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December 18, 2018

Coffeebars › Roastery ›


Our Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We’ll be roasting right up until Friday 21st December in Bethnal Green until we draw down the shutters for a short Christmas break.

If you're in London between Christmas and New Year, you can still join us for a brew (or to top-up on coffee beans) across three of our coffeebars. We'll also be in the Roastery fulfilling coffee and hardware orders.

A full list of our opening times are below:

Marylebone + Fitzrovia Coffeebars
24th December: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
25th + 26th December: Closed
27th - 31st December: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1st January: Closed
2nd January: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Workshop Coffee at The Pilgrm
24th December: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
25th + 26th December: Closed
27th - 31st December: Open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1st January: Closed
2nd January: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Holborn Coffeebar 
24th December: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
25th December - 1st January: Closed
2nd January: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Workshop Coffee at White Collar Factory
24th December: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
25th December - 1st January: Closed
2nd January: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Our Roastery
21st December: Open as usual
22nd - 26th December: Closed
27th + 28th December: Open, roasting and dispatching
29th December - 1st January: Closed
2nd January: Open as usual

Thanks, as always, for your support throughout the year. We hope you enjoy a well-deserved break and look forward to seeing and serving you more delicious coffee in 2019. 

All the best, 

The Workshop Coffee team

July 19, 2018

Coffeebars › News › Retail ›


PROUDLY ANNOUNCING: Workshop Coffee at The Pilgrm

August 2018 will see us launching our latest London coffeebar, as we bring the best coffee possible to Paddington.

In an exciting first for us, our new, focused space will be inside The Pilgrm, a boutique hotel located less than 400ft from Paddington Railway Station. 

Behind the brass-handled doors and blue ceramic-tiled Victorian frontage, you'll find us nestled in the stunningly restored reception space of the hotel serving the best coffee possible to residents and workers based in the local area, as well as train travellers en route to the South-West of the country and Heathrow Airport. 

Our rotating, seasonal range of espresso and filter coffees will be showcased seven days a week from the new bar, with single origin and decaffeinated espressos being run through Mythos 1 Grinders and pulled on a 2-Group La Marzocco Linea PB. This will be supported by freshly brewed, consistently delicious and constantly changing filter coffee, batch brewed and ready to enjoy immediately.

With comfortable seating and a newsstand stocked with magazines and newspapers, guests and regulars will also be able to enjoy loose leaf teas from exceptional, London-based tea purveyors, Postcard Teas, a concise array of baked goods from London’s best bakeries and a range of retail bags of coffee beans and brewing equipment to take home. 

We're looking forward to welcoming you and are excited to be bringing what we do to a new area of the city. 

We'll keep you updated on our progress. 

We're currently accepting applications for Barista and Supervisor positions at Workshop Coffee at The Pilgrm. To apply, send a pdf copy of your CV accompanied by a short covering letter to work@workshopcoffee.com and we'll be in touch. 

Workshop Coffee at The Pilgrm, 25 London Street, London. W2 1HH.

 

 

Proudly announcing Workshop Coffee at White Collar Factory

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost three years since we opened our Fitzrovia Coffeebar.

In that time we’ve released over 100 coffees (roasting over 175,000 kilos in the process).

We’ve seen two parts of the business move from their original homes. Our original Maylebone Coffeebar decamped a few metres from its first location on Wigmore Street to new digs in St. Chrstopher’s Place. Our Roastery packed up its cupping spoons and headed further east from Clerkenwell to a dedicated and infinitely larger space in Bethnal Green. These changes, and numerous others in between, have kept us busy.

As have plans for our latest opening. 

At the beginning of June, we’ll be dialling in our coffees for the first time at our fourth coffeebar and fifth location: Workshop Coffee at White Collar Factory.

Located on Old Street roundabout, the project is billed as one of the most ambitious and progressive workspaces in London and we’ll be serving drinks from a bar -- or bars -- to match. Incorporating two coffeebars, the first will be located on the ground floor of the space, serving delicious coffee to the public throughout the working week. A six-metre-long, basalt-topped bar will take pride of place in the 1,300 sq. ft. coffeebar area. Complemented by a beautifully tactile tiled bar front, it will be adorned with much of the machinery our regulars have come to know so well: a 3-group La Marzocco Linea PB and Nuova Simonelli Mythos 1 Grinders.

The second bar will located on the buildings 17th floor, serving the buildings tenants and offering an incredible view of London's skyline from its terrace (and 150m running track).

Taking a slightly different approach to filter coffee service, we’ll continue to serve two filters from our rotating, seasonal range at any one time. However, both will be brewed using our Fetco batch brewers.

With the space taking inspiration from the work of self-taught French architect and designer, Jean Prouvé, references will be found throughout the building, from its factory-like finish, to the green colour palette that runs throughout and even the coffeebar seating, which will provide space for more than 40 to enjoy the best coffee possible.

