With the student loan dwindling and submissions looming, there’s only one thing that can get students through this time of year, and that’s coffee.
We can’t all afford that venti, non-fat, no foam, no water, 6 pump, extra hot, chai tea latte from Starbucks, so where can a penniless student go?
1) Monmouth, London Bridge
Nestled south of the aromatic and not at all overpriced Borough Market, lies Monmouth café.
It’s said that people get wiser with age, and if this adage rings true, then Monmouth is an old pro when it comes to coffee.
The food is minimal at the café and all focus is on the coffee. Espressos are a focused £1.50.
2) Wren, Mansion House
Upon entering Wren, you’re met with the grandeur and opulence of its converted church setting.
It’s a pretty relaxing place, it might just soothe the pain of that 3000 word final essay…
3) Prufrock, Farringdon
Think of the word ‘independent coffee shop’ and your mind goes to #Instacoffee snobs and overpriced brews. Prufrock’s different.
The first bricks-and-mortar coffee shop, the place is decked out with rustic pews and eclectic tables, it’s a spacious but welcoming café.
4) The Espresso Room, Bloomsbury
It doesn’t get anymore indie than The Espresso Room, seriously.
In the snuggly, narrow store, you’re introduced to the meticulous domain of Square Mile espressos and its affable Australian owner, Ben Townsend.
5) Milk Bar, Tottenham Court Road
When scuttling around the street of Tottenham Court Road, you’ll think you’ve stepped right in the middle of a Hairspray number; “Welcome to the 60’s”.