Look mum no hands!


We’ve combined forces with Dark Arts Coffee and birthed a devilish limited edition brew to slurp during the summer of cycling.

DIDI DIABLO now lurks in the guest hopper at 49 Old St. and benevolent boxes of whole beans and our limited edition cycling cap are smouldering online, awaiting your order.

Barista Chris (left), Irina, Online Shop & Barisa (right) Photo: James Grant, @jamesagrant 

Barista Chris says: "It tastes like a tough mountain climb, thirst quenching, finishing with a high altitude rush of caffeine."

The Dark Arts Roastery resides in a railway arch in Hackney. All of their coffees are single origin and sourced from all over Africa and America. They provide coffee for all brew methods and they like to give their batches spooky names. Why not?

Bradley, Dark Arts Managing Director, (left) and Jamie, Dark Arts Head of Coffee (right). Photo: James Grant, @jamesagrant 

Jamie, Head of Coffee at Dark Arts used to be a barista at Lmnh a long time ago…. We possess an appreciation for coffee and bikes. The rest of the Dark Arts crew might prefer bikes with an engine... but we all know bikes powered by the engine known as your legs is where it’s at. That’s what the Tour de France all about. Cycling fiends with powerful, powerful legs.

In celebration of that diabolical race and it’s one true ruler, Didi the Devil, we went to Dark Arts and cupped a bunch of beans, searching for that taste, something that really embodied: coffee, bikes and Satan. Working with Gary, Bradley and Jamie (The Dark Arts Crew), we slurped up a storm and eventually discovered a taste we truly worship. Picking a stunning Ethiopian hailing from the Sidama region.

Ethiopia, Dimtu
Variety: Heirloom
Process: Washed
Altitude: 2100 masi

Roll down and try taste our limited edition brew before it disappears in a puff of smoke. All hail Didi!

250g box of whole beans and limited edition cycling cap are available now. BOW DOWN AND BUY NOW.

Drink it in at: Look mum no hands!
49 Old Street, EC1V 9HX

Opening times:
MON - FRI 07:30 › 22:00
SAT 08:30 › 22:00
SUN 09:00 › 22:00

New Takeaway coffee and treats

Tuesday - Friday 08:00-15:00

Takeaway coffee and treats
New Tuesday - Friday 08:00-15:00

Takeaway coffee and treats

Tuesday - Friday 08:00-15:00

We will be (a bit) OPEN

We're back in a small way with coffee and bike repairs. From Tuesday - Friday we'll be doing takeaway coffee and treats from 08:00-15:00. The Bicycle Workshop will be able to fix your bike from 09:00-17:00 at 49 Old St. EC1V 9HX. 

Fancy a £1 Coffee?

Enjoy a £1 coffee on us at 49 Old St when you download the Embargo loyalty app, available on the app store and google play. Offer ends on Monday 16th March!

Colombia AMACA by Girls Who Grind

To celebrate International Women's Day (and beyond) we're serving up Colombia AMACA by Girls Who Grind in the guest hopper at 49 Old St

Bokasso, Ethiopia

Discover the vibrant Bokasso, Ethiopia from Kiss the Hippo in the guest hopper at 49 Old St

New From £11.50