Gourmet Coffee London

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
Mae + Harvey Bow 2.5
Attendant - Fitzrovia Fitzrovia 2.5
Caravan - Exmouth Market Exmouth Market 2.5
Morty and Bob's London Fields 2.4
The Peanut Vendor Victoria Park 2.3
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

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Average Price Over Time

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

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