Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

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    Humble take on the independent scene
  • xmasblend Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese
  • lavazza Bean Review
    Lavazza Qualita Rossa
  • bobosocial BOBO Social
    Great Burgers in town
  • bagelbakery B Bagel Bakery
    Bagels take Chelsea
  • cafedenata Cafe de Nata
    Sweet Treats are Made of This
  • taylorstbaristas Taylor St Baristas
    Great coffee in Mayfair
  • bolang Bo Lang
    Great Dim Sum in South Kensington
  • nudeespresso Been Review
    Nude Espresso's East Blend
  • wildbunch Wild Bunch
    Coffee & Juice Bar in Chiswick

Coffee Enquiry XLVIII: Iris & June

The catering hall screwed up! The wedding is delayed until June. It's like a stay of execution
George Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Friars Club”)

Iris & June is an artisan coffee shop in the heart of Victoria. Their statement is to make and serve an awesome coffee cup. They serve also a bit more food than the regular coffee shop, with their menu changing frequently.

The Place
I was impressed by the amount of people having business meetings in the place, plenty of laptops, iPad presentations, and even some taking calls. There you have it cafes are becoming the new meeting rooms of millennials, bring me a flat white and keep it quiet as I have a call with a China supplier.

Macchiato Time
Beans: Ozone Coffee Roasters
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Score: 3/5

We got a macchiato and a decaf cappuccino, strong coffee, a bit too much on the bitterness, long aftertaste, some chocolate notes, and no latte art for the small cup. The decaf was a bit more balanced but similar tasting profile.

The scones are to die for!

Iris & June
Coffee Shop
Approx Damage: £15pp
Area: Victoria
Borough: City of Westminster
Twitter: IrisandJune1
Iris & June Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Not Official London Coffee Guide

Doctor gave me a relaxation cassette. When my blood pressure gets too high, the man on the tape tells me to say, Serenity now!
Frank Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Serenity Now”)

It has been a while since the last time I put together a list. Knowing lists are sometimes quite useful I decided to give you my take on the best (in my humble opinion) “I have bumped into” London’s coffee independent scene. There are many more places I have not have the chance to visit but at least I hope you like my selection, and if you have any recommendations please do share it on the comments below. Enjoy!

Flat White at Flat White

Probably the first independent coffee place I visited, amazing, attention to detail, and I loved they got me my macchiato and on the side they gave me a cascara (coffee skin) infusion

Different locations, good standards, excellent training to their staff, and overall nice coffee, what’s not to like

A humble little place in Soho with great coffee. I still remember the days the Pizza Pilgrims were trading on Berwick St Market, nothing like a pizza followed by a nice espresso

They were on an expansion opening different places as Nude. Nice coffee and also they usually have liquor license so you can have wine or beer later, bottoms up

Same owners as Flat White, same quality. Really nice coffee.

The coffee place if you are in Bricklane, nice coach to relax while you drink your flat white

A massive restaurant, café, and roaster in King’s Cross. Great coffee, food is also nice, serve in small plates to share.

You can get your coffee and wander around Broadway or Netil Market, maybe after why not to lay down on London’s field

Alternative place in Dalston with great coffee. They opened another shop in Stratford

Various places including Chiswick/Stamford Brook and Putney, good coffee and standard quality in all their places

Good coffee but main attraction is that you will be drinking on an 1899 Victorian toilet

Various places around, nice breakfast offers in Clerkenwell, if you sit in the back you will see their roaster maybe lucky enough to see it in action

Lovely place in Mayfair and excellent coffee, perfect if you have your posh meeting

Tamp Coffee

Great coffee in Chiswick and don’t forget to get their empanadas

Coffee Places

You new Dum Dum! You give me Gum Gum

You also shouldn't use a donut
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld episode “The Muffin Tops”)

While in Brick Lane I bump into Dum DumDonutterie and I couldn’t resist getting some treats back home. Chef Paul Harley is behind all this, looking to give great donuts or should I say doughnuts to London. They bake the donuts every day, and don’t close until all are sold out.

Cros' Time
As usual I went for their cronut version called the cros. Nice flavours, not the best ones I have had around but quite decent flavours and fillings, and they were at 2 for 1.

You can find Dum Dum in different places including Harrods.

Dum Dum Donutterie
T: 020 7426 0436
Donutterie / Cafe
Approx Damage: £10pp
Area: Bricklane
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Twitter: dumdumdoughnuts
Dum Dum Donutterie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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