The trends, fads, and fashions of forever young Soho may come and go, but the Algerian Coffee Stores remains a permanent and enduring feature of this part of London. With its distinctive red door and awnings, it has been providing Londoners with quality coffees (and teas) since 1887. And while it is not a coffee roaster, its contribution to London’s coffee culture is unmistakable. Step inside to experience the heady aromas of over 80 coffees that are ground to order and to admire some of the original shop features – all the wooden shelves, including the counter. Try the Algerian Special for your early morning wake-up call or one of the spiced coffees such as the aptly named - Five Spices blended with cassia, cinnamon, anise, pepper and cardamom. Order yourself a coffee and while you wait study the coffee paraphernalia.
Location: 52 Old Compton Street, W1V 6PB. Tel: 020 7437 2480
Subscription: No but you can order online.