- Telephone 07776 428409
- Food served Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 9am–6.30pm.
- Average price £6 (lunch)
- Website www.artisanroast.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Sneer as you might at Artisan Roast as a haven where West End hipsters gather to get their caffeine fix while tapping a Macbook, but this boho haunt has substance to match the style. The coffee – all roasted in-house twice-weekly – is as good a cup as you’ll find in the city. But manager Megan Barker wants Artisan Roast to be known as much for its victuals as its java, and there’s a slim but high-quality selection of vegetarian and vegan sweet and savoury food options – while stocks last. Doorstep-thick sandwiches carved from a fresh loaf of locally baked bread are loaded with fillings, and can be accompanied with a cup or bowl of soup. Other days there might be a quiche of veggie rolls on, while sweets can range from banana and blackberry loaf to chocolate vegan cake. Everything’s made fresh in-house daily and they hate waste, so once it’s gone it’s gone.
- High point: Fantastic black stuff
- Low point: Why no Wi-Fi?
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Punk and indie
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 0
- Open since: 2010
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