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Monmouth Coffee

Monmouth Coffee – London, UK

Monmouth Coffee

Monmouth Coffee

(44) 0207-232-3010
27 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9EU

2 Park Street
The Borough Market
London SE1 9AB
www.monmouthcoffee.co.uk

OPEN HOURS:
8:00 am – 6:30pm Monday – Saturday –  Covent Garden
7:30 am – 6:00pm Monday – Saturday –  Borough Market

Monmouth Coffee.  Speak those two words to any coffee-lover who knows London and a soft smile will appear on their lips; a knowing glow in their eyes.   Like most things these days, the earlier memories are the most pungent.  For me us it was the cool afternoons ambling through Covent Garden, when suddenly your entire world would be filled with the singular aroma of roasting coffee; and then you would be dragged along by the nose till you found the source and stepped inside Monmouth Coffee!

The 27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden location first opened in 1978, where they used to roast the coffee in the basement (and thus leading to the corresponding scents drifting down the block).  On the the mezzanine there are a few cramped wooden booths where you would crowd in with your caffeine craving brethren. Each of you tasting a roast from exotic locations: Yirgacheffe from Ethiopia, brews from the Colombian zona cafetera or organic beans from the Hawaiian islands – you can travel the world within your mug while snacking croissants and chocolates.

In 2007 the roasting plant was moved to larger facility in Bermondsey, and is now used to support both the Covent Garden spot and the larger location, opened in 2001, next to Borough Market.  There there is a large communal table, where for a quite reasonable fee, you can  comparte in baguettes with natural butters,  jams and marrmate.  It gets quite crowded on market days, but there are two counters: one for bagged beans and the other for service.  A trick to getting a quicker cup is to buy a bag of beans – and they will serve you some to go at the same time 🙂

Covent Garden (above photo ©Michelle Cardwell)
(above photo © Bellaphon)
Iced latte (above photo ©Bellaphon)

Monmouth Coffee

(above photo © Steve & Sarah’s )
communal table at borough market
(above photo © Phi-Hong Ha ) communal table at borough market
(above photo © Boon Chew )

Monmouth Coffee

 

Monmouth Coffee


(above photo ©Julia Beatty)