • electrobabe
    electrobabeJune 16, 2017
    slim but tall hipster coffe shop
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberOctober 16, 2016
    Filter coffee is good!
  • Hind K.
    Hind KsJuly 30, 2015
    I expected better coffee, espresso wasn't up to standard
  • Andy S.
    Andy ShawMay 14, 2013
    Really nice staff :)
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