London Blend: Fleet River Bakery

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London Blend: Fleet River Bakery

In dire need of caffeine, a break, or simply an excuse to procrastinate? Londonist is here to guide you to some of our favourite coffee shops in London.

Tucked away in a corner between Holborn station and Lincoln’s Inn Fields hides Fleet River Bakery, an absolute delight compared to the multitude of Starbucks, Neros, Costas, and Pret-a-Mangers near by. Fleet River serves Monmouth Coffee as well as donuts, cakes, banana, bread, scones, slices of watermelon, and the list goes on. Prices are a bit more reasonable than what’s offered at standard chains. Buy an Americano for £1.80 or a mocha for £2.00. For your non coffee drinking colleagues, the bakery also serves wine, Jones Soda, and fresh juice. Large tables and lots of natural light make it a great place to study, chat or get some writing done. Although we initially felt a bit hesitant to share this secret gem, we hope to see you there soon.

Fleet River Bakery, 71 Lincoln’s Inn Fields WC2 A 3

Words and photography by Caroline Dickie

Last Updated 08 June 2009


I live in this area and if you ended up at Starbucks, Nero etc. it is only because of lack of imagination.

The London Review of Books Cakeshop is also nearby and serves probably the best Flat Whites in London - yes, I said it. There's also Wild & Wood, my choice for the best undiscovered place, which makes incredible lattes for a mere £1.90. Both of these places use Monmouth coffee.

I haven't been to Fleet River Bakery and it sounds wonderful but a reminder to you and your readers that this particular area is no coffee wasteland.


Just been to eat at the Fleet River follwed by a walk through Lincoln's Inn Fields. Tourist free -yet so close Holborn tube station. Coffee good with a lemon slice cake to wash it down. Sat downstairs with papers.


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