The Prufrock Coffee crew is like the Heston Blumenthal of coffee, with Gwilym Davies (world barista champion 2009) at the pass, high quality coffee is a guarantee. Furthered by shelves of serious coffee equipments at every corner, it was like hitting the jackpot of professional coffee. Indeed, their divine flat white had easily demolished all my favourite coffee shops. No sharp kicks or strong flavours, it was subtle and evenly smooth. The milk was frothed so beautifully as if it was roasted with the coffee beans rather than two separate elements.
Leather Lane is a strange location for such a fantastic coffee shop. Walking past the street market I got increasingly dubious on how good this coffee shop could be.
It’s difficult to find a spacious coffee shop in London. Serious coffee drinkers seem to link small independent cafes to high quality coffee. This may be true in many cases but drinking coffee should be a relaxing moment in a breathable space to chill our minds from the overcrowded London. The coffee machine noises can often be over the roof and counter this concept, especially when it’s packed with worshipers. Prufrock had effortlessly arranged this spacious setting for us, the loft like space was breathable, comfortable and still trendy.
Divine. If you can’t pick your favourite coffee shop in London, you haven’t tried Prufrock. This flat white had an unique smokiness that was incredibly clean and subtle. Nothing like what I’ve had before, which suddenly made the coffees at Nude Espresso and Monmouth too sharp and bold. Once you go Prufrock (they use Square Mile) you can’t go back..
Oh I had a cheesecake here too, wonderfully light and delicious!