Where in the hell can you get a halfway decent coffee in Camden Town? It sure isn’t with any of the… errmm… “larger and more conspicuously branded chain shops” in the neighbourhood, that’s for sure. There *used* to be a nice place that sold Segafredo, staffed by 2 perky and strangely perpetually immaculately white-dressed blondes next door to the Jazz Cafe, but that’s no longer.
Sure, you can perambulate up to Chalk Farm Road and poke your snout into any of the quirky organic knotholes up there, but if you’re on the pre-work morning station run it’s all very dire (the low-point being Cafe L’Amentine).
However the game has now changed with the arrival of The Camden Coffee House. A quality coffee shop that doesn’t leave you feeling or looking like a prat for having gone through the process of buying a cup.
We are talking top shelf brews, friendly staff, and an assortment of fresh breakfasty sugar/fat bundles (croissants, muffins & the like) that sing their sweet siren’s song from behind the glass.
AND: they know how to make a Cortado. Be still my beating adenosine receptors.
I’d best go back again tomorrow. For research purposes.