Love Die Late: Coffee & Cocktails


For weeks now I’ve been walking past the Coffee & Cocktails sign on Great Portland Street in central, located just between New Cavendish and Wells St buildings, and I’ve been dying to have a look. So when I found myself with just over a hour to spare before my dissertation meeting I decided to ditch Starbucks (gasp) and head inside and I was not disappointed.

From the cute vintage inspired decor and the music setting the tone upstairs in the cafe inspired coffee bar to the variety to breakfast and lunch foods laid out in front of me, I was sold. It was the perfect place for me to catch up on some long overdue blog scheduling and press out some finishing touches on my dissertation proposal before heading to my meeting.

Swooning over this gallery wall they’ve put together

As much as I hate to admit it, I actually preferred it to my usual Starbucks, and the muffin!Β I’m addicted to Starbucks banana nut muffins and they’re my go-to lunch at least once a week but my banana toffee muffin at Love Die Late had me singing a different tune. I desperately wish this shop was closer to home because I would be there all the time doing work or sitting in the corner couch reading, but it will definitely be on rotation come September when it’s back to central for start of courses.

Now, I’m all for a good coffee bar but a good cocktail bar that’s a different story. There’s a fine art to a good cocktail bar, obviously menu and second atmosphere. I’ll admit I haven’t actually been after 5pm when it transforms into a cocktail bar but I did have a peek downstairs at the bar/lounge and it looks amazing. The downstairs look to fit about forty-fifty people, enough to keep it imitate yet social and there’s even a media display for their occasional vintage movie (bonus!).


This location would be the perfect place to organise a student night or staff night out in central or just a night place to unwind after a long day on campus. I’m regretting not investigating this place sooner because it would have been ideal after my stressful night class last term when everyone was in need of a drink and a place to decompress.

How cute is this corner table?
How cute is this corner table?

Love Die Late is a definitely must and one of my new favourite spots during the day and I can’t wait to experience the cocktail side at night.

About the author
Staci West is an obsessive compulsive traveller who is currently dealing with a chronic case of coffee addicition. Symptoms include blackouts from online shopping sessions, a ferocious passion for everything colourful and energy levels that exceed a normal human capacity. On the advice of her carer and companion, Kendall her yellow labrador, she created L&L, a down to Earth lifestyle blog, as a distraction for her pathological need for shoes.


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