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Prufrock Coffee Opens On Leather Lane

Coffee geeks rejoice! Continuing his course of upward trajectory, Gwilym Davies has opened Prufrock Coffee on Leather Lane. Davies’ coffee sales have known several locales, first a roving cart, then a shiny trolley inside the storefront of Present in Shorditch, and now, a proper cafe not far from the Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations. I got the good news yesterday when I stopped by Prufrock in Present for a quick espresso. The barista informed me of the new shop, where the menu will eventually feature siphon pot and filter coffee. At the moment, the new Prufrock is just doing take away, but things should be in full swing shortly.

Update: I stopped by at 7pm on Monday evening and this is what I saw. The space, a single room with a big glass storefront, was still in the process of being set up. I ducked under the gate and knocked on the window to ask about the opening schedule and was told the shop is open from 8-5. Doh!

23-25 Leather Lane
London EC1N 7TE.

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  2. CoffeeLover February 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Did you check out Dept of Coffee & Social Affairs just along the road?


    Their coffee is to die for!

    • Katie February 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      Tried to! My timing was off that whole day so by the time i got to the hood, Dept of Coffee & Social Affairs was closed too. I left London the next day. There is just too much coffee to drink and food to eat to do the city justice in 3 weeks.

  3. Mr LHQ February 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Dept of Coffee and Social Affairs. I am there now. Coffee is not special.

  4. Katie February 24, 2011 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Did you go to Prufrock to remedy the situation??

  5. shirley coker February 24, 2011 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Please,please extend your opening hours,at least until19oohrs!

  6. Jeremy Tollpuddle March 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Just went in there now and it seems to be up and running. There were some wonderful experiments going on. The guy doing them was so intent on getting the measures right that he couldn’t debase himself by actually serving me a coffee after 3 minutes of waiting., the shop was practically empty as well even though it was the height of lunchtime and Leather Lane was buzzing.

    I imagine the coffee is delicious; however you would actually need to serve customers in order for this to not look like the massive pile of pretentious drivel it actually seems.

    Please serve people coffee instead of doing ostentatious experiments! They can wait for the rest of the day when as no one else seems to venture into this empty shell of an ex-sex shop.

  7. rebecca March 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Jeremy Your comment made me chuckle.
    I dread to think what the rent and rates are for that massive shop.

    It decidedly smacks of style over substance; a result of the way trends are governed by expectations of supposedly clued up punters who sit in front of computers and blog.

    I did get a very nice coffee, but was served very slowly as Like you I had to watch an experiment taking place first.
    I know it adds to the atmos’ etc, but……
    I was the only customer.

  8. Scott Colfer April 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie – cool blog, and I’m headed to the Leather Lane store as soon as I get a chance, after having some smashing coffee at the Shoreditch concession (blog of experience here: http://bit.ly/gzEKCA).

    I’m only just getting in to the whole coffee ‘scene’, any recommendations for where else to go?

    • Katie April 17, 2011 at 12:15 am - Reply

      well im no expert in the London coffee scene (unlike my friend Daniel at Young and Foodish–his blog has good coffee info and more!) but i really love Flat White (17 Berwick Street, W1) and Tapped & Packed (26 Rathbone Place, W1). Im a sucker for monmouth (several locations) on account of their fabulous madeleines (made by Nic Roome). I also picked up a map of small coffee shops at the Prufrock cart in shoreditch which is a useful resource. Hope that helps!

  9. Scott Colfer April 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks Katie, I’ll check those out!

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