Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you
RestaurantsLondonClerkenwellEC1

survey result

Summary

“Could this be the best coffee in London?” – this speciality chain has grown from this Leather Lane site to 15 around the capital in 10 years, and is, by all accounts, “exceptional”“definitely worth going out of the way for a brew”. “Staff are friendly”, and sandwiches, salads and cakes are prepared fresh every day at a central in-house kitchen and bakery.

£14
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Leave your laptop at home and just enjoy the coffee”“the best in town”, according to many fans – at the Leather Lane original of this coffee bar group. “Good cakes, too.”

£10
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“What it claims to be: a good coffee stop!” – the “no frills” but straightforward proposition at this Leather Lane original of what is now a mini-chain of coffee bars. “It’s small and not always easy to get a seat, but always good”, with “great cakes”.

£13
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“They’re serious about their caffeine”“some of the best and smoothest coffee in London” – at these “vibey” haunts (also offering “a small collection of delicious, simple cakes”). The site listed is the original Leather Lane branch (a converted old ironmongers) – “a cool hangout for young media start-up types which contrasts with the old-school market traders outside”.

£15
    £
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For 29 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Department of Coffee and Social Affairs?

Restaurant details

15

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main
£4.50 £5.50
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £2.65
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Opening hours
Monday7 am-5 pm
Tuesday7 am-5 pm
Wednesday7 am-5 pm
Thursday7 am-5 pm
Friday7 am-5 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Best Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurants nearby

Prufrock Coffee
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Clerkenwell
£13
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
Konditor & Cook
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Clerkenwell
£22
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
Caffé Vergnano, Staple Inn
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Holborn
£39
    £
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Daddy Donkey
Mexican/TexMex restaurant in Clerkenwell
£15
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
Prufrock Coffee
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Clerkenwell
£13
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
Chilango
Mexican/TexMex restaurant in Holborn
£16
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average