Brunching at Workshop Coffee, Clerkenwell

I know what you’re thinking, this is another coffee post disguised as brunch. Well you’re right and with good reason. Whilst Workshop Coffee in Marylebone is a lovely little coffee shop, their original Clerkenwell branch takes things to another level (quite literally.) A two storey cafe/restaurant where they source, roast and brew their coffee alongside a pretty great food menu.  Not to mention specially selected tea, soft drinks, beer, wine and ‘Hair of the dog’ refreshments.

I was introduced to Workshop’s brunch when I met Giulia from Mondomulia way back at Easter. I’ve been recommending them to friends left, right and centre since so I thought it was about time I did a write up.

You’ll find them on the buzzing Clerkenwell Road, look out for an unassuming but sleek black exterior (perfectly placed bicycle not guaranteed).

Workshop-Coffee---Clerkenwell

Enter and you’ll find one half of all the coffee action taking centre stage, the brew bar.

Workshop-Coffee---interior

There are a mixture of small and large tables surrounding it. But as a highly rated brunch destination it was full, so we were ushered upstairs where there were a few chairs left.

Whilst it doesn’t have quite the same buzz, it’s still spacious and pretty good looking.

Workshop-Coffee---Upstairs-interior

We placed our orders and got chatting about blogging, photography and coffee.

Then our orders arrived. For me a cappuccino and the most impressive banana bread, toasted with date & orange jam, espresso mascarpone, hazelnuts.

Workshop-Coffee---coffee-and-banana-bread

*Drools*

Giulia went for pourover coffee with french toast, brioche, poached rhubarb, orange mascarpone, hazelnuts.

Although we both had something sweet the savoury menu sounded equally mouth-wateringly good. After we’d chatted, snapped a few photos and enjoyed our brunch we decided to head downstairs for another coffee.

Workshop-Coffee---Picolo

And to watch the baristas in action.

Workshop-Coffee---downstairs-brew-bar

Great conversation, a tasty brunch and one of my favourite coffee beans in London. I think I need to go back for more.

Have you tried and enjoyed Workshop Coffee yet?

1 Comment

  1. May 22, 2013 / 8:45 am

    been on my list for ages. Can’t wait to move to London ! And this place really does look great !