Sweet coffee satisfaction ~ White Mulberries, St Katharine Docks

I like to think of the River Thames as the Londoners equivalent of the seaside. OK we can’t sunbathe on its shores, but on a sunny day you can walk for miles taking in iconic sights and enjoying the soothing sense of a river breeze and its seas. You’ll find most of the paths packed with tourists but there’s a little pocket of tranquility to discover, St Katharine Docks. I’d never heard if it before but a great coffee shop with a view and tasty produce caught my attention a few weeks back – White Mulberries.

An independent cafe that keeps company with a few other shops and restaurants, with a prime spot overlooking the pretty dock full of yachts.

St-Katherine's-Dock

It’s a fairly new cafe on the scene (Henry from Lyndon’s Coffee got the low down on the owners here). But word has spread and when I arrived a lot of the tables were taken by happy people soaking up the sunshine and the view.

White-Mulberries---exterior

After a long walk along the river I was SO ready for a good cup of coffee. Of course I contemplated the food offering too!

White-Mulberries---Interior

A great selection of muffins, pastries and sandwiches. I had a bit of a knee-jerk reaction and went for banana bread with my cappuccino (sorry I promise to try something different soon honest!), but this does leave me with a few excuses to return!

They have seating both inside and out. On a sunny day like the ones we’re having at the moment, sitting outdoors is a must! But I would have been equally happy indoors on a cloudy day, my ideal seat by the window of course!

White-Mulberries---seating

So I took a seat and a few minutes later my order arrived.

White-Mulberries---coffee-and-banana-bread

Safe to say it didn’t last long! They serve Allpress Espresso here, another enjoyable coffee where the beans have been roasted right here in the city.

I sat and enjoyed my surroundings for a while. I’ll never be able to explain exactly why I love being near water but the sound and the breeze is just so relaxing. White Mulberries really did snag a great spot here!

If you’re in the area being a tourist or taking a long walk I highly recommend popping in. It’s definitely a place I will be returning to this year!

Do you like your coffee (or tea) with a waterside view?