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70 Long Lane, London EC1A 9EJ
- Barbican Tube Station (0.2 km)
- Farringdon Station (0.4 km)
- Contact us:
020 8674 4762
- Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 7:00 - 17:00
Sat: 9:00 - 16:00
3A Beeches Avenue, London SM5 3LB
“Bailey’s Deli is an Artisan Delicatessen and Coffee Shop based in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey. Opened recently Bailey’s modern shop boasts a delicatessen counter with a wide range of International Cheeses, Charcuterie, Antipasti and Olives. As...” more...
42 reviews of Dose Espresso in English
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Heard good things about Dose which may be true for those who drink cow’s milk, but my £3.30 soy cappuccino was curdled. Dose, please learn how to make non-dariy coffee, at that price my coffee should not be lumpy!
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jamesphillips3, 20 November 2011:
I am really sorry about that. We recently changed dairy supplier and clearly their soya is not up to scratch.
I expect to source a better product in the next few days. I’ll gladly hook you up with a replacement. If you drop me an email, I’ll sort something out.
Refreshing independent coffee house just up the road from Smithfield Market. A great place to stop in if you’re on your way to visit the Barbican. Amazing italian style coffees with a friendly staff.
I live just around the corner from Dose and pop in most Saturday mornings. I keep coming back because all their coffee beans are fairtrade and their milk is organically farmed.
The only downside to Dose is that everyone loves it so much that often times it’s difficult to find a place to sit. The good part? Around the corner you’ll find the oldest church in England and can sip your coffee freely in it’s beautiful garden!
In my day off, I took the tube to Barbican only to try the coffee here. I feel it's completely my duty as a coffee lover, to have a go at least once, to all the coffee shops featured in London coffee guides. I asked for the soya flat white, to compare with the other Kiwi/Aussie coffee shops I've tried so far, and I wasn't disappointed at all, it was delicious. I wasn't expecting less, actually, after reading so many great reviews. Also, at £2.60 to stay in, I find it reasonable.
What I really liked of the place was the staff. There was a girl there, extremely nice and knowledgeable, a truly coffee geek! A guy came in to leave his CV, although they weren't looking for new baristas at that moment. But she advised him where to look and I could overhear their conversation about different well-known coffee places in London, the blends they used, their espresso machines, their award-winning baristas... It's awesome when the staff really love what they do.
UPDATE: - Good news, it's now bigger! They've moved just next door and the new premises makes a big difference if you want to use Dose as a hangout as well as a venue for top coffee. What's more, they have invested in such a complex, new fresh water system that I am bound to get it wrong. Here goes: as my slightly bedraggled memory recalls, it's a reserve osmosis filter system and will provide you with the cleanest glass of water you're ever likely to taste in this city. For free!
So, in a nutshell, everything that was great about the other Dose, except bigger. And only 5 seconds further away (or closer, depending on your route).
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Don't go head to head with this fella on the history of hot beverages, he knows his onions. Or more accurately, beans and leaves. He also knows how to brew some thoroughly celestial coffee and is another example of our southern hemisphere brethren giving London's café world a long overdue shake-up.
Though the end result is like rocket fuel to me, the principle behind it ain't rocket science: using top of the range ingredients (whilst paying close attention to both their quality and the ethical nature of their sourcing) then taking time, effort and passion to produce something sharp and memorable. Sadly, I've been served cappuccini in our fair city that I wouldn't use to wash my dog's nether regions, for fear of causing the poor mutt offence.
I'm not advocating coming here as some hollow gesture of supporting the little man, I am implying that you come and at least once in your St@rb*cked life, try some proper bleedin' coffee!
UPDATE: After last night's stompin' Qype event here, I am even more convinced that this is the finest spot of its kind in London. And I will fight to the death anyone who disagrees; unless they are bigger than me of course.
If you've never previously considered travelling to buy a cup of joe, now's the time to start!
The best coffee in London!
I'm still high on my caffeine rush, as I couldn't stop after my first coffee! Liked the cakes, too.
Then I found out that they run a mobile loyalty scheme with Stampfeet, a new kind of loyalty card for the iPhone.
So now I can get a FREE dose of dose coffee after 10 visits!
Downloaded the app straight away (http://bit.ly/cwYF4H) and will check out which other places they work with later! (not that I am in the market for a new coffee place in EC1 after finding dose, but maybe it can help me to find more places like this in other areas of London...)
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