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Algerian Coffee Stores

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52 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4PB, England
020 7437 2480
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Excellent service and very attentive staff

Reliable coffee and good advice, usually friendly when they're not too busy. The coffee of the month is a good deal, and lots of small treats available in the shop too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Reliable coffee and good advice, usually friendly when they're not too busy. The coffee of the month is a good deal, and lots of small treats available in the shop too.

Thank MostlyLondon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

£1 for a espresso right there in the middle of Soho. Good coffee too. Who could complain about that? Plus, they sell all kinds of coffee beans and tea to take home with you. Must be one of the best-smelling shops in London.

Thank Duncan_Moore
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Stopped fora coffee after seeing a few people queuing earlier in the day. The shop and staff, live and breathe coffee and we're very friendly. I got an Americano for only £1, and it was a delicious tasting cup! So,glad I stopped and will definitely be back.

Thank JuzzaD
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Right in the middle of Soho, this little coffee shop takes coffee seriously, and is definitely worth a visit. If you are a tourist, stop by here for a cappuccino- I ordered two and could barely hide my shock when the lady told me it would only be 2.40 pounds altogether for both! Definitely the best value we found in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Regularly buy coffee there and have always found the staff there very knowledgeable. They will hold your hand through types of coffee, roast and what you are making it in. Will keep going back

Thank londrepyramid
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We started our Coffee Walking Tour of London here with a tasting at midday on Saturday. This 128 year old shop in Old Compton St is packed with unusual coffees. Our Best Tours guide Eddie led us to various venues in Covent Garden and Soho for food and coffee tastings. It was an interesting blend of history and information on... More 

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

First came across this shop online, my husband now works just around the corner so I now give him my order. Love the Arabic spice beans.

Thank Leone E
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The people who are serving, have great knowledge about coffee and share it gracefuly and with a smile. Espresso for £1.00

Thank Moni2362
Watertown, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a great selection of coffees. I brought four different types home from vacation, and I am certain to re-order in the future (even though I am across the Pond from them). The ambience of simply being in the store itself is worth a visit -- a true throwback to an earlier era. The fellow who helped us was efficient... More 

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Pembury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

In my opinion the Algerian Coffee Store provides some of the best coffee available in the UK. They always have an extensive stock of quality coffees, teas and accompanying paraphernalia, their "coffee of the month" deals are terrific value and their staff are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. They are, quite simply, the best.

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

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  • Cuisine: Cafe


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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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