Even though I've lived in East London for over five years now I'm still discovering new places to try. I rarely leave my little bubble in Stoke Newington so I was thrilled to be invited to pop along to Hackney Coffee Co. last weekend to try out their food and coffees.
Hackney Coffee Co. is a intimate spot just two minutes walk from Cambridge Heath station (so handy for me). We popped in to grab some lunch and test out their drinks too, Simon and I love our coffee so I was really looking forward a good latte.
The coffee was pretty darn good, actually it was really good. Simon always has a black filter which I think is the best way to judge if a coffee is good as there's no foamy milk to hide behind. Plus filter coffees tend to be a little more complex in flavour. However, I'm too much of a wimp to have my coffee straight up so I opted for a latte which I really enjoyed.
We sat upstairs which had hundreds of books to read. There's a little cosy reading room tucked away up there too which I think would be a lovely spot in the Winter time. Along with our coffees we also enjoyed two huge sourdough sandwiches and it wasn't until we had finished eating them that I realised I hadn't taken any photos of our food. That's what happens when you're too busy enjoying what's in front of you I suppose. I also noticed a selection of cakes but I was way too full after my mammoth sarnie.
If you're based in East London or work in the area I highly recommend popping along to get your coffee fix, these guys know what they're doing.