Hackney Coffee Company is a super cool new gem situated on Hackney Road just a few minutes walk from Cambridge Heath Station. As a lover of good coffee since I can remember, I was eager to try out this newbie just up the road from my house.
I would say one of my favourite pastimes is going for coffee with friends - I mean heck, I even did a University project on coffee being a multi sensorial experience. Ever since Short Black opened just down the road from my apartment in hometown Oamaru I was addicted (thanks Mum...you let this happen)!
To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect from Hackney Coffee Company, I had only seen snippets of the place via social media, but from what I could tell they had great coffee, unique interior and good music.
We arrived. You could smell the divine coffee aroma as soon as you got to the door. The best beans are sourced and the baristas are at the top of their game. My latte came out perfectly and looked the part too. A small range of slices and cakes are offered, including gluten free options. I thoroughly enjoyed my GF Almond and Chocolate cake while Alaric opted for the more savoury choice, a deliciously fresh sandwich, served toasted.
The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, with good music and intriguing books. The café is spread over three areas, the ground floor, upstairs loft area and the upstairs back room. Plenty of choice, whether you want to people watch, sink your nose into a book or have a more private conversation upstairs.
The staff are refreshingly lovely; knowledgeable about the café, the brand and products. You can buy whole beans for use at home or have them perfectly ground before you leave to suit the brewing method needed for your perfect morning coffee fix.
Lets just say - I will definitely be back! Thanks Hackney Coffee Company!