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Prufrock Coffee

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Holborn and Covent Garden, London
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  • rosie (.
    "Friendly staff, fast wifi and some of the best coffee in London :)"(11 Tips)
    Nick S.
    "Square mile at its best plus training classes."(5 Tips)
    Marta J.
    "Coffeee! Flat white and espreso are delicious"(15 Tips)
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    "Banana bread 👍🏼got chocolate and great coffee"(12 Tips)
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  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Right at the top end of the list of best coffee shops in London, come here for much more than a great espresso. Full choice of brewed options, plenty of seating and a light airy atmosphere.
  • Raf M.
    Raf M.April 23, 2016
    We all know Gwilym is a bloody genius in coffee world and it finds reflection is his very own coffee shop. Love absolutely everything about this place. Best coffee shop on this continent.
  • Chris P.
    Chris Phillips2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    I've just eaten the best cinnamon bun of my life here. If they have them, try it - you won't regret it! Goes brilliantly well with a simple long black to cut through the richness.
  • Nadia Y.
    Nadia YazidJune 1, 2015
    Had filtered espresso with milk using Square Mile beans. If you ask, the beans can be changed to another brand. Thickness & temp of the coffee were good. The cheesecake & brownies were delicious!
  • Augustinas S.
    Augustinas SlučkaFebruary 21, 2016
    Very friendly staff, asked about different filter types and everything was explained with no rush. Also ordered flat white with double espresso and triple ristretto, which were amazing!
  • Kostas K.
    Kostas KoukoravasNovember 22, 2014
    The best coffee in London by far. Cappuccinos and espressos here are special. Choice of blends. Filter coffee a bit pricey but you won't find this quality and attention to detail anywhere else. 5 star
  • Omid A.
    Omid AshtariMarch 2, 2012
    Amazing place to work from for as they have reliable WiFi. Staff is super nice and will give you some freebies if you spend enough time there. There are only one set of plugs at the entrance though.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FrazierAugust 26, 2013
    I went for the barista training, but stopped for lunch and a coffee. Try the beans, eggs and sourdough. Naturally the coffee is superb - sweet and carefully constructed using Square Mile as house.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesOctober 5, 2015
    Truly wonderful coffee shop with excellent coffee. The flat white here is amazing. Delicious snacks as well, you must try the brownie! Free WiFi and plenty of seats. Does get busy.
  • Antonio
    AntonioOctober 17, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Probably the best coffee shop in London. Baristas are friendly and knowledgeable, the espresso is made to perfection (make sure to try the guest beans!) and the environment is cosy.
  • Maximilian S.
    Maximilian StoiberFebruary 16, 2016
    Without a doubt the best coffee in London, if not in the world. They focus on quality, the Baristas are very well trained, they use great beans and have an amazing machine. Must drink!
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best coffee places in London. They do food too (e.g. 50p mini bites of brownies), but that's not why you should come here.
  • Serradura
    SerraduraMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for relaxing. Excellent coffee and super friendly staff. Cappuccino was silky and smooth. Must visit for coffee geeks.
  • Adley
    AdleyJuly 12, 2016
    Nice interior, friendly staff, great coffee and very yummie bread with avocado. Nice place to chill or work. Good job!
  • Riv
    RivJune 20, 2015
    I like the latte and their lemon verbena tea. Nice atmosphere to chill and do some reading. A little pricey for coffee and tea though.
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuffySeptember 15, 2012
    Coffee not cheap, £3 for a cappuccino, but made with skill and care and the space is lovely. Chocolate bite for 50p is very nice on the side of your saucer!
  • Rachael F.
    Rachael FloodMay 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my new favourite places - they take great care to pick the best ingredients, the breakfast menu is simple but delicious and the coffee is incredible.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AshbridgeJune 24, 2013
    Pitch up at the 'brew bar' and taste a thing or two. Head Barista, Dave Regan, is a dreamboat. If you're on a coffee crawl, Dept of Coffee & Social Affairs is right across the street.
  • Anami N.
