Since opening in November 2010 we have been

best coffee shop

Our Baristas

Serving speciality coffee is a labor of love. The professionalism and skill of our baristas are key to everything we do. Notes baristas have experience, passion and inquiring palates. We invest in training and coffee education, and our people give a lot back in every coffee they serve.


Our full menu of espresso-based drinks

As well as our full menu of espresso-based drinks, Notes also has a dedicated brew bar. This allows us to offer a choice of filter coffees, which we source from Square Mile, Has Bean, and roasteries across Europe.

Every morning before we open our doors we spend an hour adjusting the parameters of coffee weight, water volume and grind size to get the coffee to taste the best it can possibly be.


Notes was the first coffee shop in Europe to serve espresso from La Marzocco’s latest machine, La Strada.

This new technology, developed in Florence, allows us to vary the pressure in real time to extract the fullest possible flavour from the beans.

On the brew bar the German-designed Uber Boiler delivers water on demand at the perfect temperature for our filter coffee menu.

Downstairs our Reverse Osmosis water filtration cold brew coffee system ensures that every drop of water that goes into your drink is as pure as is possible. With London's hard water, we have found that this makes a huge difference to the quality of drinks we serve.

At the end of every day we spend over an hour cleaning and caring for our coffee machines and grinders - they deserve it.
Brew bar
During the day, we offer breakfast followed by sandwiches and salads at lunch, to eat in or take away.

Our food in the evenings reflects the seasons and lets produce speak for itself – along with Iain’s own dishes such as terrines, seared tuna and beef wellington there will always be a selection of charcuterie and cheese available.


Both Notes sites are open from 7am (9am Saturday and 10am Sunday) serving pastries, home-made muffins, toast and granola alongside our speciality coffee and tea.

“ Our produce-driven menu reflects both the Antipodean roots of our chef and the best Mediterranean and British cuisine has to offer.”
By Jay Johen D.

Throughout the late-morning and afternoon, Notes offers sandwiches and salads made to exacting standards on the premises – if you’re looking for something more substantial, we’d suggest a Scrimshaw Pork Pie.

Our range of wines by the glass and the bottle is available at both sites at lunch time and throughout the day.

To support our range of wines by the glass and bottle our chef has created a diverse menu based on excellent produce.

A plate of cheese delivered weekly from the caves in France or a board of Italian charcuterie is an excellent accompaniment to a glass of wine (or a coffee) at any time but we have expanded from this to offer terrines, gravadlax, bacalao, bruschetta and other small plates which can either be enjoyed as an early evening pick-me-up or combined to provide something more sustaining.

Examples of our evening menus can be found here for Notes Trafalgar Square andNotes Covent Garden.
  • Charcuterie – The Ham and Cheese Company
  • Cheese – Mons Affineurs
  • Vegetables – Secretts Farm