Genovese coffee. This looks like a place made by designers, for designers: there are design magazines on the wall, the espreso bar area is made of concrete, not some other kind of shop-fitting material, and there are a choice of different types of seats, not least of which is the range of milk crates with round, vinyl covered cushions on top of them.
Staff are perhaps a little surly, or at least hard to engage in conversation for a newcomer – the regulars are treated with a little more friendly familiarity.
Coffee – a takeaway decaf latte – takes a while to come together. There seems to be a queue of table-service orders, though there’s nothing but a sense of calm coming from the staff – no panic, no rushing around. It’s a good, solid cup with a lingering aftertaste, though i’ve almost finished before my toast is ready.
This would be a great place to sit and read; perhaps you could do some writing here, but it,s a bit pricey, and the chair-to-table height isn’t quite right for prolonged desk work.