Having passed a cosy outdoor seating area, I step into the bright and airy space, bathed in sunlight throughout the day. The cafe’s warm wooden furniture and worn timber flooring contrast nicely against a black-painted wall of the food area. The eye-catching ‘JOE’S’ neon sign hangs between shelves, overlooking crowds of coffee sippers and lunch grabbers. Bundles of mason jar lights add a rustic look to the coffee house’s interiors, with single pendant lamps lighting up the bar table top in the evening.
A long communal table fills up the room, leading you to the heart of Joe’s Coffee: the barista station. It’s where a coffee addict like me can check out their ever-changing selection of beans. The team regularly organises coffee cuppings to introduce a current guest coffee that will appear on the drink menu. It’s a great way to share knowledge, showcase coffee gear and teach home baristas how to brew the perfect cup of joe.
The guys serve The Barn, a Berlin-based micro-roastery, as their house roaster, which is always full of flavour and body. Joe’s Coffee never ceases mixing, matching and surprising visitors with other speciality coffee roasters including Full Circle Roasters, Koppi Roasters, and Square Mile Coffee. The foodie corner is packed with freshly made sambos, salads and mouth-watering pastries, perfect snacks for a lunchtime power-up. Alchemy’s fresh pressed juices and Clement & Pekoe teas are also up for grabs.
Joe’s Coffee is one charming spot, buzzing with great energy, worth visiting to chill out or catch up with that last-minute project.