Cost of a Long Black

As a part of adding my favourite coffee shops to this site, I started noting how much I was paying for a long black in each location, which I've added to the coffee shop listing. Unsuprisingly there is a little difference between coffee shops so out of interest I've made the below chart so that we can compare the prices. A long black is a good benchmark as it really is just two ingredients of coffee and water which reduces the variable costs such as milk. It also happens to be the type of coffee I predominantly drink. If a coffeeshop doesn't explicitly serve a long black, I'll substitute it for an Americano.

Please don't read too much into these numbers as I know it's far from a proper survey, it's just as an item of general interest.

Individual Prices

Currently Nude Espresso - Hanbury Street in Shoreditch is the most expensive at £3.0 and Flatplanet in Soho the least at £2.0.

Coffee Shop Area £ Price
Nude Espresso - Hanbury Street Shoreditch 3.0
The Larder Bethnal Green 2.7
Allpress - Redchurch Espresso Bar Shoreditch 2.7
Kaffeine Eastcastle St Fitzrovia 2.6
Gitane Fitzrovia 2.5
Attendant - Fitzrovia Fitzrovia 2.5
Mae + Harvey Bow 2.5
Caravan - Exmouth Market Exmouth Market 2.5
Morty and Bob's London Fields 2.4
The Peanut Vendor Victoria Park 2.3
Mile 27 Fitzrovia 2.2
Zealand Road Bow 2.2
Loafing Victoria Park 2.2
Paper & Cup Shoreditch 2.1
Flatplanet Soho 2.0

I have also recorded the general area in London of each coffee shop and have averaged the prices across the different parts of London.

Average Price by Area


Average Price Over Time

I'm also tracking the overall average price per quarter.


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