On lists of ‘best London coffee shops to work from’, Timberyard often comes out top so I was excited to try it out.
There are two branches: Old Street and Covent Garden and I went to the Covent Garden one yesterday.
The setting is pretty much freelance heaven.
Window benches and a big sofa upstairs, loads of tables downstairs and two meeting rooms if you want to take coffee shop office’ing to the next level.
The latte was excellent in flavour, although a bit small and not as hot as I would have liked (£2.90). However (brace yourself for this because I am easily pleased) it came beautifully presented on a wooden board complete with its own sugar pot plus bottle of water which I thought was a nice touch to my coffee ‘experience’.
I also scrounged a bite of my working companions’ oreo/fudge/salted caramel brownie and it was the closest to crack i’ve ever been.
The staff were lovely and the place was full to the brim with mac books when I arrived at 2pm until I left.
The downside was that the wifi is pretty slow so although they are technically set up for a good work session, you wouldn’t really want to stay for more than an hour. It would be a great hideout if you’re in central London and wanting a nice place to do some emails between meetings though.
- Coffee: 6/10
- Ambience: 8/10
- Price: 7/10
- Good place to work: 7/10
- Overall: 7/10