Prompt, never rushed.
Humble, yet assured.
Always with purpose.
Established in 2018, Rosslyn is a collection of three award-winning, high volume specialty coffee shops located within the City of London. All three sites are now amongst the busiest specialty coffee shops in the world and bring together industry leaders from various fields to represent their work under one roof. From the very best coffee to the very best equipment and everything in between. Our founders, Mat Russell and James Hennebry, hail from Australia and Ireland respectively, and Rosslyn is a coming together of the hospitality styles of both these countries. All the high standards and attention to detail of the great Australian café, combined with all the warmth and hospitality of the great Irish pub!
The City of London has a long and rich coffee culture dating back to the late 1600s and we are passionate about contributing to the Square Mile to help make it one of the leading locations in the world for high volume specialty coffee.
In doing this, we seek to create the kind of coffee shops that we would want to go to ourselves. Nothing more complicated than that! Shops that help to make that little corner of London that little bit better for a Rosslyn being there.
We do this by contributing to everyone that we come into contact with. Our team, guests, suppliers, landlords, local community and the wider coffee community. We believe that success is best when shared and live that in what we try to achieve on a day-to-day.
At the end of it all what we do is quite simple…we are nice to people and we make nice coffee.
- Best Independent Coffee Shop in Europe 2022 Allegra Events: Winner
- Best Independent Coffee Shop in Europe 2019 Allegra Events: 2nd Place
- Best New Café in the World 2018 Finalist. Sprudge.com
- Best New Café in the World 2022 Finalist. Sprudge.com
- Living Wage Champion Award Winner 2023
- Top 30 Coffee Shops in the World (only UK entrant): Financial Times
- Best Coffee Shop in the City of London: Conde Nast
- “Rosslyn might represent a template for the next phase in the evolution of speciality coffee in London.” Eater.com.
- “One of the best new coffee shops in the world.” Drift Magazine.
- “Tap into the global craft coffee industry beyond London and explore the talent from the rest of the world.” The Telegraph.
What’s in a name
Rosslyn’s name originates from Rosslyn Street in West Melbourne, where James first learned to make coffee and a short drive from where Mat grew up. In Scottish Gaelic, ‘Ross’ translates to headland and pink, while ‘Lyn’ means waterfall. Hence, you will notice a lot of pink and cascading that runs through our imagery and branding (our distinctive take away cups being one such example).
London Living Wage Employer
We are extremely proud of our work alongside The Living Wage Foundation to help raise standards across our industry. We have worked closely with their team for some time now, indeed the 2022 Living Wage was launched at Rosslyn London Wall by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
We strongly believe that, in order for our team to take good care of our guests, we must first take good care of our team. This starts with paying a fair wage.
Thank you to all of our guests for supporting our independent business and helping us achieve our goal of making the living wage a standard across our industry. Find out more at Living Wage Foundation .
We all have a responsibility to act in a responsible manner in order to protect our planet. At Rosslyn, we work hard on ensuring that we operate our business in a conscientious manner and we are proud of what we have achieved to date.e
We save over 50,000 plastic milk bottles from landfill every year by utilising an automated milk system which delivers milk in 20 litre reusable buckets by our supplier, The Estate Dairy (Somerset).
We save over 20,000 coffee bags from landfill every year by having our coffee delivered in tins by our supplier Origin Coffee Roasters (Cornwall).
Our cups and lids are made from plants and are fully compostable. As are our iced drink cups. Our straws are made from recycled paper.
We believe certain coffees fit better with certain drinks, and so we select seasonal coffees from all over the world that will best suit your order. These can change from week to week, ensuring that we always have the best options available to us. Learn more about each of our coffees by clicking on the links below