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Workshop Coffee Co.

Coffee Shop££££
Clerkenwell, London
  • The experts at New York Habitat and Evening Standard recommend this place
    • New York Habitat
    • Evening Standard
  • Shelly C.
    "Corn Fritters with poached egg and halloumi is really lovely."(13 Tips)
    "Great place for an aeropress to start the day."(8 Tips)
    Graeme B.
    "Flat white was excellent and the breakfast menu is great."(16 Tips)
    V G.
    "Baked eggs are excellent, as are the flat whites."(4 Tips)
269 Tips and reviews
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  • espresso drinks
  • breakfast food
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  • Andy M.
    Andy McMillanJune 27, 2013
    There are two commonly held means of gaining super powers: swim in a vat of radioactive waste, or sit yourself down here and order the corn fritters. I recommend the latter, less carcinogenic option.
    Upvoted May 7
  • Augustinas S.
    Augustinas SlučkaFebruary 21, 2016
    Own roastery, coffee is from Rwanda and it tastes great with chemex and aeropress. I would suggest Miko and do it with aeropress. I have seen workshop coffee being sold in other cities. Great job!
  • Chocolate D.
    Chocolate DandyFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    visit the electrical shop on the corner (A london institution) for amazing olive oil & some fuse plugs too? The oil is on the menu too (how local is that!) Live bean roasting too . Love it!
  • Mulia
    MuliaAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I didn't use to like the bitter espresso at first, but over the weeks my taste has changed and now I'm addicted to Workshop Co. coffee! The baristas are trained & knowledgeable. The space is stunning!
  • Nataly T.
    Nataly TatangeloMarch 30, 2013
    its hard 2 find a place that excels in all areas.The food, service n coffee were all amazing. ty so much. i loved the attention 2 detail. great job guys u have created a winner.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SchofieldOctober 31, 2014
    Definitely a top 3 contender for best coffee in London. The height of passion and professionalism, they take their coffee seriously. The food also happens to be fantastic. Baked eggs are great.
  • Hung L.
    Hung LeeFebruary 4, 2014
    Cool as cats coffee shop, whose 'no wifi' policy makes it winner amongst the tech hipsters who pretend to love unplugging, but nevertheless check their twitter on 3g anyway. Coffee first cliche works
  • Megan Allison
    Megan AllisonOctober 26, 2015
    Simply lovely. Atmosphere, coffee, tea and breakfast service on point. Calm, contemporary atmosphere. So refreshing to get a proper meal with my third wave coffee.
  • Ruari C.
    Ruari CathmoirJune 27, 2013
    Good breakfast menu, good Aeropress coffee, and a hair-of-the-dog drinks selection to boot. Sadly no wi-fi (boo), and not the most comfortable seating in the world. Great vibe though, worth a visit.
  • Jokke M.
    Jokke MartensFebruary 19, 2014
    This picture is of the venue in Marylebone. However! Both give extraordinary good coffee. MUST-visit if you're in London. Man up and drink some black filter.
    Upvoted May 21
  • Brad T.
    Brad TOctober 19, 2014
    Eggs Benedict w/spinach and a very good, albeit short, bloody Mary. Good flavor on both and eggs were cooked perfectly. Good service, too!
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie Cherry BFebruary 15, 2015
    Avocado on sourdough is my favourite food ever and here was very very good but for £9.50 it's a bit taking the mickey. Worth it if you are ok with that price because it is really nice.
  • Coffee(In)Touch Guide
    Coffee(In)Touch GuideNovember 28, 2013
    the Workshop-approved professional baristas certainly know their job, making awesome strong coffee that is worth losing a few hours sleep for. Learn more: London: Coffee(In)Touch Guide Read more
  • Rumana S.
    Rumana SiddikyAugust 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The Avocado Smash is on point - comes with feta and dukkah in a separate dish, with great bread on the side and a juicy roasted tomato. Great presentation but even better taste.
  • A.
    A.April 1, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for an aeropress to start the day. The complexity of a whisky that will keep you sharp rather than slurry for your 10am. The Kasigwa was amazing while it lasted.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 2, 2014
    Located in a great neighborhood, this charming coffee shop serves perfectly brewed flat whites and espressos, that are roasted on site. They also serve delicious food!
  • Viv
    VivFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Not sure why everyone raves about My Mexican Friend as the corn fritters taste like they have been deep fried! Coffee is so consistent here. One of my fav places 4 coffee. French toast is a winner.
  • Ministry of Waxing
    Although there are no weekend brunch reservations, St. Ali’s homey feel and fantastic food is worth the wait. Their espresso is legendary and anything with eggs is going to be divine.
  • T N.
    T NOctober 26, 2014
    For a Sunday, I was expecting to wait but this is a gem! Large but still has soul. Ticks all the boxes; excellent coffee, great food, chilled vibe and prompt and friendly service.
  • Ingrina C.
