Nice review! But it begs the question...what DOES rinse your raincoat?
Monmouth Coffee shop
London Bridge, London
Borough High Street, Just inside Borough Market, London SE1 1TS
- London Bridge Underground Station (0.1 km)
- London Bridge (0.2 km)
- London Bridge Railway Station (0.3 km)
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48-50 St John's Road, London SW11 1PR
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74 reviews of Monmouth Coffee shop in English
Superb filter coffee, can be on the bitter side, but that is just the way I like it. 5 Stars for the coffee but what an absolute disgrace for the food.
The croissants and cakes all open to contamination, and the bread and jams on the table all open to the air and only inches away from human contamination, what can I say. Big jam pots open with large spoons sticking out, the handles sticky with jam and fingerprints, what a mess. Whoever wants to risk eating in here good luck. I had a quick look round for hygeine certificates and could not see any, I wonder why.
Ok this seems to be the place to go and this is my second time visiting Monmouth Coffee in Borough Market.
The quirkiness of the place is great. A young lad rushed up from behind the bar and I ordered my coffee. Move along a bit and you pay....a bit further and the coffee is poured in front of you, nice touch.
As this was my second visit, I forgave them the first attempt late last year, good taste but the coffee is served only warm! It surely couldn't be the same again? Sadly yes it was, warm! Pretty disappointed really.
Not sure if a thermometer is used in the milk texturing, if not please invest in one! If you use your hand, what is hot to one person is only warm to another and therefore you end up with inconsistent results.
Please make it hotter.
Definitely an amazing cafe.
Great taste, awesome vibe and lovely people.
Too bad they close so early.
Yesterday A friend introduced me to this place and I was very impressed.
He was also dancing/performing for me a piece of his talent hehe and no one seemed to mind.
People were very comfortable as the staff as well.
I recommend this place for the 5* that I gave it hehe.
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Popped in here at 7.45am - whoh! was I ever in for an education.
At this time of the morning there is apparently an etiquette and strict order to the purchase of coffee essentials.
When you approach the counter there are 2 queues. After studying the inhabitants of said queues it soon becomes apparent that one is to place your order, the other is to stand in while you wait for your order. Everyone but me had apparently already been inducted, so it took me a while.
I ordered a latte but would have preferred skim milk myself. I also agree with a few reviewers that the coffee has great flavour but is a little more bitter than others. I returned later in the day to buy some beans for a friend who loves it and the lady who served me was knowledgeable and friendly while making her recommendations. I would try this again if I'm in the area as it does have a lovely atmosphere.
If you think Monmouth Coffee serves the best coffee in London, then you don't have your finger on the pulse!
Monmouth has a wonderful speciality coffee house vibe about it, with its wooden interior, artsy interesting staff and consistently well-brewed coffee, and of course they are a roastery which means they have a vested interest in making sure the coffee they roast is served to perfection.
But its popularity is also its downfall: difficult to get a seat, and in latter months has filled up with posh mummies and daddies with big buggies.
Of course this isn't a problem with Monmouth per se, but it has become somewhere that you can no longer just sit with a book and wile away the hours with great coffee.
I do love Monmouth but I only visit in passing these days, and now prefer to make special coffee visits to other places such as Prufrock and Fernandez.
As much as I love the location, the relaxed atmosphere and the assortment of snacks, their roast doesn't really rinse my raincoat. Not to the degree that it would deter me from dropping by if I am in the area, just that it's not a personal favourite.
To what is probably, I concede, my ignorant palate, the Monmouth espresso and macchiato are a tad too bitter and with an aftertaste that I don't find that appealing. A discerning coffee quaffing friend of mine loves it for that very same reason; he loves a dose of bitterness as much as the next man.
Unfortnately though, Monmouth will never make my top ten, which I am sure is causing them a whole heap of sleepless nights...
Good coffee but not great. I always found their coffee too bitter, which can't be the beans since I know a few other places using the same beans that make excellent coffee using them.
Funnily enough, I spoke with a barista at another coffee shop who said that the Monmouth staff are a bit sloppy and don't measure the amount of coffee properly that they use resulting in a cup which is not at its best.
Good place if you are in the vicinity.
Though the coffee I had at Monmouth tasted fantastic, I too would have liked the option of having skimmed milk. I also agree that the layout is a little chaotic, causing confusion amongst the customers. But I do like the rustic feel of the interior.
Perhaps because my friend and I were there at a busy time, the staff weren't very attentive, but I would have liked a full cup of coffee rather than the half cup that was served to me. I didn't try the pastries or cakes, but they all looked very tempting!
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