Australian coffee culture is slowly but surely making its way over here. I think people have finally started to realise that their money doesn’t have to go towards a sub-par coffee from Starbucks. We hit up LJ Coffee House London, a small venue in Soho for some Union-hand roasted coffee, all thanks to the handy Peroni Vivi in Stile app who have hand selected some of the cities best spots for our convenience. Tin: The joint does somewhat resemble someone else’s house. It just has that welcoming element, and is what one would expect from a traditional coffee house. We’re all so used to the same old Starbucks, Costa, Cafe Nero etc, but what makes this one special was all down to the personality it holds. From geeky Marvel canvases to a random variety of books dotted around, it’s just such a refreshing surrounding to be in.
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My other half hit the nail on the head with her comments before the cut. The coffee shop/house offers free wifi, has a leather couch and a real homely cosy feel to it. The service just adds to this, the owner made us feel welcome as soon as we sat down and said he’d be around to take our orders in a few minutes. I think I went for an iced coffee/frappe which was delicious but seeing as London was around 15 degrees back then, the coldness made it impossible for me to finish. My other half went for the Chai tee latte which also didn’t disappoint. The union coffee is so much better than what you get in the chain, the quality is instantly noticeable.
Right enough blabbing me from me, next time you’re in Soho catching up with a friend or for a meeting – head to LJ Coffee House. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed, it’s hidden away on a side street so you’ll have to keep your eyes open. More details below.
3 Winnett Street,