Freestate Coffee

Open Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00PM-7:00PM; Sat-Sun 9:00AM-6:00PM

Address: 23 Southampton Row, London


Phone Number: 020 7998 1017

Tube: Holborn station

Now that first week shenanigans are starting to wind down, the number of lecture readings are beginning to pile, not to mention internship interviews are right around the corner. Guess that means to the coffee shops I go…

Might sound like a chore to most to sit in a café all day doing work, but I like it. Call me an introvert, but I haven’t sat alone in almost two week since arriving in London so I really needed some time away from people.

Today’s café find, Freestate Coffee, sits a 5minute walk away from Holborn station. They are known for using a variety of different beans, sources ranging from Copenhagen to Chicago. Furnished with clean white-tiled walls and all-wooden furniture, this place is simple, modern and low-key. Bonus: the baristas are all smiles.  

I had their Hot Latte. 

Eats are set up next to the cash register. 

Don't forget to pick up your free bag of coffee grounds on your way out. 

Lovely place to grab a cup of coffee and people watch. Their blends are heavenly and their staff so friendly. 

PS: Happy National Coffee Day!