Continental Stores is a new venture in Bloomsbury from the owners of highly regarded Store Street Espresso. The lofty ceilings and white walls create an unhurried, contemplative environment in which to catch up on reading or meet friends.
A mixed crowd of professionals, students and academics trade ideas and conversation against a backdrop of modern artworks.
With years of collective experience at Store Street, the barista team know how to handle the light-roasted Square Mile coffee. Fruity espressos and silky flat whites prevail here, crafted with care on a Synesso Cyncra machine. Single origin coffees brewed by V60 round out the impressive coffee offering.
For lunch try the goats cheese and roasted vegetable sandwich, or perhaps the sinfully tasty salted caramel brownie. Continental Stores is barely a month old, but the signs so far all point to a quietly brilliant new café in the making.
54 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RG
Words by The London Coffee Guide