Cricklewood Station, London, Cricklewood London NW2 1HL, UK
Cricklewood and, indeed, the NW2 postal area as a whole has been something of a dead zone for speciality coffee but Cricklewood Coffee are rectifying this geographical oversight from a cart outside the mainline rail station. James, who runs Cricklewood Coffee, now roasts his own blend in a shed at the back of his house, having previously experimented with slot-roasting, and the result is a lively, light coffee that works well with espresso-based drinks.
Because CC is a cart, options are reasonably limited– no filters, no decaf, and only occasional food – but James is working to expand his offering. Nonetheless, if you want a good coffee, well-made (and on a beautiful lever machine), you won't be disappointed. It's also clear that James has a great rapport with his regular customers, of which there are plenty, which is further testament to his coffee and his efforts to establish speciality in this previously overlooked corner of London.
Review: Alex Stewart
Coffee + Drinks
- House Roaster
- Cricklewood Coffee
- Coffee Machine
- Astoria lever