A happy convergence of circumstances took me to the corner of Hanover and George Streets, quite early one morning, with a need for both coffee and sustenance, meaning that a trip to Wellington Coffee was just the ticket.
I’d popped in a few weeks previously, and been impressed by the look of their scones, which are something of a speciality of the house. Today was the day when I got to try one, and it didn’t disappoint.
They were a near rival to the excellent cheese scones at Lovecrumbs, which is high praise, indeed.
After ordering a scone and espresso, I plonked myself at one of the shelf seats, right next to the scone and cake selection. For those on a diet, this is a torture chair, as the heady aromas were incredibly tempting.
It did give me a good vantage point to survey the place, which is a very neat and tidy little coffee shop space. It’s frequently rammed, so I’m not sure the room is often appreciated, but it really is very nicely appointed.
The Square Mile coffee at Wellington is widely appreciated as one of our city’s favourites. For me, their espresso is just a little too light and citrusy, upfront, without enough depth behind. I imagine this makes for a really satisfying Americano, though. They have regularly changing guest espressos, so next time perhaps I’ll try one of them.
Overall, Wellington Coffee is a lovely wee place, serving outstanding scones. Service is calm and assured, and the number of regularly returning customers attests to its continuing popularity. I’d recommend you pay it a visit, soon, to sample their undoubted quality.
Blythe scores Wellington Coffee
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: cheese and bacon scone
I drank: espresso
I wore: pink shirt
Total bill: £3.85