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Gourmet coffee comes to The Dorchester.

by Laura on October 8, 2015


A while ago, we explored where the love for coffee was in London’s hotels. While you can get a decent cup of coffee, it’s not revered in quite the same way as tea. That has changed with The Dorchester’s new venture.

Parcafé, which opened on the 1st of the month, serves only the best coffee available. The brews come from Alchemy, an artisanal coffee roaster based in London. Alongside the coffee, you’ll find teas from Harney and Sons, fresh juices, salads, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, and more.

You can choose to sit and relax with your drink and a bite to eat in the inviting space of the café, which is located next to the hotel’s ballroom. There’s complimentary WiFi access, which is perfect if you need to get some work done or perhaps just post a selfie. Or if you’re in a hurry, you can get your order to take away and drink on the move.

Coffee experts Alchemy are based in South London, and work with coffee farmers in Central and South America.

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Their ethical business practices aim to bring only the best of the best coffee to The Dorchester and their other locations. And it’s not just the beans that are top-notch but the equipment that’s used to make the brews too. The café uses some of the best coffee-making equipment available.

The food at Parcafé comes from The Dorchester’s kitchens, as well as the pastry kitchen at 45 Park Lane, so the quality is assured.

Before the cafe’s opening, the only food offerings on Park Lane were luxury restaurants. So Parcafé fills a need no other eatery in the area is meeting. They’re open from 8am to 8.30pm, 7 days a week, so it’s the perfect place to grab a coffee before work, enjoy your lunch break or for a bite after work.

The Dorchester isn’t the only London hotel that’s passionate about coffee. The Ace Hotel has their coffee shop Bulldog Edition, where they’re focused on make a delicious cup of joe. A few other hotels are starting to emphasise their coffee offerings too, proving that it doesn’t have to be all about the tea.

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Photo credits: The Dorchester.

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