Alchemy, Ludgate Broadway / Carter Lane (City Thameslink / St Paul’s)


A new cafe near the end of Carter Lane – close to the City Thameslink exit – this is a coffee purist’s spot. The energetic guys behind the coffee machine know their coffee, and offer advice and cheerful suggestions as well as lessons every Thursday evening.

I tried the ‘Elixir’ espresso blend from El Salvador, Ethiopia and Bolivia – which was lovely. There’s also single estate – from Guatemala.

There are 12 stools around the windows and the modern interior is uncluttered and simple. There are a few items to eat – croissants and the like.

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