Over Under Coffee

Over Under coffee

Traditionally, London’s transport hubs have been nothing more than points of transit. Drab and decrepit, travellers passed through as fast as possible, into the centre or out to the suburbs: anywhere they could buy more than a white-bread sandwich and an anaemic cup of tea. Then, suddenly, Liverpool Street burst to life, King’s Cross underwent a surgical regeneration process, and Victoria was transformed from scruff to splendour. Now the process has trickled down from trains to tubes. For years, caffeine-starved commuters have filed through Earl’s Court, unable to allay their cravings with anything other than chain-bought coffee. Refreshingly independent, the newly-opened Over Under Coffee promises to offer the antidote to their woes. Founded by barista Ed Barry, who developed a taste for café culture whilst living between Dublin and New York, its coffee comes from Brixton’s lauded Assembly roasters, and its food is sourced from a range of suppliers in the Cotswolds by chef Connie Grossman. Stationed just opposite the tube, it might make you want to linger around Earl’s Court a little longer.

Over Under181A Earl’s Court Road, SW5 9RB, (0794 449 4555); @overundercoffee

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