I was recently strolling around the Liverpool Street and Shoreditch area when I came across this small coffee stop, The Liberty Of Norton Folgate Coffee Shop.
There are two characters that makes the coffee shop a success. First, the place itself; it's personality, the look and the feel. Then, of course, the taste; "the perfecly brewed/blended coffee" and the food with it.
I can't describe the atmosphere in here in any other simple word but cool. It has this elongated and rectangular space with the three dividing area of till/take-away, sitting area and the kitchen in between. They can only accommodate a few however I find the interiors so pleasing to the eye; the industrial ceiling, geometric lights, the very gallery like ambiance, the hanging arts and wall illustration. The whole visual aesthetic side of the shop is just really up my street. I also enjoy it being offhand. Despite of being slightly modernistic and industrial in interiors, I felt at rest because of it's friendly environment. What I really dig the most is the fact that the kitchen or the "brewing lab" (as I call it) is live and also interactive. You can go through it to get to the till to check out the grubs. I guess this was the case because of the layout and the division of the place but I think this gives it character.
"We make coffee using beans from some of the world's finest coffee estates and the UK's best roasters." they claimed. This is a speciality and quality coffee shop which I fell in love with. It was a really pleasant visit for me. I always tend to go for milk based espressos and I was more than impressed by their latte. I feel that it suits my taste just right. It has the perfect amount of milkiness and tang of roasted espresso.
I am no coffee connoisseur yet though I have a massive infatuation with coffee, cafes and the art of it. This place definitely hit my favourite list and I am looking forward to visiting again.