A tiny, slightly ramshackle coffee store located in the heart of Soho. This place has been around for years. And I mean years. It was established back in 1887 making it the oldest coffee store in the whole of the UK.
The Algerian Coffee Stores sit in the middle of Old Compton Street, slap bang in the middle of Central London and a short walk from Leicester Square station.
Despite being painted bright red, this place is somehow easy to miss. I always ask London-living friends if they’ve come across it and, despite walking past it a gazillion times, no one ever seems to have spotted it.
Stocking up on coffee beans from around the world. Even if you’re travelling from abroad and you’re worried about weighing down your luggage, it’s worth popping in for a 250g bag of the good stuff.