St Mary Aldermary Church, Watling St, London EC4M 9BW, UK – 020 7248 9902
At last I've found the perfect place to have a cup of coffee and read my book. What better than a church with lovely architecture and a spectacular decorated ceiling. Nice relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
A hidden gem of a coffee shop. The coffee is great, relatively cheap for the area (£2.40 for a flat white as of Jan'18, while others charge £3.00), the staff is super nice. What makes it extra special of course is the surroundings: being in a church creates an atmosphere of peace and respect which is very welcome in a hectic City life. In the morning I like to grab a coffee, sit down and pause for a few minutes before getting on with a busy day.
372 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R OLT, UK
Kiwi items on the menu: Lolly cake, L&P can, Anzac cookie and flat white. I had the lolly cake slice and a hot chocolate. The hot chocolate was not very sweet. The Lolly cake was good; the only thing missing were roughly chopped biscuit bits. The charging facilities were disappointingly slow and I ended up moving to a more comfortable seat and just using my battery pack instead. It wasn't bad, but I won't come again and for other kiwis I would definitely recommend another kiwi cafe.
As a regular customer here I can't speak highly enough of the friendly and helpful staff. Always a smile and a positive attitude, in particular Roberta, Kate and Timea
337 Acton Mews, Hackney, London E8 4EA, UK – 07930 936237
Such a cool place! Lots of great board games. Drinks reasonably priced. Staff seem genuinely interested in all the games. Only issue (rant ahead) is you cant book in advance. This strikes me as the opposite of what they should do: since when does a group of 4-8 decide to go to a board game cafe for 3-4 hours without prior planning? I understand that it's because they don't wanna put a time limit on people (you can stay as long as you want) but having some tables bookable would really be a good idea. We visited London for a short time and specifically wanted to come here but had to wait an hour and half for a table. Waits are probably not always this long (it was Saturday night, the busiest presumably) but if we weren't massive board game nerds we'd definitely have gone somewhere else. However, would 100% recommend !
It was lots of fun in here. They have so many games to play! It is nice and clean inside. We paid £5 each for a table of 8 people playing games. The food and drinks are OK price wise. It's so close to the station as well so very convenient. The only complaint I have is that the woman who was taking orders from our table was quite rude and slow. Besides that it was great.