Coffee Affair, in London’s Queenstown Road Station on the line into Waterloo, is a lovely little spot in the station’s old ticket office. Although many of the customers grab a cup of batch-brew on their way into work each morning, there are also a couple of tables and it’s well worth your time to pop-in when it’s quieter, if only to talk to the owners, Mags and Michael, over coffee. They have been at Queenstown Road since 2006, first in a Piaggio Ape and now in their current location.
The coffee is as good as you’ll find anywhere. There’s the usual espresso-based range using a house-blend from Union, or you can have filter coffee from a range of guest roasters. This is either freshly made on the Moccamaster, or, if you come after the morning rush, Mags or Michael will make a V60 pour-over just for you. If you’re there around lunchtime, there’s a range of freshly-made sandwiches to supplement the selection of tasty-looking cakes.