Flatcap St Giles (Notes Coffee Barrows)

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Flatcap St Giles is the third Flatcap I have been to in London. They all have two things in common: excellent coffee and excellent baristas.

As Flatcap is a coffee cart, you instantly get that market vibe once you’re there. I had a very intriguing Square Mile blend called ‘la buitrera huila.’ It is described as having a ‘champagne like sparkle’ and I definitely know what they mean. I prefer to drink it with a filter, when more of the fizz comes out, but it was delightful in macchiatto form nonetheless. I’ve been told that Flatcap’s plans to stock beans from the Notes Roastery are on hold for now, but it will be interesting to see what they have roasted up when the time comes.

Flatcap is situated in an old church courtyard, making the surroundings very tranquil. I recently went to Damson Cafe, which was equally relaxing, but for different reasons. The concept behind the Flatcap carts is simple but great. Come here for a good snack coupled with good coffee if you’re in the area.


Address: 60 St Giles High Street, WC2H 8LG, London.

Twitter: Flatcap St Giles’ Twitter 

Website: NA

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm.

Price of a double espresso: £2


Outdoor Seating (important for those tobacco lovers): None

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One Response

  1. Brian's Coffee Spot

    04/25/2013, 12:44 am

    I walked past the Flat Cap/Notes Cart (I believe they have now officially re-branded as Notes to reflect their ownership) in Aldgate today and thought of you :-) It’s another in a churchyard, this time St Botolph without Aldgate. I didn’t even know they had one out there!

    I’ve yet to try their coffee; the one today was shutting up shop as I went past, but I’ve heard many good things so will have to get my act together.



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