Workshop Coffee in Clerkenwell. A had heard a good deal about Workshop since it's a place that his colleagues go from time to time for breakfast. However, he'd never had the opportunity to go. When R suggested it as a venue, he and C were glad to give it a try.
The good news is that Workshop more or less lives up to the hype. There's been a lot of buzz about this place since it opened a couple of years ago. The coffee is generally very good and clearly the baristas are well trained: the cappuccinos came with beautiful ferns and hearts worked into them and A's "aeropress" (emphatically not a filter) coffee was clean tasting (if a bit weak) and cleverly served in a jug and tea cup on a wooden platter.
|I heart coffee|
A too enjoyed the kedgeree (£12). This was neatly served with a perfectly spherical poached egg and crispy shallots. It was also extremely flavoursome: the creaminess from the milk and poached egg was offset by a strong kick from the spices. Overall, the combination was excellent.
Despite our gripes, A and C had a good time: Workshop Coffee really is a lively place and a pleasant option for a light meal friends: a good time was had by all. Just make sure you go at the beginning of the month when you're feeling flush!