How did I find a perfect local coffee shop – La Moka


There are several little things that can make those early mornings more pleasant. For me, the first is not to oversleep and to wake up with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. And given that at the moment I don’t have either a coffee grinder or a coffee machine, I have to rely on the coffee at the office. The story today is about what I believe in – that coming out of your comfort zone will pay off one day and why.

There are different ways to get to the place where I work in Chelsea and I used to stick religiously to one route only. It was very convenient and I never thought about which way to go every morning because it was always the same. But one morning I decided to try another route, even though it seemed to be longer. And guess what. I found a very small local coffee shop that brews great coffee!

When I’m lazy to cook breakfast at home, I just leave a bit early and go to La Moka. As I mentioned, it’s super tiny but there are three tables outside and they are often busy. I have never seen this place empty, and I pass it every day at 8:30 am. I think they have even started to recognise my face every time I come in πŸ™‚ For my personal comfort I like to have a nice local place to go and this coffee shop is now one of them.

Another ‘pay off’ is a nice 15 minute walk along Thames. Such a good way to start a day! What makes you happy in the mornings? βˆ—




Where? 141 Battersea High St. London SW11 View Map

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  • M

    The coffee looks amazing

    Made in Mauve β˜† Bloglovin

    • Katya Jackson

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Ela

    That’s a really lovely coffee shop! I like discovering new and small coffee shops where I can just enjoy my coffee without being disturbed πŸ™‚

    • Katya Jackson

      Thanks! This is so good to have nice local coffee shop πŸ™‚

  • Hi Katya. Let me tell you my story about COFFEE. I drink A LOT of coffee… but in Chile (my native country) and here in Los Angeles, CA (my new home) there are Starbucks in every single corner and that was the only coffee that I used to drink; but last week I started supporting local stores for the first time here in LA, and I realized that their coffee it’s pretty AMAZING.
    To find the “best” coffee it’s very subjective… but I want to expand my knowledge about this and I want to know, what are the characteristics of YOUR favorite coffee? (and coffee shops)

    PS: I just have one year learning English… sorry if I have some mistakes.

    • Katya Jackson

      Hi Carlos,

      I don’t like Starbucks coffee at all! Ever since I discovered an alternative to this coffee shop chain, I’m a truly fan of specialty coffee πŸ™‚

      I agree, it’s difficult to find ‘the best’ coffee πŸ™‚ And every time I think I found the best one for me, the next day I try something better. The main characteristics of my fav coffee would be a)a feeling of energized but not over energized like after cheap coffee b) not burnt beans have been used c) not a lot of milk

      Stay tuned for more coffee shop reviews!

      P.S. Your English is very good!


  • Hi! I have seen your post in instagram about postcards. You know, I am a real coffee fan. My favorite one is cappuccino πŸ’• Sometimes i prefer to drink latte. It’s really amazing to sit drinking coffee in a cozy place and thinking of something. I am following your website here, and you are a really nice and inspiring person. Thank you for everything you do! Good luck to you in all your beginnings. Best wishes, Nastya😊

    • Katya Jackson

      Hi Nastya,

      thanks a lot for your kind comment πŸ˜‰ I also like capuccino, and latte, .. and flat white.. and coffee in general!! And I also agree with you about chilling out in a cozy place πŸ™‚

      Many thanks!!!


  • Gianbattista Fasano

    That’s amazing I never heard about coffee blogger
    Coffee is my life . I can’t stay away from it .very soon I will be in London to learn new way to make coffee and to compare my italian way to make coffee with the English one .never know I might catch you somewhere πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€β˜•β˜•β˜•

    • Katya Jackson

      Ciao Gianbattista,

      same thing, can’t live without coffee!! When you coming to London? I hope english coffee shops won’t dissapoint you πŸ™‚

      Hi Eric,

      thanks for recommendation, I will add Deli Zacks to my list of coffee shops to check πŸ™‚

      I will be choosing 3 people on Monday morning Periscope (@okbutfirstcoffee) Stay tuned!


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