FCB Coffee opens new Paddington site
UK coffee specialist FCB Coffee is opening its latest site in the iconic Paddington Station this spring, bringing speciality coffee to West London. FCB Coffee started a partnership with Network Rail in 2020 and is one of the first independent coffee offerings in stations. Serving sustainably sourced premium coffee on the go alongside handmade seasonal food, FCB Paddington is leading the travel sector into a new generation of coffee known as the 5th Wave.
Already with outposts across London and the South East, FCB is one of Network Rail’s chosen partners, and opened its first collaborative venue in December 2020 just outside London Bridge Station. The new shop will be housed on the concourse within the arches of the original Paddington station building and will be FCB’s second Network Rail site and its second lockdown opening.
FCB’s exclusive partnership with Woolwich-based PLOT Roasting means it showcases some of the best coffees from around the world that are expertly roasted in South London. Alongside the usual choices, FCB will have a single origin guest roast on the menu each month, and an array of seasonal drinks such as affogato and ice lattes in the summer, house curated warmers in the winter and a unique decaf that uses a sugarcane process. Customers will be able to buy a selection of beans from the shop, which can be ground there and then, so they can enjoy a cup of FCB coffee at home, or give it as a gift.
Every FCB site has a distinct identity with a unique interior that is tailored to its location, whilst being part of the wider FCB brand. The new site will be at the crossroads where old Paddington meets the new Crossrail. The interior will be contemporary with industrial detailing including an oak window seat bar, concrete counter tops and steel frames throughout.