First Look: Watch House on Bermondsey Street

A new coffee shop has suddenly and quietly opened on the bottom of Bermondsey Street. There's been murmurings for quite sometime about what the local council would use this spot for since a planning permission was filed almost seven years ago. Aside from Brick Lane Coffee and Blacksmiths Hatch, there's not much for good coffee in the area- so it's definitely a welcome addition.

Called the "Watch House" its located in a small Grade II listed building which was once erected to prevent grave-robbing from the adjacent churchyard. It's a great throwback to the spot's history and a lot of work has gone into the design to provide a real rustic feel with wooden lampshades and a mock fireplace on the counter.

Serving Ozone Coffee, there's only espresso-based drinks for now, but there are plans to introduce filters as well as a greater food selection. It is small, with only a few places to sit but not exceedingly so.