Where to Drink Coffee at Old Spitalfields Market
Craving a delicious brew? Check out our all-you-need-to-know guide to where to drink coffee at Old Spitalfields Market.
Department of Coffee and Social Affairs
These charitable, specialty coffee experts, focus on single origin beans that are 100% traceable from farm to their East London Roastery. Their newly refurbished shop at Old Spitalfields Market is well worth a visit. Sit outside and enjoy a view over the market or escape to their downstairs seating area – a perfect space for hard working professionals.
Choose from two different single origin espressos, enjoy a perfect bottle of cold brew all year around and be ready to get blown away by the taste of their lamingtons. A wide selection of retail coffee beans are also available.
Climpson & Sons
This East London specialty coffee vendor’s coffee bar is a true market experience. Come for your daily morning dose of caffeine (with a discount for customers saving the environment by having their own keep cup) or, as this is one of the few places around serving a hand brewed, filter coffee, take a seat at the bar and people watch in the market while you wait. If coffee is not strictly your thing, matcha lattes are also available. Or take it to a next level an enjoy an espresso martini or beer from the tap.
Don’t forget to try their coffee beans that are roasted in Hackney and, if you want to raise your coffee game, apply to one of Climpson’s coffee courses such as their unique home coffee roasting course.
Coffee and cycling simply work together. The Old Spitalfields Market Rapha Club House is living proof. But you don’t have to be a Rapha Cycling Club member to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and watch some live cycling. Rapha recently teamed up with Colonna – one of the best coffee roasters in the UK, based in Bath – to bring you the true speciality coffee experience.
Single origin expresso, filter and decaf are all available, mixed perfectly with Estate Dairy milk – its specially developed for baristas and comes from sustainable farms. Colonna’s revolutionary coffee pods for your office coffee machine are a must have and Rapha is the place to buy them.
Don’t forget about Rapha’s weekly rides from Old Spitalfields Market.
Mr Coffee and Mrs Cake
If you are after a true Italian experience, on the Market floor, yet just away from the crowds, grab a coffee at Mr Coffee and Mrs Cake. Served from a cute vintage truck, their coffee is a daily ritual for many local Londoners and a well-deserved treat for many tourists exploring East London.
It’s not all about the coffee, the sweets and sandwiches are real Italian treasures too. The traditional cannoli come in many different flavours from chocolate to pistachio and their sandwiches are all made with soft Italian focaccia.