Notes Music Coffee (Covent Garden) Review


So round two of notable coffee shops around London, will soon be able to do a Limassol installment. Notes Music Coffee is a charming idea pulled together very well by the ambiance of the cafe. The jazzy music really calms you down from the rush of the street just outside and I can imagine this to be the perfect place to stop over on a rainy day. Yet whatever it is although all the elements of a great place are there and they are executed well something just seems a little off. At the back although almost empty when I first sat down I couldn’t help but feel there was a real lack of space.

I ordered and apple juice which I have to say was probably some of the best apple juice I had ever had and a chicken sandwich which was tasty yet while eating it the bread made it a little difficult to look elegant while eating. They had a Studio Ghibli film on in the background which added some charm to the atmosphere. The store they had chosen had plenty of old fashioned London character. Although if walking by again I would probably stop along I wouldn’t necessarily plan my day around stopping by here.

Pros

  • Great Music, some amazing jazz
  • Good food/drink
  • Nice film posters and soothing to see a film played in the background
  • Beautiful Chalk menus near entrance
  • Great building
  • Rustic and Warm Interior
  • Plenty of Seats available

Cons

  • Staff seemed slightly rushed
  • Seems a little tight near the back
  • A little Dark
  • Something seems to be missing
As you can see I’m only nit picking, I would still advise you dropping down for a visit and form your own opinion, I might just have to find out the playlist they have on during the day for some home listening.
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Tapped and Packed Coffee Shop Review

The big high street chains now dominate the coffee front, constantly launching new products, new sizes, new freebies, new offers, new food. It all just needs to slow down and get taken back to simple, good quality coffee. With a clean trendy interior and some good music. It’s not hard. Now I am by no means a coffee expert but I adore good coffee shops due to the atmosphere, the people sitting around. Tapped and Packed seemed to be brimming with conversation between the customers, it’s a really social environment.

The cutlery was a huge talking point for me and my friends. Very antique style, one even had Mickey and Minnie mouse on which was great for my Disney obsessed friend. I had a Latte and with two spoons of the charmingly rustic brown sugar on the table and it was very smooth, had an odd aftertaste but not unpleasant, that is probably because I’m a coffee newbie. The store has a modern yet slightly gothic design. I adored the tree trunk table in the center of the shop. The mirror on the right hand was a nice piece of eye candy. The lamps also very Iconic. I was rather stuffed from my birthday meal earlier so I couldn’t try the food. So to sum up:

Pros

  • Great Interior
  • Great Exterior
  • Real smooth coffee
  • Social atmosphere
  • Music played at the perfect volume
  • Good Location next to a Tube station
  • Reasonable Prices
Negatives
  • Can be hard to find a seat sometimes
  • 40p charge to pay with Card

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