Newcomer Workshop Coffee launched onto the London coffee scene in 2011 with a promise to source, roast and serve the best coffee possible. It has been true to its word with an award-winning café in Clerkenwell and a small hole in the wall coffee bar in Marylebone. This year saw the opening its own online dispensary. Coffee is roasted to order (beans only) with subscriptions available of 6-12 months. Try the Cult of Done with its acclaimed taste of mandarins and berry acidity or Gichathaini filter coffee with is flavours of sweetened rhubarb and strawberry from the Gikanda Co-op. Also available is coffee hardware for the coffee enthusiast, such as the Aeropress for filter brewing, for those that like their coffee on the smooth side.
Locations: Clerkenwell, 27 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RN, Tel: 0207 253 5754; Marylebone, 75 Wigmore Street, W1U 1QD, Tel: no phone
Awards: Runner Up Best Independent Cafe Europe (Allegra Symposium), Best Vegetarian Breakfast (Observer Food Monthly), 'a great day-time cafe, becoming a major point of interest' (TimeOut), 'Best Independent Cafe' at the 2012 Cafe Society Awards.