Flat White, the antipodean-inspired coffee house based in Soho, is set to open a second site next year. The Berwick Street espresso bar was set up in September 2005 by New Zealander Cameron McClure and his Australian partner Peter Hall and specialises in a flat white coffee. McClure told M&C Report: “We are looking to open another couple of sites in London, giving them different names and finding a way of unifying them. “We may even look at opening a restaurant-style business, but it is all about finding the right space.” “I believe London can sustain two or three, as the artisan coffee market is still quite small.” The partners imported the idea, which includes the café culture as well as the drink, from their native countries and plan to train barristas to serve the coffee. Flat White, which has 30 covers and also serves sweet treats and sandwiches, was recently awarded the Independent Coffee Bar of the Year by Allegra Strategies, the researcher of the UK coffee sector.

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