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.
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 The pews have been replaced by comfy sofas and coffee tables and sinful cakes are displayed on the bar.
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.
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.