Nestled in the heart of Dalston, East London, our Allpress Espresso UK Roastery and Café acts as a base of operations for our entire UK and European Business.
Allpress Dalston is our UK base for roasting, technical support, barista training and serving locals a damn good coffee. We’re proud to roast specialty coffee for some of the best independent cafés across the UK, and Dalston in East London is where it all happens.
We originally started roasting coffee on Redchurch St, Shoreditch in 2010, but slowly outgrew the space. Thankfully, we found a spacious old joiner’s factory up the road in Dalston and after restoring the previously derelict building, it has become a permanent home for Allpress in London.
Spacious and radiant with natural light, Dalston reflects the character of Allpress spaces around the world. Wooden floors, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and vaulted ceilings give the space a large feeling but keeps the interior layout intimate for small meet-ups and coffee with friends.
In the café itself, we serve expertly prepared espresso and single origin filter brews. The food offering is simple with a selection of unique sandwiches, breakfast plates and canteen dishes for lunch.
On weekends and in evenings, our Dalston space hosts a number of events including film screenings, ticketed supper clubs, and monthly sip sessions. During the summer months our Garden features local chefs and restaurants slinging tasty dishes out of our Allpress Caravan parked up in the driveway. Details of upcoming events can be found on our local Instagram and Eventbrite page. Or contact our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org for collaboration requests or to utilize the space for your own event.
Our work is designed to be seen. From loading our bean silos to hand-packing our blends — every stage of the roasting process is on show for you to enjoy while you have your morning brew. No secrets — just us, for all to see.
The beating heart of Dalston Lane really is our Hot Air Roaster — A.R.T. III. Designed and built in New Zealand then shipped over to London to be reassembled — it’s a piece of art in itself. Just out of sight on the sawtooth roof, we’ve fitted solar panels which power the Hot Air Roaster, coffee machines and everything in between.
Our Roastery and Workshop is a live environment from Monday to Friday where you’ll be able to see our full team at work — from deliveries of green beans to the roasting, bagging, boxing and dispatch of fresh coffee to all of our customers around the UK. Walking down the back of our open kitchen you’ll also have a full view of our tech workshop, where our expert technicians service, repair and rebuild equipment for our café customers.
- If you’re a wholesale customer of ours, or you’re interested in working with us, enquire about a roastery tour where one of our team will pull back the curtain on everything we do. Tours include guided walkthrough of the café, roastery and tech workshop as well as our upper floor where we have our head office, cupping room, training facilities and meeting spaces.
If you’re a cafe owner interested in a tour, or if you’re already a customer of ours and would like to book in a training, enquire with us today or reach out to your account manager.
Dalston is also the home of our Perfect Cup class experience for retail customers. Grab a voucher online and book a weekend class with our training team. The experience includes a tour, lunch in the café, and a hands-on session with our expert trainers who will guide you through everything it takes to achieve coffee perfection at home.