The first Department of Coffee and Social Affairs opened in London’s iconic Leather Lane Market in late 2010. It was the culmination of 18 months work spent searching for the perfect shop and perfecting our craft. As they grew, they quickly understood that whilst a good shop and quality coffee were crucial, the key ingredient to success was their people. The enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism each member of their staff brings, help define and differentiate them in a rapidly growing market, as more people understand the pleasure derived from a ‘proper’ cup of coffee, rather than, well, that other stuff.
They are a growing business with locations across Central London and the UK. Their ambition has been to bring Department of Coffee and Social Affairs to more people every day.
Each of their shops has its own personality. Their philosophy is that no two shops should ever look alike, but we believe that whenever you come to any Department of Coffee and Social Affairs coffee shop, the ‘constants’ will be great coffee and great people.
We are lucky enough to host their first location outside London, here in Bristol!