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|Address:||23-25 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TE|
|Tel:||078 5348 3479|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm|
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Antipodeans – check
Flat White – check
Bare floors – check
Cool location – er, no.
Hang on – I've written this review before: yes, Leather Lane, so beloved of fashion conscious TOWIE girls, now has not one but two fantastic coffee shops run by our friends down under. They might not be able to play cricket, but the Aussies (and Kiwis) can certainly make a damn fine cup of Java: to prove it, the 2009 Barista of the Year award (a golden group handle) hangs proudly from the wall.
The space is not so achingly hip as Leather Lane’s other Coffee-Shop-Run-By-Antipodes, the Department of Coffee and Social affairs, but has a bigger, lighter feel to it. The art is less trendy, the walls have plaster on them, but otherwise they are much the same. Service is friendly, not to say a little chaotic, and the food stuffs are of the cake and pastry variety. There are also shelves of every conceivable implement for making coffee, from your basic plastic filter holder to a vast array of tampers, spatulas and even brushes, to dust any stray grinds off.