North London's Cultural Guide

Caravan opens its flagship Brewbar in N7

The acclaimed roastery has just opened its new cafe at Lambworks on North Road

So we didn’t expect the newest branch of Caravan to be over on North Road – just off York Way, in fact (and not far from this other classy new arrival). But yep, this week their flagship coffee Brewbar flings opens its doors.

The coffee supremos, founded by New Zealander trio Miles Kirby, Laura Harper-Hinton and Chris Ammermann, are serving up their “well-travelled” brews to enjoy either at the bar or on-the-go, alongside fresh pastries and sandwiches.

If you’re a coffee freak, this is pretty special, as you can get up close and personal to all the action with a panoramic eye-level view onto the roasting floor.

And it marks the first time that the roastery, previously operating from the basement of Caravan Exmouth Market and then the acclaimed Granary Square restaurant, is open to public viewing since it moved to N7 in 2018.


LOCAL ADVERTISING


Caravan buns
Those buns. Photos: PR

The team roast on a 70 kilo Loring, prized for its consistency and low environmental impact, and you can gawp at the inner workings of how they craft each roast to highlight unique regional flavours.

Taking advantage of the on-site bakery, the Brewbar will also sell a range of breads and goods baked on site, from a banana, caramel and coconut croissant to sweet and savoury buns. Flavours include sweet ricotta, marsala, fennel seed and peach; curried lentil, fried curry leaves and ghee; and anchovy, caramelised onion, chilli and rosemary. (We’ll take the latter, please.)

It’s also worth pointing out that they source half of their coffee from female producers, and give back 1% of their revenue each year to environmental causes. Sounds, in short, like a perfectly ethical weekend wander to us: don’t miss a stroll in Caledonian Park, with its landmark clocktower, before or after your caffeine hit.

Caravan Coffee Roasters Brewbar is open daily (8am-4pm) at Lambworks, North Road, London, N7 9DP @caravanroastery

Please support us if you can

If you’ve enjoyed reading this, perhaps you could help us out, too? Kentishtowner is now in its 12th year, but with the demise of our free independent monthly print titles due to advertising revenues, we need your support more than ever to continue delivering cultural stories that celebrate our neighbourhood. Every contribution is invaluable in helping the costs of running the website and the time invested in the research and writing of the articles published. Support Kentishtowner here for less than the price of a coffee – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.


Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment

About Kentishtowner

The award-winning print and online title Kentishtowner was founded in 2010 and is part of London Belongs To Me, a citywide network of travel guides for locals. For more info on what we write about and why, see our About section.