Outstanding coffee: rivals Lantana and Monmouth in the city, by far the best in Surrey. Tasty pastels de nata too.
The perfect location for a coffee break in the centre of Kingston. The coffee is excellent and the Natas are just irresistable. On my first day in Kingston I went there twice because I just had to have a secound one. What else? Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Keep up the good work Local Heros!
Probably best coffee shop in Kingston! It's a bit pricey, but it's worth the treat if you want a very nice coffee!
My stay here was nice, yet not perfect. The selection of coffee drinks and breakfast options is wide and it all looked nice but there was just something missing. I did not like the way too close positioning of the tables and if the place gets too crowded you end up hearing everything your neighbor by table has to say.
Best espresso, lattes and machiatos I've had outside of Italy. I haven't eaten there yet but the food and the menu looked like it deserves a try next time around. Good comfortable place to chill out as well. Don't know if they have wifi. I was too blown away about the coffee. The guy thought I was taking the piss but it was really that good.
Local Hero's a popular independent coffee shop located right in the heart of the shopping district in Kingston. It's always crowded, and, one day, desperate for proper coffee, I came in here to try it out. Much to my surprise, they had flat whites, as well as paper cups branded with their own name across them (always a nice touch, as opposed to the plain ol' generic paper cup). Still, the coffee doesn't quite compare to what you can get in central London, which is why I'm only giving this place - one of the better ones in Kingston - a three out of five.
Great place to have breakfast in Kingston. Staff are really professional and very friendly and always greet you with a smile. They remembered us from our last visit months before. Highly recommended. I always prefer it to avoid using the big corporate coffee places.
i LOVE local hero. their teas and lemon honey zinger thing are fab. the breakfasts are legit, and so are the jacket potatoes. a nice, homey atmosphere to chill out or to drown your sorrows in a cup of tea. and the servers are lovely. sigh, this place. how i miss it so. the menu's got plenty of options without being too crazy. you get the basics, and the basics are done right. LOCAL HERO 4 LYF.
I want to be really positive about this cafe. I live only 2 mins away and until relatively recently it did live up to the name. The seating remains informal and cosy, the staff are pleasant enough and the menu full of choice covering hearty breakfast, more sophisticated light lunch and appetising pastry. Sadly though, despite these solid foundations, something has gone v wrong recently. The quality of the food has hit an all time low they couldn't even put up a half decent bacon and egg the other week and the staff, despite being pleasant, have lost their warm smiles and charm. Its happened quite slowly since their restaurant refresh bringing slightly more seating and all of a sudden you realise you are eating there less and travelling further afield to eat in someone else's local instead of yours. Its no longer a local treasure and more a place to feed the masses coming to Kingston to do their shopping less about quality and more about quantity. The shoppers won't be coming back soon, and nor will I. A shame as I used to rave about this place to my jealous friends!
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