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Algerian Coffee Stores

#21 of 18,005 Restaurants in London
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52 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4PB, England
020 7437 2480
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best coffee

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Massachusetts
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29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you want a great cup of coffee then get to this place. The atmosphere is great to meet up with casual friends or for a first date. Average price for London. Top service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

One of the few real olde shops left in London (est.1887). The shop still retains some original features, the wooden shelves along the walls, the original wooden counter and display case. They offer a choice of over 80 coffees and 120 teas from the furthest corners of the globe including a huge range of specialities stacked literally from floor to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was recommended this place from friends for their amazing coffee - and it's absolutely true! Conveniently located in the heart of Soho on Old Compton Street, it is easy to miss for its shop-appearance, but don't be fooled; they do incredible take-away coffee. For only £1 you get an espresso or americano, and for 20p more you get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been a regular at the Algerian Coffee Stores for around 15 years - it's the best coffee shop & also one of the best shops in London . Don't miss it if you're in Soho it really is fantastic .

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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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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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