I was in a pretty tetchy mood as I stepped off the no.10 bus on Oxford Street. Despite leaving at 11.30am on a Thursday, it took over an hour to travel the 5 miles from Kensington. WHAT ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE DOING?! Why aren’t they in an office (like I probably should be..)?
Anyway, my mood was transformed as I stepped into TAP Coffee on Rathbone Place and was greeted by the two friendly barista’s. It looks exactly like what people have come to expect from trendy coffee places: Wooden benches, white walls, fast wi-fi and a selection of brownies and healthy salads on offer.
Being situated in Soho/Fitzrovia (there are two more branches nearby, one on Wardour Street and one just off Tottenham Court Road. I’m not quite sure what the logic was in choosing sites so close together but I’m sure it’s working) the conversations I was eavesdropping on were from a lot of PR/Media types talking about impending trips to LA and recent colleague engagements.
My latte was delicious – rich, smooth and the perfect temperature (‘proper’ coffee drinkers seem to think coffee should be served warm rather than hot which I vehemently disagree with). I didn’t have anything to eat and most of the people seemed to be sipping on coffees rather than having lunch but the food did look delicious.
I was able to while away an hour clearing out my inbox (I have full-blown inbox OCD which is not at all conducive to running a successful business), tweaking my summer marketing plan and typing up this post. Lovely!
If I wasn’t trying to work my way through the best coffee shops London has to offer, I would definitely be back next week.
- Coffee: 8/10
- Ambience: 8/10
- Price: 8/10
- Good place to work: 9/10
- Overall: 8/10