Climpson & Sons

Collective Optimism · Sustainability · Expertise Pioneering Coffee Excellence for All


Our brand new range of workshops are suitable for the home brewer, coffee enthusiasts, or connoisseur.


Our Locations

The Original East London Coffee Shop

Born out of a desire to bring specialty coffee to London, Climpson & Sons has been a welcoming venue for the Hackney community since 2002. Previously a butchers, Climpson & Sons gained it's first concrete home, after Ian Burgess saw the opportunity to grow from a market coffee cart, to a cafe in the centre of a thriving and vibrant community.

The cafe on Broadway Market offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for customers to enjoy an expertly curated coffee menu, roasted down the road at their London Fields coffee roastery.

We recommend the Broadway Blend, a bespoke seasonal coffee, for the perfect flat white or well balanced espresso. For an adventurous espresso, The Fields is a a rotating coffee based on what's boundary pushing and seasonal, a key part of our forward-thinking desire for quality and innovation. These coffees represent our standing as one of the pioneers in the London coffee scene, with their title a nod to our local London Fields neighbourhood.

Climpson & Sons Cafe offers daily fresh pastries and filled focaccia from Dusty Knuckle and uses produce that is sourced from local businesses, helping to sustain the community that surrounds the café.

You can also stock up on our full range of 250g retail coffees, with something for the adventurous home brewer and mug drinker alike. We also offer a range of home brewing equipment.

This cafe is set up with a La Marzocco KB90, Mahlkönig E65 grinder, a Curtis Gold Cup brewer, and a BWT Bestmax 2XL Premium Filter.

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The Broadway Market Coffee Cart

In 2002, founder Ian Burgess, was determined to bring quality coffee to London and the Climpson's Coffee Cart was how he started. Visiting and serving markets for a couple of years it was in 2005 that he set up a home in East London's Broadway Market. You can still find us here today. Wander through the market stalls, taste local produce and grab a cup of Climpson's from the original spot on the street.

The Coffee Bar On Old Spitalfields Market

Celebrating our roots as a market stall, but with a more permanent and grown-up twist, expect the unexpected at the Climpson’s Coffee Bar at Old Spitalfields Market.

The Climpson’s Coffee Bar offers the ultimate 360-degree coffee experience for people to come and explore. Featuring cutting-edge technology with the Strada espresso system combined with some good old-fashioned Climpson’s hospitality.

Our expertly curated coffee menu sourced and roasted at our London Fields Roastery will be available to try then and there, or to take away with you. Batch  brews with seasonal single origin filter coffees and a full espresso coffee menu from the Strada espresso system. Try our Nitro Cold Brew on tap, as well as our signature Espresso Martini and beer on tap for the all-around bar experience.

“It’s a chance for us to bring Old Spitalfields Market into the modern day, and to celebrate all of the creative people and talent within this pocket of London” - Nuno Mendes.

At this location, we offer The Baron and The Estate on espresso, a selection of seasonal single origins for filter, and nitro cold brew on tap. We also sell retail 250g bags from our range of coffee, and a range of home brewing equipment.

This cafe is set up with the Strada AV Espresso Bar, two Mahlkönig E65 grinders, and a Mahlkönig EK43 grinder.

Our East London Hub

Since its beginning, Climpson's Arch has been a home to innovation, both within coffee and food. Our restaurant residency came from a desire to continue our pursuit of innovation within taste. We've been lucky to play hosts to some fantastic minds within food. As Climpson & Sons moves forward, so does the Arch. Coffee roasting is now the main focus of this space as we expand and focus our attention on all things coffee.

Past Residents

We are proud to have played host to some exciting residencies such as; Som Saa, Tom Parry of Kitty Fisher's and Licky Chops (Lucky Chips alter ego), Burnt Ends, L.C. (Leandro Carreira, now Londrino), Smoking Goat, and Bar Barbarian.

Read about the Climpson's Allumni.

Summer 2020

We are excited to announce that after a brief hiatus, Climpsons Arch is welcoming old friends and favourites Brat to fire up the grill again. Join them outdoors for whole turbot, spider crab, grilled peas and wood fired breads. Book your table here.

Climpson's Academy

Nestled directly across from Climpson's Arch, our training academy serves at a home base for our office staff and as a haven for training and education for our customers.

Brewing and making coffee is a very important part of the chain and we want all our products to be showcased in the best possible light. All our wholesale customers receive complimentary barista training at our academy with one of our experienced trainers - Lisa-Laura and Rudi.

From coffee theory to practical skills, we teach it all at Climpson's Academy.