Albeit a small space, Nottinghill Coffee Project immediately stood out from its surrounding mainstream high-street chains. You won’t miss it as you step out of the Nottinghill underground station. By the window shop, you’d see a large lab-like set up showcasing drip-drop coffee. Stepping into the shop, we were greeted by a vibrant atmosphere, with buzzing but not overly loud music in the background. The interior features a minimalistic setting yet warming at the same time. Opposite to the coffee bar is a white wall decorated with framed artworks from a photography competition hosted with the local community. It’s simple but a well thought out and atmospheric space.
Apart from the usual coffee options, they also serve matcha, chai, regular tea, chocolate, as well as orange juice, ginger shot/juice, and press juice. Their coffee is from one of London’s leading specialty coffee roaster, Assembly Coffee, so there’s no short of expectations. Pastries on the counter include the likes of pastel de nata and croissants. Though the relatively underwhelming looks of them didn’t prompt us to try them out so we stuck with just coffee. In addition, for every hot drink sold, 25p will be donated to Centre Point, UK’s leading youth homelessness charity.
Coffee at Nottinghill Coffee Project
We ordered a latte and mocha on our visit. The chirpy barista was quick to work and two striking orange cups with steaming coffees in them came ready in no time. Both cups were topped with delightful latte art which always leave a great first impression.
Flavour-wise, both coffees offered a rich and strong hit immediately upon the first sip. As mentioned, Nottinghill Coffee Project serves award-winning Assembly Coffee, highlighting a full-bodied flavour and a nutty undertone. Its aroma filled up our senses, its texture incredibly smooth and velvety, which could only indicate the best of best coffees around town.
As London’s specialty coffee scene continues to grow, Nottinghill Coffee Project is certainly a very welcoming addition. With the perfect coffee roast plus exceptional barista skills, there’s no doubt that this is the place for one of the best coffees in west London. Its location offers prime convenience, just right on the main street and not even two steps away from the underground station. It is literally an in-and-out coffee stop along with your daily routine – so absolutely no excuses for not treating yourself to good coffee!
They also have their own app where you can pre-order your coffee for collection (skip the queues and waiting times!). It is available to download on both IOS and Android.
Easily one of the best specialty coffees in west London.
Nearest station: Nottinghill
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