There are many places contending the crown for London’s best coffee, but the Monmouth Coffee Company has to be one of the front runners.
On a hot day, the queue outside their Borough Market branch snaked out of the door, with people patiently waiting for their caffeine hit. They roast their own single origin and single estate beans at their Covent Garden store, which they sell there and in Borough. When you eventually make it to the front of the queue, you can choose from a large selection of filter coffees or drinks made from the daily expresso choice. I chose an iced latte, which was strong, smooth and creamy and very refreshing. I sat on a stool at the window and watched the comings and goings of the busy Saturday lunchtime market, while others shared a communal table eating a delicious looking breakfast of bread and jam with their coffees.
Once you have finished your drink, you can buy beans or ground coffee to take home. I chose a Costa Rican variety as a breakfast reminder of our honeymoon.
I’ve drunk many great coffees in London, and I think Monmouth Coffee House is one of the best coffee shops. Judging by the queues, it seems I am not alone.
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