Are you familiar with this coffee and wine specialist about to take over King’s Boulevard? Bringing their brand of both roasting and “day-to-night” hospitality to N1C from next month, they join a growing list of artisan bean merchants in the area, including DASH, Noble Espresso, Sourced and, of course, Caravan.
If you haven’t tried one of their other few sites located across the West End and City, their schtick is two-fold: premium coffee – heck, they’ve even invested in their own roastery – and a carefully curated wine list.
But food isn’t an afterthought, either – of course it’s not. Hell, they’ll be dishing up organic porridge to commuters, fresh handmade salads, quiches and sandwiches to the lunchtime crowd, and light plates to sybarites all evening. With an almost-obligatory glass of wine.
Not to mention oodles of the aforementioned fine coffee to fuel passers-by throughout the working day. As well as an espresso-based menu, there’s a dedicated brew bar with rotating menu of filter coffees, and every morning baristas “dial in” each coffee, which means adjusting the grinder settings and coffee:water ratios in search of the best possible flavour.
With an 11pm license, it’s worth mentioning that Notes will be open as late as most places in and around Granary Square, so handy for a quick glug – or bottle – before home.
Finally, don’t miss regular night-time happenings, too. One to look out for in the next few weeks is a free craft beer tasting evening on Feb 19, hosted by the Ilkley Brewery in Yorkshire, which starts at 7pm. Places are limited so email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.