Notes was a lot smaller than expected for the seating areas. It did have an upper level. There was no worry of looking for vacant seats as the staff show you to available seats when you enter. Hence there was no hassle of trying to scout out seats in a busy coffee shop. There was plenty of outdoor seating with parasols. The atmosphere is very lively with loudish music playing. High tables, chairs and stools made up the seats along the window front. A striking spider like lighting fixture was quite a feature point. Notes was dimly lit and had wooden clad walls. This coffee place reminded me of Black Sheep Coffee shops.
As expected there was an extensive range of coffees and teas. But Notes also had a food menu which consisted of small plates, cheese and meat boards and desserts. Wines and beers graced the menu. The long black decaf was a small coffee with a jug of oat milk on the side. The coffee was quite strong with a deep richness to it. The staff advised me that the almond milk that was the other dairy alternative, was fairly sweet. There was no problem with getting additional oat milk. The coffee tasted good with the oat milk.
Notes is a lovely place to come to for coffee, even though the music was slightly loud at times to be able to chat to friends. Saying that though, the variety of blues like music was likeable. The staff were friendly, attentive and cleared things away once drinks were finished. But they were not intrusive.
Notes, One Pancras Square, Kings Cross London, N1C 4AGRating: