Department of Coffee and Social Affairs
14-16 Leather Lane, Farringdon, EC1N 7SU
Despite the serious name, this café is staffed by some of the friendliest baristas in town. The atmosphere is relaxed, there is plenty of space to sit and enjoy a pastry with a view of Leather Lane that will never disappoint. This is the first outpost of the successful Coffeesmith (now Department of Coffee and Social Affairs) mini-chain with cafes now ranging from the City to Soho. Expect a serious committment to quality beans as they roast their own and an active schedule of cuppings and classes across all their locations.
Reviewed by Derek Lamberton, photo courtesy of the café.
Coffee + Drinks
- House Roaster
- Mazzer Robur E, Mazzer Super Jolly & Mahlkönig Tanzania
- Coffee Machine
- La Marzocco FB80