49 cafe, Marchmont St, WC1 (nr Russell Sq. tube)

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The 49 Cafe is a decent sandwich, pastry & pasta cafe with a few tables, very near the Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury.

Coffee ***
£1.60
Environment ***

The Onion Cafe, 1 Sicilian Avenue, WC1A 2QH (nr. Holborn tube / Bloomsbury Sq / British Museum)

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Small but with lots of seats – many outside on the pedestrian walkway – this little cafe is one of many on Sicilian Avenue. Sandwiches and salads are available and the staff are friendly and efficient.

Coffee *** (Lavazza, well made)
£1.90 (drink in is pricey, but you are 5 minutes from the British Museum)
Environment ***

Truckles, Bury Place WC1A 2JR (nr British Museum)

Lovely surroundings as this is a bistro more than a coffee shop.

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Prices reflect its location and clientele. Not cheap.

The tucked-away location is nice, with a small courtyard at the front and back, and no traffic. Escape from the tourist hordes, but might be different on a summer weekend.
Coffee also better than expected.

Coffee ***
£1.95
Environment ****