The Quirkiest Coffee House in London, The Black Penny

In between blogging events a little while ago, I was on the hunt for a coffee and a little break and I must have found the quirkiest coffee house in London. Situated between Holborn and Covent Garden is The Black Penny.

The interiors caught my attention as I walked past and I had to retrace my steps for a better look. The decor was so idealic with a touch of rustic, industrial/warehousey and a slight french vibe to it. I know they say you can't judge a book by it's cover, but I knew the coffee just had to be great with decor like this. And damn good a coffee it was.

My flat white was silky smooth, with deep waves of fragrant coffee as it slipped down my throat. Non of that burnt and bitterness or sourness that I detest in a coffee.

Don't you just love the decor? After enjoying my coffee for over an hour, I still didn't want to leave!

The lunch menu looks great too, so I will have to pop by for lunch one day. The room downstairs is a lovely little private space with a recovered and genuine safe imbedded into the walls. Sadly, I forgot to take photos of it.  

The Black Penny
34 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden

Do you know of any great coffee shops in London?


  1. Replies
    1. Sorry for the late reply, thanks! I love this place :)

  2. What a cute little place - I'll seek it out when next I'm in that part of the world!

    1. Sorry for the late reply, Yes yes, you must! The coffees are great too

  3. I totally love the interior design that's gone into this place - those lamps and the painted walls are love! I'd love to drop by sometime for lunch :) xx

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

    1. Sorry for the late reply! Me too, I'm a sucker for this rustic/warehousey interiors too and yes you must visit!


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