There’s lots to be done between now and then, but we’re looking forward to sharing more information with you in the coming weeks.

Considering taking the first step in your career in coffee? Or thinking of taking the next? With a new location comes a need for more motivated team members looking to learn, develop and progress. Find out more on how to join us here.

 

Our Easter Opening Hours

As Easter Weekend fast approaches, we'll be opening our doors a little later to accommodate the change to the weekday routine that the holiday brings with it. 

Here's when you'll be able to find us across our stores:

Clerkenwell Cafe
Friday 3rd April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4th April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 5th April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 6th April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7th April: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8th April: Regular Hours

Marylebone Coffeebar
Friday 3rd April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 5th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 6th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7th April: Regular Hours

Fitzrovia Coffeebar
Friday 3rd April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 5th April: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 6th April: 9:00 - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7th April: Regular Hours

Holborn Coffeebar
Friday 3rd April: Closed
Saturday 4th April: Closed
Sunday 5th April: Closed
Monday 6th April: Closed
Tuesday 7th April: Regular Hours

We look forward to seeing you.

January 27, 2015

Coffeebars › Marylebone › News ›


We're back: our new Marylebone Coffeebar

The final coat of paint has dried, our signature, powder blue Synesso has been rehoused (and revamped) and the bar is fully-stocked. What quickly became known to us as 'Operation Piazza Storm' is complete.

It is with great pleasure that, as of 7am this morning, we have opened the doors to our new Marylebone Coffeebar at 1 Barrett St., W1U 1AX.

Now inside the piazza of St. Christopher's Place, the same baristas and barbacks you know are continuing to serve delicious coffee alongside a focused food offering throughout the day.

There are others things our regulars will recognise, too: our espresso machine and cups have become a renewed focal point.

However, with a new space also comes a new aesthetic. The EK43 grinder and Fetco batch brewer we've come to know so well in our Holborn and Fitzrovia Coffeebars adorns a zinc-topped bar. This gives way to a clean, simple design with flashes of colour and intrigue that include -- among other things -- a wall carving that we're particularly fond of.

We look forward to welcoming returning and new customers in the coming days, weeks and months and bringing back the best coffee possible to Marylebone after a short hiatus.
December 10, 2014

Coffeebars › Marylebone › News ›


A Move for Marylebone.

Back in August of 2011 we took a small shopfront in London’s West End and turned it into the city’s furthest westerly outpost of a burgeoning quality coffee scene — at the time almost completely focused around the inner East.

Just metres from the mayhem and clatter of Oxford Street, with its relentless crush of tourists, shoppers and the glaring gaudiness of high street and multi-national brands we dedicated ourselves to being a refuge from the noise and chaos, sharing great coffee, simple food and a genuine and humble hospitality.

Bringing great coffee to the neighbourhood was gladly welcomed by the local office community, and we’ve been constantly thanked for the brief respite and recharge we provide those visiting the nearby department stores. Wigmore Street, for these last years, has played host to our first coffeebar as well as our first head office, and has served us well as our home outside Clerkenwell.

But we’ve always known we were on borrowed time.

With property redevelopment being what it is in Central London, our lease has been on a short rolling renewal for some time. A few weeks ago we finally received word that plans for the property we occupy were moving ahead, and that it was time for us to move on. To that end, in early January we’ll be closing the doors to our Marylebone Coffeebar for the final time.

But, fear not. We’re not closing for long, we’re moving. And we’re not moving far, at that.

From the end of January, we’ll be delighted to open the doors on the next chapter of our West End operations, as we unveil our newest location at 1 Barrett Street, W1U 1AX — just 150 metres away from our Marylebone Coffeebar, further inside St. Christopher’s Place.

Working again with Ink Associates on design and construction, and this time with a little more space to play with, we’ll be updating and expanding what we’ve already established in the neighbourhood.

A five-metre long zinc-topped bar and extended glass food cabinet, combined with banquette and perch bar seating will set the stage for an expansion into a wider, more considered food offering, while the relocation of our espresso brewing machinery from Wigmore Street will ensure the continued service of the best coffee possible.

Added to our repertoire will be the larger scale Fetco batch brewed coffee that is proving so successful in our Holborn and Fitzrovia locations, allowing our guests the option to enjoy freshly-brewed coffee, served quickly and conveniently.

The very same team of Baristas and Bar Backs that you’ve gotten to know at our original location will be in place to welcome and look after you in Barrett Street.

As we begin construction work over the next few days it’s with great pride that we look back at our original West End experiment, and to the countless guests we’ve had the privilege of meeting, serving and getting to know. While the rest of the city readies itself to wind down for the Christmas break, we’re gearing up to build, polish and launch our latest venture, and to continue to share with the people of the West End — whether office workers, tourists or weary shoppers — what we consider to be the best coffee possible.

To opportunities new, and to safe and happy holidays for us all,

- Workshop Coffee Co.

 

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