Kentish Town is not getting a Starbucks...for now. The coffee giant's application to open a branch in the neighbourhood was not granted planning permission. It's a move that will please local independent cafe owners and supporters of home-grown businesses.
Need your coffee fix? Never fear as a decent decaf, a lovely latte or on an on-trend cold brew is around every Kentish Town corner.
Here are some of London Residential's favourites:-
Bean About Town - nestled under the glass canopy at Kentish Town station, this coffee cart is famed for its signature espresso blend and single-origin roasts for its special summer cold brews.
The Wine Cellar - don't let the name fool you. Yes, there is wine for sale but the Portuguese cafe serves an impressive espresso too. Find the team at 193 Kentish Town Road.
The MAP Studio cafe - this creative arts space has a buzzing cafe where you can relax, exchange ideas and sip a perfectly made mocha or macchiato. Located at 46 Grafton Road.
Doppio Coffee Warehouse - this is a Mecca for serious coffee lovers and those thinking of setting up their own cafe. You'll find coffee beans/blends, equipment, training, workshops and tasting at the Espresso Bar. Why not drop in to 177 Kentish Town Road?
An attempt to open a new branch of Starbucks in Kentish Town has been punctured by Town Hall planners who have refused to grant planning permission for the store.