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Workshop Coffee

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
As featured in Have You Heard Of It?
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27 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1, England
+44 20 7253 5754
08:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Mon 07:30 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice place but very poor disinterested service. You have to wait ages for a menu and when they bring that they tell you that the kitchen is closed

Thank Francois S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know about the food as I never eat here but the coffee is second to none Barristas are very skilled and more that willing to share their knowledge Whole bean coffee is always fresh This is a must for all coffee fiends 10/10

Thank BillyG303
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice service and enjoyable atmosphere. The spiced pumpkin soup is to die for. Good, fresh brunch-y type food served quickly even during lunch rush. I'd also recommend the coffee.

Thank Roxana T
New York City, New York
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really let down by this place. Been here a lot and although the food has always been mediocre I've been willing to pay extra because I liked the atmosphere, this time round though the service was appalling and I will not be back. I spend half the year in the USA and i am always amazed by the lack of... More 

Thank Simon L
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Overall it was enjoyable, but it isn't a coffee shop you want to go to if you're looking for a relaxing place to have a cup with a good book. The apple juice they have is absolutely to die for; the best AJ I've had. Ever. All the staff I encountered were very pleasant and attentive, and kept a good... More 

Thank Treasure L
Ardingly, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

On the recommendation of my boyfriend who visited ages ago and remembered it fondly, I popped in on my way to work last week to grab a coffee. Ordered a flat white which was, admittedly, pretty delicious - very rich coffee, tasted like it was topped off with cream but was probably just full fat milk. However, £3.10 for something... More 

Thank Chic H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a coffee after having checked out of the Zetter Townhouse Hotel across the road. There are two floors of tables. Loads of different sized ones which can accommodate groups of varying sizes. We ordered two black Americanos. The coffee itself was ok. Perhaps a filter coffee would have been better but they did not suggest this... More 

Thank Polo_and_Marco
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went for Saturday Brunch with my wife, daughters and their gran and Workshop Coffee catered admirably for all our needs, in a stylish setting. Tasty food, very good coffee and the hot chocolate worthy of a special mention too. Friendly staff were generally attentive. 93 year old Granny definitely enjoyed the vibe and left feeling like the Oldest Hipster in... More 

Thank 512MrQ
London, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Whilst we were in the Farringdon area, we popped to Workshop Coffee for a little coffee break. As we entered, we were delighted with the pretty interiors and friendly baristas. This place is super cool and I'd actually like to go back for brunch at some point. Any who, I highly recommend the mint tea, it's so refreshing and a... More 

Thank Zoey O
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Atmosphere is better than most London cafe's: quieter, a large table upstairs to work on. The coffee is fairly good despite the annoying habit of warming your cup with some of the coffee (the whole point of a preheated cup is to keep the coffee warm, using the coffee defeats the purpose... use hot water and pour it out!).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cafe, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 5754
In April 2011 we opened our doors on Clerkenwell Road, intent on bringing to the neighbourhood the very best coffee possible. Sourcing, roasting and brewing great coffee lead to more, and since then, our Clerkenwell cafe has evolved into a thriving destination for coffee, food, beer and wine lovers alike.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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