If you happen to pass by this shop, you might think it’s only a bicycle shop. Inspect it more closely and you will discover that, in addition to selling biking accessories and attire, it is also a coffee bar!
Rapha Cycle Club is apparently a famous biking club with its own outlets and clothing line, so a café is certainly not something out of the question. My cyclist pals from around the world would definitely love it here.
For me, however, I’m not here for the wheels, if you haven’t guessed that already.
Rapha is my first café drop in London this trip. In a nation of tea lovers, what sort of coffee would I find here, I wonder? Honestly I am quite looking forward to the answer to this riddle.
I ordered the brew of the day, which turned out to be a single origin Burundi. These beans from East Africa have a clean taste and aroma. Slightly nutty and acidic; I quite liked it.
As for my espresso, generally I’m not a fan of Brazilian beans due to their low acidity and chocolaty flavours, but when blended with Ethiopian beans, the latter offers a fruity aroma I enjoy. Here the mango notes at the end quite surprised me: delightful.
說起Rapha Cycle Club（拉法自行車俱樂部），
Rapha Cycle Club London
85 Brewer St, London W1F 9ZN, England
Mon-Fri 8am-9pm / Sat 8:30am-7pm / Sun 10am-6:30pm