Shopping on Oxford Street and in need of a coffee? Steer off the main road, away from Starbucks, Costa and Nero, and onto Great Titchfield Street where you will find Kaffeine… an independent Australian/New Zealander owned cafe that offers excellent, professionally made espresso coffee and loose leaf teas, as well as tempting seasonal, fresh food and baked treats.
Founded in August 2009, Kaffeine is recognised for its high standards in service, food, coffee and decor. Inspired by the cafe life so prevalent in Australia and New Zealand, it has a cool, laid back atmosphere inside but is always busy.
The menu is inspired by trips to local markets, and a belief in accessible, independent producers. The Kaffeine crew hope to provide London with food that is fresh, seasonal, colourful and irresistible. Salads, baguettes and filled foccacia sandwiches are available as well as sweet and savoury muffins. Ingredients change weekly to reflect the seasons and also to provide some variety in our lives. Super-moist chocolate brownies, blondies, Anzac biscuits and Portuguese tarts are other favourites.
When I visited for a morning coffee I found the pastries on offer irresistible… giant puffed pain au chocolate with the lightest flakiest pastry and a thick dark chocolate chunk running through the middle… perfect for dunking in a cappuccino. The coffee at Kaffeine, made with Square Mile Beans on a shiny Synesso machine, is wonderfully smooth and tasty. Expertly made by the talented baristas, my flat white was divine, so creamy and subtle that I finished it far too quickly.
More information here: http://www.kaffeine.co.uk