Welcome to

Grumpy Mule Cafe

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Welcome to Grumpy Mule Café, your local, ethical and sustainable coffee house in Bloomsbury.

Found right here at Student central, Grumpy Mule coffee shop is perfectly located for students, tourists and local professionals looking for a quiet place to recharge their batteries in the centre of London.


About Grumpy Mule Coffee Shop

Home to great tasting coffee and delicious food, Grumpy Mule’s mission is to “fight the blight of bad coffee.” This means the type of coffee, as they describe it, “that’s throwaway, unethically sourced and tastes like an industrial accident.”

That’s why the folks at Grumpy Mule source fairly and sustainably, roast their beans with precision and care and always make sure their growers share in their success.


Tasty, Ethical and Sustainable Coffee in Bloomsbury

Grumpy Mule prides itself on its tasty, ethical and sustainable coffee. This means you can drink Grumpy Mule coffee with a completely clear conscience.

Whether it’s through Fairtrade, Direct Trade, or by working with organic farmers and growers, Grumpy Mule believes in ethical business that benefits all. They understand that the quality of the coffee depends on the quality of their growers. That’s why they work hard to build relationships with their growers and invest in the local communities where the coffee comes from.

And when it comes intensifying the taste of their sustainable coffee, Grumpy Mule treats the coffee roasting process like the art it is.

Their philosophy is to treat each variety of bean differently, working to vary the intensity of the roast to find the sweet spot of flavour and aroma. 

Finally, all of Grumpy Mule’s coffee is offered with a choice of normal and plant milk.

Study and work in Grumpy Mule’s Chill Zone

As well as ethical and tasty coffee, the London Grumpy Mule coffee shop features a cosy, comfortable, and quiet chill out zone.

Packed with comfy seating and low-level lighting, this chill out space offers visitors the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of London. It’s the perfect place to read a book, peruse the paper or get some writing done.

The chill out zone is also a great space to work or study when you need to concentrate. 100% work friendly, the chill out zone boasts strong, free Wi-Fi, plugs to connect your devices, and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. It’s the ideal alternative to the office or library.

Plus, if you want to get out of the office for your work meeting, these can be held in the main café.


Breakfast and Lunch at Grumpy Mule Coffee Shop

As well as its excellent coffee, Grumpy Mule also offers a range of delicious food.

Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, popping in for lunch or just after a snack – there’s something tasty for you at Grumpy Mule.

Start the day right with a great tasting coffee and a healthy breakfast of muesli or granola. Later, choose from a variety of lunchtime foods such as deep fill sandwiches and premium wraps and baguettes. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

Plus, if you fancy something a little sweeter, there’s a wide selection of cakes and pastries ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Click here to see the Grumpy Mule cafe menu

Grumpy Mule menu snapshot


Where to find Grumpy Mule

Grumpy Mule is located on the ground floor of the Student Central building. It’s one of the newest coffee shops in the heart of Bloomsbury, it can be found nestled between Russel Square and Gordon Square.

Just a few minutes’ walk from the UCL and UoL university buildings, Grumpy Mule is perfectly located for local students, lecturers and professionals in need of a pit stop.

Its closeness to the Charles Dickens Museum and the British Library also makes it an ideal stop for tourists seeking a sightseeing restpite.

Grumpy Mule cafe at Student Central