Workshop Coffee, Clerkenwell, London
Previously St. Ali. No staff or menu changes as far as I can tell, but they've branched out on their own and renamed as Workshop Coffee.
Fluffy light brioche french toast, a custard-like cloud. Soft and creamy mascapone provides a rounded rich contrast to the poached rhubarb and a light pool of what seemed like the rhubarb poaching liquid, sour and sweet. Hard to catch the blood orange in the mascapone, but doesn't really reduce the enjoyment of the lovely dish.
Flat white was pretty good, the milk/foam could have been more silky but it's a quibble. The underlying espresso had a thin body with a mellow rounded note of chocolate that was lasting on the palate.