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Cinnamon Coffee shop

Cinnamon Coffee shop

Wapping’s new independent coffee shop, ‘Cinnamon’ opened at 103 Wapping Lane, on the corner of Cinnamon Street at the beginning of June.

Cinnamon offers a wide variety of teas, coffees and an increasing range of very tempting home made cakes.

Plenty of power points and free WiFi are available for customers. There is a ‘book exchange’ shelf at the rear of the shop and also a well stocked newspaper rack.

Food and drink loving Wappingite, Helen Massey has become a regular visitor to Cinnamon already and shares her review with us below:

Cinnamon Coffee Shop – a resident reviews

The coffee-loving denizens of Wapping were in for a treat this month when our latest coffee shop, Cinnamon, opened on the corner of Wapping Lane and Cinnamon Street to a steady stream of appreciative customers, just a day before the massed arrival of the Jubilee Pageant visitors.

Cinnamon coffee shop - Wapping

Inside we find the usual selection of coffees and a range of teas, with no extra charge for soya milk, cream or added flavours.

Iced coffee is just one of their excellent cold drinks such as chocolate or fruit ‘fraps’. Milk shakes are made with caramel or chocolate, sometimes fresh fruit – and cream if you want – plus there’s the famous Carlito’s Way: a peanut butter and banana confection. A power breakfast for sure.

Food includes pastries plus some truly delectable fresh fruity cakes which are a cut above most gateaux in similar eateries. If it’s lunch you’re after, a small but increasing range of ‘continental’ cold savouries such as lasagne and paninis are available.

Image of Cinnamon Coffee Shop Wapping book shelfCinnamon does a brisk take-away trade, but the shop has two small seating areas including a pleasant ‘back room’ with larger table or comfy armchairs for those who would like to linger, perhaps with a newspaper from the rack.

A welcome innovation is the ‘book exchange’ shelf for browsing or borrowing which, like donations, are encouraged. Residents might remember that the Observer’s Book Drop scheme several months ago excited a lot of local interest, so this should be popular. An eye-catching ‘reclaimed’ cupboard has also attracted attention. There’s a small noticeboard on the wall for local services to advertise.

It’s so nice to have another independent coffee shop rather than an impersonal chain version, and a great start to a little diamond of a refreshment place. I highly recommend the stavccino – a nutella flavoured cappuccino.

Reviewed by: Helen Massey

Cinnamon Coffee Shop
103 Wapping Lane

Tel: 0207 702 2323

Opening Times: Mon-Fr: 7am-7pm, Sat: 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm

Access: Most wheelchairs could get in but there is limited room inside – probably the only place for users to sit is at the window counter if it’s unoccupied. Staff are happy to help. Two steps up to the ‘back room’.

Website: coming soon

Facebook: facebook.com/WappingCinnamonCoffeeShop

Twitter: @cinnamon_shop

Have you tried Cinnamon Coffee Shop?

If you’ve visited Wapping’s new coffee shop, ‘Cinnamon’, please share your review and let others know what you thought. Did the cakes tempt you?


  • biggles

    I remember the Coffee Shop as a Library. I haven’t been around my old area in years.

  • tina

    We made the short trip from Westferry to visit Cinnamon Coffee shop, based on the recommendation of a friend who lives close by. The service was really very nice, and the man serving us was very sweet to my toddler. It is a small space, but thoughtful details make it charming, and if we lived closer, I think my family would make this a regular spot to eat in or take away.

  • Spence

    The coffee here is always great. However the muffins are often stale and the service sometimes chaotic. A nice place if you’re not in a hurry

  • cinnamon coffee shop

    I would like to say a big thank you all for your comments and recomendations, here at cinnamon we are always trying to strive for good service and the consistence…. yes you are right is a tiny place we are now in the prosess of aplying for sitting outside fingers cross!!! and yes you may be thinking summer is nearly over, but remember there will be lots more summers to come, and even on winter time some days we get nice days after all we are in england!!!
    Ronald @cinnamon_shop

  • Fudgerama

    Cinnamon serve Monmouth coffee and is consistently perfect for me, the staff have all been trained to a high standard and customer service is brilliant, however busy they are I am always made to feel very welcome. It is definitely the best coffee shop in E1. Yes the cakes are home made and delicious as are the home made biscotti. If it is this good now just think how great it will be at Christmas!

  • Pamela …

    I go to Cinnamon every single morning…. superb coffee and more to the point… its always hot !!! in this City soup and coffee always seems to arrive “warm “Lovely lovely atmosphere in this cute little shop and a great place for Mummys with their scrumptious babies to meet .
    Cakes are just divine.. too many Weight Watcher points to sample regularly, but just perfect, not the usual coffee shop chain of “synthetic sameness”
    So simple… but this concept really really works…I just love it and have met some lovely people in there. If visiting Wapping, or living here its well worth a try…. you will be back…. bet you !!!

  • Davidmansfield1

    This is a warm and friendly place the only bad thing is the cake it’s so “nice” I could eat to much of it …..

  • http://twitter.com/SredniVashtari SredniVashtari

    Funny how tastes differ – I love both’s Coffee but find Cinnamon’s has slightly more bite than Coffique’s. New coffee shop uses a small space very effectively and I agree the decor is v pleasant

  • http://www.paulbrockphotography.co.uk Brock

    coffee probably isn’t quite as good as Coffique but its a nice placer to sit in.  The simplified menu is a welcome change from the plethora on offer at chains.  Can feel a bit cramped though if more than 2 people are sitting in.