Basement Coffee Shop, EC2A 4HJ
- (020) 7739 4455
- Zetland House, 5-25 Scrutton Street (map of this place)
- EC2A 4HJ
- 7am - 6:30pm weekdays, possibly weekends
I stumbled upon this hidden-away coffee shop and cafe today whilst walking to [Old Street]? from Liverpool Street Station. The Basement Coffee Shop is located in Zetland House, a converted-warehouse office development; to get to it you have to go into the building's courtyard, down the stairs opposite the entrance and through the basement, where you'll see a room walled with glass bricks, which is it. The Basement Coffee Shop is small and cosy, and its obscure (almost secretive) location makes it a nice spot to get off the street for a while and rest on their sofa.
In addition to coffee - which seems reasonably priced, I got a mocha for £1.50 - there's a food menu that changes daily (including vegetarian food) and a salad bar. The staff are friendly, too...............