The Coffee Cup

Coffee Cup opened in 1951 and in the ensuing years it has seen le tout Hampstead passing through its doors.

Hampstead is awash with celebrities of all hues – artists, actors, politicians, philosophers – and at some time or other they all end up at The Coffee Cup, from Peter Cook and Dudley Moore to Paul McCartney and Sting, from Betty Grable to Emma Thompson and from Michael Foot to Tom Conti. What is good is that the place hasn’t changed in all that time. This must be very satisfying for the locals who enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here, as it gives them a sense of continuity with the past.