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).


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


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.


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.



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.


And to watch the baristas in action.


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 !