Fri, Jun 15, 2012
Fix is another addition to the already crowded Clerkenwell/Shoreditch coffee scene and tries to appeal with an ‘industrial-chic’ interior and a distinctive, full-bodied blend.
Even though the uber-stylish interior and the fact that the food and drink is organic will break your hipster detector, the actual hipster concentration is rather low. Some people quite obviously use this place as their extended office or meeting room and take advantage of the free wi-fi, although it is limited to one hour. More than half of the customers belonged to either what looked like a group of women organising some kind of event or a group of teenage girls with one guy, working on a school project or something.
For an average weekday afternoon it was quite crowded and noisy, so if you are looking to really get some work done fix is probably not the ideal place to go to. The coffee shop – which used to be a pub – is quite large, with plenty of seating options for you to linger over your latte. There is also some seating outside, where Whitecross Street Market makes for some good people watching.
The staff are friendly and skilled at crafting smooth café lattes and pulling espresso shots, and at £2.30 for a café latte prices are below what most coffee shops in the area charge. In terms of taste, milk froth and even coffee-art design there is nothing to complain about. My café latte was creamy and the coffee flavour nicley cut through the milk.
Fix also has the one of the weirdest bathrooms I have ever seen – with 2 installed toilets (one for men and one for women) in the same room.
Overall Coffee Chaser Score: 9/10
Written by Aurelia Seidlhofer
Aurelia is an Austrian-born blogger and passionate art gallery visitor. She recently moved to London and writes about fashion, art and travel. She also likes to drink coffee, preferably latte (no sugar).