Ground Control


The fabulous taste of Ethiopian coffee owes everything to the perfect environment in which it grows. Using only the indigenous heirloom Arabica varieties, grown at high altitudes with ample rainfall, a near perfect climate, good fertility and natural planting conditions these are the contributing factors, which make Ethiopian coffees so great.

Within our small organisation we have a dedicated Ethiopian and British team who are knowledgeable and have a direct line of access to the finest Ethiopian coffees available today. We resource and buy only top quality Arabica beans, which we roast by hand in small individual batches for optimum flavour and grind only to order.

Venue Details & Map

Ground Control

61 Amwell Street
The City
+44 (0)20 7502 1201
Public transport:
Angel, Underground

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ground Control

5.0 out of 5 4 August 2016
by Catherine O.

This is (by far) my favourite neighbourhood cafe to grab a latte and a cookie. The coffee is top notch and the staff are warm and welcoming. My only complaint is that they're not open for longer hours -- it's probably best to keep my addiction in check though.more

5.0 out of 5 22 November 2015
by Marie-jose R.

I don 't understand why I forgot to make a review !

I love everything here !

Of course Flat white , amazing !

The coffee shop only a few tables inside ( its enough ) everything black , tables, walls, chairs, floors ... Nice choice .

A little terrace , fews tables !!

And the area , very quiet ... In two words I love this placemore

3.0 out of 5 29 April 2015
by Tyler L.

As I live beside the place, I've been a lot.

First, the coffee is spot on. I've chatted with the owner, and he clearly knows what he's doing. Their freshly roasted beans are what goes into my French press.

Second, the help. Sometimes, the help hired doesn't match the bean quality, and the drink suffers. Once, they ground my beans as espresso grind instead of coarse, a mistake I very soon...more

3.0 out of 5 21 September 2014
by Michael L.

Lovely coffee shop on a quiet street. Decent coffee. Not a lot of space but enough if you wanted to have a coffee in a relaxing environment.more

4.0 out of 5 15 February 2013
by Colleen C.

Ground Control -- get it, get it? Yeah, it's punny, but the coffee is legit.

This is not a late night spot, but if you are lucky enough to have a few spare hours during the day, you are in for a treat. Luckily for me, this is just a few shops down from our (newly found!) dog groomer (Great & Small) and so like the nervous parent I am...I wanted to stay close. Bingo bango, welcome to Ground...more

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