Outside of The Alpaca Pub, Essex Road


A brand new neighbourhood boozer for Essex Road, The Alpaca is bringing 'proper pub' energy to the Islington enclave. Taking over from The New Rose, the venue is a collaborative venture from operators Star Pubs & Bars and long-time pub bod Lucas Owen, who has returned the site to its former glory, but with a whole new lease of life. 

Offering a contemporary take on the traditional public house, The Alpaca's drinks list maintains a focus on cask ales, craft beers, local brews and coffee from Saint Coffee Roasters. Why not head down for an afternoon latte or an evening espresso martini?

Taylors Walkers Pub outside
Inside Alpaca pub


Humbledough is London’s first vegan and gluten free cookie dough shop, specialising in cookies, raw cookie dough and speciality coffee. We partnered with Humbledough just as they opened at the beginning of 2020, creating our bespoke V-blend to pair with their alternative milk offering, Oatly. Saint Coffee Roasters supported the team with a full training day at our roastery and helped source, supply and fit their machinery. Head down to Boxpark Shoreditch to check them out.

V-blend coffee
customers enjoying saint espresso coffee
Humbledough coffee cup
Waitress holding humble dough coffee cup


Here East is a dedicated campus, for innovators, disruptors, visionaries and locals to push their professional and personal boundaries; to surround themselves with some of the world’s most inspiring artists and performers; to build on the Olympics’ architectural and cultural legacy.

Already, 3,800-plus people call Here East home and we’re proud to be serving our exclusive Here East Blend for the companies that occupy this legacy building. The coffee is roasted on campus at our Hackney café & roastery and hand delivered across the building in its freshest form.