The district of Shoreditch extends north of the Thames and northeast of the City of London and could not be found in travel guides 10 years ago. The area was poor, dangerous and run-down, but has undergone an amazing transformation in recent years. Not least thanks to the Olympic Games, the entire east of London has changed into an urban and hip area. Nowadays many young and trendy creative people live in the east of the city and many start-up companies have settled near Old Street.
Trade – a top-class coffee shop in London Shoreditch
In addition, a vibrant coffee shop culture has developed offering a very good alternative to hotel breakfasts. Whether it’s just for a quick coffee in between or for a Full English Breakfast. Every wish can be fulfilled.
The Trade at 47 Commercial Street is an ideal example of this. Since opening in May 2014, the owners have been offering their own roasted coffees, high-quality teas and a really delicious range of great breakfast variations. Many products are homemade and the ingredients are sourced from suppliers who meet ethical quality standards.
The meat comes from a butcher in Devon, the bread from local bakers and the fruit and vegetables are collected every morning from the New Spitalfields market.
You can taste that. The food is fresh and the portions are plentiful. Orders are placed at the entrance and the food is then brought. On weekends you order directly at the table. A sun terrace allows you to have breakfast outside.
The Trade is very popular and always well visited. Usually you get a table after a short wait. At the entrance or at the cash desk there is always a big crowd, because many dishes are bought as Take Away.
A coffee costs approx. GBP 3 and a breakfast GBP 7 – 10. It is worth it in any case.
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