Kaffeine London

Two Australian cafes in Fitzrovia, London. 66 Great Titchfield St. & 15 Eastcastle St. Established 2009. Often imitated, never beaten. #kaffeine

http://www.kaffeine.co.uk/

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Kitchen team at Eastcastle street once again banging out superb food. Here is just one of your amazing salads available this week. Roasted heritage carrots with orange segments, rocket, cumin, spring onion, feta and lime dressing. Dairy free, gluten free. This week only. Be fast.

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Applications are open for one barista position at our Eastcastle street store and one service position at our Great Titchfield Street store. Apply via our contact form on our website in bio. 45 hours per week. Opportunity to progress and advance, as well as working in a highly reputable and established specialty cafe. We look forward to hearing from you.

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31 years ago I started washing dishes in the local restaurant in Croydon, Melbourne, Australia. I wanted to be a 5 star Hotel Manager. Lived and worked in Melbourne then came to London at the age of 25, in October 1995. Had an amazing time. Went back to Melbourne in 1998 and thought I would never return. Got married to a beautiful Maltese girl, bought a house, then Malta joined the EU. We came back. It was 2005. Went out for an Australian style coffee. The only place back then was Flat White. Four years later, we opened Kaffeine on a old school street in a quiet corner of Fitzrovia. 9 years later, here we are. It's been quite a ride. Looking forward to hitting ten years of Kaffeine. I will be 50. #kaffeine #kaffeinelondon #kaffeinearmy #fitzrovia #london #cafelife #hospitalitylife #specialtycoffee #livethelifeyoulovelovethelifeyoulive

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9 years ago, we found this old shop that had been closed since August 2008. It was in a 'forgotten' part of Fitzrovia, but Mrs Dore-Smith worked down the street in a design agency. The tenant had vacated but was still paying rent, so it took 6 months to get the keys from him and we started renovations on July 5th, 2009. Our aim was to open on August 14th. We did. We invited all my wife's workmates down for a free lunch. Two local boys came in and we offered free coffee but they insisted on paying. It was our first transaction. They still come in today. Here we are, 9 years later. Respect to all those who have crossed the doors, those who believed in us, those who have worked for us, those who have made the dream come true. Thank you. #kaffeine #kaffeinelondon #kaffeinearmy #fitzrovia #london #cafe #cafelife #specialtycoffee #hardwork #livethelifeyoulovelovethelifeyoulive

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We have had this on our tables since opening day back in 2009. The famous Carrot and Lemon Marmalade. Seriously delicious on @sevenseeded sourdough toast, or our own toasted banana bread, or just plain by itself on a spoon. Every Christmas we give away over 800 jars of it to our wonderful customers, but it is also available to purchase in store if you ran out/missed out. You will not believe it until you try it. Available both stores all day, all year, forever.

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Instantly recognisable, some say iconic. The Kaffeine sticker on the disposable cup. Who knows where disposable cups will be over the next few years. Personally, we call on the designers and innovators and the manufacturers to please design a cup that helps the environment instead of harming it. There is no doubt, this is a big ask. In the meantime, if you bring your own we will discount your purchase by 10 pence. For more informed reading on the subject, check @jimseven on twitter or @unitedbaristas blog. Great reading from both.

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Healthy start to the New Year? Try our Paleo granola with greek yoghurt and rhubarb and raspberry compote. Available to eat in or to take away. This stuff is seriously very good. Not a rip off glass/pot of yoghurt with a touch of granola, this is a glass/pot of granola with yoghurt to complement it. Available both stores. All year. Not just January.

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The weekend has landed! Back in the day that would have meant all sorts. These days it means going to a cafe for delicious coffee and these bad boys and/or girls. Own made brioche with delicious fillings. Be quick as these sell real fast. Available both stores each morning until sold out.

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Looking for coffee in London? Look out for the BT tower. It’s in Fitzrovia. North of @OxfordStreetW1, east of Regent street, west of Tottenham Court Road. It’s also where we’ve been for almost 9 years. Two stores. Great Titchfield Sreet and Eastcastle Street. Often imitated, never beaten. See you soon.

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Our neon by @godsownjunkyard still going strong 3 years after installation. So many photos taken of this. Huge thanks to @belligraz for the fab shot.

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How you feeling this week? It’s not easy, but we are here for you. Coffee helps. Both stores open and ready to gently release you into 2018. See you soon.

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Nothing better than dropping by Kaffeine and drinking coffee on weekends. Or any day for that matter. Love this photo by @missenocha.

