Published on 21 Nov 2020 by Kim Yudelowitz
CAMDEN & KENTISH TOWN
Top Ten Coffee Shops for More than Coffee
Discovering great, independent coffee shops is our specialist subject, but our expertise doesn’t end there – we also know the perfect items to pair your coffee with! Whether you’re ravenous and need a big breakfast or just fancy finding new spots for walks and window shopping, our partner stores have something for you. Coffy is so much more than coffee.
We have a number of amazing partner stores that serve great coffee in Camden and Kentish Town and they have you covered on the food and shopping front too. There’s lattes and lattes more than coffee on offer.
1. HIDDEN COFFEE
Next door to Camden Road station (not exaggerating, it’s literally four steps away) Hidden Coffee has a big variety of sandwiches and toasties to tickle your fancy. They have sourdough loaves baked fresh by Bread by Bike, so you can enjoy a taste of an artisan cafe at home (or on your way home if you get too tempted). There’s pastries by the dozen: jam by ‘London Borough of Jam’, free range eggs and alternative milks including Alpro and Oatly. All these products can be purchased after you’ve shown the barista your coffy coupon in the coffy app (once you’ve decided what drink you would like!). Hidden also sell house plants, so you can go home with coffee and company. The place is a true gem, and if we haven’t tempted you, well then it’s not us, it’s you.
Situated on Camden Parkway is coffy app partner Stasis. Incorporating their Greek roots, Stasis sells Greek produce: confectionary, cooking oils, jams and beyond, there’s something for everyone. Scan their food menu and find hearty soups, as well as, yep you guessed it, Greek pies and desserts. Stasis is worth a visit just to taste a piece of Greece in the heart of Camden.
3. LUMINARY BAKERY
Opposite Camden Stables Market is Luminary Bakery, a social enterprise cafe and bakery that supports disadvantaged women. To accompany your coffee, Luminary has a lovely variety of pastries, including their infamous cinnamon buns, as well as letterbox brownies and bespoke cakes. Their cakes can be made for special occasions too, and let’s be honest, celebration is something we could all probably use right now! Luminary published their very own cookbook, sharing recipes and stories of women they have helped empower. ‘Rising Hope’ could be a great gift, and a lovely tribute to the women and delicious treats of Luminary.
4. LOUIS COCA
A few shops down from Luminary sits coffy app partner Louis Coca, a bespoke shoe shop offering fine shoes for men and women. Nestled at the back of the store is a coffee bar, the perfect place to refuel while picking out a dazzling pair of fresh creps. Louis Coca is a family business that started in 1980 and has been passed down through generations who are committed to selling their own shoe designs made in their workshop in Romania and shipped to Camden. Louis Coca has been closed during lockdown, but fear not, their collection of shoes are available to order online and they will be reopening soon to fulfil your caffeine needs!
5. CAFFE ROYALE LONDON
Further up towards Camden Market, is Caffe Royale. They roast their own beans, and have carefully selected their farm suppliers to ensure the coffee is of the highest standards. They maintain close relationships with them to ensure the process is sustainable. As well as their very own Italian blend of coffee (which you can also buy to brew at home) many coffee-based iced drinks are on offer: frappe’s, smoothies and milkshakes. They also offer bubble tea for those who feel like having something more exotic. Their food menu is just as varied, with paninis, wraps and sandwiches. You’ll be treated like a king or queen at Caffe Royale!
6. 67 PIZZA LOUNGE BAR
This venue is so much more than pizza. 67 Pizza boasts a vibrant lounge that hosts live music performances, along with a weekly happy hour from 6-8pm. Spread over two floors, 67 Pizza turns into a late night hub where guests can enjoy a selection of wines, cocktails and beer. If you’re looking for great Italian cuisine and a late night boogie (post global pandemic) 67 Pizza & Lounge is one to check out!
7. FABLER BAKERY
Find Fabler Bakery on Camden High Street. Serving freshly baked items throughout the day, as well as your daily coffee, you can grab a delicious treat while making your way through the hustle and bustle of Camden High Street. There’s savoury and sweet options alike: from pizza, sandwiches and vegan sausage rolls to cinnamon pretzels and macarons, you really are spoilt for choice at Fabler.
8. ELIE’S CAFE
You can find Elie’s on the coffy app right opposite Camden Road station, a colourful and vibrant coffee shop. But the colour doesn’t stop at the interiors - Elie’s serve a variety of colourful lattes, including beetroot, turmeric, butterfly pea and matcha! Extremely instagramable and tasty, they are the perfect coffee alternative if you feel like going all out to try something new. An exciting salad bar is also available, so your coffee and hot drink are in very good company.
9. PEPITA COFFEE
Head north towards Kentish Town, using the coffy app map and you’ll find Pepita Coffee, a record shop with a wonderful coffee bar inside. Pepita combines art and coffee and is bursting with flavours, creativity and tunes all under one roof. This spot has a unique concept where artists design coffee tins that are available to buy (or give as a gift!), and enjoy Pepita’s delicious coffee blend inside. Celebrating beautiful art and sustainability, Pepita have merged two of the owners' passions to create an everlasting piece that every coffee lover should have in their house. Spend an afternoon getting lost in their record collection while sipping delicious coffee at this alternative coffee shop. Bliss!
Home to quality food from the Mediterranean, there’s masses of authentic Greek and Iranian confectionery at Phoenicia to go with a well-made Italian coffee. There’s also a salad bar, butcher and grocer all under one roof, creating a real hub of mediterranean delicacies right in the heart of Kentish Town.
Coffy is proud to be working with such a variety of coffee shops near you, all with their own exciting concepts, twists and delicious offerings to pair with your coffee.
Download the app and treat yourself to something else on the menu that catches your eye. You also get 5 free drinks when you download the app today because, well, we’re generous like that.