Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

Despite the serious name, this cafe is staffed by some of the friendliest baristas in town. The atmosphere is relaxed, there is plenty of space to sit and enjoy a pastry with a view of Leather Lane that will never disappoint. This is the first outpost of the successful Coffeesmith (now Department of Coffee and Social Affairs) mini-chain with cafes now ranging from the City to Soho. Expect a serious committment to quality beans as they roast their own and an active schedule of cuppings and classes across all their locations.

Review by Derek Lamberton, photo courtesy of the cafe.