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Coffique Cafe – Resident Reviewed

Coffique Cafe – Resident Reviewed

Coffique, a New Coffee Shop, opened today just opposite Wapping Station.

It’s a compact little place with three armchairs as well as benched seats and chairs; it has room for about a dozen people seated before it would feel cramped.

They offer the usual coffees (latte,cappuccino and espresso) plus sandwiches, snacks and smoothies.

My latte (£2.05) was very smooth and tasty – the coffee used is Illy and was excellent, I had to stay for another!

The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the décor is clean and stylish throughout, though the ceiling isn’t finished and looks quite ugly.

They have free WiFi for customers, which works nicely (get a code from the staff) and their armchairs are nice and comfy.

A steady stream of people while I was there (around 2.30pm, there were 5 or 6 people stopping or passing through)

It seems a little….noisy…surprisingly. I brought my laptop down to do some work, but with their radio and traffic from outside it wasn’t quite the oasis of calm I’d hoped for. Its compact size means you’re subject to the conversation of other patrons and the staff.

The current opening hours are planning to be 7am-7pm Monday-Saturday, and possibly Sunday morning, and its positioning outside the tube station makes it an ideal stop on the way to or from work, though perhaps not quite as suitable for an afternoon’s laptop work or lazing with friends.


  • Very good coffee, decently priced.
  • Attentive and friendly staff.
  • Free wifi.


  • More a place to grab a coffee and run, rather than lounge in.

Resident review by: Paul


  • Paulie-K

    I was generally impressed with the shop, though the opening hours at the weekend seem a little sporadic- might benefit having a sign out.

  • http://www.WhatsinWapping.co.uk WiW

    Issues and discussions now added under the Community Section.

    Started off with Costcutter/Shops since it seems to be a popular issue but more coming soon based on the feedback coming in.

  • Dan

    Agree Helen — can we see a ‘what changes would you like to see made in Wapping?’ thread?

  • Helen

    What I like is that they do iced coffee – a rarity in my experience.

    No Costcuttter please as we already have a Best One and Fresh Foods in the Lane as well as an offy, but a fishmonger would be nice. Charity shop would be good but I can’t see local landlords freeing up space for what some would consider a low rent business in more ways than one? Perhaps that is an issue for another thread?