Kiss the Hippo reveals Chelsea as its next coffee shop location

Kiss the Hippo, the speciality coffee shop and roastery, has announced that this November they are opening a new location in Chelsea.

Known for their house blend coffee, with tasting notes of chocolate, butterscotch and berries, Kiss the Hippo Chelsea will open its doors on 4 November. To celebrate the launch, the first 100 customers through the door will receive a complementary coffee. The location is adding to their catalogue of London locations from their first site in Richmond through to their latest on Fitzrovia Corner.

Located at 285 Fulham Road, the new Kiss the Hippo café spans 600 square feet, boasting a minimalistic modern feel that exudes intentionality in every detail. Blending both aesthetics and performance, the state-of-the-art Kees Van Der Western Spirit Espresso Machine takes centre stage. The wider space is adorned with Kristina Dam Studio Japanese dining chairs, Audo Copenhagen Danish furniture, and lighting by Cedar and Moss.

The signature George Street Blend of house espresso is accompanied by an array of single origin and decaf options to cater to diverse preferences. The café will also offer a range of pastries, cookies, focaccia and more.

This year also marks five years since the first Kiss the Hippo café opened in Richmond which at the time also housed the coffee roastery on site. The years that followed have seen the company win the UK Barista championships three times, and open multiple locations.

Kiss the Hippo has compostable pods, coffee bags, equipment, a subscription service and coffee workshops such as a Latte art course and home brewing course, available.

The creative director at Kiss the Hippo, Maya Zara, said of the opening: “Everything we do here revolves around care – from how we meticulously source and roast our beans, to the thoughtful design of our spaces. We’re beyond excited to bring Chelsea the most delicious and sustainable coffee, handcrafted with passion and precision.”

Hannah Grievson, property director at Sloane Stanley, said: “Kiss the Hippo will be a solid addition to the Fulham Road. Not only does its unique concept appeal to consumers from a sustainability perspective, promoting itself as London’s first carbon negative coffee company, but it delivers a bespoke retail element and boasts a strong community offer, mirroring the ethos of the Chelsea neighbourhood and wider Sloane Stanley Estate. We look forward to welcoming them at the start of the month.”

Kiss the Hippo Chelsea will be open from 4th November

Visit the new site at 285 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PZ

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