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Prufrock Coffee

Coffee Shop££££
Holborn and Covent Garden, London
  • rosie (.
    "Friendly staff, fast wifi and some of the best coffee in London :)"(12 Tips)
    Marta J.
    "Coffeee! Flat white and espreso are delicious"(17 Tips)
    "Banana bread 👍🏼got chocolate and great coffee"(13 Tips)
    Sarah T.
    "must try filtered coffee, best coffee in UK"(8 Tips)
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  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ 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.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsApril 11, 2017
    Been here 10+ 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Barbora Š.
    Barbora ŠilhánováSeptember 7, 2017
    Absolutely must-visit place in London. No excuses, everybody must try coffee there. Amazing baristas prepare one of the best coffees in the city.
  • 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.
  • 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 S.
    Liis SaarMay 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.
  • 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.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChanOctober 26, 2017
    Plenty of seating in this coffee shop that takes its coffee seriously. The place is filled with coffee items/artisanal products for retail. The place is a bit grungier but a good place to work.
  • Mada
    MadaFebruary 6, 2017
    The best hand brewed coffee in London .. friendly staff & not that crowded unless you come in lunch hour
  • Ban A.
    Ban AnkaNovember 11, 2017
    Nice service, nice coffee, nice atmosphere! Even if you come 15 min before closing time, as we did yesterday... 😊
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!! :))
  • 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.
  • Bashayer
    BashayerApril 27, 2017
    Amazing filter coffee worth the 6£ price. Mat was awesome barista. Nice space to work and meet friends even for dates.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Stuart H.
    Stuart HumphreysApril 15, 2016
    Coffee was really good...nice plan with a good amount of tables. Slight down side was not being able to plug in my laptop or charge my phone.
  • Maxim F.
    Maxim FedotovAugust 5, 2016
    One of my new favourite places in London. Cappuccino is so smooth, can't have enough of it
  • Harry v.
    Harry van den BerghSeptember 3, 2015
    Still the best coffee there is. Great to see how professional the Baristas are.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CavillMay 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ 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!
  • Mashael ✨.
    Mashael ✨September 26, 2017
    Great cappuccino & flat white😍👌🏻 the only downside is its location.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiAugust 18, 2012
    The coffee is simply stunning and gorgeous coffee arts too! Try the Ethan cheesecake! So divine!! Mmmmm!
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerJuly 17, 2015
    Good rotation of coffees keeps things interesting. Sometimes you hit sometimes you miss. Super friendly staff.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HadwinDecember 13, 2014
    Creamy and sweet flat white. Excellent selection of coffee making gear. Barista courses. Effortlessly hip.
  • Astrid H.
    Astrid HumerfeltDecember 29, 2015
    Excellent coffee. They also boast a big selection of all things coffee related, like grinders and books
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