The Find:

*NEWS* Notes Music Coffee have opened a second shop - on Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London. Horrah! Smaller space, same great staff and consistently awesome coffee!

Notes Music Coffee opened its doors at the latter end of 2010 and since then they have been buzzing, and rightly so. They serve consistently brilliant coffee - in all forms. A nice range of espresso-based drinks on the one hand, and a full brewed coffee menu on the other. Using beans from Square Mile and Has Bean this place is on the pulse with the best roasted coffee around.

If you've an eye for snazzy geeky equipment then feast your eyes on these beauties: An Uber boiler brew bar, La Marzocco Strada, with Syphon, Aeropress, Woodneck Cloth and Eva Solo thrown in for good measure.

The cafe has a lovely feel to it - high ceilings and spacious but welcoming at the same time. There's a long serving counter as you walk in with a few bar stools at the end (front row seats for syphon prepping action!) Seats up the other side are in a bench format with sliding hessian sack cushions. There's also a large communal table at the back with a skylight and an impressive spider like light hovering above it.

The music and movies section at the back of this store, holding onto the shop's roots, is equally brilliant - make sure you saunter over there after finishing your java for a browse of whats on offer.

The location of Notes, right in the mix of the West-End, is superb - it's at the bottom of St Martins Lane, next to the Coliseum, a convenient 5 minutes from both Leicester Square and Covent Garden. With late opening hours too (til 10pm some nights) this is a great place to have up your sleeve if the coffee urge hits you later on in the day / early evening.

If they cover up the food (in the sunken fridge where people reach across to pay) then this place would be close to ideal (!)

Thanks to Fabio and Robert of Flat Cap Coffee for bringing Notes into our lives!

Where: 31 St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4ER

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Last Reviewed on: 7th September 2011