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Monday 30 June 2014

Top 5 Coffee Shops On Old Street

A great cup of coffee can make or break a day...sometimes, your entire week. Lucky for us at FlatClub, we've got some of London's best coffee shops right at our door step! We're improving upon our London Relocation Guides - do you have any great cafes that you're a regular at in your neighborhood? Tweet us or leave us a note on Facebook and we'll include it in our next neighborhood guide!
Ozone - A matter of seconds away from Old Street tube, depending on what exit you’ve taken, Ozone is a big, industrial-cool coffee shop hailing originally from New Zealand. Cold press, traditional espresso drinks, and great non-coffee options like chai lattes & milkshakes. Tasty eggy breakfasts, too! Great place to hang out and have a caffeine hit with friends, family & colleagues. 

Shoreditch Grind - A bit of a misnomer, if you ask us, as Shoreditch Grind is literally right outside of Old Street tube station. Shoreditch is just a little further ahead! A very trendy spot with big open windows to people watch, you can enjoy classic espresso drinks in the morning and espresso martinis in the evening. Some quick lunches like grain salads are available as well.

Look Mum No Hands! - Great coffee, a wide tea selection, lunch options and lots of pastries make Look Mum No Hands! an institution on Old Street. Oh, did we mention that you can get your bike fixed while you chill out here? Yeah, that really sets it apart as well. They also put on quite a few bike & cycle themed social events throughout the year, so if you're into bikes it's worth checking the calendar frequently.

Ziferblat - An interesting experiment if nothing else, Ziferblat is a coffee shop where you pay for the time you’ve spent there - but your coffee is free. There are also some complimentary snacks, but from what we’ve heard don’t expect the finest pastries - they are, after all, free. Definitely an experience, and a good option of you need to get lots of work done, you’re low on options for co-working spaces in the City, and you’re craving an Americano.

Fix - On Whitecross Street (same place as the market!) you can get yourself a delicious latte, or an interesting, tasty, and indie variation on the icy, blended drinks a certain chain coffee shop made infamous. Tons of power outlets and wi-fi usage, and a nice bakery selection & a variety of non-coffee drinks rounds off a cool cafe indeed.

We love starting our day off with a cappuccino & a croissant from one of these top cafes, but where do you like to go for your coffee & pastry fix? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook, and we'll make sure your local spot gets it's fair due!