Living in East London, I appreciate how spoilt for choice I am when it comes to amazing places to eat and drink. Whether it’s breakfast burritos, gargantuan burgers or the big daddy of all rice paper rolls that takes your fancy, chances are there’s a pop up nearby serving just the thing you crave. In an area so heavily saturated with bars, cafes, and restaurants (some more deserving of the hype than others, might I add) how do you stand out from the rest?
Good coffee is the answer. Simple as that. Sometimes all it takes is the perfect flat white to ensure the new kid on the block is your new favourite local, and Brooklyn Coffee on Commercial Street has landed the number one spot for me this month. Quiet, unassuming, and branded in such a wonderfully minimalist way that a marketing nerd like myself may actually drool upon entering, these guys have got it spot on.
Seats are in short supply so it’s not a place to set up shop for the afternoon – students take note, but if it’s good coffee and a croissant you’re after this is among the best you’ll try in the area.
Take a look at their equally drool-worthy website here (oh, the monochrome) or find them at 139 Commercial Street, London.