Stop four on the Fitzrovia Coffee tour saw us at Kaffeine, an antipodean café that is considered by many to be one of the first progressive coffee shop’s in the area when it opened about six years ago.
From the outside Kaffeine is a very minimalist and rustic affair which seems to be the norm for many coffee shops, its black exterior with large windows is complimented by some wooden seating at the front…perfect for people watching on a sunny day.
The décor at Kaffeine is uncluttered: natural brick, relaxing whitewashed walls and a grey slate counter full of great looking cakes and savory pastries meets you when you enter.
The coffee used is supplied by the well-known and excellent “Square Mile Coffee” with Kaffeine being one of the earlier adopters of this producer. The blend being used when we visited was the Red Brick, a bright and fruity coffee which i believe was a mix of Colombian and Brazilian beans.
Topped with the excellent barista’s that Kaffeine provides this visit proved to be extremely worthwhile, even with a steady stream of customers in this busy shop, the staff carried on like a well oiled coffee production line, with each member performing a single task such as pulling the shots or steaming the milk.
The attention to detail in this place is second to none, and its easy to see why its a firm favorite on the coffee scene.
They are in the process of opening their second store which should be open in the coming weeks, a visit to this will definitely be on the cards i think!
you can visit them at:
Address: 66 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QJ