From Aussie coffee houses to espressos served with custard tarts, Covent Garden is home to some of the best coffee spots in the West End of London. So whether it's an Espresso Martini or Beetroot Latte that takes your fancy, here's our round-up of the best places to get your caffeine fix in Covent Garden.
Where: 42 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LJ
Signature brew: Beetroot Latte
Need to know: Born from a desire to recreate the espresso taste found in Melbourne, Grind roast their signature Grind House Blend in their Shoreditch roastery before it’s packed and shipped across London. Bold in flavour and roasted daily, their coffee has put Covent Garden Grind firmly on the map as one of the most recognisable coffee houses in London.
Where: 6 James Street
Signature brew: Deerstalker
Need to know: Established in 2014, Gentlemen Baristas has a tagline 'manners are key', they’re important, they’re neglected and people do care about them. They go to the core of Gentlemen Baristas' identity. Step in to their Covent Garden space and you're instantly welcomes and expertly talked through their incredible offering to ensure you find the right brew for you.
Where: 26 Southampton Street, WC2E 7RS
Signature brew: Flat White
Need to know: An Australian-meets-South-American coffee house and kitchen serving light, fresh, produce-led meals and a variety of single origin speciality coffees. Coffee is bought directly from farmers who use ethical trade practices that help support the local people and areas. Combining South American beans with an Australian coffee technique provides a truly special Aussie coffee experience in the heart of London.
Where: 17 Russell Street, WC2B 5HP
Signature brew: Espresso (with a side of custard tarts)
Need to know: From the parish of Santa Maria de Belém in Lisbon, to the streets of Covent Garden, Santa Nata has brought their secret Portuguese custard tart recipe to London. From Piccolo to Cortado, Santa Nata has all your caffeine-needs sorted.