Chairs & Coffee
Espresso bar, speciality coffees and brunch
We started to roast our own coffee from 2015 under the branding of 80 Stone Coffee Roasters.
Our drip coffees are being rotated constantly to give customers different experiences...
If you're looking for a bite, we offer an impressive selection for those looking for breakfast, quick lunch, or something sweet.
Chairs and Coffee is now the icon of brunch in Fulham, serving our popular scrambled eggs with unique topping versions. Fresh burrata, imported weekly, is a must-try. Not to mention our amazing home made Stone Age loaf..!
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Chairs and Coffee. (We are now laptop-free on weekends).
We are currently not taking reservations.
Chairs & Coffee owners, Simone and Roberto, met in London in 2006, working together in a restaurant.
Roberto grew up in a coffee shop in Verona (Italy) and always worked in hospitality, Simone has always worked with coffee: roasting, engineering and barista training. Roberto left London in 2008 and started running his own busy aperitif & wine bar in Verona.
After finishing in 6th place at the 2010 UK Barista Championship, Simone moved to Central America, where he worked in a coffee exporting company and judged barista competitions in Guatemala and El Salvador. He also secured 2nd place at the Italian coffee cupping competition in 2012.
The two friends met again in London in mid 2012. At the beginning of 2013 they shook hands and decided to open (and build) a coffee shop.
Chairs & Coffee was born!
The coffee machine is a piece of art - and history. It is a Faema E61 built in 1963. This model was very revolutionary when it was invented. Most of the modern coffee machines are still based on the E61 concept.
The actual story of the machine is very interesting. It had been sitting for more than 30 years in the basement of the priest of Simone's village. When Don Antonio passed away in 2012, the coffee machine was discovered, and given to Simone's parents.
In June 2012 Simone completely restored the machine to its former glory.
We bought our coffee roaster at the end of December 2014. It is a 5kg F.I.M.T, (Fabbrica Italiana Macchine Tostatrici) produced in Turin, north of Italy 1960s.
We refurbished the machine ourselves and we started our mission to roast our own coffee at the beginning of April 2015. We branded our product with the name “80 Stone Coffee” because we kind of figured out that the roaster weighs about 80 stone, plus we were born in the 80s!
Espresso bar, specialty coffee shop and beans..