    Anami NguyenJune 18, 2015
    Bright place. Plugs are on the right side next to the window. Wifi password: sweetshop. Staff is amazingly positive & nice. Prufrock always has vegan options 💞
  • Liis R.
    Liis RosenbergMay 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best coffee in the area (probably in London). Light and airy space with free wifi. Try the banana bread!! It's awesome.
  • Mada A.
    Mada AL-HassanFebruary 6
    The best hand brewed coffee in London .. friendly staff & not that crowded unless you come in lunch hour
  • Mark A.
    Mark AshbridgeJune 17, 2013
    Pitch up at the 'brew bar' and taste a thing or two. Head Barista, Dave Regan, is a dreamboat. If your on a coffee crawl, Dept of Coffee & Social Affairs is right across the street.
  • Omer C.
    Omer CavusogluMarch 8, 2016
    The coffee is great, the minimal decor is appealing but my favourite aspect is its location in what is today an unassuming but historically very significant Leather Lane.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RoweMarch 15, 2013
    Great coffee at extortionate prices. Seriously, even tea is £3. Filter coffee £4.50. But yeh, it's really nice. If you're rich or fancy splashing out.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SFebruary 11, 2016
    Top notch flat white, and I love the way they serve tea: you can go bring your cup back for two additional free 'infusions'.
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos EgiaAugust 5, 2015
    I get why is on the TOP5 coffee shops in London. The flavour is great. The place is big and spacious... full of hipsters but still cool.
  • ST
    STNovember 16, 2012
    Coffee lover? Then try Prufrock! <3 I ordered a soy cappuccino, no art on my coffee. Next time I would be sure to get the latte art!! :))
  • V
    VMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a hardcore coffee nerd place. Take the guest espresso if they have one. It's always high quality imported beans that are hard to find elsewhere.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellJune 25, 2015
    These folks know their stuff. Exceptionally focused and first class delivery with a methodical madness for consistency. Superb pour over.
  • Joe e.
    Joe eNovember 16, 2011
    If you ever wanted to geek out on coffee this is the place to go! Great coffee and interesting and informative conversation on coffee to be had here!
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 2, 2014
    Covering 2 floors, this spacious coffee shop serves top-notch coffee to its visitors, hosts coffee tastings & barista trainings!
  • Jana D.
    Jana DolejšováOctober 4, 2015
    The avocado bread was far from the best I've ever had, the coffee came a close second ;)
  • Dan M.
    Dan M.November 15, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Really the best coffee in London. The guest espresso is always a fun way to try boutique roasters around the world
  • Jinnie G.
    Jinnie GimMarch 6, 2014
    Kickass coffee, amazing choices of lunch menu, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, FREE WIFI. What more could I ask for?
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Such good coffee! Although get a proper brownie not one of the "bite" sized brownies
  • Stuart H.
    Stuart HumphreysApril 15, 2016
    Coffee was really good...nice vibe...open plan with a good amount of tables. Slight down side was not being able to plug in my laptop or charge my phone.
  • Will J.
    Will JamesMay 15, 2013
    No doubt that this is one of the finest and most dedicated coffee houses in London. Benchmark flat white and aspirational espresso.
  • Maxim F.
    Maxim FedotovAugust 5, 2016
    One of my new favourite places in London. Cappuccino is so smooth, can't have enough of it
  • Tom C.
    Tom CavillMay 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The avocado on rye is one of London's best budget lunches. Swap it for sourdough and it's even better.
  • Julian S.
    Julian SimsAugust 16, 2013
    Seriously excellent coffee; and seriously excellent marmite on toast!
  • Harry v.
    Harry van den BerghSeptember 3, 2015
    Still the best coffee there is. Great to see how professional the Baristas are.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiAugust 18, 2012
    The coffee is simply stunning and gorgeous coffee arts too! Try the Ethan cheesecake! So divine!! Mmmmm!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HadwinDecember 13, 2014
    Creamy and sweet flat white. Excellent selection of coffee making gear. Barista courses. Effortlessly hip.
