5 Amazing Uses For a Black Cab!

London’s iconic black cab might be the centrepiece our business, but getting from A-Z is one of the ways we don’t use the cabs! Let’s take a look at the surprising and creative ways this fleet of beautiful vehicles gets put to use at Black Cab Coffee. 


Coffee from a cab? Yes indeed! Popping out from the roof of a classic London taxi cab to serve premium coffee never fails to turn heads. I mean, it’s a pretty unexpected thing to see, right? The next surprise is when the coffee proves to be up there with the best; getting everything from nods of approval to sighs of satisfaction and slurps of delight. What a wonderful world we live in. 

So what inspired this unusual marriage between the London icon and the world’s greatest hot drink? It goes back to the Black Cab founders: Emmy & Grey. 

Once upon a time… Emmy, who used to cart massage therapists around in a Black Cab for her business (Mobile Massagemet Graham, connoisseur, lover of coffee and sporter of the most enviable barista’s beard. The two came together and the Black Cab Coffee concept was born: premium coffee sourced from ethical producers around the world, prepared with classy equipment and mobile enough to pop up virtually anywhere. 

Find the cab at Brick Lane Market on Sundays, at festivals such as Henley, or hire the cab for your own event. Find out more about our event services here


Thanks to the flagship project from the 9 Elms Arts Ministry, every year at Christmas time talented local artists transform our black cab outside the coffee shop in wildly creative makeovers.  The cab becomes one of the ‘windows’ in the Nine Elms Advent Calendar  art trail with a new installation opening each day throughout December.  So far, we have enjoyed Love In A Black Cab, a disco conversion and last year’s extraordinary nativity scene. For a fantastic way to get festive and explore the rapidly developing Nine Elms area, get the art trail it in your diary for next December.


Pushing the Black Cab Coffee concept into new realms, our mobile bar is based around our signature Espresso Martini cocktails but caters for more than just coffee lovers with Pornstar Martinis another popular choice. Not into cocktails? How’s about a G&T or a great selection of beer and quality soft drinks. 

Should you be interested in booking a bar with a difference for your event, find out more here:


Savvy brands around London and throughout the UK have been using our coffee cabs to give a caffeine powered boost to brand promotion and marketing campaigns. For an eye-catching and memorable marketing experience, the cabs can be wrapped with custom branding to offer Black Cab Coffee in your company’s name. 

Find out more about our event services & branding opportunities here:

GET Taxi branding wrap


If we had a penny for every time someone stopped for a photo or took a selfie with the cab in the background, we’d be millionaires by now!

Truth be told, we love to see it when you post the cab (or you & the cab!) on Instagram, so don’t forget to tag us:


Brick Lane Selfie

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