The bank holiday is over and it is back to work for us all! For this week’s coffee we visited the Conran Shop on Marylebone High Street and the recently opened Conran Kitchen at the back of the store on the ground floor.
Walking in through a modern emporium of sleek Conran goods, the feeling of pure design translates when you enter the Conran Kitchen. Each table is different, with a different set of Conran design chairs, Conran books and a flower – it might even have been a Conran flower! The tables are set wide apart and a strange tranquility presides over the place. This is not somewhere for a ‘pit stop’ coffee but rather a long read or a relaxed chat.
The coffee is good. Served with a heavy foam, it’s hard to identify any weak points except maybe the price – a Cappuccino comes in at close to the £3 mark, but the team agreed that for the serene calm of the place it is worth it should you be in need of this kind of coffee.
The pastries are equally good, in particular the cookies. If you are stopping around lunchtime there are various healthy salad and sandwich options, whilst Conran himself is opening a chain of bespoke coffee shops called Albion (one already open in Shoreditch) – worth keeping an eye out for.
Address: 55 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5HS
Website: The Conran Shop