I’ve been very busy the last few weeks and hadn’t had time to find a new coffee place. In fact, I had visited this place a month or so ago but there were queues out of the door so I gave up. But this week, I was back on that side of town and it was definitely worth persisting.
I enjoyed a gorgeous “long black”: hot (I hate tepid coffee), nutty and ever so slightly sweet.
I was on a “no cake” day, so I had to resist the gorgeous looking cakes and brownies, but I will be back!
The cafe is long and fairly narrow, but light and airy with several windows and skylights. There is art work on display on the walls; you can buy if anything takes your fancy. And there are few seats outside, should the weather be suitable.
Food and drink prices are pretty typical for the West End: Long black £2, Latte £2.50, Espresso £2. There is free water on tap, just help yourself.
All in all, great coffee, friendly service, relaxed ambience. Add to that some good independent shops in the same street and a short walk to the British Museum; no wonder it is incredibly popular.