One of the best places to buy coffee in London.
Added to the experience of drinking great coffee prepared by the guru’s is the space. An old converted warehouse on the edge of the market place. They chose not to rip out the existing roller shutters that would have been used by the traders, but keep them, this gives the coffee connoisseur another experience of drinking under shelter whilst still being outside (demi fresco).
In the cold winter months, local traders, office works, huddle inside the space with their heavy coats, and their hands clasped around their coffee cups in the hope to extract as much heat from it as possible.
In the summer months, coffee drinkers sprawl outside the wide open shopfront, covering every inch of curb to soak up sun. The added bonus of being inside is the pastry selection and the large communal table with seats. On first arriving because everyone is packed around the communal table, one would easily be convinced that they are all friends.
They started selling coffee from their Borough site in 2001. Monmouth actually started in 1978 in Covent Garden, on Monmouth Street. Covent Garden was a very different place in 1978. With their own whole bean coffee which is delivered daily and you can try any of their coffees before buying beans to take home. They sell filter and espresso coffee to stay or take away, as well as pastries and cakes to have with your coffee. There is a large communal table where you can sit and enjoy baguettes from Paul, pastries from Villandry and jams from England Preserves. They have a small range of coffee making equipment, and like Covent Garden, in the winter they sell chocolate from Pralus, as well as chocolate truffles from Sally Clarke.
They are on the left, just inside the main market entrance on Borough High Street, London (SE1).
2 Park Street, Borough, London, SE1 9AB tel: +44 (0)20 7940 9960
Thursday – 11.00 to 17.00
Friday – 11.00 to 18.00
Saturday – 9.00 to 16.00
27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9EU
tel: +44 (0)20 7379 3516