The Gentlemen Baristas

On the ground floor is The Gentlemen Baristas with their new Covent Garden coffee house. Founders Henry Ayers and Edward Parkes have been serving up their ‘well-mannered coffee’ since 2014 providing exceptional coffee in a warm environment with knowledgeable baristas and this site is no different. Split into two rooms across the ground floor of the building, the space has a relaxed style in an elegant townhouse setting with a focal bar in the centre of the room.

The back-room space provides more seating that continues in the informal style and provides an ideal meeting point and thinking space for London’s modern-day visionaries, perfectly in line with the ethos of 3 Hen. Alongside their signature coffee there is be a selection of British breakfast and lunch dishes, pastries and snacks.

Gentlemen Baristas Covent Garden (5)
Gentlemen Baristas Covent Garden (2)

3 Henrietta Street is a beautifully restored five floor building on Henrietta Street in the heart of Covent Garden. A hub for locals and visitors alike, 3 Henrietta Street houses two restaurants from celebrated chefs Mark Greenaway and Luis Pous, along with all-day cafe Lilly’s and coffee shop favourite The Gentlemen Baristas.

Built in 1780, 3 Henrietta Street is steeped in history; the townhouse has homed many different occupants over the years. From bakers, lace-makers and drapers to accomplished surgeons, stockbrokers and then providing a residence for the nobility. Fast forward to 2021, and 3 Henrietta Street will once again provide a space for those at the top of their game, with the team hand-picking the best chefs, bakers, bar-tenders and baristas to take up residence. Each floor of the townhouse has been carefully restored and designed to give its distinct character, whilst also preserving the original features and quirks that make the Grade II listed building so special.