SPEAKEASY ESPRESSO AND BREW BAR

Speakeasy coffee shop Carnaby Street

Speakeasy Espresso & Brew Bar, a coffee shop just off Carnaby Street is part of the Coffeesmiths Collective. Like Carnaby Street, the shop is a buzzing hub of colour and creativity. I was sat in between two groups of office workers that were having a quick coffee break to discuss business ideas. Having just read Chris Ward’s book Out of Office, I am subconsciously a lot more aware of my fellow coffee drinkers in the many cafes that I frequent.

The shop is reasonably large with a few tables outside on Lowndes Court, a really nice place to sit when the weather is good. Like all coffee shops that are part of the Coffeesmiths Collective, the staff at Speakeasy are extremely friendly and very passionate about making great coffee. They serve Climpson & Sons as their house espresso blend. I had an extremely tasty espresso with some nice chocolatey undertones coming through.

The location of Speakeasy makes it the perfect place to rest your feet from a shopping spree.

PS. Every Thursday from 5-7pm they hold ‘Barista Bar’ which is a free drop in training session where you can hone your home brewing skills and play around with some of the many coffee gadgets that they have in the downstairs part of the shop.

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Address: 3 Lowndes Court, W1F 7HD, London.

Email, Facebook and Twitter: Contact via the website, Alchemy’s Facebook & Twitter.

Website: http://speakeasycoffee.co.uk/

Opening times: Monday-Friday 7.30am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm & Sunday 10am to 6pm.

Price of a double espresso: £2

Card?: £5 minimum

Outdoor Seating (important for those tobacco lovers): A couple of tables and chairs

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