    Ingrina CarsonAugust 30, 2014
    Always serves great coffee and scrumptious pastries. Can be a bit intimidating and pricey for a casual coffee hangout, but coffee really can't be beat. Hot chocolate is DIVINE, too.
    hotel.infoJuly 29, 2011
    Recommend: flat white (~£2.20) & Feta/Avocado/Pomegranate focaccia (~£8)Excellent food &coffee, ambience is relaxed and friendly, perfect for brunch!My rating: Food/Drink (9/10), Service (9/10), A Read more
  • Graeme B.
    Graeme BoydFebruary 26, 2013
    Large but cosy, this place is pretty special. Flat white was excellent and the breakfast menu is great. Apple Bircher muesli was delicious.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoJune 16, 2015
    Amazing brunch options! Try the avocado toast or the royal Benedict. Amazing staff, helped us find fun places in the area to check out off the beaten path.
  • Orestis T.
    Clerkenwell has many great coffee places but this may be the best. Excellent coffee, nice environment and they also got table service which is super rare in London.
  • Laura M.
    Laura Mayer de GrootJanuary 24, 2015
    This place roasts its own amazing coffee and has a very good breakfast, too. With the abundant coffee smell and brick walls it entertains a cozy atmosphere, too
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesSeptember 29, 2014
    Great place to go for a bite to eat especially at lunch time. They also do excellent coffee, and I can highly recommend their espressos!
  • Melforss
    MelforssMarch 9, 2016
    A very stylish restaurant like cafe with a big barista island in the middle. Good place to hide away from the world and enjoy a warming cup of coffee
  • AskMen
    AskMenSeptember 15, 2011
    Hot drinks never tasted so good with coffee that adheres to strict quality, traceability and seasonality requirements: ST. Ali also houses the UK's first must-have Slayer expresso machine. Read more
  • Oliver W.
    Oliver WatersMarch 5, 2015
    Excellent coffee. Probably the best Flat White I've had. In my top 3 London coffee shops.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmOctober 29, 2015
    Gorgeous coffee shop with great breakfast options. They roast everything in house. No wifi though.
  • •¥• Alexandra P.
    Strong Espresso be aware of that. The pastries look delicious. Must try the Apple crumble muffin. No WIFI, which is a big negative note, guys.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HailuAugust 10, 2013
    The latte is recommended for a reason, the corn fritters with poached eggs and halloumi (pictured) - righteous
  • Alastair T.
    Alastair TseNovember 9, 2014
    Delicious espressos. One of my favorite beans is the cult of done which is roasted here.
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TsuiNovember 12, 2014
    Amazing latté with nutty aftertaste. I love their house blend and the french toast was lovely too!
  • Edzo B.
    Edzo BotjesJune 19, 2014
    the hamburger can only improve by a better butcher. superb chef. coffee is a bit more sour then you are accustomed to. very nice music.
  • Portland
    PortlandJanuary 31, 2012
    A great coffee emporium and more all the way from Melbourne. Pop in even if it's just to see the 'living wall' and its ginormous coffee roaster!
  • Marko Samuli K.
    Marko Samuli KirvesFebruary 1, 2015
    The (new) Colombian Finca Tamana was very good, much to my taste even if I'm not much of a drinker of Colombian coffees.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DAugust 11, 2014
    Best espresso I had in London. Harmonious balance of caramel, chocolate, and fruit. Coffee "for here" requires a seat, oddly.
  • James H.
    James HeadSeptember 9, 2016
    the food is great. they really get the basics right. coffee is at the artisan end of the scale, so you have to want that.
  • Elisabetta D.
    Elisabetta Di RedaSeptember 19, 2015
    Nice, wide space for breakfast/brunch close to barbican centre, you can chill here for hours, nice decor and service.
  • Andeea S.
    Andeea SalazarJanuary 23, 2015
    If u r in a rush don't come here they take their time even with take away. If you have time is worth the wait!! Great coffee
  • Zane H.
    Zane HollowayMay 11, 2015
    Great coffee and brunch, it keeps this Australian coffee snob happy when in London. The smashed avocado is delicious!
  • Timothy C.
    Timothy CroneSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want a sweet Sunday brunch, go for the French Toast with bacon. Plenty of room upstairs too. Topped off with a flat white.
  • James A.
    James AllenJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Workshop are particularly proud of their burger and we love it too. The only thing that makes it better is a bottle of The Kernel's Pale Ale to keep it company.
  • Richard T.
    Richard TaylorDecember 30, 2013
    Love St Ali back home in Melbourne and Workshop lives up to the standard. So nice to find decent coffee on this side of the world!
  • Adel
    AdelApril 2, 2016
    It is relay , great place to start the day .. Great coffee and amazing breakfast .. And. Excellent service ..
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WhitworthOctober 9, 2016
    Extremely hipster, but the best of it. Coffee is fab. Nice place to relax, talk and work.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GrahlAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This lovely café is my first stop whenever I arrive in London, great Baristas and amazing coffee!
  • PDT B.
    PDT BlogApril 4, 2016
    £3 does not get you very far in the coffee stakes. It's decent coffee in a not so decent size. Asked for a larger coffee with an extra shot which cost £4.50 😒. Was not blown away by breakfast either
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerApril 8, 2016
    Well worth a visit great coffee pastries and vibe friendly staff coffee is the centre here
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