Community Noticeboard: Where to find your local cup of Climpsons
We’ve been updating our virtual noticeboard over the last 3 months; sharing re-openings, new ventures and inspiring initiatives from our wider wholesale family as the UK transitions from a takeaway business model to dining in, at a safe distance. We’re giving you the low down on where to grab a cup of Climpsons near you with our go-to area guide on supporting local and independent.
We’re shouting out to all of our customers that have opened their doors in the last few weeks and celebrating the endurance of our friends in hospitality. Adapting, changing, working with new challenges and keeping all your regulars well caffeinated with a perfectly prepared cup of our coffee. It’s been a challenging but inspiring time.
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Outdoor dining by Brat at Climpsons Arch
Starting off in our neighbourhood, here’s the top spots for a Climpsons brew in the East.
We’ve been serving up espressos at our coffee bar in Old Spitalfields Market for 2 and a half years now and the neighbourhood is buzzing with cafe culture. Head to the now reopened Brick Lane Sunday Market and grab a coffee to give back at KAHALIA (you’ll spot the rainbow cake in the window!). This cafe operates as a non-profit, supporting local community projects. FIX coffee are back open for dine-in and takeaway at both the Old Street locations. Check out the perfect spot for a social distanced al-fresco meeting at CENTRAL STREET CAFE’s roof terrace.
The funniest, friendliest baristas in Bethnal Green hang out at BEEHIVE with outside tables and spatially distanced space to work inside. Book yourself a spot at FUGITIVE MOTEL as part of their co-work club with unlimited brews to keep you powered through the day. Pies, pies, pies! Roman Road institution G KELLY serves up traditional East End eel pie and mash, plus their 2020 appropriate vegan version. More plant-based treats in Bethnal Green from the gorgeous SAZZY & FRAN bakery and cafe.
Top spots for baked goods we recommend our arch neighbours BREADSTATION for authentic danish treats, rye and sourdough loaves. Or try out Hackney’s best French boulangerie experience at YEAST feat. their legendary kouign-amann. New opening on Broadway Market from MERINGUE GIRLS are serving up cold brews alongside their eton mess pots, cookies and brownies. Packing up a London Fields picnic we recommend essential organic goods from HARVEST E8, breads and cheese from WILTON WAY DELI or all-vegan PLANT BASED SUPERMARKET. HEALTHY STUFF have got you covered with ready to go salads, plus fresh cut flowers to gift to those friends you haven’t seen for the last 4 months. Halloumi and falafel wraps from our neighbours FINCH CAFE E8 are best consumed in London Fields. You’ll find our coffee sitting alongside a selection of great East London produce and natural wines at THE QUARTER STORE.
Meanwhile MAKE MAKE coffee are now selling deli produce and operating deliveries from their base at Haggerston station. Eyes peeled for a big announcement from these guys as they plan to open a new location in Shadwell. Pop in to PALAETTE on Mare Street for pancakes, now taking bookings for all day brunch and cocktails.
Further East, check out BUHLER & CO in Walthamstow for their stand out all-vege breakfast menu. There’s a fresh new summer menu, craft beers and wines at CRAVING COFFEE in Tottenham. Find out more about supporting community cafe, LIVING UNDER ONE SUN who run free family friendly fitness classes every Thursday - Sunday (bookings via eventbrite). TROMSO E7 is open Wednesday - Sunday and now making their very own coffee & walnut ice cream! You can place pre-orders for sandwiches, buns and cakes on their website or just sit in their new garden zone. In Hackney Wick, you can find our coffee, wines and BBQ weekend brunch at HWK.
Interiors at Craving Coffee, Tottenham
Eating out is back on the table - make sure to get yourself a booking for dinner and espresso martinis at the wonderful MARKSMAN PUB with their daily 3-course set menu for £30. Best spot for watching the world go by with apperitivo, pizza and pasta is the LARDO terrace, where you can grab yourself a bottle of wine to take home too. THE EMPRESS by Victoria Park is open daily, and now taking bookings for your Sunday roast, or head to CLAPTON COUNTRY CLUB for their guest pop-up 'One Love' with Andi Oliver and Fred Sirieix. THE SCOLT HEAD hosts Nuno Mendes for a guest brunch residency every Friday and Saturday with bloody marys and espresso martini affogatos for dessert. Bookings are essential.
LEROY is the best kind of wine bar and restaurant, their new salmon pink paint job outside matches perfectly with a crisp natural wine or ice cold negroni. You can also find them residing at EAST LONDON LIQUOR COMPANY (hit the bottle shop for a bottle of our collab Midnight Oil coffee liqueur) in Bow Wharf with pop up rotisserie ROYALE.
East London Liquor Company hosts Royale by Leroy
For the freshest Thai food and a muay thai recipe born at Climpsons Arch get yourself a booking for SOM SAA or dine in BBQ style at SMOKING GOAT. Both in Shoreditch. Not only have BRAT opened up at their home in Shoreditch, they’re still flaming up the open fire grills for their ongoing al fresco summer residency with us at CLIMPSONS ARCH.
After some seriously sleepy months in and around Soho, the streets are starting to come to life again. Here’s our picks.
Legendary HONEY & CO are back to business on Warren Street. Their sister restaurant Honey & Smoke, plus Honey & Spice Deli are also open for business for your middle eastern needs. They’re taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, making their killer set dinner menu (including smoked feta and honey cheesecake!) £45 a head.
