Timberyard #OfficeToday

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’.

In case it's not obvious thanks to Instagram, my photography skills leave much to be desired.

In case it’s not obvious thanks to Instagram, my photography skills leave much to be desired.

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
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