Is a go! More later.
The Twitter feed that I’ve added is proving invaluable for finding new places to get a flat white. I’m making a list of places to visit over the coming weeks and will have a number of updates coming.
In site news, I’ve created two new pages:
The FlatWhiteAbet is a good old list of the places I’ve found so far and the places that I’ll be checking out in future. If you know of somewhere that should be added then please comment and I’ll check it out as soon as I can.
The Flat White Map is a Google Map that I’m adding markers to so that it is easy to see where the places I’ve found so far are.
I’ve finally changed the theme of the site to be a little more coffee centric. There’s also a Twitter feed for all flat white tweets. Some more tweaks to come over the next week or so, including a photo gallery if I can get round to that.
I recently found out that a cafe that’s two minutes walk away from home sells flat whites. This is excellent news as I can now get my fix without having to venture in to the centre of London. It’s a little locally owned cafe in the heart of Balham that caters more for families, but don’t let that put you off. They have a great selection of coffees and food, including the all important flat white and it’s reasonably priced at £1.95 for a regular, which is actually quite large. All takeaway coffees are £1 as well so if you want a flat white on the go then it’s perfect. I have to say it’s not the best flat white that I’ve ever had, but it’s local and afforadable and that makes up for it. Bertie and Boo has a lot of outdoor seating that is perfect for relaxing with a coffee in the summer sun. I’ll definitely be going back all summer.
Bertie and Boo, 162 Balham High Road.
Having a flat White at Milk Bar on Batemen St. So far so awesome!
I went to look for Sacred last week and ended up getting a bit lost around Carnaby Street. I finally found a sign to Sacred that pointed to the ground floor of Kingly Court, which is a cute arcade of shops with a ‘court’ in the middle. There are a couple of cafes around with seating in the court on some fake grass.
Sacred lives under a staircase in the court and serves up coffee in takeaway cups. I got the flat white and also sampled a chai latte. Both were excellent and it was great to sit there, with all the shops around and above you, people watching.
I’ve since been told that this isn’t the Sacred I was looking for and that I need to head down Ganton Street, so I’ll be looking for that in the weeks to come.
I’m going to check out Sacred Cafe within the next week. Will report back my findings.
I had a flat white in Greenwich market last week, however I conceived this blog after I had it and so forgot the name of the place. It was running out of a garage, so I shall go back there to get all the details and make sure it’s well documented. Likewise for Camden market, I saw flat whites on the weekend, but need to get more details. I’ll add them here as soon as I have them. I’ll be tracking down more locations for a good coffee over the coming weeks/months/years.
The obvious first stop for a flat white in London is Flat White, 17 Berwick Street, roughly halfway between Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. When I got here, I googled “flat white london” and came across this little cafe that’s just about in Soho. They do an excellent cup and I’ve had the pleasure of taking friends there to experience the goodness that is a fresh flat white. It’s a great place to hang out and as well serving good coffee, they have ANZAC biscuits and music from New Zealand and Australia to boot.
In my opinion the best cup of coffee is a flat white and since moving to London I have missed being able to have a regular flat white. I’ve started this blog to keep a record of all the times that I encounter a flat white in London so that I can go back and so that others can benefit when they crave a good old flattie.