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The Espresso Room

The Espresso Room

Coffee Shop and Café · Holborn and Covent Garden
31-35 Great Ormond St., London, Greater London, WC1N 3HZ, United Kingdom
Closed until 7:30 AM Monday (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
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A unique coffee bar serving the best coffee in Bloomsbury. We're open 7:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends.


Based on 127 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Graeme B.
    "Flat whites are good and the staff are lovely and friendly."(14 Tips)
    Premshree P.
    "Serving up Square Mile espresso."(3 Tips)
    Simon S.
    "flat white to have one of the best coffees in London!"(2 Tips)
    Vuk T.
    "Cheddar and sourdough sandwiches are great value too..."(2 Tips)
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  • flat whites
  • square mile
  • great value
  • sandwiches
  • casual
  • cute
  • authentic
  • brownies
  • pickles
  • friendly staff
  • cheddar cheese
  • sourdough bread
  • Gloverboy

    A great coffee in this tiny caffeine filled hideaway

    Gloverboy · December 24, 2015
  • Ethan T.

    Flat whites 👍🏻

    Ethan Turkeltaub · September 29, 2015
  • Jack O.

    Expertly made coffee.

    Jack O'Keefe · September 22, 2015
  • Vinod D.

    Best coffee bar in London. Espresso sublime.

    Vinod Diwakar · September 6, 2015
  • Alan M.

    Closed down ! 0/10

    Alan Morton · September 2, 2015
  • Indo

    Friendly service, great flat whites, simple and cute! Come on a sunny day to sit outside

    Indo · August 11, 2015
  • Arif A.

    Excellent coffee and nice place. But come on - £3.40 for a cappuccino has to be a new high (or low)!

    Arif Ansari · July 28, 2015
  • Marjan V.

    I do not know how they did it but the Espresso (double) was like the best Espresso I ever had in my life! I almost had a coffee orgasm! I kid you not.

    Marjan Van den Bussche · May 2, 2015
  • Sergey B.

    The place is tiny which only boosts friendliness of the staff. Coffee is excellent, worth coming from wherever you are!

    Sergey Baryshnikov · December 20, 2014
  • Alper Ç.

    This small shop is my go-to place whenever I go to an event at Conway Hall. The coffee does not disappoint.

    Alper Çuğun · October 29, 2014
  • Simon B.

    The Flat White here is the best in the area and one of the best in London.

    Simon Bruce · September 11, 2014
  • raf s.

    Tiny but excellent place to have a coffee. Very limited seating (mostly on the street) so be prepared to take your drink away...

    raf sanchez · August 15, 2014
  • Rizwan H.

    Amazing #coffee. #flatwhite my choice of bean to cup and its silky smooth, balanced strength yet creamy. #topcoffee

    Rizwan Hussain · August 14, 2014
  • whatharrysdone

    Awesome flat white here, try it!

    whatharrysdone · April 9, 2014
  • Coco

    I am surprise this coffee shop has many tips! I wish I could visit to such a real coffee shop which be loved by local people.

    Coco · April 7, 2014
  • Allison E.

    Enjoy in or take away!

    Allison Erdeljac · February 25, 2014
  • Elly G.

    Great flat white! They use Bonsoy for all you non-dairy peeps, the service ultra-friendly and fast and for the teeniest place there's a great atmosphere.

    Elly Goodman · February 12, 2014
  • Aggi C.

    Really friendly staff - always up for a chat. But a tiny place, so don't go in big groups!!

    Aggi Cantrill · November 21, 2013
  • Aggi C.

    Try their Square Mile espresso - a really fruity flavour. Guatemalan origin.

    Aggi Cantrill · November 20, 2013
  • Zachery S.

    There is a stamp card! Genius!❤️

    Zachery Spire · October 24, 2013
  • Zachery S.

