Ozone Coffee Roasters will open a second cafe in Bethnal Green in early October. The Kiwi coffee and brunch specialist, which has operated a roastery and all-day dining space in Shoreditch for seven years, plans to install a pizza oven in its new space, as well as continuing what has proven to be a winning formula of globally inspired food and reliably good — if not god tier — coffee.
The new site, at the intersection of Emma Street and Pritchard Street off Hackney Road, will continue that all-day dining checklist with dishes like smoked Cornish mackerel on rye with kombu chilli jam, salted cucumber, fried egg and — hopefully literally — “all the herbs.” Lunch might include falafel made with British yellow peas and a savoury scroggin, like a trail mix. Dinner includes fresh pasta, as is now decreed in law, featuring house linguini with kina — a sea urchin endemic to New Zealand — butter, sea herbs, and cured yolk. There will also be fish available according to supply served with crab sauce, and potatoes cooked in coffee with Italy and London’s favourite fancy onion, the Tropea. That pizza oven will apply its heat to a “properly fermented” dough with seasonal toppings.
Established in New Zealand in 1998, the coffee roasting and brewing arm of Ozone’s London home is beneath its current Shoreditch cafe. Its Empire espresso blend is a fixture of many London cafes, but expect this new cafe, like its Shoreditch sibling, to offer a full range of the roastery’s single origin filter coffees. Cocktails — including the by now ubiquitous negroni made with cold brew, and an intriguing mezcal riff on the Moscow Mule, will also be available.
Ozone Coffee Roasters, 8 Pritchard’s Road, E2 9AP
Monday — Friday: 7.am. — late
Saturday — Sunday: 8:30a.m. — late
Opening October 2019.