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerJuly 17, 2015
    Good rotation of coffees keeps things interesting. Sometimes you hit sometimes you miss. Super friendly staff.
  • Astrid H.
    Astrid HumerfeltDecember 29, 2015
    Excellent coffee. They also boast a big selection of all things coffee related, like grinders and books
  • Elitsa Y.
    Elitsa YordanovaFebruary 25
    One of the best coffeeshops! Also I did an espresso course there and it was totally worth it!
  • Claire R.
    Claire RadbourneOctober 8, 2012
    Best coffee we had in London, love the vibe, staff are great- I'd live here if I could! X
  • Caner C.
    Caner CapayJanuary 17, 2015
    One of the best coffee shops I've ever visited. Definitely a must for coffee lovers.
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuFebruary 10, 2015
    the environment is very nice making it a good place to work with their excellent flat white
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BeckerJuly 19, 2015
    I don't even like caffe but the cinnamon apple iced tea is great. And the banana bread is just ridiculous good.
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    "Get there first. Only one plug near the front door. Wi-Fi password: espresso" https://foursquare.com/pickcrew/home
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PalmerJanuary 19, 2016
    Friendly staff, light open space and a decent coffee. Space you can get on with some work in quite easily.
  • Maxime C.
    Maxime CescauSeptember 3, 2016
    Coffee, trendy, coffee paraphernalia, expensive sandwiches and pastries
  • Mick C.
    Mick ConroyOctober 24, 2014
    Best in class coffee of all kinds, but go for a filter to get the best experience.
  • Christo P.
    Christo PapadopoulosAugust 20, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    They know coffee. Good for chill & also comes with an interesting chocolate rack ;)
  • SK L.
    SK LengMarch 19, 2016
    Wonderful coffees. Espresso was awesome. Good attentive service.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GateleyDecember 5, 2014
    Brilliant coffee, good WiFi... Great to work from!
  • Gareth W.
    Gareth WallMay 16, 2014
    Maybe the best coffee in London. Nice brownies too.
  • David R.
    David RosenbergFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A truly amazing experience, I felt like a tourist in my own city. Go to the brewing bar and learn about coffee!
  • Sinan Y.
    Sinan YurtseverOctober 26, 2015
    Really good beans and espresso brewing, also the banana bread was awesome
  • Simon B.
    Simon BaptistOctober 1, 2014
    Obviously espresso based are amazing here but don't overlook what's happening on filter...
  • Leo C.
    Leo C.February 15, 2016
    They're really serious about their coffee here! And it shows in the quality of work. A must-try.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WellsSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The coffee (obviously), banana bread, brioche, granola, Bircher muesli. Oh, and the coffee.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DAugust 18, 2014
    Very good espresso: bright and fruity up front, chocolate and caramel in the middle. Unfortunately, a little bitter and grounds-y on the finish.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HardieJune 21, 2016
    Possibly the best coffee shop in England, almost certainly in London. The gold standard of gray coffee
  • David B.
    David BarrieJune 5, 2013
    If avocado and lime on menu - like today - rush for it. Delicious!
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    Get there first. Only one plug near the front door. Wi-Fi password: espresso Read more
  • Paul
    PaulJanuary 4, 2013
    This place is much friendlier than I thought it was when it first opened. Fantastic banana bread!
  • Gareth L.
    Gareth LanghamAugust 7, 2013
    Very good coffee sold, espressos and iced latte definitely worth trying
  • Jo R.
    Jo RasheedOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the BEST in London! Gooood filter coffee
  • Oliver W.
    Oliver WatersMarch 5, 2015
    Very good coffee but lacked on the atmosphere front for me.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmSeptember 20, 2014
    I know everyone harps about the coffee, but have y'all tried the toasted banana bread? Unreal.
  • rosie (.
    rosie (siman) yakobAugust 6, 2014
    Friendly staff, fast wifi and some of the best coffee in London :)
  • Kwai C.
    Kwai ChiOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for a Chemex even if you are by yourself. It's a treat and a half!