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Back open tomorrow at 7:30 am at both stores. It will be a big year again in Fitzrovia with several high profile restaurant openings, Crossrail starting up & @oxfordstreetw1 being pedestrianised. Whatever happens, we are here to look after you as we have since 2009. Happy New Year to you, thank you, and see you all soon.

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Looking back and looking forward. Our ninth year of mad swagger and impeccable coffee. So fortunate to have been where we have been, extremely lucky to be able to continue to look after you all. Back and ready for service on January 2nd. Watch this space, as Fitzrovia is going to have a massive year....

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23 competitors in the English Aeropress Championships held @ozonecoffeeuk back in September. She won. 58 countries represented the World Championships @aero.press in Seoul, Korea on November 9th. She won. Introducing the World Aeropress Champion, Paulina ‘Panda’ Miczka @panda_brews. Back in London and back making espresso at Eastcastle street. Come say hello and congratulations.

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Our own Paulina ‘Panda’ Miczka @panda_brews on the way home from Seoul today after becoming the World Aeropress Championship for 2017. Grabbing those souvenirs for posterity and hopefully the wall at Kaffeine. Well done Panda. We could not be any happier.

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Two World Champions of coffee from the U.K.! Introducing Paulina ‘Panda’ Miczka @panda_brews who is the World Aeropress Champion 2017 and Dale @acousticcoffee Harris the new World Barista Champion 2017. Represent!! Well done all. Superb effort.

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WORLD CHAMPION!!! Our very own Paulina ‘Panda’ Miczka @panda_brews wins the 2017 World Aeropress Championship!!! So proud, so very proud. Check our insta stories for more and follow @panda_brews & @pando_kubo for support and congratulations!! GO PANDA!! Huge thanks to @squaremilecoffee for sponsoring. Rock on.

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It’s the banana bread that is possibly our most famous and popular treat. We make loaves and loaves of this every day. Best eaten lightly toasted with lescure butter circle on the side. So, so good. On our menu since day one, on our menu forever. Eat in or takeaway. Ask for it by name.

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We make everything from scratch in store apart from our French pastries who we buy from @sevenseeded. All other cakes and food are made every day in our kitchens at both stores including the vegan Lemon and Poppyseed cakes, the almond meal friand (made with almond paste leftover from our own almond milk) and the underrated Polenta and orange cake. Limited quantities each day. Be quick.

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Our own version of the pasteis de nata simply known as the Portuguese tart. We sell hundreds of these every week. So popular. On the menu for over 8 years. Are they good? You’ll have to try. Available both stores all day every day.

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Our weekly menu at #Eastcastlestreet featuring three delicious salads. This one is a real favourite. Raw mix beetroot, with carrot, white cabbage, paprika, pumpkin seeds, pearl barley, spinach and raspberry vinaigrette. Small portion £5.50, medium £7.00. All this week. Check out our menu online for more.

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Our weekly menu at #Eastcastlestreet featuring three delicious salads. This one is grilled halloumi with roasted sweet potato, courgette strips, red onion, chickpeas, rocket and sweet chilli. Small portion £5.50, medium £7.00. All this week. Check out our menu online for more.

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Our weekly menu at #Eastcastlestreet featuring three delicious salads. This one is Breaded chicken with oat leaves, plum tomatoes, mixed grape halves, garden peas, sweet corn and spicy ranch dressing. Small portion £5.50, medium £7.00. All this week. Check out menu online for more.

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@chloeturner91 has been on milk all day here at Eastcastle street smashing out latte art for hundreds of happy people. There may be only one winner tonight but in reality, everyone’s a winner!

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It’s the finals tonight @squaremilecoffee and we’ve just added up the total cash to be split between the top 3. £1400. Yes. £1400. Amazing. Go the girls. Go Chloe. Bring it home !!!

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Further highlights from Heat two with our own @chloeturner91 rocking the main stage and getting into the finals. Fantastic concentration, belief and passion. Represent!!!

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Finals tonight @squaremilecoffee from 7:30 pm with DJ Billy @tasteoftwitaluv Tahtis on decks. 64 baristas from London and beyond down to a final 16. There can be only one.

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With superb prizes including a Venus family espresso machine from @vamachineryuk cash from @theestatedairy a grinder from @brewedbyhand & stacks of coffee equipment from @coffee_hit he will need to concentrate. Plus over £1000 cash.

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Getting ready for tonight #smackdown17 with a look back at Heat 2 and Ben from @coffeelabuk competing. First time entry. Into the finals.

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