Damson Café replaces a fairly forgettable Italian bistro, and though some might claim that this area’s already got loads of choice where coffee is concerned I think the addition of Damson is no bad thing!
Even on a murky day it’s a bright, airy space which would be pleasant to sit in – sadly I was in a rush and had to take my cortado and muffin away.
The range of food on offer all looked lovely and appealing, and the banana & cinnamon muffin I settled on was an interesting twist on the usual parade of muffin options.
The main thing a coffee shop is judged on though is its coffee, and Damson’s cortado held its own amid the more established places in the area – perfect balance of coffee and milk, and great texture. I spied Square Mile and Hasbean beans during my visit, so they’ve got that bit right, anyway. Also on offer were specialty teas.
I can see this place becoming a breakfast must-do.