"'Garraway's,' the coffee-house celebrated for two centuries, in Exchange Alley, is now pulled down. [...] Defoe (1722) mentions Garraway's as frequented about noon by people of quality who had business in the City, and the more considerable and wealthy citizens. Dean Swift, in his ballad on the South Sea Bubble, calls Change Alley 'a narrow sound though deep as hell,' and describes the wreckers watching for the shipwrecked dead on 'Garraway's cliffs.' [...] Garraway's closed after a joyous existence of 216 years. As a place of sale, exchange, auction, and lottery, it was never excelled. Here tea was first sold, and here the South Sea Bubblers met."
Walter Thornbury: Garraway's Coffee House, from Walter Thornbury, Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people, and its places, London 1873, vol 2, p. 174; source: archive.org, https://archive.org/stream/oldnewlondonnarr02thor#page/174/mode/2up via https://baldwinhamey.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/garraways-coffee-house/, Public Domain.