If you're a coffee nut, then the recent opening of Le Café Alain Ducasse at Coal Drops Yard will not have passed you by. If, however, you aren't as au fait with all the latest London coffee news as you might be, then let us enlighten you.
As the name suggests, this is the multi Michelin-starred chef's first UK opening of this particular cafe - he has another in Paris, where he also has a roastery. And while they may lure you in the door with a £2.50
Another coffee import is heading to Fitzrovia after the successful launch of Omotesando Koffee (and their amazing Kashi). This time it's the turn of Jolt, who have
London's Rathbone Square will be the first European opening for this cool coffee chain which originated as a one man spot in Tokyo.
Adam Handling's empire is expanding still further. Hard on the heels of the news that he'll be running the food side of things at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, now we hear that his first restaurant Frog E1 is upping sticks and moving to Hoxton. He'll be taking over the old Byron site on Hoxton Square from this summer.
Here's what we know so
Fitzrovia is the latest London location to see a Crosstown doughnut and coffee bar open up. And this one will be entirely cash-free
Big changes are happening to Harrods Food Halls with the first section reopening this winter
The Watch House is moving north of the river for its third elegantly designed cafe. There'll be breakfasts in the morning, lunches to go in the daytime, and post-5pm, a cocktail bar. Sounds good to us.
The people behind the Palomar and The Barbary have opened a coffee shop with some pretty bad-ass cakes on offer. We pop down for a look.
Australian coffee roasters are the latest opening on Chelsea's Pavilion Road, serving up toast with vegemite and top notch coffee
Taking over the ground floor of the Matt Roberts gym in Mayfair, this organic cold pressed juice cafe looks set to make a mint
Covent Garden gets a new coffee shop from a duo that started their business as an Old Street pop-up
For true caffeine addicts, the only real coffee worth having is a single estate espresso made for you by someone who would throw you out of their cafe rather then serve anything with milk or sugar. But you know there are a lot of Nespresso fans who just flipping love their coffee pods, so they're the ones who'll be excited at the news that a Nespresso cafe has just opened in London.
It's the first full blown Nespresso cafe, following a test run in Vienna, and
It's all happening over on Hackney's Morning Lane. First came the new wine-focused restaurant Legs, then the new Nike store opened and now there's Farley Macallan. It's a new wine bar and restaurant run by Luke Ramsden whose CV includes time spent at the Arts Club and Home House and it's setting out to reinvent the local.
The 100 seat spot on the
So this is going to bring joy and happiness to a lot of caffeine-deprived folk. Popular coffee-based business Caravan, who currently have restaurants in Exmouth Market and King's Cross, are opening their own huge roastery, north of their KX site.
Caravan Coffee Roasters will feature its own brew bar and cafe serving up all manner of baked goods like their popular 'morning bun' and chocolate espresso brownies, plus daily changing filter and espresso coffee and coffee
The next Grand Union will actually be called Trade Union, and is coming to Wapping, is broadening what it does a little, specifically in the coffee and barbershop direction. It's a huge space (over 6000 square feet) which means they have plenty of room for everything. And they'll be pushing it all as a hub for daily working with plenty of charging spots throughout too.
First up is the coffee, for which
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