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Algerian Coffee Stores

#26 of 18,033 Places to Eat in London
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52 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4PB, England
020 7437 2480
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favourite coffee shop

We absolutely love this coffee shop. You can smell the fresh coffee before you open the door. This is our favorite coffee shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Ahmed-Manal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely love this coffee shop. You can smell the fresh coffee before you open the door. This is our favorite coffee shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place has been serving London coffee since before Jack was ripping and Holmes and Watson were clopping past in Hansom cabs. It's a great place to buy your beans and while a hipster can probably make you a cup of flat God knows what a bit better, their fresh espresso coffees are decent, and the bagged stuff is proper.... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I wanted to buy coffee in London and I am glad I went to this place. So Many coffee and it smell so good. The gentleman who help me find the coffee was very helpful. The price reasonable too. If you love coffee, you definitely need to drop by if you are in the SoHo area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We popped in to try and track down our favourite coffee bean (SL23). While they did not have it they where very helpful! It is a very olde worlde type shop- very much a blast from the past! Well worth a visit when in Soho.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We love this shop. It is one of the few remaining original shops in Soho. A tiny store front. Even smaller inside. Selling a range of coffee and tea plus coffee and tea paraphernalia. Excellent service and the best decaf I have ever had. Colombian Swiss filtered dark roast. Mind you the real stuff... 40 plus varieties to pick from.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The best coffee anywere used to visit when on a night shift in London and £1.20 for a capachino amazing value

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've only visited this store in person once, but it's an absolute wonderland for coffee and tea lovers. Regularly order my supplies online from them and never disappointed. Vietnamese coffee is superb and the pistachio spread is out of this world - if a little pricey. Coffee and tea are all reasonably priced and high quality. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stopped into this 100+-year-old coffee shop on a lark, while walking through Soho. It's an amazing little shop — fresh teas, coffees, tea and coffee accessories. It's a great place to get really nice loose tea, if you're looking for a gift to bring back home. I found some lovely *pink* earl grey tea, for a tea lover.

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Canfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I came here after having tea in Soho's Secret Tea Room, as they source their tea from this shop. They had the most delicious tea: Genmaicha. Basically, it is a green tea with puffed rice and little pieces of popped popcorn. It is awesome. Great shop, friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I came here after reading about this place in the evening standard newspaper. So, I went to give it a try. Its was a small shop and very busy. I had coffee only 1.20 which was very nice and pipping hot. There were selling all types of coffee from around the world. The staff were very friendly. Please note you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: 020 7437 2480

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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