Cafes can be great places to escape the madness of the world and Islington is a perfect London location for a more relaxed afternoon. It’s close to the heart of the action (Angel being in Zone 1 on the underground ) but it has a calmer atmosphere than its Oxford Circus or Covent Garden relatives. So I was quite excited when I discovered The Coffee Works Project there a few weeks ago, especially as it’s a nearby area.
It looked like another great addition near to Camden Passage,which is great for wandering through, but unfortunately it was closed at the time so I had to postpone getting some good coffee satisfaction for another time. As I find myself in the area quite often it wasn’t a long wait and last Friday I popped in to check it out.
I stepped off the street and found myself in this large and bright cafe, you can’t miss the warm wooden counter and friendly staff so I ordered my usual cappuccino and a raspberry and white chocolate muffin (always a good Friday treat).
There were plenty of spaces on the seats at the window as it spans the width of the shop. The floor to ceiling glass adding even more space and light to the cafe.
I liked the retro furniture but the window seat was calling so I grabbed a stool and pretty much inhaled this delicious cappuccino…
It was certainly a coffee-league ahead of any of the well-known chains in the area. It washed this down very nicely…
A moist but light muffin, full of raspberries and white chocolate, a perfect little treat. The price for both came in just below £5. You can also order sandwiches and savouries if you’re popping in for more than a snack.
The space provides a relaxed atmosphere, the food and drink a reason to spend some time there, and the location to watch the visitors of Islington go by. It’s certainly a place to stop in before rummaging around the Camden Passage for things to add to your home or wardrobe.
Have you tried The Coffee Works Project out yet? Do you rate Islington as a place to visit?