Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Coffee in a Church at The Wren


Coffee in a Church at The Wren

I religiously start my day with a cup of coffee and I love having them at random coffee shops. Last week I happened on one that was set in a church.

Coffee in a Church at The Wren

Next to St Paul's Cathedral, you'll find a little church called st Nicholas Cole Abbey. It dates back to the twelfth century although it completely burned down in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and was rebuilt by the office of Sir Christopher Wren(Hence the name). This didn't prevent it from being left unused for several years. Until now. Hallelujah. Some firm coffee believers have turned the church into a place for coffee worshipers.

Coffee in a Church at The Wren

Inside the decor has been kept as it was. The pulpit still overlooks the space from a corner. Sunlight falls through the stained glass windows and the high, ornate ceiling give the cafe a lofty feel. The pews have been replaced by comfy sofas and coffee tables and sinful cakes are displayed on the bar.

Coffee in a Church at The Wren


Coffee in a Church at The Wren

The menu is full of temptation as well; It ranges from freshly made pastries, seasonal sandwiches to soups and quiches. And besides the usual coffee variations there are lots of teas and other drinks to choose from.

Coffee in a Church at The Wren

If the weather gods are in a good mood, there's a sunny outdoor space as well that overlooks Queen Victoria street. The frothy soy cappuccino and divine chocolate brownie instantly turned me into a Wren coffee convert. Amen to that.

Coffee in a Church at The Wren


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6 comments:

  1. I really love your blogs on London places. Love to explore this place! :-)

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  2. Thanks, Birgitte. There are so many of these places hidden in London. It's really nice to discover and share them.

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  3. This place sounds AMAZING. And I love hanging out around St Paul's Cathedral, my favourite spot in London. I will definitely check this out. Thank goodness for good coffee spots.

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    1. I know. So much better than the chain shops.

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  4. I am so into routine, I couldn't keep changing coffee places before work, so will have to live vicariously through your finds.

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  5. My daily coffee routine is not that exciting either. It consists of walking to the office kitchen and turning on the machine. I go on coffee exploring expeditions on the weekend. I can recommend.

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