    I found out the mocha is on the 'secret menu' 😉 please ask for it as it is smooth and simple and not overly chocolatey...te espresso comes through ❤️this☕️

    Zachery Spire · October 22, 2013
  • Михаил Александрович Б.

    This place is TINY.

  • patricia p.

    they'll do a piccolo by request, a single is only £2 and super good!

    patricia poon · October 8, 2012
  • GoToMidtown

    Greetings coffee drinker (just a guess). GoToMidtown offers FREE walking tours of Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles (visit us at 56 New Oxford Street), information, advice, and more Read more

    GoToMidtown · August 23, 2012
  • Adam B.

    Yummy caps, best in west central London

    Adam Barnett · August 23, 2012
  • Lorenzo V.

    Salted as the average of good espressos in London, but still one of my favourite

    Lorenzo Verzini · June 27, 2012
  • Lorenzo V.

    Salted as the average good espressos in London, but deff one of my favourite

    Lorenzo Verzini · June 27, 2012
  • Claire K.

    Best flat white ever! Forget Starbucks!

    Claire Kim · June 18, 2012
  • Zia A.

    The Espresso Room is possibly the teeny tiniest coffee shop I've ever been to - but it makes up in quality what it lacks in size. Their coffees - the smell alone tells you they're good.

    Zia Ali · May 25, 2012
  • Evening Standard

    A closet-sized hub worth going to for fresh bread and espresso – made using Square Mile coffee. Read more

    Evening Standard · May 22, 2012
  • Graeme B.

    Flat White and an Anzac biscuit. Epic.

    Graeme Boyd · March 27, 2012
  • Graeme B.

    Titchy and very limited seating, but great coffee. Flat whites are good and the staff are lovely and friendly.

    Graeme Boyd · January 31, 2012
  • Terence T.

    They throw in cocoa powder by default in their milk drinks. Ask them to leave it out if that's not your thing.

    Terence Tay · January 12, 2012
  • Leen D.

    They do semi skimmed milk now as the "skinny" option, tastes much better than skimmed!

    Leen Demeester · December 1, 2011
  • Craig W.

    Get a loyalty card. 6 coffees, 1 free. Awesome coffee.

    Craig Webster · November 11, 2011
  • Mcwooster M.

    Great people, great espresso and flat whites! Definitely worth seeking out

    Mcwooster MacGuffin · October 27, 2011
  • Sonantics

    Best flat white in the world

    Sonantics · September 27, 2011
  • Vuk T.

    Cheddar and sourdough sandwiches are great value too...

    Vuk Trifkovic · September 2, 2011
  • Premshree P.

    Serving up Square Mile espresso. Very friendly staff.

    Premshree Pillai · August 17, 2011
  • Jonathan S.

    Not only did I have a great flat white here but a very nice cheddar cheese and pickle sandwich....

    Jonathan Satchell · August 5, 2011
  • Tim B.

    Great Flat Whites - the real thing! Read more

    Tim Buckland · June 21, 2011
  • Tom W.

    Some of the best coffee in London. Love it!

    Tom Williams · March 18, 2011
  • Celia G.

    If caffeine is your guilty pleasure then you will love the Espresso Room.....Very good coffee.

    Celia Gamboa · March 16, 2011
  • Mark J.

    Real friendly service.

    Mark Jansen · March 13, 2011
  • plucker

    Tiiiiiiny shop serving some of the best coffee in the city. No NHS discount though :(.

    plucker · September 22, 2010
  • Lex M.

    Great Coffe and brownies

    Lex Momosi · August 27, 2010
  • Chris B.

    Great coffee and lovely people much nicer than flat white

    Chris Beaumont · April 21, 2010
  • Shaun D.

    Have a coffee from here, it's really good. Read more

    Shaun Dickie · January 11, 2010
  • Simon B.

    Have a coffee here Read more

    Simon Baptist · October 19, 2009
  • Simon S.

    Head to The Espresso Room and order a flat white to have one of the best coffees in London!

    Simon Saint · October 9, 2009

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