Curators Coffee Gallery

51 Margaret Street, W1W 8SG

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Editor's Review

The second site from Curators, the Gallery, couldn't be more different than their small Studio location in the City. They've switched colour schemes; ditching teal in favour of aubergine that now underscores a pretty menagerie of coffee articles that mingle with greenery. There's no exposed brick work here, no naked lights or rough edges - just clean white expanses, a beautifully crafted, dark wooden counter and a magical smattering of inlaid tiles that flutter up the walls and across the floor like cubist butterflies. This, unsurprisingly as he's a partner, is the work of Made By Jason, a team of design-focused carpenters who have made their mark on a growing number of cafes in London.

The purple theme runs to a customised Mahlkönig EK43 and Strada and all the way down to a quiet seating area downstairs, quite literally embodied by a dark purple staircase.

The menu is one of the most interesting I've seen in London, beyond the classics of milk-based espresso drinks, iced coffees and filters is a selection of coffee punches, iced tea and cold drip coffee as well as a matcha latte. My espresso was luxuriously rich and viscous. All typical cafe interior trappings appear to have been eschewed and approached instead with a fresh eye; my filter coffee, for example, is served in a mug that pleases aesthetically with the smooth ribbing of a brand I've not seen before.

All this attention to detail, and there's lots of it, feels effortless. The effect is relaxing, refreshing, and a little fantastical; a secret garden within what is becoming an increasingly coffee saturated hub in Fitzrovia.

Review by Faerietale Foodie.


Cafe Features

Lunch/Brunch
Toilets
Pet Friendly

Coffee + Drinks

Non-dairy Milk Options
Decaf Available
Iced Coffee
Filter Coffee
Coffee Machine
La Marzocco Strada EP
Coffee Grinder
Mahlkönig K30 x 2 & Mahlkönig EK43
House Roaster
Curators

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Phone
020 7580 2547
Opening Hours
Mon:
07:30 - 18:00
Tue:
07:30 - 18:00
Wed:
07:30 - 18:00
Thu:
07:30 - 18:00
Fri:
07:30 - 18:00
Sat:
09:00 - 17:30
Sun:
09:00 - 17:30