Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

Coffee Shop, Café
$ $
3 Lowndes Ct (Carnaby St)
London, Greater London W1F 7HD
+44 20 7434 3340
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 6:00pm
11:00am - 6:00pm


  • Try the filter coffees. They change every week and are way underrated imho.
  • Smooth Latte, yammy
  • The cold drip coffee is filtered for 8 hours and is really powerful stuff. Beats a red bull any time
  • Great new little place
  • Great flat white and toast! Staff is friendly, music's good an the vibe is chill.
  • The coffee here is fabulous and probably the best in the Carnaby Street area
  • Great coffee, friendly place. Just needs wifi and it would be perfect!
  • Really good coffee and irresistible cakes and buns.
  • If you idolize coffee and want to discuss single origins then this is the place for you. This is serious coffee! And staff is willing to do all they can to make sure you get the exact thing you want
  • Formerly Speakeasy Espresso Bar, now branded Departmenf of Coffee & Social Affairs (formerly Coffeesmiths). Great coffee and Portuguese egg tarts.
  • Make sure you get a flat white. It's perfect.
  • Excellent coffee! And loved the ambience
  • Good tea (not a coffee drinker) and nice bright, trendy feel, but spoilt by overly loud music. I don't come to a place like this to be bombarded by music. Sit outside if you can.
  • Tucked down an alleyway it is easy to miss this place, and that is actually a good thing as it provides a decent place for a quick coffee in the centre of town.
  • Coffee is top notch and the muffins are the best I've had.
  • Wow... Cappuccino was a true WOW experience!
  • Best macchiato in W1, awesome staff , quirky , efficient and personable
  • Epic epic coffee. Don't bother with the Japanese drip- keep it simple with a flat white and just feel that beautiful smooth nutty coffee hit your blood stream. Amazing.
  • The lattes here are great!
  • For somewhere to rest after shopping on Carnaby Street, the downstairs brew bar is your place. It offers coffee from all over but the latest offering is a special blend by Has Bean.

Nearby places

Great Marlborough St
400 Oxford St
Carnaby St