FLATCAP ST GILES
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
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm.
Price of a double espresso: £2
Outdoor Seating (important for those tobacco lovers): None