You can also take advantage of a little Monday to Wednesday discount at Rovi by OTTOLENGHI. Open fire cooking and a focus on the freshest veg and fermentation. Try the celeriac shawarma. Ottolenghi Islington is also back open for dine in or takeaway, while the Notting Hill spot is takeaway only. Eyes peeled as the crew plan to re-open Nopi, Spitalfields and Belgravia in the coming weeks.
Top sandwich in Kings Cross comes from SONS & DAUGHTERS. They’re also dishing out summer special soft serve for dessert. Head to LEVER & BLOOM coffee cart in Bloomsbury for a flat white and kanelbullar (or cinnamon buns to non-Scandis) or pop in to SALA COFFEE in Holborn and celebrate their 1st birthday. Find the best picnic supplies at Pimlico Station’s POPIN SHOPS. You’ll find brunch, scones and the tastiest puddings at ROSE BAKERY in Dover Street Market.
Morning coffee and cake at Rose Bakery, Dover Street Market
North & West London
CABLE CO are giving a warm welcome back, served with nitro cold brews at both their Hammersmith and Kensal locations. Pre-order your Finsbury Park picnic from our pals SALT THE RADISH with sourdough, pickles, tasty cheeses and homemade hummus on the menu. Place your pre-orders with MARGOT BAKERY from the 11th August when they re-open with fresh bread after an even fresher new paint job. Eat Out to Help Out with baked breakfast eggs at ARCHIES in Highgate (they’re also open late Friday and Saturday nights!) Pub dining is back in Highgate at historic pub THE BULL AND LAST. Eat Out to Help Out Monday through Wednesday or check out their beautiful Sunday lunch menu.
Coffee bar and treatment rooms by GUY GOLD in Camden are open for face-to-face treatments in Camden, as well as offering online consultations.
Heading West, plastic-free CURLED LEAF are back open for cosy coffee and vegan snacks or head to WIRED CO for takeaway brews both in West Hamsptead. Find yourself a sunny spot in the courtyard at HJEM in Kensington for some seriously good Danish baking and healthy eats.
Al fresco drinking and dining at GREENBERRY’s castaway themed street-side dining shacks in Primrose Hill. You’ll find THE COFFEE SHOT serving the best brews on 3 wheels from their piaggio ape turned coffee truck rolling through scenic Gunnersbury Park. Feels like summer.
Romantic dinners at JULIES in Holland Park. Outside dining, and intimate screens for social distancing. Eyes peeled for OVER UNDER as they serve our espresso martini on wheels around West London. Follow their instagram stories for locations, or send them a DM for a personal martini delivery by bike.
Espresso martini on wheels by Over Under, Earls Court
Venturing south of the river there’s plenty of places to grab a Climpsons Brew.
The LONDON CITY RUNNERS crew are back pounding the Southbank, with the clubhouse back open for a post workout espresso martini. Book sessions in advance. Further along the Bermondsey beer mile head, to BREW BY NUMBERS to sample their No.10 coffee porter featuring our Brazilian Santissimo. Watch this space for a new coffee collab beer hitting the tap room very soon!
Coffee collab beers at the BBNO tap room, Bermondsey
Doors are back open at RED LION COFFEE COMPANY in New Cross for brews, sarnies and local beers (watch out for their new site coming soon). BREWBIRD social enterprise cafe in Peckham are back open with outdoor seating while SOUTH EAST CAKERY in East Dulwich are baking up a storm with brownies, cupcakes and cookies and offering delivery every Saturday. More baked goods with tasty baklava from the BROTHERS BAKERY in Blackheath.
Eat Out to Help Out at the beautifully historic BRUNSWICK HOUSE in Vauxhall. Sunny apperitifs on the roof terrace anyone?
Rest of UK
Not a Londoner? We supply coffee to heaps of great businesses around the UK. Here’s where to find us.
South-African inspired dining at FEGO you’ll find them in Ascot, Banstead, Cobham, Gerrards Cross and Marlow.
You’ll find our espresso martini on the shelves at LITTLE SWIFT. Open on Margate’s picturesque seafront. Further down the coast, you’ll find the best breakfast bagels at CORRIDOR CAFE in Rye. Meanwhile CINNABAR in Hitchin and Hertford are serving up a new summer food menu (and participating in the EOTHO scheme!)
Eat Out to Help Out at VICTOR VICTORIA in Newmarket. You’ll find fresh bakes and homemade kombucha at FRONT ROOM in Bungay. Check out the secret garden at JACS in Amersham or head to Watford for coffee and vinyl - a match made in heaven. Sip an espresso to the sound of some sweet records at THE LP CAFE. Outdoor seating and a cracking brunch at NORTH KITCHEN + BAR in Stoke on Trent.
Visit not-for-profit PALMERS in Shrewsbury for a community-friendly cup. You’ll find weekly supper clubs from COLE CAFE & DELI in Sunderland as they open their doors after a cheeky little refurb. Summer vibes all over MARYS MILK BAR with the best fresh gelato in Edinburgh.
Our coffee is also available from FARMDROP for nationwide delivery with your groceries.
Brews with a view from The Pod, Donegal.
Climpsons in Paris. Find the best Asian breakfast in the city of love from THE HOOD. Brews, bakes and pizza from the team at FARFELU. Both sites take a well deserved summer holiday and will be back open at the end of August. You’ll find delicious homemade brunch and sunny outdoor seating at LE DESJEUNEUR in Lyon.
Over in Czech Republic, MALE CAFE is the gathering place for coffee lovers in Krnov. You can also find our coffee at neighborhood Prague favourite BISTRO 8. Daily fresh, seasonal menus and the regular haunt for Climpsons Czech-resident Henrik.
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