Between Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane is Nude, with the bare cheek to be one of the best coffee shops in London.
Nude was the fourth coffee stop on my rainy weekend in London.
It is different from the others as the coffee beans are unique to Nude. It used to buy from Monmouth Coffee Company, but now sources its own and roasts them on site. It is the only coffee shop I know of in London which does this (Monmouth roasts its own, but not on site).
It’s a popular, bustling place. It’s run by Rich, a Kiwi, who is passionate about his coffee. So it’s another place in London run by folk from down-under, and what a wonderful job they’re all doing.
My coffee was fantastic, and expertly presented. On a weekend of amazing coffee, it stood out. So it’s yet another London café fully deserving of the “top notch for coffee” label.
There are plenty of seats and it’s lighter and more inviting than some other cafés in the capital. There are a few corners for a lengthy sit-down, though when I was there it was very busy and quite noisy. The service is friendly and the food (although I didn’t have any) looks great.
Comfy, friendly, and brilliant coffee. A very fine place.
26 Hanbury Street
We visited on 29 November 2009.