All posts tagged: best london coffee

Merlet et Fils and Soho Grind launch Espresso Martini Month

Where Soho Grind, London What Soho Grind has teamed up with Merlet at Fils to launch Espresso Martini Month which will take place throughout June. Experience The Espresso Martini is my all time favorite cocktail. It’s perfect. It has everything. Coffee? Yes. Soho Grind’s very own Grind & Co. House Espresso blend, no less. Booze? Yes. Indulge in a twist on the classic drink by replacing vodka and coffee liqueur with Merlet Brother Blend Cognac and Merlet Café Congnac which results in spicy vanilla undertones. Martini lovers are urged to try all three flavour variations of the Espresso Martini by Merlet, which is easy as they are a mere £5 each all month across all four sites. Cost Espresso Martini £5 throughout June Address Soho Grind 19 Beak Street London W1F 9RP Also at Shoreditch Grind, Hoxton Grind and London Grind.

Shoreditch Grind

Another post, another new London coffee establishment. I welcome Shoreditch Grind. Situated on Old Street roundabout, Shoreditch Grind has a beautiful interior, indoor window seating, rather good coffee and not a bad range of grub. Think indulgent morning pastries, chunky lunch time sandwiches, muffins and cakes to satisfy the sweet tooth. We enjoyed a silky flat white whilst trying to get comfortable on the beautiful but slightly impractical stools. A few things made me think that they were not quite ready for opening. The toilets were ‘under construction’ and there were no proper cups or plates. All food that we ordered was brought over to us in a closed paper bag – a tad unnecessary and wasteful. The honey and almond cake was good without being great, the almond and honey topping deliciously moist but the middle quite dry. The cheese croissant that we shared was gone in 10 seconds flat, very delicious but small. And at £2.95, probably too expensive. Our toasted parma ham and mozzarella baguette was good but I forgot to get …

Flatplanet, Soho

I love London, in particular Soho. It is a buzzing hub of media workers, tourists, cool arty folk and the weird and wonderful. You’ll know what I mean if you walk down the alley way that connects Berwick Street with Brewer Street. Look up and see the mysterious red lights in the bedroom windows with ‘models here’ on the sign at the door. I thought that was illegal in this country?! But that’s not why I like Soho of course, I’m merely pointing out what a diverse part of London it is. I love it because of the food offering – Wardour Street is one of my favourite streets, being home of Busaba, Hummus Brothers, Princi and Byron Burger! As I was walking to Pho last night to meet my dad for dinner, I stumbled upon a brand new cafe called Flatplanet on Marlborough Street. As I was looking through the window to check it out, the man behind the counter beckoned me in to try some of the Flat Bread Pizzas that they offer. …