Going to London tomorrow

Is it actually possible to find a good shot?

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Postby Jules » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:10 pm

Thanks for the advice. I prefer straight shots so I'll add Dose to my list.
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Postby AndreasM » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:28 pm

Been in London since yesterday morning, didn't have a map or know where to go on the first day but got some tips from each cafe we went to.
So far visited Dose, Climpson & Sons, Tina we salute you, Taylor st Barista's and pulled shots for a few hours this morning at the Columbia flower market and had heaps of fun after not making coffee in almost 2 months.

Overall quite impressed with the standard of coffee being made, wouldn't say it's the best i've had but I never judge anything on just a few visits.
The London coffee scene feels like Melbourne several years ago where quality coffee was only just evolving into what it is becoming now.

Surprised that some places we went to were closed saturday and quite a few weren't open today, i'm used to Melbourne being a 7 day city, feels like home though, Aussies everywhere!
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Postby Gwilym » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:28 pm

Thanks for the help today!
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Postby AndreasM » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:50 pm

It was fun, hope to see you soon mate...
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Postby smoocher » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:53 pm

AndreasM wrote:Been in London since yesterday morning, didn't have a map or know where to go on the first day but got some tips from each cafe we went to.
So far visited Dose, Climpson & Sons, Tina we salute you, Taylor st Barista's and pulled shots for a few hours this morning at the Columbia flower market and had heaps of fun after not making coffee in almost 2 months.

Overall quite impressed with the standard of coffee being made, wouldn't say it's the best i've had but I never judge anything on just a few visits.
The London coffee scene feels like Melbourne several years ago where quality coffee was only just evolving into what it is becoming now.

Surprised that some places we went to were closed saturday and quite a few weren't open today, i'm used to Melbourne being a 7 day city, feels like home though, Aussies everywhere!


are you the dude that came into dose on friday? if so good to meet you briefly bro, i would have hung around longer and talked but i had to get home asap
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Postby smoocher » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:53 pm

also if that isn't you, completely ignor my post!
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Postby Gwilym » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:54 pm

Hopefully in Melbourne
I can return the favour and work your bar
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Postby AndreasM » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:07 pm

rossbrown wrote:
are you the dude that came into dose on friday? if so good to meet you briefly bro, i would have hung around longer and talked but i had to get home asap


Nope, wasn't us, we arrived saturday.
Heading back to Dose for breakfast tomorrow and then Soho
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Postby Gwilym » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:17 pm

You just missed each other at Columbia Rd today too
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Postby smoocher » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:20 pm

i missed everyone that didn't have another dog or a small child who wanted to stroke mine today i'm afraid. coffee was lovely though, thankyou!
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Postby triptogenetica » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:07 pm

Hi all,

Just a quick note to say - thanks to everyone I met in London, and for the great times (and coffee!). I did make it to quite a few cafes in the end. The bar-setting in London is quite something. Now I really have something to work to!

(apologies I've not been around the forums / posted / thanked anyone yet for their coffee and company - I've been off for a week in Ireland, for an impromptu cycling trip. Just me, my girlfriend, a tent, two bikes - and an aeropress and trangia. Mmmm... :) ).
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Postby BillyT » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:03 am

Glad you enjoyed it mate,
Come and visit again, and do your best to sort out the Oxford scene!!
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Postby CakeBoy » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:42 am

London is the Oxford scene ..... it's that bad as I'm sure Trip will confirm :(
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Postby triptogenetica » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:54 am

the Oxford scene

Hmmm... we do need one... ;) .

Seriously, though, I'm typing in my lunch break - and as usual, the aeropress has brought the usual stare or two. (We started a new academic year today, 08.30, so everything is up in the air for a while). But the alternative is hospital coffee, so what else is there to do?

Certainly, whenever anyone asks, over the next couple of years, I'll be steering med students / future doctors towards SqM and Monmouth coffees. Oxford's too small to hold us all; a good number go up to london for junior posts - and doctors do like their coffee...
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Postby propofolpete » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:11 pm

My fave 'spresso spot -Milk Bar just got faverer. They now have a track pump outside so you can pump up yer tyres while knockin back a flattie!
so it goes...

Gaggia. Aristarco. Grindenstien. Has beans. SQM.
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