The Fields Beneath
As hinted at in the name of the shop, The Fields Beneath is located beneath the Kentish Town West overground stop. My friend and I visited the cafe on a Sunday morning, slightly detouring or way to Camden Market in search of good coffee and the store was filled with local families. The inside of the shop is largely dominated by the coffee machine, food and kitchen, with only a couple tables, which left me and my friend to sit in the wind tunnel that was outside (quite expect in February in London). As for the coffees, The Fields Beneath rotates coffees very regularly, hosting quite the array of beans from Square Mile, Butterworth & Sons, Roundhill Coffee, Nude Espresso, Notes Coffee and have begun carrying Sandows Cold Brew coffee for the warmer months. Upon my visit, this was the only location that I tried Butterworth & Sons coffee. The espresso blend from Butterworth & Sons is a blend of 4 origins, slightly acidic but with dark-chocolate flavors. This cafe carries a multitude of delicious treats, such as croissant sandwiches, eccles, healthy salads, cakes, avocado toasties, and even St. John's jam donuts (which are quite well-known among Londoners). Overall, The Fields Beneath is a homey cafe with relatively good espresso and is worth a visit. I think you can even join in on their book club, if you'd like.
Recommend: Any of their food is fresh and delicious! Also hit up Camden Market only a close walk from here.
Note: Not much indoor seating, so be prepared to enjoy whatever weather comes your way. And with a wide rotation of coffees, also be prepared for anything.
Vibe: Family and neighborhood-oriented.
Espresso Rating: 7.5/10
Overall Rating: 8/10
Hours: Mon-Sat 7:30am-6:00pm; Sun 9:00-5:00pm
Address: 52 Prince of Wales Rd, London NW5 3NL