  • Ference
    FerenceMay 16, 2014
    Order a flat white, sit down and seep in the atmosphere. Relax.
  • Jan H.
    Jan H.May 15, 2016
    Apart from excellent coffee, their darjeeling iced tea is also delicious.
  • Coffee(In)Touch Guide
    ....this coffee shop exists to enlighten us on how delicious a coffee can really be. Learn More: London: Coffee(In)Touch Guide Read more
  • Sean V.
    Sean VerityFebruary 19, 2016
    Good place to work... Good food... Good coffee. Short on plug sockets!
  • Philip S.
    Philip SeifiOctober 19, 2016
    Great spot near a lively street food market. Not many power outlets.
  • PDT B.
    PDT BlogApril 25, 2016
    Excellent coffee. Avocado on toast is a must for a quick and light breakfast.
  • LukaSH
    LukaSHJune 9, 2015
    Definitelly the best coffee in town. Recommended!
  • Kimberley C.
    Kimberley ChanAugust 30, 2015
    Great coffee and atmosphere. A good place to get some work done too.
  • Georges P.
    Georges P.July 19, 2015
    Great selection, great execution, the best coffee I had in London
  • Tom H.
    Tom HarleAugust 4, 2011
    The coffee cup sizes are creature-leg based: 4oz= rabbit, 6oz= grasshopper, 8oz= Crab!
  • Michael W.
    Michael Wright1 week ago
    The coffee here is absolutely fantastic, easily among the best in London.
  • Stephen G.
    Stephen GilbertOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Displaced Kaffeine as my favourite coffee place: no easy thing. Just wish it was closer to work!
  • Fernanda G.
    Fernanda GasparinOctober 16, 2014
    DELICIOUS soy cappuccino. Lovely food & environment too!
  • Mark E.
    Mark EvansJuly 4, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    I wish they'd bring back the avocado on rye.
  • Ann M.
    Ann MarieApril 9, 2011
    I don't drink coffee but the cakes were deliciously different, despite what the review in the Evening Standard said about the food. Wensleydale cheese and parsnip in a cake should not work but it doe
  • Joe S.
    Joe SheldrickOctober 25, 2014
    Bests Dept of Coffee (just) in the battle of leather lane. Essential post lunch stop off!
  • Daisy J.
    Daisy JanesDecember 16, 2015
    Super trendy Farringdon coffee spot, good for meetings and working.
  • Luke T.
    Luke TimmsMay 5, 2012
    Great service, great coffee, perfect for coffee lovers/ coffee geeks
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeNovember 23, 2014
    Wow, first time seeing a display of coffee spoons. Great espresso served here.
  • Dee W.
    Dee WuNovember 10, 2014
    Coffee isn't bad, quite a nice flat white. Milk feels a bit thin but great espresso.
  • Shannon
    ShannonMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee in Leather Lane. If you have time, have a syphon filtery thingie at the bar.
  • Vivian T.
    Vivian TanDecember 1, 2012
    Good coffee and there's different bean to choose. Very interesting!
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MasonSeptember 12, 2014
    Great coffee and tea. Good cakes. Lovely place to work
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TsangAugust 11, 2015
    must try filtered coffee, best coffee in UK
  • Krishna S.
    Krishna SrinivasanMay 31, 2013
    Awesome coffee, nice sandwiches, but a little on the pricey side.
  • Michel M.
    Michel MadozOctober 3, 2016
    Top coffee. La specialty coffee shop de referencia en Londres. De "obligada" visita si te gusta el (buen) café y estás en la city londinense.
  • Bernardo S.
    Bernardo SilveiraMay 27, 2015
    Cafés impecáveis, com seleções de grãos de todo o mundo. Ambiente tranquilo e informal, sem frescura. Almoço simples e saboroso. Para voltar.
  • Almost L.
    Almost LocalsNovember 20, 2014
    Dizem que é o melhor café da cidade. Café bom para trabalhar também. Para ler sobre esse e outros cafés com wifi, clique em Read more
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