Department of Coffee and Social Affairs (Carnaby St.)

3, Lowndes Court, Carnaby, W1F 7HD

Cafe details & Rating

Oxford Circus
open
MON-FRI
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
SAT
09:30 am - 08:30 pm
SUN
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
No
Good for breakfast
10
6
5
9

Overall Rating

Expert Review

Shopping for threads can be a draining business. Luckily help is at hand. Opened in 2011, this branch of Department of Coffee and Social Affairs (formerly Speakeasy) instantly earned a reputation of being a West End coffee mecca. With its great location in the heart of Carnaby Street, this modern and arty coffee shop is a relaxing haven and a relief from the bustle of the surrounding retail circus. Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is all about the coffee and it offers a variety of coffee-making methods to please any coffee gourmand. They use two single origin espresso blends and two filter options to pull you a perfect cuppa through the magnificent La Marzocco FB80 3 Group. Friendly and knowledgeable baristas are eager to help with your choice of drink and they do an amazing job. Along with the top quality coffee, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs offers fresh seasonal food, lovingly made baked pastries and other sweet treats. This is a top spot for any coffee-addict whether they want to take their time in nice surroundings or have coffee on the move. When you’re marching around the West End, always have a visit to this place in your back pocket.

Customer Feedback

Here's what other Coffee(In)Touch Users think about this venue

23-12-2017

Veronica

The coffee served cold, asked to re heat and although obliged it was cold again. The cake was stale and overpriced, for £3.50 a slice I would expect quality. The entire experience was a complete waste of money. The staff are polite and will oblige to change cold coffee. The location is perfect, but the quality is desperate.

11-03-2017

Kaldis Gate

Please bring these beans back they are the best tasting coffee I have ever experienced

21-06-2016

Lindy Brogaard

Amazing coldbrew kenyan. Soo fruity and fresh. The Kaldi's Gate espresso was also very nice. Lots of sweetness and fruity notes strawberry and blueberries. The service was very friendly and very helpful. I will be back for more great coffee.

10-03-2016

Roman

It was amaizing expirience, I'll back again

10-06-2015

Nav

Lovely coffee, amazing taste BUT 1 shot of espresso in a flat white! Tasted amazing but needed 2 shots as I like coffee taste, not milk with a hint of coffee.

27-12-2013

Coffee Drinker

Really good coffee. One of the best soya lattes really. If the music is not loud and rock, it would be perfect!

02-12-2013

Anna

Great coffee and lovely admosphere. One of my top 10!

25-08-2013

Bergey

Excellent coffee

13-06-2013

David Parker

Best coffee in the area. But not served hot enough.

03-04-2013

Fin O'Sullivan

Fantastic guest Tanzanian blend very accurate tasting notes great atmos! Loved it!

26-03-2013

Colin S

Very, very good. But lost top marks for serving espresso with a teaspoon.

22-09-2012

MikeS

Definitely its my favorite cup in the city

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